There are so many ways to run a business and in my practice, I’ve noticed a lot more of my clients choosing to run what I can only describe as traditional businesses in a soulful way. It is absolutely refreshing. Business is not for the faint of heart. By grounding yourself, digging deep, and taking the time to take care of yourself and fill your soul your business can see a deeper impact and profound longevity.
With Mother’s Day coming and going, I’ve had such a full heart sitting with my own mother and being showered in kisses from my babies (and cleaning up the can of Ginger Ale my four year old dumped all over his head in my van…).
Entrepreneurs have no other option (it seems) then to work hard. We will often spend 16 hour days in the launching of new products or service or to honour the immense responsibility that is payroll and overhead costs. We go on vacations and spend the whole time reading, planning, and answer emails. Hard work and these obsessive qualities are necessary in pioneering stages but there are things you can do to counteract burnout.
When it comes to running a business, recognition is nice. Beautifully styled images are nice. Sales are nice. But when it really comes to growing your business - profitability is KEY. How profitable is your business?
Imagine for me that you are in Inuit land. As far as the eyes can see, there is a blanket of snow covering the icy terrain. You are dressed warmly, and on your feet are leather bound shoes designed for agility as you search for your next kill.
Whether or not you were born into a family who set you up for success and encouraged you to move forward in your life, or into a toxic environment where each move felt like a sabotage on your destiny, you have the power to take your life by the reins and find success.
The most vulnerable place I have ever found myself in is where I speak my truth and risk being disapproved of. Does that resonate with you? Disapproval is a sharp trigger-point for me. I have a tangible need to satiate my self-worth and sense of belonging in other people's opinions.
The other day, I poked around our analytics to see what people were viewing and where they were coming from. It reminded me that when people find Authentically online, they are not only landing on the home page. They are landing somewhere else.
Human beings are quintessentially creative. just look at the primitive tools and cave paintings. or how mankind has used jewelry and make-up to adorn ourselves for centuries. From innovative business ideas, or contemporary Modern Art, we have a need to create How can you infuse more creativity into the day-to-day? Let's explore!
I heard a story recently about a guy who used to own a local machinery sales and rental business back in the early days of e-commerce. Eager to go cyber, the story goes, he wanted a website for his store.
I have a difficult time shutting work down in my mind because I’m a bit of a dreamaholic. If I’m not working on client work I find myself thinking about ways to connect with clients and support them in business growth. Well, I did it again because I learned a lot from Episode 5 with Lord Altrincham and I couldn't wait to share it with you.
Every time my mom was gifted a gift with roses - they would immediately wilt. I didn't understand why she hated roses so much until I seemingly inherited the same curse. I've tried trimming on at an angle over running water, pinching, fertilizing, trimming smaller... nothing seems to work. So do I hold onto this curse or form a new identity? Here's what I think.
Badass Your Brand by Pia Silva is a dynamic book with an interesting perspective on how you can shift your way of thinking about business with a brand. I am OBSESSED with branding, and truly excited to share this book review with you - from Heather's Bookshelf, A Book Review.
Have you been trying to piecemeal your business together? A little here, a little there, a little everywhere. This morning I got up early to do some reading and fold some laundry (thank goodness for audiobooks) and really got to thinking about the reasons why a mosaic of business assets just doesn’t work.
The other day, I poked around our analytics to see what people were viewing and where they were coming from and it reminded me that when people find Authentically online, they are not only landing on the home page. They are landing somewhere else.
When you own or operate a small business there are ebbs and there are flows. There are surges of new clients, fresh ideas, bad ideas, time wasters, and jobs so wonderful that time stands still. Sometimes - we get burnt out. If you're feeling like you could use a boost - this post is for you!
Branding your business doesn't have to be a mystery. It is about who you intrinsically are in leadership, and as an organisation. Let me help you demystify the process in a full day workshop. You'll leave with an actionable plan for your identity, voice and the persona of your brand with a copy of my new book.
Are you emailing too much? Are you emailing enough? Are your emails providing you a return on investment? Here are some tips and tricks to get your email marketing working for you - plus a free worksheet!
This week at Authentically we popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate the successes we have experienced over this past week - both professionally and with our clients! We are so thankful for our clients and honoured and grateful to serve them.
Ladies and Gentlemen - your messages are so important to me. Authentically is a business that is growing fast! We are making big changes to serve you better. One of them is - more time "In Flow." I'll keep you posted about the rest!
I’ve seen websites developed in so many different ways - and the way you choose to develop your next site really determines how successful the launch will be. A website is such an integral part of business transactions in 2016.