Mindset

Jump In! How Creating Content Is Like Swimming

I just dropped my daughter off for swim practice at 6:45am! She is starting high school and has never done competitive swimming before, but she signed up for the swim team in order to meet some people and get some great physical activity.

Honestly, I am incredibly proud of her for doing this. She is […]

Growth Isn’t Linear

Have you ever seen the image where there are two ways to get from point A to point B? The first one is a long, winding, tangled line and the second is a nice, straight line?

Whenever this image is used, it is to show that the second option is clearly better. It’s much shorter […]

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Control Issues?

I’m having control issues.

As an entrepreneur and the only full-time person in my business, I have gotten used to being in control of what happens. If I’m completely honest, it’s one of the things I love about working for myself. I get to be in control!

Can you relate?

But recently, my sense of control has […]

Becoming More Decisive

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Maybe it’s selecting what to order from an extensive restaurant menu. Or choosing which event to attend when two are happening at the same time. We are faced with many decisions every day. Hundreds of them, if you really stop to think about it.

Some of them are easy, like what to have for […]

Winning The Content Game

I was at a great event in Milwaukee this morning, and one of the speakers talked about the difference between a “finite game” and an “infinite game.”

Most of the games we think of are finite games. The goal is to win the game. There are usually some winners and some losers. There are rules […]

Step Into The Light

It happened again.

I talk about vulnerability a lot. I really believe it is at the core of what we are trying to do. It’s how we truly connect to other people through our content.

But somehow it always seems to get buried in the details about blogging or opt-ins or launches. We’re focused on our […]

Want More Followers? Make Sure Your Blog Is Evolving

If you have ever followed a blog for a year or more, you know that it evolves over time.

The topics change, the writing style adjusts, the situation of the blogger’s life and business develops.

In fact, seeing that evolution over time is a big part of what makes following a particular blog or person online […]

Feeling Scared? Good! Here’s How To Rock Your Fear

Your heart is racing.

Your hands are sweating and trembling.

Is it fear? Or is it excitement? How you perceive these things and how you choose to react to them has a huge impact on your success and growth.

Everyone deals with these physical symptoms when we stretch ourselves. And I mean everyone. In today’s video I share […]

Get Real: What It Truly Takes To Succeed Online

We are living in an age of instant gratification.

We want what we want, and we want it NOW.

It’s true there are some areas where we can get that, but online marketing is not one of them.

Yes, getting instant results sometimes seems possible. There are articles or videos that go viral. You’ve seen others doing […]

Accidental Vulnerability

Being vulnerable can be a challenge for us. It makes us feel open and exposed. I realized recently that we often have the same feeling when we make a mistake. What’s up with that!? What is the relationship between mistakes and vulnerability?

Have you experienced this? What are your thoughts? Join the conversation below!