Problem Solver or Solution Provider?

Problem Solver or Solution Provider?

Are you a Creator of Possibilities or a Problem Solver? This may not be what you think it is. Traditional marketing is about finding someone’s pain or problem and solving it. “What problem does your ideal client have? Find that then sell them something to solve it.” That has been advice I’ve received for over a decade now and while there’s some truth in this, I wonder what would show up in your bank account if you went beyond this obvious and overdone formula? There is a difference between “solving a problem” and “CREATING possibilities.” I have a philosophy about this that has been radically been changing my business, joy, and profits for the past couple of years. This principle of “solving a problem” vs “creating a possibility” shows up everywhere and I see this being the difference between ultimately empowering your client vs enabling them. Solving a problem puts out fires. Being a creator of possibilities generates far beyond the immediate problem to solve. Have you noticed that solving a problem begets yet another problem and a continuous cycle of putting out fires can be the norm? As you read through these simple examples, notice how they feel in your body? Is one more expansive than the other? You could end up taking the same actions with either scenario, but which one will create longer-lasting results? Which one is more likely to get sabotaged in self-doubt or beating yourself up? I need $1,000 to pay this bill. OR I would like to always have $1,000 in my bank account after all of my bills are paid. Or the...
Is this the change I’ve been asking for?

Is this the change I’ve been asking for?

Have you had the moment when your glorious business or marketing plan either bores you to tears or is just doesn’t work? The thing that you are trying to get to work is what you’ve done before in your business. You KNOW how to do this… yet, something is off. Perhaps it’s trying to follow one of the proven formulas by the experts and it just falls flat. Or you just can’t muster up the focus and motivation to follow through with it. Either way, it’s frustrating right? Especially when you need to make some money, honey! I’ve been in a space similar to this since March. Something has just been ever-so-slightly “off” and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I kept asking what to DO and kept getting the answer of “create more space.” “Let go of anything that doesn’t you utter joy. Stop the DOing and things will show up – but there has to be space for it to show up.” When this type of thing would happen years ago, my coaches at the time would tell me to be “coachable and push through the fear.” (Um, it wasn’t fear, it was a misalignment and you can only FORCE misalignment for so long before it bites you in the ass.) The result when you force it is often dismal profits, disappointment, and usually burned out adrenals to go along with it (for me anyway). NOW, I honor these times as the invitation to pause and take a breath. My favorite question to ask during these times of transitioning my business model is, “Is this the change I’ve been asking for?” When you...
I wasn’t crazy, just an Empath {Free Resource}

I wasn’t crazy, just an Empath {Free Resource}

I remember the moment I realized that I wasn’t crazy, just highly aware of energy. I was in my early twenties and was attending my first Hay House workshop. I attended a breakout session led by a woman named Judith Orloff…(I had no idea who she was at the time.) I was in search of answers because I was secretly afraid that I was crazy. This was my life back then: I was shy, mostly awkward (didn’t know how to talk to people), and just always felt “off.” I never fit in. I hated small talk and just didn’t know what was wrong with me. Had there been a diagnosis, it would have probably came back as depression and social anxiety (at a minimum). I was secretly worried that I was crazy and it was only a matter of time before someone figured this out. Why did I think I was crazy? I just knew things about situations and people. I would be in the same room with someone or walk into a store and I would just KNOW things. I would feel weird when I was in crowded places. I had no other way to describe it other than feeling “weird.” It’s like everyone’s thoughts and feelings bombarded me and I liked being alone, rather than around people, because of it. And if I was in a toxic environment, or if I saw a scary movie or something tragic on the news, it would take me days or even weeks to feel “normal” again. My life changed that day attending that workshop. Judith (who was leading the session) was talking about being...
Discover Your Superpowers: A Peek Into Human Design for Business with Kris Prochaska

Discover Your Superpowers: A Peek Into Human Design for Business with Kris Prochaska

*Let’s pretend that peek is spelled correctly in the above image. 🙂 Knowing my Human Design was a huge revelation for my business (and my life) so much so that I have every client discover their Human Design so I can support them even better. This is NOT about fitting yourself in a box. What this IS about is identifying your energy with more clarity so you can actualize your life and business with more ease and with fewer pitfalls. During this training, Kris talked about how she can spot projectors easily when her friends have kids over to play. The projectors are the kids who are observing -checking things out. They may have the solution or idea, but until they are invited, they don’t know where there place is. This hit home for me big-time. In fact, it brings tears to my eyes as I write this because as a kid, I always wondered what was wrong with me and why I couldn’t just go into a circle of kids and make things happen. So I had fewer friends, I had smaller circles than a lot of people. Even now, I know a lot of people, but my inner circle is small. It’s only been the last five years that I’ve seen how this is a gift, and not something that makes me weird. Projectors “wait to be invited.” And then sometimes when we are invited, we say yes because it feels so good to be invited, rather than it’s something that truly aligns with our heart’s desires. If you are a projector, then hear this: your universal...
How to Amplify Connections in Your Business with Guest Shannon Hernandez

How to Amplify Connections in Your Business with Guest Shannon Hernandez

SOULpreneurs from five countries joined Shannon Hernandez and I on this training! As a natural connector, it’s easy to see how to pair people up with solutions for their life and business. I have people who tell me years after attending one of my events that the people they connected to are still people they do business with. It’s just what I do. Over the holidays this past year, after the president of the US was announced, I spent several weeks in deep thought. I was asking myself this question: what can I do to make a difference. The importance of connection, collaboration, and community came up over and over again. So I made the commitment to have more connection chats with people. After all, relationships are what a successful and sustainable business are built upon. But as a natural connector, I’ve been burned out by a lack of reciprocal connections or even thank-yous. The other challenge I’ve experienced with connection chats as I call them, or potential JV chats is the lack of reciprocity in how we can support each other. Over the years, I have done a lot of introductions and connections and not received the same level of effort. My primary love language is Words of Affirmation, so I know that not receiving a thank-you for the connections I make probably makes a bigger impact on me. Additionally, as a connector one of the shadows is you are so busy doing all of the connecting, you aren’t building your own business. It can be common to do the connecting but not receive anything back from people, even a...

Why I left Ontraport and how I streamlined my business

First, please do your due diligence on anything you invest in your business. I’m sharing the following details to simply give some insight and possibilities of how you can run your online business without using systems like Ontraport or InfusionSoft. Secondly, when I mention ConvertKit below, I’m including my affiliate link. You do not have to use the link below and can simply google the software that I mention below. I’ve looked at many options including Click Funnels, Active Campaign, Mail Chimp, Aweber, in addition to several learning platforms to host my membership levels for my digital products. For a few years, I was with InfusionSoft. I didn’t enjoy their vibe and really didn’t like their selling tactics – I don’t believe that “every business needs InfusionSoft.” My experience with it was that it was complex and for super complex online businesses, I’m sure it made sense. I was also tired of paying a car payment for a system that I couldn’t use without a high-end VA (Virtual Assistant) or OBM (Online Business Manager). Lastly, I didn’t like the process of creating sequences. AND I fully get that with any system, if you dedicate the time to know it inside and out, it works. So after spending three years using the system, I was ready for a change. I made the switch to Ontraport. I was in heaven – it was MUCH easier for me to use. It got off to a rough start when the OBM I hired lost 8,000 of my contacts and didn’t migrate things over correctly. That was really challenging. And it was a great...

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