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August 2017

Striking the Balance of Dreaming and Doing

By | 2017-08-07T01:24:24+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Business|

My work puts me in contact with lots of entrepreneurs. Over the years, I’ve discovered very few have been able to strike a balance between learning and implementation.  Of course, knowledge and vision is an important piece of entrepreneurship, but so is the willingness to try, even if it means failing a few times before you land on your feet. Let’s talk about what happens if we tend to lean to either extreme of dreaming or doing…The Over-Dreamer These entrepreneurs might as well call themselves professional students, as they spend their workdays reading, listening to podcasts, and having lots of ideas and opinions… yet they never really do anything.This person can quote leaders in their field with ease, always seems to have an opinion on what others are doing, and is never short on ideas on how everyone else should implement. Yet, they spend so much time learning and researching that they never actually get around to doing anything.These entrepreneurs are rarely in situations where they don’t “know” the answer. Yet because their brain and their resume don’t add up, the opportunities don’t come. And if you never move forward, you will get lapped, even by the runner with the [...]

July 2017

Top 5 Tools Needed to Grow An Online Platform (that Most Will Ignore)

By | 2017-08-07T01:00:15+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Business|

Entrepreneurs used to be the exception. But as the traditional job market is changing, business ownership is on the rise. In fact, last month, Business Insider reported that 3 out of 10 people who work full-time also have a side hustle. Multiple factors are at play here as to why there’s a sudden rush of independent business owners, but there’s no doubt that a huge factor is a decrease in the necessary funds to begin a business. No massive down payment, loan approval, or real estate is required anymore. Basically, all you need now is an idea and a phone, and you can be in business. Growing an online platform has never been simpler than it is today. But with the increase of the number of businesses in the market, coupled with constant social media algorithm changes, it’s also much more challenging to build a platform that stands apart from the rest. But contrary to what we may think, the latest tech tools aren’t the X-factor for brand visibility. For platform growth, we’ll have to look inside ourselves to pull out these five non-negotiable tools. Patience I remember at the beginning of building my first online platform, I would post [...]

June 2017

Are You a Woman of Kindness…Or Just a Nice Woman?

By | 2017-08-07T01:00:24+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Faith, Family|

Are you a kind person or a nice person? If you thought those two adjectives were basically the same thing, think again! Kindness and niceness might look similar, but underneath the surface, the two attributes are completely different. And that difference can make all the difference in your relationships, both personally and professionally. In fact, for some of us, replacing niceness with kindness just might be the key between peace and frustration both at home and at work. Here’s why: Kindness comes from confidence. Niceness comes from fear.   A Woman of Kindness speaks what is true with love and conviction. A Nice Woman speaks what is pleasant to avoid upsetting others.   Whether it’s addressing the person on your team who chronically falls short, or the friend whose personal blind spot is affecting your relationship, kindness has the courage to speak up for someone else’s ultimate good. Sometimes, the kindest thing you can do is tell someone what they don’t want to hear, but need to hear. In fact, Proverbs 27:6 says “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” Painful truth from a sincere friend is trustworthy, but empty compliments from [...]

May 2017

Dear Leaders, Help Your Team Stop Doing Tasks

By | 2017-08-07T01:00:32+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Business|

“That’s it!” I exclaimed excitedly, during a brainstorming session. “We’ve got to stop doing tasks. From now on, every team member needs ownership areas.” Don’t you love when you have an A-HA moment that you’ve been waiting on? So our team has done this in the last few months. We’ve done away with tasks and implemented ownership areas. Why? Because tasks are tedious. Tasks can just as easily get done as they can be forgotten. Tasks sound insignificant. And just from the sheer definition of the word, tasks sound like someone is getting bossed around. On the other hand, ownership areas don’t get missed because responsibility is clear. Ownership areas simultaneously show your trust in your team and give them authority to make decisions they’re fully capable to make. So I’m challenging you: Effective immediately, stop doing tasks and start assigning ownership areas.  You will do yourself and your team a huge service with this simple change in verbiage. How it helps your team: Competence + Authority For lack of a better word, if you’re the “boss,” there will be plenty of tasks your team feels they need to run by you if you’re the “owner” of every area. In [...]

The Question Every swHw Mom Should Ask Her Kids

By | 2017-08-07T01:13:33+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Business, Family|

If you identify as a she works His way woman, I’m betting you thrive on accountability. From your walk with Christ, to your marriage, to your business, and probably even your health and fitness, I’m sure you have several accountability systems in place. But have you ever sought accountability from your kids? God has blessed me and my husband, James, with two sons and a new baby girl. Noah is six, Cole is three, and Shea is eight months. Michelle, they’re so young. What could you possibly get accountability from them about? Easy. I ask each of my boys (and I’ll start with Shea as soon as she can talk) a very simple question at least once a week: How do you feel about Mommy’s job? My wording choice never varies. I don’t want to know what they think about my job, or what they think I actually do. (Even though their answers to that question are pretty hysterical!) I want to know how my job makes them feel. About two months ago, Noah (who is my early riser) came downstairs about 5:45 am on a Friday. I normally get out of bed at 5:00 am, start the coffee pot, [...]