Success

Social proof sucks until you have it

January 5, 2015

I’m a student of marketing so I know about “social proof”… / Social Proof / The positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something. The fact is people find you more believable and trustworthy when other people say nice things about you. Doh! (This sends me right down the Approval bunny […]

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Eliminate This Word from Your Vocabulary

July 23, 2014

Write the word “ready” down on a piece of paper. Do it now. I’ll wait. Now take your pen and draw a line through it. READY You need to know that the word “ready” is not your friend. Eliminate this word from your vocabulary. Because real life is not like school. In school you study […]

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How to Grow Rhino Skin (What Every Successful Woman Needs to Know)

July 9, 2014

Guest Post by Ann Marie Griffin I’m astounded at how much I’ve forgotten! Last week, I bumped into a former colleague who remembered every great achievement during the years we worked together. It was like he had it on total instant recall… it took me a full day to jog memories of those “good old […]

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Important Public Service Announcement: Hard Work is a Waste of Time

May 14, 2014

I nailed a toe stand this morning… My 3 year old captured it on camera. Impressive since getting this shot was a little like trying to snap a group photo of 3 kids on Easter Sunday. In the old days I would run five miles at a time or hit the gym for a near […]

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The Not-So-Flattering Truth About How I Get It All Done

April 16, 2014

(These are my work pants.) Amy, “How do you get it ALL done??” I get that question a lot. I work a little over 20 hours a week. I take 2 months off a year. I have 3 small kids. THREE. There are also chickens and cats… And a husband 🙂 I’m not sure if […]

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Why Being an Entrepreneur Brings Up Your Shit (and What To Do About It)

April 2, 2014

I posted a question to my Facebook wall the other day, “What brings up your shit? Drop it here (pun intended).” I thought it was a cheeky question meant to invoke some thoughtful responses. Not so much. It incited a minor hate fest actually—other people really bring up people’s shit I discovered. One Facebooker decided […]

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Why I Don’t Promote B-School (+ How to Make Money as a Coach)

February 19, 2014

It’s b-school season! If you’ve got a business in the self-development space you’ve probably heard of it. Soon, if not already, you’ll be receiving enthusiastic emails praising this business-building program to the moon and back. They’ll throw in all kinds of juicy bonuses enticing you to sign up through them. And they’ll be making hundreds […]

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[Success Tweak 4] Goals Gone Wild (A Confessional)

January 8, 2014

(Laugh NOT at my brazen goals!) It’s January. That time of year when we talk about goals, resolutions, and words for the year… Last year I boldly declared my goal to make 7 figures in 2013. (Uh I came up a bit short.) Still. I love me some goals. I have nooooooo problem with resolutions […]

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[Success Tweak 3] Why You Can’t Think Your Way to Success

November 13, 2013

When I first started out coaching, I thought I wanted to be a “fertility coach.” It made a lot of sense… I struggled to get pregnant for six long years and in the process did every fertility treatment available to humankind. From a business perspective it was a no brainer. I had connections around town […]

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[Success Tweak 2] 5 Ways to Embrace Discomfort Even When You’d Rather be Watching “Orange is the New Black”

October 30, 2013

Fuck. I’m sitting here in front of my computer trying to type a blog post about discomfort. I’ve stopped and started 3 times. Write. Erase. Sigh. Repeat. “Start with a strong hook! Tell them a story that will make them laugh.” (I can’t think of a story.) “Make sure it’s educational. See if you can […]

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