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Engage the Magic of Rest and Play

August 24th, 2011

“In the relentless busy-ness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between work and rest.  All life requires a rhythm of rest.” 
Wayne Muller

Most of us passion-entrepreneurs live and work at a demanding pace.  Even those of us doing what we love for a living are vulnerable to having life speed up to the point that our work stops feeling light, joyful and rewarding.  Our society applauds activity and often ignores renewal, and the need to take a break can be seen as a sign of weakness.

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Unleashing the Power of Purpose

July 20th, 2011

“It’s not what you sell, it’s what you stand for.”
Roy Spence

I’ve got a tough, but exhilarating question for you. 

Why does your business exist?

I said it was a tough question. But, here’s the thing. You are going to work many hours, invest an ocean of love, energy and innovative ideas in growing your business. I want your efforts to give you the rewards your soul yearns for. The key lies in knowing and navigating by your True North.

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Secret to Knowing Your Ideal Clients

June 13th, 2011

“Your most perfect customers are patiently waiting for you.  In fact, they are looking for you and are counting on you to [shine your light] so they can find you.” ~ Stacy Hall and Jan Brogniez

Who is your ideal client? What’s their greatest need? What’s the unique contribution that you, and only you, can bring to them?

If you’re like most people when they first hear these questions, you might be thinking “Well, how should I know?” Business gurus tell us continually that we need to focus. Find our niche. Specialize. But if just the thought of defining your ideal client causes you to panic and freeze, you’re not alone.

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Resource: Women on the Edge of Evolution

May 16th, 2011

I have been profoundly nourished and inspired over the past few weeks, and want to let you know about an amazing resource in case it speaks to you too.

Many of us woman feel called to “something more,” but we don’t know what that something is.  We feel a deep yearning to find, awaken and express our authentic self.  We passionately desire to make our greatest contribution to others.  But, often we feel isolated with these urges, frustrated and confused about the steps we need to take.

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Setting Boundaries – Part 2

May 2nd, 2011

Coaching Tip:
Whenever I’ve tried setting a boundary in the past it hasn’t gone well. Any tips on how I can do this better?

Many of us have felt concerned that just attempting to set a boundary will have a negative effect on a relationship, instead of enhancing it. When we aren’t sure how to address an issue, often we avoid it. Then we may become so frustrated that rather than extend a boundary, we “blow up.” It is possible to set a boundary with heart and grace, and here’s a five-step approach I’ve found very helpful:

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