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How to deal with Impostor Syndrome

  Impostor Syndrome; the crippling belief that your accomplishments are a fluke, you have no real skill, and you’re sure to be exposed as a fraud at any moment. Impostor Syndrome is an insidious beast. Not least of which because it likes to convince you that you are the only person “unworthy” enough to be suffering…

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What does it mean to have a "thriving" business?

Everyone’s idea of “enough” is different – there’s no wrong answer to “how much money do I need to thrive?” (Well, ALMOST no wrong answer… Clearly there are a number of billionaires who could stand to be a bit more enlightened when it comes to what they actually need…) But it’s important to remember that…

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It’s ok to get paid for world-changing work

How do you feel about charging for the work you do? If you’re like most of my clients, getting paid appropriately for your work is something you struggle with. There’s this notion that doing “good work” should be reward enough – that getting paid somehow tarnishes the sincerity of the work, that asking to be paid “proves”…

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Finding hope through despair

For all that I talk about being driven to make a positive difference in the world, I have to confess… I am frequently overcome by the fear that I’ll never be able to make ENOUGH of a difference. I’ve had this fear for as long as I’ve had the drive, but with everything that’s happened…

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Getting over the mom guilt

Prefer Video? Prefer Audio? Or download it & take it with you! I used to have so much guilt about leaving my boys with somebody else so that I could go to work… No matter how much I loved my work, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should be with my boys… that being…

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Busting the "work / life balance" myth

One of the most tempting ideas to hit the world of business is that of creating “work / life balance” – in fact, many consider it the holy grail of goals. Lack of work / life balance is blamed for all the ills that befall us, and (especially as small business owners) we ache for…

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