Thursday August 28, 2014
This month marks my 6th year as an entrepreneur (how did that happen?). Over the last 6 years I’ve had one business fail (big time), one that evened out and one that made it (it’s this one in case you were wondering).
According to many of the successful entrepreneurs I know, I’m right on track. All of them have had failures before they hit the jackpot. When I realized that it’s been 6 years since my first home based business, I couldn’t help but reflect on what I’ve learned over the years. It’s been so much. Deciding to venture out into the unknown land of entrepreneurship has been one of the best blessings of my life. It’s helped shape me in ways I didn’t know it would. I’ve learned about things I never knew existed (who knew what a split test was or shadow work?) and I’ve become a braver, bolder and smarter version of myself.
This week, I want to share with you 6 Big Marketing Lessons I’ve Learned In 6 Years Of Entrepreneurship. Marketing itself is a big topic but there are some fundamentals that will stand the test of time.
Wednesday August 20, 2014
Last week we talked about the 9 Things To Prep For Your Digital Nomad Trip! If you haven’t seen it yet and want to know what to prepare for your trip, check it out. This week are talking about once you actually get there, what do you need to know?
Before I created this post I asked my amazing social media community what they wanted to know about in relation to working abroad as a digital nomad. Here are your burning questions answered plus a few extras that you will want to consider for when you are working from your favourite new locale.
Thursday August 14, 2014
Thinking of packing up your laptop and running your business from wherever you are in the world? After spending 6 months in South America this year as a digital nomad (3 in Ecuador and 3 in Peru), I have figured out a few things that worked, didn’t work and perhaps I could have done better.
Below is a list of 9 things you will want to address before you hit the road and say see you later to your old life (next week, I will have a ‘once you are there’ list on how to run your business digitally).
Thursday July 31, 2014
It’s been a week since I returned from my 6-month #digitalnomad journey to South America. It was my first time in the continent and I spent 3-months in both Ecuador and Peru. Now that I am back, I’ve had some time to deliberate and really reflect on how life is different in those countries versus home (Newfoundland, Canada).
For those of us living in a fully developed country, we have a lot to be grateful for. But there are some advantages to living in a developing country that I think we could learn a few things from. I decided to make a list and share it because I feel that as entrepreneurs (and as people), when we can focus on what is going right for us and our blessings, we are happier, more fulfilled and therefore more productive in our businesses as well as our lives.
As well, it’s always fun to take some ‘best practices’ or good ideas from other places and bring it into our own lives in a way that makes sense for us.
So, here it is: my list of why I’m grateful to live in a developed country and also my list of a few things we can learn from our friends in Peru & Ecuador. I hope you like it! :)
I’m grateful for...
Thursday July 17, 2014
On Tuesday, I did a webinar (which you can still watch until this Sunday, July 20 by clicking here) about how to create a coaching business to fit your ideal lifestyle. It was awesome and the feedback was incredible.
Based on the feedback I received, there were a few things in particular that really stood out for some people in helping them fast track their journey to success. I wanted to take one of those concepts and expand on them in a blog post for you because I believe it is a big one that most coaches (actually most people in general), struggle with. I know for myself this was something that held me back until I learned to ease my way out of it.
Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are wondering any of the following:
- How come I’m not there yet?
- Where’s the money?
- Where are my clients?
- She did it in 2 years and I’m in year 3 and not even close, what’s wrong with me?
If any of these sound vaguely familiar, then I can tell you without a shadow of doubt, this is one of the biggest reasons you are not yet where you want to be...