Time and time again I hear from people who feel they are over-delivering and under paid. When they look at their numbers at the end of the month they are not seeing the money they wish they had for the work they were doing. I understand that feeling. For many years, I undercharged for services and before that I negotiated contracts for myself. I sucked at it. And I didn't have anyone to guide … [Read more...] about Stop fearing what will happen if you raise your prices!
If you’re a mompreneur or a parent who runs their own service-based business, it can be tough to set boundaries with clients. I have clients who ask me what to do when they are asked to work weekends and evenings – a commitment that can be very tough as a work-at-home parent. There are a few key things you can do when your clients ask you to work weekends and evenings when that is not what you … [Read more...] about What to do when clients want you to work weekends and evenings
A couple of months ago I picked up a DVD set of Oprah Winfrey’s old TV talk show. One of the episodes featured an interview with Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul. Throughout the interview, they discussed the book and Oprah admitted the book contained practical advice that she was able to apply to her career, particularly the "principle of intention." In brief, the “principle of … [Read more...] about The Power of Intention
Do you ignore the red flags that tell you a client may be awful or that a project is not right for you and take on that client or project anyway? A lot of time entrepreneurs take on work even though there are clear signs that it is not going to work well. They do so because of fear – fear they will not make enough money or that they will not find any more work. This plays into a scarcity … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs: Do you ignore the red flags?
What does it mean to ask: Are you a Gun for Hire or An Expert in your Field? It means are you doing the work you want to be doing and working with the people you want to be working with? Many entrepreneurs end up taking on clients that they may not want to do or take on work that is not in their area of expertise. Why? For money. Entrepreneurs often have a scarcity mentality – they think there … [Read more...] about Are you a Gun for Hire or An Expert in your Field?