7 Income Goal Setting Mistakes to Avoid

7 Income Goal Setting Mistakes to Avoid

Bringing your passions and skills together into a profitable business can be a daunting process. There are so many moving pieces it can feel virtually impossible to know the right place to start in order to move forward efficiently and successfully.

When I started my business I had big dreams but I didn’t really know how to start taking action that was strategic. And since “I” literally was my business I felt like each success or failure was about me not just my business. I didn’t know how to separate the two. I was taking random actions and wrapping my entire identity around my results, whether good or bad.

It was a recipe for an emotional rollercoaster and didn’t actually get me any closer to where I wanted to be.

How to Make Business Income Goals.... Even As A Brand New Entrepreneur

How to Make Business Income Goals.... Even As A Brand New Entrepreneur

Setting income and sales goals as a new entrepreneur can be a confusing and arbitrary process. It’s easy to get stuck, feel like your not doing it right or decide there’s no point and that maybe it’s just a waste of precious time.

How exactly are you supposed to set goals for something that is so new?

Aren’t any and all sales a good thing when you’re starting out?

Can’t you just pick a number that sounds good and go from there?

Why do you even need sales and income goals when you are first starting out?

Keep reading for my income and sales goal setting tips plus a resource to help you overcome your resistance to business finances and set up a foolproof system to creating abundance on your own terms in your business

7 Common Myths About Following Your Passions

7 Common Myths About Following Your Passions

You hear it all the time: “Follow your passion!” “Follow your heart!“ or “Follow your dreams!” But what exactly do those catchy phrases actually mean and, more specifically, what do they not mean?

As a brand strategist, I help ambitious solopreneurs use their strengths and knowledge to pursue work they love. To do this, I give them encouragement to share that unique thing that not only lights them up, but also simultaneously highly benefits a unique group of people and makes the world a better place. I also gently infuse a dose of reality when it comes down to what it actually takes to do what they want to do, with the intention of busting open some of their pre-conceived notions about the ever-so-popular phrase, “follow your passions.”

10 Steps to Develop an Abundance Mindset

10 Steps to Develop an Abundance Mindset

It is certainly no secret that mindset can radically affect outcomes and change the course of a life. Overwhelming research on mindset shows that the way you think about yourself and the world around you can drastically change the way you learn, how you handle stress, how you create success, your resiliency and even how your immune system functions.

Steven Covey coined the term abundance mentality or abundance mindset in his 1989 best-seller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He defined the term simply as ”a concept in which a person believes there are enough resources and successes to share with others.” He contrasts it with the scarcity mindset (i.e., destructive and unnecessary competition), which is founded on the idea that, if someone else wins or is successful in a situation, that means you lose; not considering the possibility of all parties winning (in some way or another) in a given situation.

How to Cultivate Lasting Success

How to Cultivate Lasting Success

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”  ~Zig Ziglar

Our current world demands speed. We want results and we want them NOW. And it appears that there is no hint of it slowing down anytime soon. Efficiency and quantum leaps are incredible experiences. On the contrary, instant gratification that stems from impatience or complacency is also often times short-lived, and who wants the experience of fleeting success? No one.

The reality is that the most rewarding type of results or successes do not happen overnight. It’s the journey that allows for true satisfaction and stability. It’s been said before that it’s actually who we become inside the process that matters most.

10 Emotional Triggers That Are Delaying Your True Purpose

10 Emotional Triggers That Are Delaying Your True Purpose

One of the least discussed but most powerful ways to align with your true purpose is to identify and release the emotional triggers that are slowing you down and guiding you off course.

An emotional trigger is essentially a strong, often negative emotional response. These triggers can happen anywhere at anytime and anything can can activate a trigger, it’s unique to each individual and their circumstances. The challenge is that you may possibly be so identified with your emotional triggers that you are either blind to them or possibly even righteously clinging to them even as they hinder you.