Have you ever thought about the “cost” of doing business?
The financial, physical, and mental cost of it all?
After reading that 90% of new businesses fail and 10% of those fail within the first year and 45% of them within the first 2 years, I started asking myself, why?
So many reasons:
burning through money
lack of research
not being an expert in their niche
With entrepreneurship among women, specifically, women like us on the rise - that’s a lot of people giving up.
In this week's episode of The Power of the Pivot, I share my perspective on the five stages of building a business and how those stages can help you keep going even when you feel like giving up.
As an artisan, creative, and visionary shiny object syndrome can distract you and take you off course on the road to your dreams. A lack of a clear vision, plan, strategy, and systems can also lead to failure.
I was conversing the other day with a client and she asked me if she was the only one whose emotions waffled as much as hers.
And the answer was NO!
None of us are robots, even though the chatter and obsession around AI might be telling us differently.
You’re human and your emotions will fluctuate from day to day if not from hour to hour.
In my groups, we call those down times “being under the covers.” Which gives everyone permission to feel the way they need to feel at that exact moment.
In this week’s episode of The Power of the Pivot podcast, I talk about those ups and downs and why now is a good time to reevaluate your intentions.
There’s always a lot of pressure surrounding those first-of-the-year aspirations or goals. Yet, you and I both know that 9 times out of 10, those ideas or dreams fall flat.
The reason why they do is because they are just words or ideas on a page. They lack a plan and...
Fun fact; most women over 70 don’t feel old.
I do believe that that is a testament to how valuable, knowledgeable, and strong you actually are.
As a woman who is part of the what’s next generation and seeking life beyond ambition, starting over or starting something new is never easy.
It takes time, patience, and most importantly, the willingness to see it through the highs and the lows.
Being bold and having the confidence to say I am going to launch the business, the product, or the service is the first step. Building and executing it is a whole different set of challenges.
And because of that, most of these highly creative, educated, and industrious women are putting their trust in others to carry out their dreams.
In this week’s episode of Get Your Shit Together, I am sharing with you the importance of tapping into your gut so that you can trust yourself before trusting others.
Learning to do the “thing” which can be as...
The top three ingredients for building a business in your 50s are:
That's the exact recipe Stacy Valner used to start a brand new business, from scratch at the age of 55.
Stacy is a mother of four, wife, founder of PHASE ONE, a non-profit dedicated to supporting ground-breaking Phase I + Phase II clinical cancer research, and now entrepreneur and CEO of the luxury brand, Meadow.
Over the past 20+ years, Stacy has filled her cup by raising millions of dollars through her foundation. It gave her a sense of purpose and it's where she learned to build her support system.
But when her 4th child left for college she got a little antsy. She was craving something new and maybe even a bit more feminine, creative, and pretty.
Then March 2020 happened and her "empty nesting" travel plans were no longer an option.
She was missing the luxuries that only a hotel room can bring and thought to herself, how can I bring that feeling into my home?
Women in their 50s are coming to terms with their mortality, and their legacy, and thinking about “what do I want to be when I grow up?”
Have you ever found yourself uttering these words inside your head:
What's truly in my heart?
What's my purpose?
Is there more for me?
What's next, if in fact anything?
So many of you have made decisions that didn’t always put you first. And because of that, you are redefining life as you knew it.
And because of that, you are feeling a bit stuck, maybe a little lost, and questioning if is there Life Beyond Ambition.
If you are at a crossroads and struggling with your life’s purpose, today's episode is for you.
I will be sharing with you how to identify your inner voice, share what you already know, and how you can monetize your mission.
Being a part of this exclusive club, what I like to call “the what’s next generation,” is a special place to be. You have raised...
Let's get real for a second.
I am going to let you in a little secret,.
You will never, ever, ever be done.
If you can wrap your head around this, being an entrepreneur might just get a little bit easier.
The bigger question is, how do you be okay with that and what do you need to do in order to continue moving forward?
In this week’s episode of the podcast, I am sharing 5 tips on how you can attack you can reframe productivity and eliminate distractions.
By the end of this episode, you will better understand how to recognize your small wins as progress and use that as the vehicle to keep you moving in the right direction.
In addition, I give you a few tips on how to temporarily eliminate what’s holding you back, prioritize what’s important now, and outline your life pie.
There is no one magic pill to success.
Nor is there one system that works for all.
Uncovering parts of many ways to...
Do you remember the game, follow the leader?
I can almost see my 7-year-old self, marching in a line, following every move that the "leader" was telling me to do.
When I started to scale my business and add digital products, group experiences, and outside opportunities, I spent a lot of time listening and following those that have done it before me.
Because they had been financially successful( or so they say), I thought that they had all the answers. The truth is, I already had all the answers inside of me but didn't see them or have the confidence to believe them. It took me a while to follow my gut and when I did, that's when everything shifted.
I am privileged to be able to talk to lots of people who are either simply thinking about an idea, expanding what they already have, or starting from scratch and I have learned, that there is no one formula, blueprint, or recipe for how one gets to where they want to go.
In this week's podcast episode, I will...