Video: Overcoming What Stops You

Video: Overcoming What Stops You

Last year was quite a year, and it’s left me with the question of what holds me back -– beyond a pandemic, of course.

As a long-time business owner, there are plenty of things I could list: negative self-talk, faulty assumptions, out-of-date self-image…

How to Stay Focused on Your Business When So Much Else Calls Your Attention

How to Stay Focused on Your Business When So Much Else Calls Your Attention

Feeling overwhelmed lately? Yeah, me too. A few days ago, a tweet jumped off the screen at me: “Right now we basically feel a constant mental DDoS attack.” Exactly.

In his OneZero post linked to that tweet, Eric Ravenscraft explained: “Some of the biggest events in 2020 have demanded more of our time, more direct action, and have been more emotionally taxing than we’re used to.” For sure.

How an Entrepreneur Can Get “from Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm”

How an Entrepreneur Can Get “from Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm”

One of my clients had recently experienced a string of failures. A business venture that had consumed a great deal of her time flopped. A new line of business she was attempting to market was finding little response in the marketplace. Several of her long-time clients stopped working with her.

She woke up one morning feeling depressed. If her business was failing, perhaps she was a failure as a person. Maybe she needed to give up her business and get a job. Or find a different kind of business to be in. She was feeling lost, stuck, and discouraged.

Seeking inspiration, she ran across this quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

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