Interviewed on The Shut Up Show with Berni Xiong and Phil Gerbyshak

This video interview was pure joy for me. It was a veritable love fest talking with my dear friend and client Phil Gerbyshak, and the fabulous Berni Xiong. Phil and Berni are two professionals I greatly admire.

The Shut Up Show is for entrepreneurs (or intrapreneurs) who are trying to do big things and need to get past fear and negative self talk. Basically, this show will help you to tell those unhelpful voices inside your head to (wait for it) shut up!

Nobody likes to admit the stupid things they have done in their business, but it’s my – and their – hope that we can all learn and grow from other people’s mistakes.

So I hope you will check out Catherine Morgan Helps Us Get from Point A to Point B – Episode 20. The show notes Berni put together are hilarious! And the video interview was a blast.  

From CarolRoth.com – What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business

On Valentine’s Day I wrote a post that was, in a sense, a love note to my business.

When I thought about it, I actually have taken a lot of the lessons I learned from tango and used them in my business.

Please enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.

From CarolRoth.com – What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business

My latest post on Carol Roth’s blog is a whimsical one in which I was able to share my love of both dancing tango and running a small business.

I really have learned a lot of lessons from tango that have helped me manage my business. I think you will enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.

We posted this on Valentine’s Day and several people pointed out that many of the lessons carry over nicely to relationships.  Continue reading

Los Angeles Event: Productivity: The Secret Sauce for Successful Entrepreneurs

Who doesn’t need to squeeze more productive time out of their day? Please join us for a lunch and learn session at OfficeSlice in Sherman Oaks on how to be more productive. This will be a lively and interactive discussion that will give you actionable tips that you can use immediately. We will cover:

  • How to find more time in your day
  • How to prioritize and do the right things
  • How to get going when your get-up-and-go got up and went
  • How to manage overwhelm

Our guest speaker will be Catherine Morgan, founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. Catherine coaches entrepreneurs and small business owners helping them to create clarity and confidence, find focus, and move forward.  Continue reading

Accountability is King: Why Group Coaching Works

Finding someone or some group to hold you accountable might be the best thing you can do for yourself. It is too easy to believe your own excuses for not getting something done. It is too easy for life to get in the way of you achieving your goals.

In the Best Year Ever! teleclass series we were all in different businesses and yet the issues we were facing were the same. We were able to learn from and support each other.

Making a decision and committing to actions to a group does dramatically increase the odds that you will actually do what you said you were going to do. Here is one example:

First day of my commitment for Best Year Ever was Wednesday, Jan. 17th. I did my 90 minutes of job-hunting, including finishing the cover letter to <company> (that had begun in draft form more then 10 days earlier, and lay dormant) and CV and sent off (among other tasks). Friday afternoon Jan 19th, the office manager called and booked me for a phone screen for a Community Manager position. It took ONE day to get active, and THREE days to get results… the first of many, I hope.

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Los Angeles Event: Off the Cliff – Is There a Net?

 

Off the Cliff – Is There a Net? Getting Your Business Started

Please join us for a lively discussion about how you can get past your blocks and actually START your business.

Catherine Morgan, the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., will be our presenter. In addition to being a business coach to consultants through her company, Catherine works with Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation, and manages Carol’s award-winning blog, Business Unplugged™.

You will learn some techniques for:

  • Getting past fear – how to identify what is stopping your progress, and how to work through it
  • Stepping into your power – how to reclaim your skills and expertise, and embrace being a business owner
  • Surviving the emotional rollercoaster – how to spend less time in “the dips” and more time being happy and productive
  • Connecting with others to support yourself and your business – why some of the connections you should make might surprise you

This will be a fun and interactive presentation suitable for anyone looking to start a business – or any existing business owner needing an energy boost.  Continue reading

From TDS blog: How to manage effective virtual teams

Whether you work with people in the same city or around the world, chances are that you are part of – or manage – virtual teams. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and employees all will have instances where they work with people who are not physically in an office or building with them.

Virtual teams can be highly productive and effective if managed correctly. In this post for the TDS business blog, I share some tips from my experience and interview my client, Michael Sanders, of Legacy Solutions to get another perspective.

I think you will find the information in How to manage effective virtual teams timely and useful.

From PhilGerbyshak.com – Goal Setting for Your Business in the New Year

I was so excited to have my first guest post on my good friend and client Phil Gerbyshak‘s blog yesterday. If you don’t know Phil, you should go connect with him now. He has the inside track on connecting with your customers deeply and leveraging social media to build strong connections.

My blog post was about business goal setting. Yes, it’s that time of year. We all need to be thinking about what we want for our business, and how we are going to get there. I wrote about the questions you need to ask yourself to start coming up with goals. And I also shared some tips on how you can set yourself up for success and better achieve your goals. I hope you enjoy Goal Setting for Your Business in the New Year.

PS – There’s a prize inside this post. Don’t forget to sign up for the Best Year Ever! teleclass series in January.

Living the Dream – But Is It Your Dream?

Every now and then a client says something to me that I really didn’t expect. A week or two ago a client told me that he was so incredibly happy to be in a co-working space and around people again. That didn’t surprise me. He is a natural extrovert and people person. What did surprise me was this: He said that he had felt guilty about not enjoying working at home alone in his PJs and “Living the Dream.”

I asked him if we could discuss that a little more. He added that most of the people he knew were part of the lifestyle business community and that he had achieved the goal of serving clients and being able to work wherever he wanted, but that he kind of hated it.

Being alone at home must have been pretty depressing for him. Now of course he got out to networking events and went on client calls and had phone calls, etc. – but the bulk of his time was spent doing his work alone wherever.

What a difference a change of location made! When we had our weekly call he was very happily settled into his new office. He was gushing about how productive he was, and that made me very happy.  Continue reading