Days to Celebrate in Q1 2020

While you are creating your content calendar for 2020, 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 them.  It could be something as simple as a social media post, or something you create an entire...

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What to Focus On In The Last Month of the Year

"What is the most important thing I should focus on in the last month of this year?"

While working with one of my mastermind members during our monthly private coaching call, she asked me this question.

I'll share with you the same thing I told her - revisit your VISION and big bold GOAL(s) for this year.

Depending on where you are in relation to achieving your vision and goals will...

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Lean Out Tip: Stop Starting and Start Finishing

When you are looking to level up your business, there are many lean strategies that can help you.  One of my favorites is the concept of "stop starting, and start finishing".

We often have too many things going on at the same time and instead of focusing our efforts on finishing the things already in progress, we continuously start something new.  This leads to ending the...
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The Right Kind of Change for Your Business

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Are you focused on the right kind of change in your business?

If you want to keep growing, change is required. But one of the mistakes I often see people make? And one that I repeatedly made myself when first starting my businesses is…

Making big revolutionary changes too often or too fast, especially when evolutionary change is what is needed instead.

Not letting things run for long...

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The Most Important Thing You Can Create In Your Business

As a creative, one of the most important things you can create is SPACE.

Because we love to create, and it is often our zone of genius, it fuels us, motivates us, keeps us inspired, we create, create, create. But that can also lead to too much.

Too much work, too much overwhelm, too much "stuff" - physical, digital, and mental.

Which eventually leads to losing our creative spark. When you find...

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Why Working Harder and Hustling is NOT the Answer

There is an obsession and romanticism with hustling and working harder and I call bullshit on it!

It isn’t about working harder, doing more, or having to feel like you are hustling every damn day.

It’s about working SMARTER.

Focusing on your highest PRIORITIES.

Doing less things but BETTER.

Being FOCUSED.

Keeping things SIMPLE.

Actually FINISHING something instead of just being...

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How to Achieve Your Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses

Welcome to Part 2 of the Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses.  In Part 1, we looked at how to identify your sales goals for product based businesses.  Goals that are realistic and attainable. In this post, we will explore how to consistently achieve, and eventually surpass, your sales goals.

Okay, so now that you know how many products you need to sell to hit your sales...

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How to Identify Your Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses

If you are struggling to identify realistic sales goals or to achieve the sales goals that you set, then this post series is for you!  It is the 1st of a multi-post series on how to identify and achieve your sales goals for product based businesses.

I have seen so many business owners use a "wishful thinking" approach to sales.  They arbitrarily set sales goals based on what they...

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Feeling Stuck in Your Business? Try These 5 Tips to Get Unblocked

Ever have one of those days where you feel completely stuck in your business?  Where you feel unmotivated, unfocused, or can't seem to find the creativity you need to make progress?  Maybe you're having one those days right now?

We've all been there!  The good news is that you can get unblocked.  And sometimes end up even more focused, motivated, and inspired...

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5S Your Workspace - How to Implement Lean Practices In Your Business

Time = money.  And I guarantee there is hidden time and money within your current business in the form of waste.

Also known as muda, waste is the killer of productivity and efficiency.  There are many forms of waste.   For this post, we are going to focus on wasted time, which in turn results in wasted money.

  • How much time do you and your team spend searching for...
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