This is my Dad. He started two multimillion-dollar companies. The first one folded because his partner defrauded him. The second one is still going and is now a billion-dollar business. He knows something about being an entrepreneur.
Yesterday, I told him that I was feeling discouraged. He understood. It happens to every entrepreneur, he said.
I told him that I was reading about “7-figure coaches, 8-figure coaches, even 10-figure coaches,” and it made me feel insecure about my business.
He said two things. First, he said, “BS! There’s no way they’re making that kind of money coaching!” That made me laugh – my Dad does not pull punches! I explained how they have scaled their businesses using online offers, which is something that I’m looking at, too.
Then he said, “Remember that you are a specialist.
“Even if you offer Authentic Communication to a broader audience, you specialize in a specific and powerful way of communicating. You specialize in helping people strengthen their relationships at work and at home. You specialize in supporting human beings to thrive.
“And your biggest specialty is that you do it all with love.”
That’s my Dad. I’m so grateful that he continues to mentor and support me in all that I do. He gives me courage when I don’t have enough on my own. He shows me possibilities I didn’t even know were there. He loves life more than anyone I know, and I sure do love him.
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Happy World Bee Day! I'm so grateful for our beautiful, buzzy friends! I bow to them for our food supply, biodiversity, and vibrant ecosystems – not to mention the honey! Bees are a model of interdependence and great teachers of resilience. Bees are wondrous. Bees are life! I love bees!!
Laughter is remarkable medicine.
When I was in my crazy, high-stress job as a crisis communications manager at a Fortune 500 company, and when I was in the midst of my own person crises and burnouts, I found refuge in laughter.
I learned that, even when it feels like the world can't get any heavier,
there is always something to be grateful for,
something to laugh at,
and someone to laugh with.
Who and what is giving you the giggles these days? I’d love to share in your joy!
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