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What A Movie Taught Me About Being A Business Owner

I decided to watch the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory through the eyes of the owner of the business — Willy Wonka. I learned some interesting lessons that gave me ideas on how to think a little differently in my own business.


1. Create curiosity.

Willy Wonka created suspense, mystery, and curiosity. It was very exciting — his doors have been shut for three years, and then he has this great contest. The people who win will get to spend a day in his f…

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Please Don't DM me Your Pitch

I’m so grateful for the complete strangers I’ve met via social media. People who have since become cherished friends, close acquaintances, business referrals, collaborative relationships, podcast guests or hosts from shows I’ve been on, people I’ve met through just messages, some messages that turned into zoom meetings, and many connections have become more than a casual sharing of information. I’ve jumped on video calls with people I had zero interest in initially (creating my own podcast app f…

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How to Have a Successful Digital Business

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Today, I wanted to share my views on how to have a successful digital business. Recently, I sent out a newsletter and discussed updates and changes in my podcast. Some of the changes were based on having the podcast for over 3 ½ years and putting in a lot of time and effort. Compound Interest is working for me. Some changes were statistics and analytics I love the black and white of stats as they just truly are. There isn’t necessarily a good or bad, just a barometer of where you are currently…

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My Digital Nomad Experience

My goal 3 years ago when I launched my website and started writing my book was to become a digital nomad and location independent. What does it mean and why would I want to? Being a digital nomad meant that I could live anywhere, be on the move, travel, live in a bus or RV, and still make money. My income wouldn't be dependent on where I lived, I would work from wherever my laptop and access to wifi was. It meant freedom from the 9-5, not dreading Monday and counting down to Friday. It's worki…

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My Unemployment Experience

I am currently unemployed. This came as a shock, although by the time it was my last day, I'd had about six weeks to realize that it was coming. In the end, I asked to be (mercifully) fired so I could at least collect unemployment while I was looking for another job - especially during the holidays - and that's the beginning of my unemployment experience. My last day was November 17th.

I had grand plans "if ever" I had time off work. Now, I find myself with an abundance of time off, but initi…

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Making Financial Plans for What's Important

Runners are sometimes obsessive. My team has a calendar, my teammates each have their own calendars. A couple of them shared their calendars with me recently and my boss (and teammate) even printed a blank one for the year so I could have a separate race calendar.  I honestly believed the calendar I use to book clients, write down appointments, holidays, birthdays, etc... was good enough.  Silly me.  I already know I don't have the same intense drive that most of my teammates have.  I'm organize…

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Reinventing Yourself

In April, 2008 I was unhappily working as a dental assistant when I picked up More Magazine in a doctors office. I read an article called “Real-Life Reinventions” by Virginia Sole-Smith about Pamela Mitchell's story. It illustrated her personal reinvention and the launch of her business: Reinvention Institute. I was so intrigued by the possibility of reinvention that I tore the article out of the magazine (something that is usually a personal pet peeve) to bring it home and further investigate. …

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