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Author Archives: Cat LeBlanc

Spinning Your Wheels Doing All The Things But Not Getting The Results You Want? Here’s How To Fix It

When you are in business or even thinking about starting you are constantly bombarded with what you ‘should’ be doing.

There’s always a latest fad whether it’s Facebook Live, Facebook Lead Ads or Instagram Stories. Then on top of that there’s all the classics that you probably feel you need to be doing too – building your email list, blogging, posting on your Facebook page etc etc.

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed even thinking about all that stuff let along actually doing it! So let me let you in on a big secret:

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE DOING ALL, LOTS OR EVEN 20% OF IT.

Here’s why.

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What I Manifested In New York (How To Enable Opportunity To Strike)

I’ve recently come back from my round the world trip. This was part of my experiment in taking my business on the road. If you want to read about how the first part (Germany) went and get my tips and tricks on how to combine business with vacation that’s all here.

Part 2, New York, was all about making the impossible, yet simultaneously inevitable, happen.

I have big dreams in my business and while I generally consider myself an introvert, you can’t make everything happen by staying at home in your active wear.

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Observations And Learnings From Taking My Business On The Road

Right now I am road-testing ‘the laptop lifestyle’. It’s been over three years since I started my business and the first real time I’ve tried this. Every other trip I was on holiday or I was only away a couple of days. So far I’ve been to Frankfurt, Hannover and Dusseldorf in Germany visiting friends and hanging out in my old stomping grounds. Mid July I move on to New York City. Woo hoo!

Honestly though, as much as I love freedom and having control over my schedule, I’ve always been nervous about trying to work away from home. I like having a proper desk with everything set up – think note pads, coloured pens, printer, comfortable chair etc etc. I’m the kind of person who can’t even work in a cafe because it’s too distracting. So this trip has been quite an experiment!

So here’s what I discovered so far:

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Please Give Yourself Permission (You’re The Only One Who Can)

In many of the spaces we move in before we work for ourselves there are a lot of rules around what we can do and when.

‘All promotions are based on seniority.’

‘You can’t do this job until you have that qualification.’

‘You can’t study this unless you did that first.’

And in some cases these rules make sense. I know when I go into hospital I definitely want to be sure that the surgeon did indeed learn exactly how to do the surgery needed!

Other times though these rules actually don’t make sense at all. If you are an amazing teacher does it make sense that you can’t go for certain jobs because others have been there longer than you?

Probably not. But the system doesn’t allow for this.

The reason these rules are usually created is not because someone was trying to make it hard, it’s to ensure that the person who gets the job can actually do the job in question. It’s just that this doesn’t always work.

The bigger problem here is that we lose the ability to decide for ourselves what we can and can’t do because we get used to handing over the decisions that affect our lives to someone else.

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In Business You Really Only Have Two Options

In business you only really have two options.

That sounds pretty stark right? ‘

A lot of the time it feels like we are overwhelmed by options – which niche should we go for, who is our ideal client, should we sell online or offline, are webinars better than Facebook Ads etc etc.

These are micro-options, or micro decisions. Ultimately yes, which strategy you go for does matter. But what really makes the difference is at a deeper level.

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Top 5 Scary Facts About Starting a Business (and How to Beat Them!)

I want to get really honest with you here today: starting your own business can be scary!

I hear the fears and doubts about starting a business from my clients all the time:

What if I don’t make any money?

What if I don’t know anything about techie stuff?

What if I get hate mail?

The truth is, starting a business IS scary! But the best way to overcome a fear is to get it out in the open and think of ways to beat it.

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