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Don’t Be Afraid to Say No

My mornings used to be a stressful time of the day. After my feet hit the floor, I stretch out all the kinks and sore muscles from sleep the night before. Let my dogs out to go potty and my cat in from his nightly scampers. I would sit down in front of my laptop to catch up on the world that I missed while I slept. I open up my Outlook (email service in Windows for you Mac users) while it was loading I pull up my Facebook feed. Between all the terrible lies being sold as the truth on the interwebs and the spam in my inbox, I would get lost chasing rabbits down the information highway. I receive hundreds of emails daily because at some point I bought what they were selling. I thought it mattered to them if I did, so I did. If you are anything like I am you have spent most of your life saying ‘yes.’ I bought products I have never used. Have ebooks in will never read and still am bombarded with emails I never had the heart to unsubscribe. I even have a timeshare that we barely have time to use because I could not say ‘no.’ (Willing to sell if you are interested) I spent so much time clicking yes that it became a habit for the rest of my life. For many years I was a yes man, I would take the path of least resistance and say yes to everyone. After years […]

The Prosperous Shall Be Diligent

Today’s Post is by a guest blogger Melissa who will discuss how though diligence she became prosperous, join me and welcoming her. Melissa is the Founder and CEO of Melissa the Coach, Financial Coaching.  She is a wife, mom, dog rescuer, sports junkie and blogger.   Her passion is helping others learn that money no longer has to be the thing that stands in the way of pursuing a dream.  Visit for more information. Also she can be found on Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. For years I have always heard the words, “the diligent prosper”.  To be diligent is to stay focused, to stay on task, to keep course.   When we do that, we “prosper” in whatever task we were trying to accomplish.  Sounds easy, right? Well, maybe being diligent to be prosperous is easier than remaining diligent once we prosper. Proverbs 10:4-5 4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,             But the hand of the diligent makes rich.       5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,             But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. (New American Standard Bible) Verse 4 is more about “the diligent prosper” – stay focused on the task at hand and you will prosper. Verse 5, specifically the second part of that, is interesting in context – “he who sleeps in the harvest acts shamefully” Does that mean that once I become prosperous because I was diligent that it’s not OK to rest? I think so.  Because, once we lose focus, we run the risk of losing everything you have […]

5 Ways to Find Restful Sleep as an Entrepreneur

Being able to rest at night helps to get each day off to a good start. Many of us however could sleep better (not necessarily longer for as hustlers sleep comes later). By adding a few simple tasks to your already busy routine before going to sleep your mind will be able to find rest. Rest is vital to replenish our minds and spirit. In order to maintain our health we must find ways to rest and recover. As an entrepreneur our schedules are packed with meetings, video chats, coaching calls and more. We are constantly on the go and many of us burn the candle at both ends. Sleep is one of those luxuries we just cannot afford if we are really chasing after our dreams. At times our bodies need rest and we must stop and find sleep. Here are some quick tips on getting the most out of that time, as we like to squeeze as much time out of every hour as it is. 5 Ways to Find Restful Sleep as an Entrepreneur Turn off your phone – I know before you just stop reading after that crazy talk hear me out.  We are all so addicted to emails, texts, tweets and Facebook updates that our eyes are glued to our phones. By turning off your phone or even just leaving it in another room for 45 to 60 minutes before bed it allows your mind time to disconnect. Leaving it on in your room, even on silent does not count […]