Are you a fan of personality profiles? Tests like Meyers Briggs and Strengths Finder have a lot of followers, but my personal favorite is the Kolbe Index because it is about much more than personality and really applies to work. The Kolbe Index is an insightful, overarching test that totally changed the way I viewed…Read More
Yes, business is a lot of work, but it should be fun too! Most of us start businesses because we’re passionate about something, but sometimes the paperwork and taxes and uncertainty and all the to-dos pile up and block our view of why we started in the first place. We get wrapped up in the details and lose our sense of fun.
So how do we rekindle that old spark?Read More
“Time off? What’s that?”
All joking aside, I see this mindset all the time in entrepreneurs, no matter what kind of business they’re running. There’s way too much hustle and burnout and not enough rest, rejuvenation, and strategy.
Yes, you need time off. Here’s how to use your time off so you can come back strong.Read More
As I was thinking of April, I couldn’t help but think ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ In that spirit, I decided that I want to shower you with the brilliance of some of my favorite people this month.Read More
The end of 2017 is fast approaching! Have you reached your goals for this year yet? If not, there’s still time, and it’s never too early to begin thinking about your 2018 goals. One of my favorite tools for setting and achieving goals is a planner. In fact, I love planners so much that I’ve…Read More
Creatives and entrepreneurs are free-wheeling, in the moment people, right? Don’t make me adhere to a schedule. Forget getting me to commit to anything more than a week out. Do not expect me to do the same thing twice. I can’t schedule my work, I wait to “feel” the right moment to start. The moon…Read More
Is 2017 going to be your year? I hope so. It’s already shaping to be a big year for The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox. Some days it feels like a dance. Shuffling resources, switching gears, building business momentum, and keeping my eye on my goals all while taking care of home and family isn’t always easy. That’s…Read More
Lots of business gurus preach hustle and drive and pushing through. We’re told to burn the boats, make it happen and get out of our own way. But what if they’re wrong? I happen to think they are. Or at a minimum, misguided. What if we, instead, embraced ease and flow and worked with our…Read More
Where did January go? It feels like only a few days ago that we were reading posts about starting off a sparkling new year with warm vibes and good intentions. I’m glad the days are getting longer, and that we’re inching closer to spring. At the same time, I’m looking at my planner and it’s…Read More