We have a narrative in this country that business equals success. That if we just pull hard enough on our own bootstraps we’ll make it. The numbers say otherwise, but we’ve taught ourselves to see failure as something shameful rather than a part of the process. This shame often causes us to push too far and risk too much. This week, we explore the link between failure and shame, and how you can fail and still be in your purpose.
Recessions scare business owners. They worry leads will dry up, customers will hoard cash, and their business will go under. If you’ve been paying attention to the economic news lately, there’s a lot of talk about how soon the next recession will hit. This week, we try to take some of the fear out of thinking about a potential downturn and discuss what you can do to make your business recession resistant.
As business owners, we love it when what we offer makes someone’s life better. But what about those clients who just won’t change? Whether it’s work that doesn’t get used, clients who ghost us when things get real, or even expensive products that someone buys and then doesn’t use, we've all been there. This week, we explore the pain and frustration we feel when someone refuses to get value from what we’re trying to do for them.