As part of the planning I’ve been doing for the last half of the year, unearthed a hornet’s nest about my thoughts on how entrepreneurs are being conditioned to believe how business is done. And,Darlin’, it ain’t how my small town banker Dad taught me how to do business!

So I put together a little quiz for you…

true or false?

  • the guru business model devastates more lives than it improvesDisguised as inspiration
  • it’s crucial to be on guard for manipulation disguised as inspiration
  • the day will come when every entrepreneur must break from mimicking what others do to find true success
  • it’s necessary to understand the motives of the coach who charges peanuts to get you in the room for her event
  • it’s critical for entrepreneurs to rebel against being squeezed into a one-size-fits-none formula
  • entrepreneurs must demand to understand how business essentials work and not settle for the flash
  • anyone who fills you with fear and self-doubt is a charlatan and doesn’t deserve your money or attention
  • more and more entrepreneurs are on the verge of an uprising against being led like sheep (and being fleeced like them too)

What do you believe to be true?

Let us know by sharing in the Comments below!

I believe

it takes courage to start a business – and a bit of crazy to continue

when things get tough it’s not time to back down – it’s time to step up

Ego & Fear give you excuses to keep you where you are – don’t let them win

everything we do is “on purpose” – even our mistakes

we have the potential to play bigger – if only we’d believe in ourselves more 

there’s nothing more scary – or as rewarding – than daring to live your truth

women entrepreneurs can gain financial freedom faster – and do it their way

freedom takes guts – drop the “shoulds”

self-trust is your greatest asset – claim it!

– carolyn herfurth

I asked a few of my clients what they believe –
that they may not have believed before…

 I believe that my business can fully sustain me.

– Martha Zlatar

 

I believe that when I drop the story, 

act as though “of course I can” 

and take action, 

I am unfuckingstoppable. 

– Brynn Breuner

 

I believe that my business is on the track of  thriving rather than withering. 

I believe gratitude is in order : )

– Laurie Morse

 

I believe I’m crystal clear about my thought leadership.

– Cari Vollmer

  

I believe for the first time I can visualize exactly what I am loving 

offering to clients that can enhance their lives.

– Judy Helm Wright

 

I believe that I CAN. I believe that it’s possible

I believe in me – fuckin’ A rite I do!

Gretchen Breuner

What do you believe?

Let us know by sharing in the Comments below!

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Just about every entrepreneur I have ever dealt with – and I’ve dealt with thousands – would say that freedom is a top value of theirs. For me personally, it’s #2 – right after fun!
Despite this, I see so many entrepreneurs trap themselves. They get caught up in “twirling, swirling and MAYBE-ing” themselves silly. And they wonder why they don’t feel free.
As Marge asks in the movie Fargo, “Do you think they might be (click, click) connected?”
Watch this video (revisited from 2011 when I had long hair!) for my take on the price of freedom and let me know what you think by leaving your comments below.

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It’s been said that I’m a “challenge junkie.

Personally :: I’ve pulled Dukes of Hazzard-like stunts from moving cars. Biked through Ireland. Danced on stage at the Sydney Opera House. Performed stand-up comedy. Jumped out of airplanes. Moved to NYC on a whim.

Professionally :: I’ve started multiple businesses. Founded a large-scale business expo in the Midwest. Walked away from a perfectly good business to start something else. Launched a series of one-day events in multiple cities.

And I jaywalk in New York City. (Ha! Who doesn’t?!)

But that’s not where I started. 

I started taking tiny little chances as a kid. Then bigger ones as a teenager. Then even bigger ones as a college grad. I worked up my “challenge muscles” and it became easier and easier to take on the bigger risks and challenges.

What saddens me is that I see many entrepreneurs not playing up to their brilliance. Hiding. Not going after the thing they REALLY (maybe secretly) want to do.

So you play smaller than you’re capable of. You get sidetracked doing stuff that doesn’t really matter and before you know it, it’s tomorrow. And next month. Then next year.

And that really cool (or scary) thing you wanted to do is still just something you want to do, not something you’ve done. So you feel unfulfilled.

So what is it for you? 

What is that thing you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t because you don’t know if you have the money. Or wonder if it’ll fail. Or think people will laugh at you. Or that you’ll be exposed.

Or maybe it’s something personal that you’re just waiting to do until _________ happens in your biz so you can actually go for it.

 

If any of this sounds familiar to you, I want to challenge you to a dare.

If there’s something in your personal or professional life that you’d like to accomplish but you don’t see how to make it work – or find you just haven’t gotten around to it because other things seem more pressing – I dare you go for it.

In fact, I’m so interested in you making “shift happen” for entrepreneurs that I’m going to walk you through 21 micromovements that get you clearer and closer to it becoming a reality.

It’s called Declare Your Dare :: 21 MicroMovements to Make Shift Happen.

It all begins Tuesday, July 1 and goes for 21 days straight through July 22.

It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s fruitful.

You with us?

If so, click over to http://declareyourdare.com to toss your name in the ring and join the party.

I double dog dare you to join us!

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Knowing your highest priorities is the key…

Watch my video on pay time vs. no pay time that I did four  years ago. It’s still relevant today. (Don’t let the hair shock you!)

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