Whether you tell yourself, "I don’t belong here" or you constantly think, "I’m not good enough" negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, the conversations you have with yourself often turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
For example, imagine someone who thinks, "I don’t have what it takes to start my own business.” To cope with this self-doubt, this person avoids really chasing their dreams and limits the opportunities presented to them.
Negative self-talk used to make up 90% of my inner dialogue. I’d say things to myself like “Why do I think I can be an entrepreneur,” “I will never be successful,” and “I always make mistakes.”
Your internal dialogue is continuous and does not shut off. Your internal dialogue is a part of you and shapes how you think, how you act, and how you see the world. While your internal dialogue is always running you can learn to ignore the negative self-talk....
Have you ever noticed what happens as soon as the clock hits midnight on Christmas Day? Everyone stops talking about the magic of the holidays and gets right into stressing about the new year.
Instead of pressuring yourself to set resolutions, set rituals. The ritual I’m proposing helps you focus on your positive intentions and the purpose of those intentions. Unlike a resolution, which is full of rigidity and obligation, the result of this ritual leads to informed actions. The questions to ask yourself are:
By "start doing" I mean — what goals do you have in mind for 2023? How do you need to reach those goals? What things have you put off doing because they seem hard or scary? What bucket list items do you want to check off? What do you feel the need to start?
By "stop doing" I mean — what things,...
What do you think of when you hear the word hire? Do you think of job postings on LinkedIn? Or someone turning in their two-week notice? Maybe you think of growing a team and thriving business.
Hiring is a rather reactive part of business for many leaders. In this blog, I am going to explain why it’s important to always be hiring and take a proactive approach to team growth.
“Always be hiring” doesn’t mean interviewing candidates year-round, but rather it involves a shift in mindset. It means thinking of yourself and your entire team as both a recruiter and an ambassador for your business, even when you are outside of your office. It also means assessing your current team, actively networking, and thinking about your sourcing needs long before an employee is moving onto a new opportunity.
Here is what I mean by the “always hiring” mindset.
Know what your team is missing
It’s natural to turn your attention...
When it comes to entrepreneurship, no one does it quite like my dear friend Regina Lawrence. Regina is a lawyer turned soulful business and life strategist who has cultivated a community of women who can be all the things - successful, spiritual, sexual, and wildly unique. As a business owner of 3 different companies, Regina knows a thing or two about the transition from employee to entrepreneur.
In this blog article, I’ll share her suggestions for creating a smooth transition from employee to entrepreneur, increasing your chances for the success of your new company.
After you’ve been employed for a few years, you probably have job security, a regular income, benefits, and a bright future. Even so, you may want more out of life, and starting your own business may be the way to get it. However, moving from employee to entrepreneur requires planning, a clear understanding of your career objectives, and confidence that you can do the job as an independent business...