Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions (and you should too)

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions (and you should too)

It’s January 3rd and according to the traditional rules, I’ve already broken three of my “New Year’s Resolutions”. Great start to the year, Brette. Blame it on a lack of willpower, the fact that I just got back home from being gone for 10 days, or that my new Ugg robe is just too cozy to go work out. That’s the problem with resolutions - they’re just so RESOLUTE. Not a lot of wiggle room for cheat days, off weeks, or general procrastinators like me. Free download: goal setting guide   Just because I hate New Year’s Resolutions, though, doesn’t...
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How to Gain an Extra Hour Every Day Using Systems

How to Gain an Extra Hour Every Day Using Systems

When I first started working from home, the thing that surprised me most was how fast the days went by. I would look at the clock around 4:30 or 5:00 in the afternoon and wonder where the day had gone. Between emails, special projects, client calls, and hopefully squeezing lunch and a workout (nap) in, it seems like I rarely caught up. I felt like I would never be able to actually get ahead.   It’s especially hard as you’re first building your business because everything is being done for the first time. Invoicing clients for the first time. Completing...
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Staying the Course on Your Business Journey

Staying the Course on Your Business Journey

So often we’d like to picture our journey into business as a straight line. Point A to Point B. Start and finish. But, in reality, it ends up looking like a scribbled mess with twists, turns, and full on circles along the way. Sometimes it feels like you’re taking one step forward and two steps back. Staying the course and maintaining momentum towards your goals and mission won’t eliminate those obstacles altogether, but it will help limit them and enable you to move past them and on to your “destination” more quickly. free download: mission worksheet   Feeling lost and...
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How to Launch your Side Hustle This Weekend (Michael Scott Style)

How to Launch your Side Hustle This Weekend (Michael Scott Style)

Have you ever seen the episode of The Office where Michael and Pam are starting the Michael Scott Paper Company? They’ve both quit their jobs at Dunder Mifflin and Pam shows up the next morning to Michael’s condo to start their new business. While she’s ready to get to work, Michael (as usual) seems a bit distracted. It turns out that he’s panicking a little bit about starting his own business and is hung up on making breakfast before they get started. That’s when Pam looks over and sees that Michael’s made a GIANT stack of french toast for the...
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