The Latest News in My Little Business

Here’s my Spring 2010 update after being at this self-employment journey for a little over a year.

I’m a bit sporadic with my blogging. Yep, something has to give sometimes.

I notice a lot of my fellow business owners let their blogs take a back seat sometimes. If that’s you too, that’s OK. Blogging is great (why), but it’s true that you have to focus first on the lowest hanging fruit when you’re trying to earn a living.

So, for today, instead of a regular blog post, here are some snippets from my world, kind of like the best of my Twitter updates. Continue reading

What’s Your Superpower?

I was filling out a business profile recently and noticed that alongside the blanks for my name and website address was a blank for “Your Superpower.” I love that! And it got me thinking.

What would you put? I discovered it was a worthwhile exercise to decide.

Image - You have superpowers.

When I talk about superpowers, I’m talking about what are you uniquely very good at. Everyone has something that makes them stand out. It’s something that is so easy for you, yet is not typical for others.

In order to excel in your work or get that job offer, it helps to know what makes you unique.

I’ll explain how to find your superpowers and what I learned about my own superpowers.

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Be Heart-Centered in Business…Out Loud

Vulnerable can be so bold.

A role model for vulnerability.

You know it’s time for a new blog post when a topic comes up in multiple conversations in the same week. So here’s this week’s theme.

I work with heart-centered people, and many of them struggle to express that side of themselves out loud — especially in the business world. But we all need to go there.

We tell ourselves: “Can’t say that, that’s too mushy,” “That’s too personal,” or “They’ll think I’m stupid.” Continue reading

E-tiquette Quiz for Business Emails

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I bet I can’t find one person to get a perfect score on this email etiquette quiz.

Email is still our main form of communicating over the internet, but we take it too lightly.

We’ve all had the experience of being misinterpreted over email. A little etiquette (or “e-tiquette”) can save you time and trouble… or maybe save your job. Continue reading