NEWSLETTERS

are you Walmart?

Tough love ahead. If I were to ask you if you wanted to be the “Walmart” of your industry, what would you say? 100% of my clients would say, “hell no!”  That’s what my client Marla said when I asked everyone this question on the bi-weekly Capacity Shift™ group call. She’d joined the program because…

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psycho nanny

I watched an absolutely terrible thriller on Netflix a few weeks ago. The kind so bad you can’t pull your eyes away from it. It’s about a famous author starting work on her third book who hires a nanny to help with the kids. At first, the nanny seems heaven-sent, really great at her job… …

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chumbawamba

Almost a decade ago, I met “Hannah.” Our businesses were at about the same amount of revenue, and we connected over this. She was in the middle of creating a new product and I had a feeling it was going to be a huge hit. And ohhhh boy was I right. When Hannah opened the…

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fluffy dog fight

There’s a corner in my office I love. It gets beautiful light in the morning and I even bought a beautiful chair so I can sit there and look out into my back garden while I drink my tea. There’s just one “problem”… Every time I go to sit on it, this ^^ is what…

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doom spiraling

Several years ago, I noticed my brain doing this really weird thing in the middle of the night. It happened so often, I gave it a nickname: “doom spiraling.” Here’s how it usually went: I’d wake up between the hours of 2 – 4 am and have a feeling of dread in my body. My…

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clean before cleaning?

Growing up in Panamá, both my parents worked, so they required some help in the housekeeping department while juggling careers, three children and a country under the constant turmoil of a dictatorship. While we all pitched in to keep the surface level of the house clean, once a week a housekeeping crew did a deeper…

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I built it, now I hate it

You know what really gets me riled up? Hearing this: “So-and-so expert told me I should pick this as my focus, because it’s a topic that’s a known “money-maker.” Whenever I hear this, there’s someone on the other end of the line seeking my help. And it’s usually one of two scenarios: 1) They’ve dedicated…

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viral cat lawyer

I’m sure you’ve become familiar with the “cat lawyer” video that went viral a few weeks ago. I laughed until I cried watching it and sent it to everyone I know. Within a few days it was the dominant post on social media and it even made it to the news! If you somehow haven’t…

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waiting on the weight

You’d think getting your “first big brand photo shoot” would be an exciting day, but for me, back in 2013 it was NOT. In fact, I felt sick to my stomach the week leading up to it. On the day of the photo shoot, my self-confidence was bottoming out.   At that time ALL I saw…

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prices don’t exist in her world

A few weeks ago I was laying on my couch feeling like I “finished all of Netflix,” when a new show popped up in my recommendations: Bling Empire. It was billed as the “reality TV version of Crazy Rich Asians.”  Crazy Rich Asians is one of my favorite movies. Not only is it a great…

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