Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

    Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

    What are the leadership traits of successful entrepreneurs? Wow, we certainly are experiencing some interesting and divisive leadership times in our county. Regardless of your feeling towards Donald Trump, he is now our Commander in Chief which got me thinking, what are the traits of a good leader? Can being a great leader lead to […]

  • It’s Time to Consider Hiring Yourself

    It’s Time to Consider Hiring Yourself

    It’s the new year and one of the things you should be thinking about, if you haven’t already done so, is hiring yourself. A super smart entity and tax specialist once told me, “if the IRS audits your business and finds you should be paying yourself as an employee and you are not, they will […]

  • Build Your List Now!

    Build Your List Now!

    As you may have gathered from my end of the year post, it won’t surprise you that my 2017 mantra is as follows: Strategic Marketing Plan + Build Your List + Follow Up = SALES I’ve been coaching the importance of having a written down marketing plan for years. It is, bar none, the most […]

  • Advice from Steve Wozniak

    Advice from Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and partner of Steve Jobs had some great advice to share while attending NextCon in November 2016. Speaking to business owners from tech and and a whole range of industries, here are 4 gems of wisdom that we all can use. You can make a difference without the spotlight You must […]

  • Goal Setting – It’s That Time of Year

    Goal Setting – It’s That Time of Year

    I don’t know about you but every year about this time I take some time to reflect upon the last year, review my goals and set new goals for the upcoming year. I don’t really make New Years Resolutions but I do set goals for the new year. Make your goals SMART I think anyone […]

  • Year End Tax Planning

    Year End Tax Planning

    Year end tax planning, yup, about the last thing we want to be thinking about right now. It’s the holidays! Here are 11 reasons you should devote some time this month to thinking about tax planning before ringing in the new year. Things you can do to lower your personal taxes: Start a retirement plan […]

  • Stop Sales Now!

    Stop Sales Now!

    Stop sales? What? Black Friday, Cyber Monday. Sales are everywhere this time of year. Our customers come to expect them, even wait for them. Could it be that our actions create unintended, undesirable responses on the part of our prospects and customers? Could holding a sale actually hurt your business in the long run? I […]

  • Should I Start a Podcast?

    Should I Start a Podcast?

    At this point, you’re probably already on basic social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Now, you’re considering taking it one step further by asking yourself, should I start a podcast or online radio show? Before you sink your time and resources into it, here’s what you need to know. Social media and the online […]

  • 10 Things I’m Thankful For

    10 Things I’m Thankful For

    From the perspective of my business this Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think about all the things I am thankful for. Here’s a brief summary: 1. My clients – It’s my calling to be a coach and help people. I’m thankful for the wonderful people who continue to cross my path. I’m thankful for the […]

  • Hire Team for Next to Nothing

    Hire Team for Next to Nothing

    Running your own business is incredibly time-consuming, especially at the beginning when it’s just you. Everything from the daily operations to the creation of marketing content and web development falls squarely on your shoulders, and that doesn’t leave a lot of room to breathe. The solution, hire team. As luck would have it, you can […]

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