The Crossover

There comes a point in your career where you find yourself staring at some big, gnarly bridge. On the other side of the bridge is more growth, more people to work with and more adventure. But the bridge is scary because you’ve never been there before. You are left with a choice. You can cross the bridge or you can turn back around and stay exactly where you are.   To illustrate my point, allow me to share with you…

You Can’t Work With Everybody (Some People Will Just Tick You Off)

When you first started your business, you were probably eager to work with any Tom, Dick and Harry that walked into your office. After all, bills had to be paid and beggars can’t be choosers, right? Wrong! I’m here to tell you that you CAN’T work with everybody. There are some people, no matter how much you may need the money, you should not work with. Let me give you an example.   For over ten years, I owned a…

Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone—Told by a Recluse

We all have a comfort zone. You have one, I have one; everybody you know or will know has a comfort zone. Your comfort zone is that area of your life where you feel at ease, in control, and…well…comfortable. Your comfort zone is where you pretty much do the things you’ve always done. Well, as the old saying goes; if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had. But your comfort zone also prevents…

Get The Heck Out Of Your Own Way

Have you ever had a wicked awesome idea, then tell yourself twenty reasons why it won’t work? Or maybe you had a wicked awesome idea, began to take action, then suddenly stopped, lost interested or just sabotaged the whole dang thing. Or worse yet, may you had an idea, took action on it, failed…then never tried it again. If any of those things happened to you, then you are not alone. It doesn’t mean you’re weird. It doesn’t mean you’re…

Monetize What You Love

So I was at church this past Sunday catching up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while since she’s been attending Marshall University. She was telling me how school was going for her and some of her future plans after she graduates. She continued to tell me about an idea she had and how she wanted to monetize it. As she put it, “I want to work for myself you know, be my own boss”. I spent the…