Entrepreneurial Overdrive

Published on July 13, 2012

 

Website design, content creation, videos, updated bios, professional photos, Istock images, sign up forms, blog copy, welcome messages, auto responders, email signatures, Paypal accounts... oh my!

Setting up a business can be overwhelming. So why in the world have we decided to create 3 simultaneously? Have we lost our minds? Some days I think so!

Start-up madness.

In January of 2012 we set out to formalize our coaching and training company outside the corporate arena. We paid to have a logo designed, hired a branding coach (backwards, yes I know), had a website built from scratch, bought business cards, …

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Life Lessons from the SUP

Published on July 11, 2012

Last week I hopped on my stand up paddle (SUP ATX), headed out of the canal, across the Marco Island River, and into my little mangrove sanctuary for a much needed break from the computer. This was a familiar route and I had taken it many times before.

Today was different. 

The wind, although not extreme, was blowing just perfectly around the point and the tide was going out as I headed in. I paddled and paddled (and paddled and paddled) and literally made no head way. If I stopped paddling, me and my board inched backward - not good. …

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Ready-Aim-Fire = Happy dance

Published on July 8, 2012

As I was mentally planning for my upcoming week of coaching, something hit me. I have some pretty darn cool coaching clients right now. The kind of clients that every coach would love to have 10 more of just like them on their roster.

Ready. Aim. Fire.

Last week as I was concluding a coaching call with Lisa, I asked my typical end of call question, “So what action items do youhave that you are taking away from the call?” And Lisa, as she always does, gave me her clearly stated list of 3 or 4 things she was prepared …

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Bye Bye Corporate. Hello Entrepreneurship!

Published on July 7, 2012

 

Have you seen the trend? I have. More and more people are getting into business for themselves than ever before.

Why?

Who knows. There are so many reasons.

  • Sick of corporate grind
  • Downsized
  • Need flex hours
  • Wanna make what you’re worth
  • Following your passion (this is my favorite)

Whatever the reason, if YOU are one of the lucky ones on the path to creating your own destiny...

Congratulations! Being your own boss rocks!

 

I have been self-employed or owned my own business since I was 20 years old. Over the last 20+ years, I have tried to be …

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Time for an Inner Critic Intervention

Published on July 6, 2012

 

Starting a new company is a big undertaking. No doubt. There are so many things to get done that when doing it solo, the to-do list can seem virtually endless.

I certainly can relate. Having launched our own coaching company in 2011 after having worked for a large corporate coaching firm for four years was a whirlwind - and there were two of us doing it together!

It seemed like my inner critic was smacking me on the head daily telling me about all the things that needed to get done and how far behind I was. I would …

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Photos I Love

Published on July 5, 2012

One of the things I consistently encourage my clients to do is “more of what you love doing.”

Funny how the very things I am coaching my clients about are the very things that I too need to hear for myself.

In preparing the content for my by invitation only course, Release Your Inner Moxie, I stumbled upon something that I love doing and don’t do often enough. I love taking photographs. All kinds of pictures. Sometimes I like taking nature scenes and sometimes I like taking snapshots of people. My particular favorite is pictures of people playing with their …

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Favorite Childhood 4th of July Memories

Published on July 4, 2012

The 4th of July in a small town was always a community affair and tons of fun for kids of all ages.  I am sure that as you look back, you too have some amazing memories of this summertime holiday.

I am sharing my top 5 childhood favorites here & would love for you to share yours with us on our Facebook fanpage or in the comments section below!

Nikki’s Top 5:

  • Homemade banana ice cream (made by Papa Clinton)
  • The Geary parade down main street
  • Black cats, sparklers, and those snakes that leave burn marks on the sidewalk
  • Putting
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5 Keys to a Fun & Festive 4th of July

Published on July 3, 2012

 

Summertime holiday festivities are fun and exciting for most everyone. They can also serve as great opportunities to nurture current relationships and create new ones. Here are a few reminders to think about as you pack your picnic baskets, load your lawn chairs, and gear up for a festive 4th of July. 

Take photos - Keep your camera handy and take pictures of people you know at your local parades, kid’s events, neighborhood parties, and fireworks shows. Afterward, have the photos printed (yes, printed - they still do that ya know), put a label on the back with “Courtesy

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