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EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique is one of my favourite energy modalities to use with clients. In short, EFT is an alternative treatment dealing with emotional distress and blocks, and it can be used for physical pain. Emotional Freedom Techniques is a form of counselling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, […]

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When you first started mulling over the idea of going it alone, you likely were thinking: “I can’t wait to get away from this awful job.” “I just want to be home with my kids.” “This dead-end job is going nowhere.” “I’m tired of working crazy hours.”  “I know I’m worth more than they’re paying […]

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I get it. You’re a solo-preneur.  You’re proud of the fact that you’ve bootstrapped your business from the ground up, tackling every task that comes your way. You built your first website, dove in and learned how to edit and upload videos to YouTube, figured out how to format your email newsletter, and even wrestled […]

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“I’ve never been good with money.” “I hate budgets.” “I’ll never be a 6-figure earner.”  “My market won’t pay premium prices.” If you’ve ever heard these statements come out of your mouth—or even in your head—then you’re engaging in a damaging habit known as negative self-talk. By telling yourself these lies (and yes, they are […]

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We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another, you’ll fall into the self-sabotage trap, and the price of admission is high.  Your income will suffer. Your self-esteem will plummet. Your confidence will find new lows.  The result? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment (of your clients or your business). And yes, […]

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We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another, you’ll fall into the self-sabotage trap, and the price of admission is high.

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Challenges are there to test you. At worst, they delay your success, but problem-solving is one of the many skills that make up a great entrepreneur. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Often a setback is a chance to advance your knowledge, see things differently; which can, in turn, result in achieving a […]

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One of the best ways to guarantee goal-setting success is to ensure that each of your goals or New Year’s resolutions fits the SMART formula. If your good intentions and goals have fallen by the wayside one month into the new year, they more than likely weren’t SMART. SMART is an acronym that stands for […]

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Maybe finding your life purpose is easy if you have special gifts like Picasso or Einstein. On the other hand, if you’re way past 21 and still asking yourself what you want to be when you grow up, the process starts to seem less clear. Even if it takes some effort, it’s still a question […]

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What is your purpose? If you’re like most people, you have no idea how to answer that question, because you’ve never considered it. That’s unfortunate. Companies have mission statements, and you should consider creating one for your own life. How can you make the best plans and decisions for yourself if you lack a mission […]

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