Category: Solopreneur Mindset

Outsourcing and Building a Team

How to Raise Your Rates and Feel Confident About It

Have you been thinking about raising your rates?  Whether you’re a service or product-based business, you’ll likely need to make a decision about this every couple of years. While it’s necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.  However, even if you feel confident in the idea of raising your rates, you may not know: How much to raise them When to raise them And how to let your clients know that you are raising them No worries!  I’ve got you.  I’m going to answer these questions and more, so you can feel confident in knowing exactly how and when to raise

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Solopreneur Mindset

These 3 Mindset Shifts for Solopreneurs Will Help You Prosper in Business

If you want to become a successful solo entrepreneur, a good work ethic and good entrepreneurial habits are important. But that isn’t all you need. Your beliefs in business play a big part. Without the right mindset shifts, solopreneurship can be more challenging than it needs to be. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” In other words, what you tell yourself will be your reality. No truer words were ever spoken! For example,

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Solopreneur Mindset

Overcoming Perfectionism in Your Business: How Being a Perfectionist is Hurting Your Business Growth

Striving to do your very best is a good thing. The drive to excel can push and inspire you to do some pretty amazing things. That’s good news. However, when that drive comes from wanting to be perfect all of the time, it can cause real problems. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. In truth, being a perfectionist may actually be hurting your business growth, not helping it. That’s definitely not a consequence you want to experience. Before you can start overcoming perfectionism in business, though, you first have

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Solopreneur Mindset

4 Suggestions for How to Overcome Work Paralysis and Regain Momentum

You have a big deadline looming and there’s too much to do.  Instead of your motivation being at an all-time high, you’re discouraged to realize you’re feeling overwhelmed.  And worse, you’re distracted and unproductive. Why?  It’s likely that you’re experiencing something called workload paralysis. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. What is Workload Paralysis? Workload paralysis is that uncomfortable and unwelcome feeling of there being no end in sight to the number of work tasks you need to accomplish. The “to do” list seems to be never-ending, even if

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Solopreneur Mindset

How To Stay Productive During Times of Crisis

In the Spring of 2020, the whole world seemed to come unhinged. What everyone thought would be a couple of weeks of inconvenience brought on by a virus, quickly and clearly turned out to be more disruptive than anyone could have imagined. Now here we are, two years later, still dealing with the effects. Add to that financial instability, more political divide, and war — just to name a few things — and it feels like we are spinning out of control. The stress of these things alone is enough.  But when you add into that everyday stressors along with

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Solopreneur Mindset

10 Business Mindset Tips You Need to Embrace Now So You Can Grow Your Business While Still Having a Life

Did you know you could be your own worst enemy when it comes to achieving success in your business? While this may sound a little crazy, hear me out: how and what you think – both about yourself and your business – can have a huge impact on your ability to achieve success. In this post, I’m going to share 10 business mindset tips that will help you change your frame of mind, grow your business, and STILL have a life! 10 Top Business Mindset Tips As you work your way through this list, I’d encourage you to jot down

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Tips for How to Handle Failure in Business

Failure is a given when it comes to business ownership. According to the US Small Business Administration, over 30% of businesses fail within the first two years. But what about the remaining 70% of businesses? While they may keep chugging along, they certainly aren’t immune to failure. That’s why in this post, I’m going to talk about how to handle failure in business. The following are five tips you can use next time you experience a failure – big or small! 5 Tips for How to Handle Failure in Business Being a solo entrepreneur can be hard, especially following a

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Solopreneur Mindset

Ignore Achieving Work-Life Balance and Follow This Advice Instead

“Work life balance” is definitely a trending issue these days, especially among small business owners. With women starting businesses at a rate of over 2.5 times the national average, it’s no wonder achieving that precarious balance between home, kids and work is such a hot topic. However, is it really possible to achieve work life balance? Is there some magic formula that will let you be everything to everybody? Can you really break down each 24-hour period into neat little segments, equally divided between home, kids, pets, work, and friends? The Myth of Work Life Balance I suppose in a

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Productivity

Leadership Mindset: 5 Traits to Develop to Become a Better Leader

Do you ever worry that maybe you’re not cut out to have a leadership mindset?  Perhaps you believe that you just don’t possess the traits to be a strong, capable leader?  Or that maybe leadership is something better suited to other people? The good news is that anyone can become a better leader by adopting a leadership mindset. A leadership mindset means believing that you can learn and develop leadership skills through practice and dedication. In this post, we’re going to look at five traits you can learn and practice in order to improve your leadership skills — even if

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Signs It’s Time to Pivot Your Business

The word pivot is used a lot in business circles. Many people use it to describe any major change or shift in direction that occurs in a business…or even giving up on the business entirely. But is that really what it is? In this post, we’re going to look at what a pivot actually is, and how to know if it’s time for you to pivot in your business. What is Pivoting? The term pivot is actually derived from the game of basketball. A pivot is when a player takes a step with one foot, while still keeping their other

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