Understanding and Dealing with Someone Lashing Out

Has anyone called you a cold heartless bitch lately? If not, perhaps your business is not big enough. The thing is, the more you grow your business the more people want to judge you. These individuals want what you have but are unwilling to let go of something near...

Bust Through Business Ceilings and See Possibilities

If you think that you are safe from the proverbial glass ceiling just because you own your own business, think again! I often see that women business owners, in comparison to their male counterparts, will put themselves in a position of under-earning. And,...

How to Free Yourself from Feeling Inadequate

A few years back, I attended an event with a panel of very successful businesswomen including one of my own business idols, Arlene Dickinson. (Business-wise, Arlene Dickinson is incredibly successful and has accomplished many outstanding things.) While on stage, I...

Keep Your Sight on Your Goal. Not on Failures.

I have a confession to make. Can I tell you my secret? If you do not follow me, I am a former dominatrix - that is not my secret - and I am great at teaching people how to stand in their own power. However, last weekend I went into the trap of making myself wrong (and...

STOP the Bad Business Practices Now

"When the hell are you going to stop giving discounts or taking on clients that you know are not a good fit? When the hell are you actually going to stop this crap?" Here is the hard truth... Until you are willing to trust yourself and make you the source of the...

Trust Your Intuition in Business Decisions

Your intuition is never wrong and based on your past experiences (when you feel that little nudge urging you to follow it) you already know this.  When you follow your intuition, it works out, and when you do not, you regret your decision. But here is the funny...

Your Money Mindset Affects Your Business

Money. Let us get honest, and talk about money for a moment. There are two types of mindsets when it comes to money. Type one, “You just need to think good thoughts and the money will come.” Type two, “You need to hustle all the motherfucking time and then you will...

How to Set Boundaries and Stop Business Losses

Are you treating your prospects like stray cats? Just think about it. When stray cats come along with their sad, pathetic, kind of scrawny bodies, you feel bad and feed them! But as soon as the food is gone, so are they... until tomorrow, when they are hungry again....

Charge What Your Expertise Dictate

Though I realize this is sexist, this message is for the ladies and some of the gay men. Charge what your expertise dictate. I had a conversation with an amazing, super-smart female engineer. She has 25 years of experience and an incredible track record. She told me...

Be Proud of Your Business. You Earned It.

A few years ago, I was working with a former Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics that owned a fitness studio. Obviously, that is a tremendous feat, but interestingly I noticed that she was not using her accomplishment in any of the marketing material. I remember...
Understanding and Dealing with Someone Lashing Out

Understanding and Dealing with Someone Lashing Out

Has anyone called you a cold heartless bitch lately? If not, perhaps your business is not big enough. The thing is, the more you grow your business the more people want to judge you. These individuals want what you have but are unwilling to let go of something near...

Bust Through Business Ceilings and See Possibilities

Bust Through Business Ceilings and See Possibilities

If you think that you are safe from the proverbial glass ceiling just because you own your own business, think again! I often see that women business owners, in comparison to their male counterparts, will put themselves in a position of under-earning. And,...

How to Free Yourself from Feeling Inadequate

How to Free Yourself from Feeling Inadequate

A few years back, I attended an event with a panel of very successful businesswomen including one of my own business idols, Arlene Dickinson. (Business-wise, Arlene Dickinson is incredibly successful and has accomplished many outstanding things.) While on stage, I...

Keep Your Sight on Your Goal. Not on Failures.

Keep Your Sight on Your Goal. Not on Failures.

I have a confession to make. Can I tell you my secret? If you do not follow me, I am a former dominatrix - that is not my secret - and I am great at teaching people how to stand in their own power. However, last weekend I went into the trap of making myself wrong (and...

STOP the Bad Business Practices Now

STOP the Bad Business Practices Now

"When the hell are you going to stop giving discounts or taking on clients that you know are not a good fit? When the hell are you actually going to stop this crap?" Here is the hard truth... Until you are willing to trust yourself and make you the source of the...

Trust Your Intuition in Business Decisions

Trust Your Intuition in Business Decisions

Your intuition is never wrong and based on your past experiences (when you feel that little nudge urging you to follow it) you already know this.  When you follow your intuition, it works out, and when you do not, you regret your decision. But here is the funny...

Your Money Mindset Affects Your Business

Your Money Mindset Affects Your Business

Money. Let us get honest, and talk about money for a moment. There are two types of mindsets when it comes to money. Type one, “You just need to think good thoughts and the money will come.” Type two, “You need to hustle all the motherfucking time and then you will...

How to Set Boundaries and Stop Business Losses

How to Set Boundaries and Stop Business Losses

Are you treating your prospects like stray cats? Just think about it. When stray cats come along with their sad, pathetic, kind of scrawny bodies, you feel bad and feed them! But as soon as the food is gone, so are they... until tomorrow, when they are hungry again....

Charge What Your Expertise Dictate

Charge What Your Expertise Dictate

Though I realize this is sexist, this message is for the ladies and some of the gay men. Charge what your expertise dictate. I had a conversation with an amazing, super-smart female engineer. She has 25 years of experience and an incredible track record. She told me...

Be Proud of Your Business. You Earned It.

Be Proud of Your Business. You Earned It.

A few years ago, I was working with a former Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics that owned a fitness studio. Obviously, that is a tremendous feat, but interestingly I noticed that she was not using her accomplishment in any of the marketing material. I remember...

Guide on How to Negotiate and Get What You’re Owed

Guide on How to Negotiate and Get What You’re Owed

“But the other person said that I was wrong so... I have to give in! I have to compromise!” For my clients, when it comes to negotiating what they are owed, they often believe that to close a deal, they must give in and compromise. But here is the thing, when we are...

A Guide To Leaning in and Trusting Yourself

A Guide To Leaning in and Trusting Yourself

While in the grocery store the other day, I witnessed a mother and her three-year-old child have a heated battle in the cereal aisle. The child had to have Fruit Loops as opposed to the healthy cereal that the mother was reaching for, and they were not going to go...

Negotiation is Cut-throat. Know Your Worth.

Negotiation is Cut-throat. Know Your Worth.

I met my greatest match for negotiation on Craiglist back when I was selling my Fitbit. Prior to listing it, I researched the going rate and market value, and then concluded that I should sell it for $50. Now, I am not one to be haggled! When I say $50, that is a firm...

Being a Control Freak. Is it Hurting Your Business?

Being a Control Freak. Is it Hurting Your Business?

How can you determine whether your need to be in control is helping you move forward or hindering you in some way? As a former dominatrix, I know all about being in control! When I was in the “space of the dungeon” with my clients, being in control was necessary. My...

“It was Never About the Toilet Paper”

“It was Never About the Toilet Paper”

Armageddon, Trauma and PTSD during a Pandemic I shut off the screen but the headlines suspend in that second, etched in my mind, like the voices of my father and mother who repeatedly insisted I had to perfectly follow their beliefs or I would not be saved when “the...

The Keys to Being a Badass in Business. Inner Dominatrix.

The Keys to Being a Badass in Business. Inner Dominatrix.

Welcome to the inner dominatrix classroom! Today's lesson is all about badass marketing. There are three components to getting badass marketing in place and all of these need to be rocking to get your marketing message out there and connect with your clients. 1....

When ‘Eating the Frog’ Won’t Work

When ‘Eating the Frog’ Won’t Work

I am often asked, “Should I be working on my strategy (aka an action plan) or should I be looking at the internal pieces?” There is a synergy between the two, one will affect the other, but there is a point at which one needs to come before the other. So, what do you...

Authenticity is Key to Business Growth

Authenticity is Key to Business Growth

Authenticity. What exactly is authenticity? What does it mean to show up authentically? What does it mean to be present and vulnerable? Are authenticity and vulnerability the same thing, or are they different? Many people think that in order to be authentic they need...

Thriving in a Pandemic: Your Business Will Grow When You Let Go!

Thriving in a Pandemic: Your Business Will Grow When You Let Go!

To all of those who are claiming to be experts, claiming to know how to market your business and navigate during a pandemic, I have to call bullshit on this! Nobody alive has lived through a pandemic. Yes, we've been through adversities and massive restructurings such...

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