Are You Selling Yourself Short by Hiding in the Background?

Many, many years ago when I worked as a professional singer and actor in New York I was just like many people in my profession. I wanted the starring role so I could really shine and show my stuff. But there were times when instead I was cast in a supporting or even background role. I still cherished and learned from those experiences but it just wasn’t the same as the experience of being able to directly influence the …

A Moving Story – What is Holding You Back From Potential Success?

This is a touching story about the power of developing a healthy entrepreneurial mindset.

Recently, I received a phone call from a woman who has been part of my online community for several years and who had contacted me a year earlier as well. She had attended many of my free trainings and left appreciative comments on my blog. Curious, I checked out her website and saw that since our conversation a year earlier she had m…

From Breakup to Breakthrough: 4 “Big Truths”

I’m about to share a very personal experience with you. This is not something I’ve always felt comfortable doing but my hope is that many of you will relate as well as benefit from some powerful lessons I’ve recently learned—lessons learned not by choice.

Some months ago I became involved in a relationship. In spite of my initial hesitation and after being patiently but ardently pursued by the other person I s…

Is Technology Helping You or Keeping You From Taking Action?

As small and solo business owners, technology is the wonderful tool that allows us to run our businesses with little overhead (from home if we want to), to automate so many time-consuming tasks, and to reach thousands of people in our market.  However I often see technology hold people back because of:

  • a fear of technology and learning the skills they need
  • a fear of putting anything out there over the Internet unless t


If Being Indecisive in Your Business is Holding You Back, Here’s How to Change It.

For start-up and early stage small and home based business owners the pressure to nail down a lucrative niche and create multiple products and services is anxiety producing. I see this with my small and solo business clients all the time. The truth is there’s a fine line between researching and weighing your options so you can pick a niche that is lucrative (and also matches your passion and skill set), and being inde…

Is Fear of Selling Hurting Your Small Business?

So many small and solo business owners over the years have told me they feel held back by their fear of selling. If you’re in that position, let’s look at that fear as, it’s not so hard to overcome.

I’ve heard that selling often conjures up an image of a used car salesman—the type of person who uses every possible trick to get you to buy something you may not want and who is pushy. This type of selling is often re…

What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Your Small Business Dream

Having coached hundreds of small and solo business owners over the years, I’ve noticed certain roadblocks that can slowdown or stop a once enthusiastic start up from building a successful business and the life they dream about. So how do you succeed in your business without giving up when things get difficult? 

One of the problems I’ve noticed often is that a loss of motivation can make you feel like giving up. If …

10 Ways to Bypass the Bunker Mentality

 All you hear lately is recession  doom and gloom and it can lead you to bunker down, close the hatches and hold tight hoping it will all pass.But since you had the courage to start a business I think you know better. I’ve never been more optimistic as I am now. If you seek out the opportunities that are all around you right now, you’ll be amazed at what you find.

The only thing that could keep the blinders on is FE…