How to Avoid Bright Shiny Objects and Stay Focused on What Matters Most

business resources Nov 20, 2020

Anyone else feel like the distractions and bright shiny objects are at an all time high right now? I have been noticing it a lot with my clients lately so I want to share the technique I teach inside the Lean Out Level Up Accelerator to keep my clients laser focused on what matters most while still creating space to explore new ideas to grow and scale their businesses.

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Holiday Promotion Strategies for Service Based Businesses

lean out marketing Sep 24, 2020

Welcome to part 2 of our 2-part series on leaning out your offers and preparing your business for a profitable Q4 and 2021.  Part 1 focused on your offers and auditing your business. Today, we are going to dive into how to take your offers and leverage strategies for holiday promotions that work well for service based businesses that don't include discounting.

I run both product and...
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Days to Celebrate in Q4 2020

Fall is in the air, and with the change in seasons comes a new batch of days to celebrate for Q4.

While you are creating your content calendar for Q4, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content.

Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for...

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Lean Out Your Offers and Get Ready for the New Year

With Q4 and the new year right around the corner, it's time to Lean Out and optimize your offers - i.e. your products, programs, services, etc.
 
The Fall is a great time to take a close look at all of the offers you have in your business as well as do a general validation of everything you have "active" - from opt-in offers, to links and forms on your website, to social media...
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My Journey to Creating a 90-Day Planner - Part Two

createaplanner Sep 16, 2020

In part one of my journey to creating a 90-day planner, I shared that I created my planner in just 90 days once I committed to it and dove in! It was a wild ride, with lots of ups and downs and so many lessons learned. In this blog post, I'll walk you through the rest of that journey.

As an international lean business consultant, I was traveling every single week, mostly domestically,...

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Successfully Plan the Last Month of Q3

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2020

It's the final month of Q3 which means it's time to create / validate your September plan and check in on how you are progressing towards your 90 day goals.

Being that the holidays are right around the corner, it's also time to be looking ahead through the end of the year and gaining clarity on holiday promotions and your remaining launches for the year.

As you are planning a new month, you...

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My Journey to Creating a 90-Day Planner - Part One

lean out planner my story Aug 25, 2020

Have you ever thought about creating a physical planner, workbook or journal for your business, but the idea seemed way too complicated and time-consuming to actually follow through with?

Yep, I know the feeling. And guess what? It IS complicated... if you are doing it for the first time without any guidance.

How I started on the journey to create a planner

My planner journey started...

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3 Surprising Tips to Avoid Burnout in Business

business tips mindset Aug 20, 2020

If you Google how to avoid burnout in business, you'll probably come across numerous articles about that mention the importance of exercise, sleep, and self-care. These articles are completely accurate, and these tips should be the baseline for all entrepreneurs running their own business.

In fact, I always encourage my clients to create 'Conditions To Focus' (CTF), in other words, I encourage...

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3 Steps to Stop Self-Sabotaging in Business

leveling up mindset Jul 30, 2020

Mindset is 80% of running a business. Yes, you read that right. 

Growing a business can be hard work but the reality is that we frequently make it harder than it needs to be because of our own limiting beliefs and fears. In my interview with Michelle Glogovac on her podcast, My Simplified Life, we discussed the importance of mindset when it comes to long-term success at the 26 minute mark....

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Stop Starting. Start Finishing.

lean tips Jul 10, 2020

If your week looks anything like most other business owners, it probably goes something like this:

  • You have the best of intentions to get all the things done you have on your priority list
  • You start something, move on to something else, then something else - because there's so much to do and so many interruptions and unexpected things that come up!
  • Before you know it, the week is...
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