Category Archives for Common Challenges

So Many Ideas, So Little Time (or How To Tame Idea Overload)

Idea Overload is an entrepreneur’s curse. We’re a creative bunch—we can’t help it. The challenge is handling the onslaught of ideas, then doing something with the best ones—bringing them to life! Why do we struggle with creating, completing and publishing—consistently? It comes down to these three issues: Having a place to store your ideastorms (and finding them when needed) Mapping, […]

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Is Your Competitor A Networking Know-It-All?

This question came up on LinkedIn a few weeks ago: What do you do at a Business Networking meeting when you meet a competitor who seems to know everyone … and you don’t…? I felt compelled to leave this reply: I tend to use my natural defense mechanism (to be disarmingly charming) to my advantage. […]

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The 3 Most Catastrophic Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make And How To Avoid Them

I get calls and emails from entrepreneurs just about each week, asking me to help them understand where they are going wrong, or to warn them of what pitfalls to avoid. Here are the mistakes that top my list: 1. Spending too much money on how-to guides, courses and programs. Remember, the sales copy for […]

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Dealing With Distractions

Now that we are back to a “normal” routine (hubby’s back at work, kids at daycare) and I’m home with Jasmine trying to work between naps and feedings, I’m finding it difficult to avoid distractions. And there are, oh so many distractions! The usual suspects are: social media (tweet, tweet), email, internet, baby care and […]

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Do You Have a 30-second Intro?

For the first time, I posted a question on LinkedIn, not really knowing what kind of response I’d get. I don’t know what’s taken me so long to discover the Q&A feature on LinkedIn (thanks to Lara for the suggestion), but I’m sure glad I did. My question was a simple one: Do you have a 30-second intro? So […]

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I’m Gonna Be Rich — NOT

I’ve been exposed to internet marketing at its *best* these past few weeks. It first started with an increasing number of “unpaid interns” leaving blog ‘comments’ plugging a certain internet marketer’s name and products (I refuse to give him Google points, so let’s call him JB). Spam comments. YUCK! As soon as I clued in […]

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Office Organization Venture: Step 1 – Filing Management

Time to be honest with you. I’m being totally open here, which is really embarrassing… But enough is enough already. Despite repeated attempts, I just haven’t got a handle on the whole “office organization” thing on my own. Here’s what my office looks like today: Part of the problem is I’m running out of space […]

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