Pay Now or Pay Later

I had some questions about a post where I talked about information overload and trying to get answers for yourself. (Reminder: I am a big proponent of self-learning. I do it all the time. That’s why I can speak with such authority about the drawbacks that come along with it.) I had to point out that if you are trying to learn it all yourself (usually done in an attempt to save money), you are actually going the expensive (and often painful) route. It is expensive because in order to learn what you need for right now (when self-taught), you … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Coach

The first full week in February every year is International Coaching Week. Do you have a coach? If you don’t, you should. Why? Because people who are coached accomplish a LOT more than people who don’t. I was sharing in one of my mastermind groups recently about coaching. One of the things I pointed out was that the coaching process is so powerful that benefits happen from it, even if the coach isn’t very good. And when you have a coach who is good? Magical things happen. What about the process makes it so beneficial? Let’s examine 3 things – … Continue reading

When “The Answer” Isn’t

One of the 7 Mistakes That Sabotage Your Success is “Trying to do it all on your own.” And it’s true that a huge percentage of us do this. You probably know the correction for it is to get help. I advocate getting help. In fact, my business is built around helping people — through teaching and through group or private coaching. However, there is an undercurrent that I see that can be very dangerous to your efforts. That undercurrent is to expect the upcoming help to be your “deliverer”. Or perhaps, “The Answer.” I see this in pitches from … Continue reading