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Two weeks ago, I received an email from a client. The course of action that followed really had me thinking about where we as nurturing expert service providers and business owners draw the boundaries. I realized I actually hadn’t set effective business boundaries or I wouldn’t have received this email in the first place. It was a last minute request, to do a favor, that I don’t typically do in my business services, and it required more time (on my side), than the client had the money to afford for the work.

Guess what, a few weeks before that I got an odd call from a previous consulting client in the middle of the day, but not during my normal working hours. The interesting thing about it, was although this was a consulting client, the call’s premise was to ‘connect and pick my brain for free’, prior to scheduling the actual (or another) consulting time to talk. Whoa! I had to check in ask myself, what had I done to contribute to these obvious boundary line pushing instances.

Whew… so here we go. I know you are a business owner too, or you wouldn’t be here reading this article, and maybe you have dealt with boundary issues a time or two … or have you?

The bottom line I know is this: We WANT to support our clients in the best way possible. We want to see them succeed, and when there is work to be done we are willing to bend over backwards to make sure it happens. Your clients know this too (it’s the bending over backwards, that may get you into trouble in the long run).

Consider that from the angle of how it applies to your business. If your client pops up on a Friday afternoon with work to be done by Monday, do you drop everything and do it? Perhaps even dropping precious family-time and commitments? Are you working every night trying to scramble to get all the ‘last minute’ things done that keep popping up?

If you always jump and go whenever your clients pop up with stuff, then they are always going to expect that of you. And really, it’s not their fault… if you’ve always done it that way then why wouldn’t you just keep doing it? Which of course becomes a vicious cycle… last minute projects taking up all your evenings and weekends, ugh! And so I challenge you – take a good close look at your boundaries.

It’s about time to get tough with your boundaries…

Boundaries. You know, the invisible line you draw in the sand between what you will and won’t do? The problem isn’t just your boundaries – chances are you know exactly the rules you want to play by. Your lack of boundaries is merely a symptom of a different problem: confidence.

The trouble is you lack the confidence to enforce the rules. Instead of standing firm when people get pushy, you bend the rules because you are secretly afraid that if you enforce them, your clients will say no and refuse to work with you (or even worse, not like you). That’s the truth in a nutshell. OUCH!

There’s a difference between polite and being a pushover.

Don’t tell me that you are just being nice and “doing them a favor this one last time” because we both know it’s always the same people who are asking again and again. There is a huge difference between polite and pushover (and polite ended about four ridiculous requests ago).

Polite is the quiet confidence to smile and say exactly what you want to say, and make the rules of engagement clear. Pushover is when you bend the rules to the point of breaking them – all in the name of ‘customer service’. That’s why boundaries require confidence.

The confidence to politely to let the people around you know that they need to respect the rules. The confidence to decide what is or isn’t a priority starting at 5 o’clock on a Friday. The confidence to enforce the rules without feeling the need to apologize or even explain.

Here are 5 Simple Ways to Enforce your Business Boundaries

#1: What To With Last-minute Requests – Sometimes your clients may call on you for last-minute help, which in a service business isn’t a problem. The trouble is when last minute become the norm and you can’t manage your project load because you are constantly rushing for the chronic offenders who just can’t seem to get it together.
The boundary fix: “Just so you know, we normally charge an additional rush fee. I’ll let it go this time, but now you know for next time.” and show the rush charge on their invoice with the amount canceled out.

#2: How To Manage Your Client Roster – Sometimes it seems scary to put a new client on hold until you have time in your schedule to take on their project, but it’s critical from a quality (and sanity) control perspective.
The boundary fix: “My client roster is full for the next , but I’d be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your project and get you in our calendar.”

#3: Scope Creep? – More often than not as you get into a project, you discover more ways you can help your client. A little extra here, a little bit there and before you know it, you are doing double the work.

The boundary fix: Know when to put on the brakes when it comes to doing extra work. “That is beyond the original scope of work and will require additional fees. I will send over an estimate of the additional amount required to complete those tasks.”

#4: Setting The Rules of Engagement – It’s ENTIRELY up to you how you want to work with your clients.
The boundary fix: “Before getting started, we require a signed proposal and a deposit.” and nothing (and I mean NOTHING) gets done until that step is complete.

#5: What About After Hours Work Calls? – Just because your clients work late at night, on the weekends or what seems like 24/7, doesn’t mean you need to. Be clear with what hours you are available to take business calls and respond to email.

No one likes to feel like they are being taken advantage. Setting clear personal boundaries is important to ensure that relationships are mutually respectful and fulfilling. Strong boundaries are a clear indication of your self-esteem (or lack thereof). They are a way of saying, “I deserve to be treated well” or “I don’t deserve to be treated well.”
The boundary fix: Actions speak louder than words so if you happen to be up at 4 o’clock to catch up on work, save your replies to client emails as a draft and send during your office hours.

Now don’t get me wrong, there will always be super busy times that may require a bit more of you and your time. But you want those to be the exceptions and not the norm.

I’m blowing the whistle for you, as a reminder to other nurturing business service providers and owners. Respect your time and your business, and you will continue to attract the right clients who will automatically do the same. So set your boundaries and stick to ‘em!

Sound off below, what are your thoughts? Have you ever had challenges with setting the right boundaries in your professional or business life? What rules do you have in place that you must stick by to ensure healthy boundaries in your business? Please share your comments below. And I would love it if you would share this article with your friends on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I appreciate you. xo

With Love,





The truth is most entrepreneurs feel stuck  or like it’s a struggle to get their message to shine online and offline and have it sound like it originated from them.  I see this time and time again, and some of my clients when they first put me on retainer had the challenge of finding their authentic voice so that they shine.

As you begin to truly SHINE your light in the world, and begin to share your burning message, calling, business, services (especially on your website). it’s so important to not sound like the people that inspire you.

The truth is, most ideas are already out there.

Very little is all that new under the sun, come on seriously…how many years have humans walked the planet?

Today’s Shine™ To Do List

It’s perfectly okay if you find yourself researching other similar brands or businesses that are like yours, to get a better idea of what is going on in the market place, what resonates, what tools are being used, what works, what doesn’t… big businesses do it, so should you.

However, remember that when you share, and begin to use your voice, it’s so important that you draw from your own experience, speak from your own journey, even if the thought was inspired by something else out there you read, heard, or saw out there in the universe.

So know your own story, use it, and use your own phrases. Use your own life journey to develop your concepts and share them authentically as you develop your online web presence.

Another smooth tip:

When hear, read, or see an idea that resonates with you, write it down. Then write out 5-7 different ways to express the same idea, so that it becomes more of you, and sounds like you. ;-)

If you would like to see how I can support you in developing an online presence that shines, click here to schedule a Shine Online Discovery Consulting Session.

Your Turn:

So what are your thoughts? Do you ever feel stuck with knowing how to bring out your own voice in an authentic way? What methods have you used to discover your “own voice”? Please share your comments with our community in the comments section below, and share this article with your friends on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the share links below.

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Keep Shining,




Are you listening to the noise, or are you seeking Divine Guidance, inner wisdom, and moving forward BOLDLY in your imperfection—UNAPOLOGETICALLY?

Here’s what I know to be true: You most likely have all that you need RIGHT NOW, to be wildly impactful and successful in your life and business. When you understand the Sye-chology of how to bring the inner essence of your powerful message out and how to SHINE your beautiful light out in the world you begin to see you don’t need all that “stuff” that has kept you overwhelmed and stuck.

Did you know you can start right now with out that exceptional lighting for your videos, or knock out sales page, spectacular banner, awesome photoshoot, and/ or blah blah blah. All you need is a burning message, exceptional desire, and faith and a home to share it (your website— your hub– your golden egg). I have personally seen this in action many times over.

Get real good at being you, sharing your message, and making a difference. Don’t worry about what everyone is doing or has. Whatever is keeping you stuck, is not worth it. Don’t dim your light, and don’t let the minute things in business that you feel you can’t “act or move forward” with out… keep you stuck. Move forward in faith.


Example: A woman I know and admire has a great message and uses faith to propel her, while home-schooling her children and building her business. She focuses in on her strengths, builds a list and following using her WordPress Website, she makes sure to share her content from her site to all social media platforms in which she is actively present and engaged in.

She doesn’t buy into the hype, she lets God, faith, and her inner tuition move her. She has a great mentor- and see the value in investing in herself. She watches her list go from 500 to 5000 to 100, 000 using her WordPress website and social media and AUTHENTICITY, A POWERFUL MESSAGE, AND STAYING TRUE TO HERSELF.

She doesn’t compare herself to other marketers out there, she doesn’t quite care about their systems. She cares that she is consistently sharing her message and building with faith, integrity, smart-outsourcing.

Her facebook page goes from 600 to 100,000 k in 1 and 1/2 years. She begins to really hone in on taking good care and valuing her readers. She builds a team to help her and pays them well – she begins to speak and she is a now a multi-millionaire that has helped others do the same, with the base of wordpress + social media and a powerful message. Nothing lavish about what she was doing to get started. Do you know her? – she could be you. Her name is Sandi…. but she could be you. ;)


Ask yourself: What would I do if I knew without a shadow of a doubt that you could be wildly successful today if I just got started right now?


What is keeping you from moving forward? What have you allowed to dim your light? Please share your comments below, I can’t wait to hear from you. And please share this article with your friends on Facebook & Pinterest by clicking the like button below.

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I Can Barely Keep Up With My Life Right Now

by SyeWells on May 14, 2013

Have you ever thought about why you aren’t further ahead in your  life and in your business? Can you relate with any of the following?

  • I don’t know why I keep telling myself “it’s going to happen.”
  • I’m too busy to do what needs to be done.
  • I can’t afford the support team I need to accomplish my big dreams.
  • I can barely keep up with my life now. How would I find the time to do anything extra?

Believe me, I’ve said all of this and more to myself at times. I kept thinking my positive thoughts and telling myself I could live the life I really wanted to live but nothing ever changed.

And then I learned that my subconscious was holding me back, keeping me stuck in the status quo, and that I could change the beliefs I didn’t even know were driving my every day actions and decisions. So I starting changing them and everything else started to change.


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How To Easily Get More Readers To Opt-in To Your Website or Business Blog (part 2)

January 11, 2012

This is a blog article is a continuation of Yesterday’s Blog Article, so if you haven’t had a chance yet, I would highly suggest you read that article first. So let’s continue on with part 2. 12 More Ways To Easily Get More Readers To Opt-in To Your Business Blog   12. Publish new posts [...]

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Mastering Your Inner Game By Dan Kennedy

January 24, 2012

Today’s article was written by one my favorite marketing mentors, Dan Kennedy. I highly suggest you print this out, and read it in a quiet place, yes I believe anything he has to share is really worth your time. Here we go….. Mastering Your Inner Game By Dan Kennedy (make sure you click the link [...]

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How To Market Your Products and Services With RSS

January 17, 2012

  Recently, I have been sharing several tips on the benefits of using RSS. Today won’t be much different. RSS is really that important to your business blogging success. Implementing the tips that I have been sharing will assist you in growing your list of potential clients, increased sells, and more interaction within your blogging [...]

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Why You Should Use Social Bookmarking Software

January 19, 2012

 “The greatest failure is not to try. Had I listened to all the people during the course of my life who said, “You can’t. You’ll fail. It won’t work. You don’t have…,” I wouldn’t be here today.” – ~Debbi Fields Okay, so if the idea of Social Bookmarketing sound foreign to you, no worries.. let’s [...]

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How To Create Free Squeeze Pages in WordPress

February 2, 2012

I was speaking with a good friend of mine who is very new to blogging. She wanted to know how to get a squeeze/ sales page inside of her wordpress business blog, without having to dish out a couple hundred bucks for someone else to develop for her. I understood her frustration, and I knew [...]

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Why Blogs Are Better And More Popular Than Business Websites

February 6, 2012

Did you know that blogs are the most popular type of website on the internet – for both people, as well as for search engines? (psst… keep reading I have a special gift below for you) People now use blogs to publish content related to any and every topic you could imagine, ranging from how [...]

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Why Blog Commenting Is A Smart Traffic Strategy For Business Blogging

February 13, 2012

Do enjoy blog comments? I do.   Do you see commenting as a smart traffic strategy for business blogging?   If you ask me … I would say  it depends… Yes. & No.   What it comes down to is how you comment on blogs.     I created a video on blog commenting some [...]

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Just For Today… | Worry

February 20, 2012

Ever been depressed, sad, down and out? Feeling anxious or worried? What the hell for? Seriously … what are you allowing to have power over you?  Fear? Worry? Anxiety?’   Your best life is on the other side of these feelings (especially worry).. I promise you. I know… from personal experience. Let’s not give any [...]

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New Forced Facebook Changes, Facebook Time Line Covers, Business Page Welcome Page Going Away, And More!

March 1, 2012

Facebook is Changing! New Facebook Timeline Cover for Pages and Profiles is a new forced change by March 30th. And… so much more is changing. No more landing pages, welcome pages, yes all that time you spent having your crafty optin placed into your default landing page.. with the cute little like button at the [...]

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Press Release: 2012 Pinterest Video Marketing and Training Guide Now Available

March 5, 2012

  Press Release:Pinterest   SyeWells.com Takes a Step Forward in Promoting Pinterest                    The growing social media site, Pinterest, can be a goldmine for businesses with the help of Sye.   Bala Cynwyd, PA – March 1, 2012 – SyeWells.com places attention on one of the fastest growing technological advances in the world by entering [...]

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5 Steps To Building Big Buzz for your Brand Using Social Media

March 12, 2012

One of the biggest complaints I hear most often from the business owners that I consult with is that they STILL haven’t seen any results from social media.   They are wondering, is it everything they say it is? Am I just wasting my time? When is this finally going to pay off? You see, [...]

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Are You Experiencing An Emotional Hangover?

March 14, 2012

Anger, fear, jealousy…yesterday’s and sometimes today’s excesses.. This my friends is all a part of the emotional hangover.   Let’s get deeper into this sneaky phenomenon that has dangerous implications in your business and personal life.   Ever have one of those weeks when there is palpable, anger-inciting tension between you and a family member? [...]

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(video) Take Time (How To Focus On What Truly Matters!)

March 20, 2012

How often do you Take the Time to do things that truly matter? We can all get caught up in the rush of the day… I created a quick video today… (it’s quality is not the best.. I chose to just do it on the fly… ). Click Play to view my message created especially [...]

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(video)Welcome To The Connector Edge!

July 3, 2012

I wanted to personally welcome you to the all new.. First Edition of the Connector’s Edge Ezine. Here is some of what you can expect in the upcoming issues of the Connectors Edge: * Latest Social Media Trends * Strategies to Improve Your Business Blogging * Internet Marketing Actionable Information * Personal Development Advice * [...]

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My Top 5 Blogging Lessons Learned from Parenting Four Rowdy Kids

July 11, 2012

Most of my readers and clients know me as a connection marketer, expert business blogger, and social marketing consultant and content marketing strategist. But the truth is, I’m operating under cover; my real identity is SuperMom to a brood of four rowdy children (including my two bonus sons). I’m actually not that “super,” but I’m [...]

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Professional Business Website Scholarship,Fre.e Website Audits, Spring Cleaning For Business

April 17, 2012

Do you have any spring time rituals? Lately my rituals seem to involve family activities .. and new sporting events that my 7 year old son is involved in. He’s now in wrestling, mixed martial arts, and baseball. And with the high demands involved with attending a private school.. I find myself happily exhausted and [...]

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How To Discover Your Passion (for the frustrated business blogger)

April 25, 2012

Have you had a tough time discovering your passion? I’m sure you would have been told many times over that if you want to become successful, you need to be really passionate about what you’re doing.   But could simply following your passion help you become a successful business blogger?   Believe it or not, [...]

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Five Steps To Effective Blog And Article Writing

May 16, 2012

Do You Want an Effective System (Editorial calendar) to Help You Get Ahead? Today we are going to dive right into 5 of the more effective steps you need to know and conquer to be an effective blog and article writer. The more effective you are.. the more your business will grow. Period. Let’s start [...]

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Does Blogging Feel Like A Complete Waste Of Time?

May 7, 2012

Let’s cut to the chase… a blog that makes no money… SUCKS. Feels like a waste of time right?   Sometimes it’s just a matter of planting seeds and giving them time to sprout.   And sometimes … (most times)… bloggers just don’t know what to do.    That’s why I am hosting our first [...]

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Blog Failure, Success, and The Law Of Averages

May 27, 2012

Last week I wrote a post called, your blog sucks and here’s why. Shocked? Lol.  Just wait a moment, you know I always come from the heart. So, when you get a moment, head over and read it, and you’ll quickly understand why  I titled the post that way J But today,  we are going [...]

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How to Clear Your Head Trash and Get Unstuck | Noah St. John

June 3, 2012

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~Earl Nightingale I’ve had the blessing and privilege of helping more than 200,000 people in over 50 countries through my books, coaching, online programs and live seminars. And in all that time, I’ve never met one [...]

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How To Use Pinterest To Help Business Brand Development

September 4, 2012

The web is lighting up with commentary on Pinterest – a lot of it to the effect of “what the heck is this thing?” But don’t let “new-social-media-confusion” get the best of you. Almost all social networks start like this – there is a learning curve and marketers in particular need time to get a [...]

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How Pinterest Works in a Nutshell

August 9, 2012

Pinterest is the hottest new social network on the Internet, being featured on shows like Good Morning America, showing up in newspapers around the globe and exciting women (and some men) to show off their favorite things to friends new and old. To help you get started, here is a quick walk-through of the tools [...]

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How To Easily Keep Track Of What’s Been Pinned from Your Website

September 27, 2012

Pinterest has quickly become one of the most effective traffic sources on the Internet. After only a few months, it has surpassed Twitter and Google+ combined for driving traffic – all while still requiring invitations to create an account. But how do you keep track of who is driving traffic to your website and what [...]

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Why Pinterest Is Perfect for Affiliate Marketing

June 22, 2012

Are you marketing your products and services online? Or are you a blogger that promotes affiliate products for additional streams of revenue? My hope is you fall in one of these two categories. If not, and you are a business owner… we need to chat. One of the hottest social media stories of late 2011 [...]

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Why Pinterest Should Have You Excited

August 1, 2012

New social networks pop up seemingly every few weeks, but rarely does one actually take off and garner the kind of zeitgeist-like attention that Pinterest has in late 2011 and early 2012. Business owners, Internet marketers and web users alike want to know what the big deal is, so here are a few reasons why [...]

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The Top 3 Web Design Disasters That Turn Visitors Away

July 17, 2012

I came across a wonderful website today, I mean it was just fantastic.  It was fantastic for all of 3 minutes before this annoying pop up entered the page.  The page got dark, the pop up was persistent, and I couldn’t get past it. One pop up led to more options to another pop up. [...]

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The 5 Key Priniciples Of Connection That Every Marketer Must Know

August 7, 2012

Connecting is purely and simply built on your ability to identify with people and relate to them. To become more productive and influential as a leader, you have to learn how to genuinely connect with others. To pull this off in real life, you have to understand five key principles about making personal connections: 1. [...]

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Connection Marketing Principal 2: Connecting always focuses on others

August 8, 2012

“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”~ Abraham Lincoln Yesterday, we connected and discussed Principal 1: Connecting increases your influence .  As promised today, we are going to jump right into Principal 2: Connecting always focuses on others. When you’re trying to connect with [...]

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Why Connecting Goes Beyond Mere Words (4 levels of connecting)

August 9, 2012

Yesterday, we discussed why connecting always focuses on others. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today, we are going to jump right in to Connection Marketing Principal 3: Connecting goes beyond mere words. Whenever you try and connect with someone, you may at first assume what you say is the deciding factor [...]

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Are You Mission Out On This Billion Dollar Target Market? (sure hope not)

August 20, 2012

“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.” ~Warren Buffet “Mom marketing” is a field unto itself. If you’re trying to sell to mothers in 2012, you have to know how their behavior changed over the last year. Among other things, they overwhelmingly embraced [...]

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What Happens In The Family After A Death With Life Insurance…

September 17, 2012

This year has been tough emotionally. Personally, our family has seen more deaths than my soul thought it could bear. I lost a cousin in random act of violence, an aunt to cancer, and the list of countless other deaths of close and distant friends and family has not let up. I have had many [...]

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Website Design Services For Women Entreprenuers – Special Offer

October 22, 2012

“Seize the day and make the most of every opportunity. Be proactive and make a difference today. “The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.” –Helen Rowland   I am offering five  Women Entrepreneurs and opportunity to receive a new professional business [...]

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5 Ways To Use Connecting To Put The Passion Back Into Your Life

September 24, 2012

We all need and deserve someone who is willing to invest in the energy it takes to truly connect with us. Someone willing to invest the energy it takes to help us connect to our very own personal power. I know in my own life, I wouldn’t be half of who I am if it [...]

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The Five Lies of A Serial Procrastinator (plus 4 Steps to Tackling Procrastination)

September 28, 2012

Procrastination is that murky guilt ridden world between our intentions and actions. It’s driven by a low tolerance for frustration and begins with a deliberate decision to delay an activity in the delusion that “later” will be better. And we delay because we perceive some unpleasantness in some aspect of the task. Most of us [...]

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Warning! To The Do IT Yourself Entrepreneur (why I outsource and so should you)

January 5, 2013

Let’s face it, we are not only business owners, we have families, hobbies, passions, and life to attend to, right?! We can’t be there for the things that matter, when they matter most, if our head is buried down into our work, because we want to do it ALL ourselves. Time is our most precious [...]

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