Run Your Business Effectively. It’s about being efficient.

Efficiency is key on how to run your business effectively. I am willing to bet money that you too often make salvageable mistakes that cost you thousands of dollars with a tremendous toll to your body. Why is this? The answer: Being inefficient while dealing with...

Addiction to Making Yourself Wrong. How to Stop It.

Are you addicted to making yourself wrong? Now, I do not care how accomplished you are, how many gold medals you have won, or how many accolades you have because no matter how successful you are, inside there is likely a piece of you that likes to make yourself wrong!...

Lead Your Company with a Healthy Mental State

Lead your company to new heights! It is not as straightforward as it may seem though. Ever got snagged and procrastinate over some issue? Maybe it's just a problem of weeding out your garden. No, I have not changed gears! I am talking about the garden of your mind....

The Danger Lurking In Every Sales Call

Every single time we make a sales call, there is danger lurking around the corner. As business owners, we have all been programmed and conditioned to think about generating more sales. “Lack of sales is the problem with my business! So, I need more sales! I. really....

That Mangy Mutt That Got In Your Way to Success

Do you have a mangy mutt on your payroll that you.. Just. Can’t. Shake? Nooo, I am not talking about an actual dog! I am referring to the one key person (that you have likely had from the beginning) who underperforms and spends most of their time scratching at...

EARN MORE MONEY BY INVESTING IN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Let me ask you a few questions. Have you noticed that as you earn more money, more hands grab at your pockets? Are you bothered by these people who are trying to get the money that you work so hard to earn? Realistically, as you grow, people will notice. As a result,...

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...
“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...

Black Friday Grinch

Black Friday Grinch

If I get one more 'Black Friday' or 'Cyber Monday' deal in my inbox I think I am going to puke! I may have become the Grinch of Black Friday deals. Only instead of stealing the happy Christmas, I want to make all the FOMO (fear of missing out) and crazy...

Being Late, Disrespect & Memories

Being Late, Disrespect & Memories

I sipped on my coffee while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and I find myself silently laughing over a post that my friend put up. “What are your pet peeves?” She asked Of course, people love to have a chance to vent, so there was a wide range of...

Lest We Forget …. But Maybe We Should

Lest We Forget …. But Maybe We Should

You won't forget the terror, yet you regularly forget that you are whole and perfect the way you are. Each year on the anniversary of something tragic, like 9/11, masses of people recount where they were and how they were impacted. The thing is, we end up...

Sometimes, Being a Damsel in Distress is Okay

Sometimes, Being a Damsel in Distress is Okay

It is spring and once again, and my lawn is infested with dandelions.  I started out with good intentions of digging them out by hand, going the ‘natural route’ and after 2 weeks of digging for an hour each day, I am waving the white flag and calling in...

Knock! Knock! It’s Forgiveness Calling!

Knock! Knock! It’s Forgiveness Calling!

I sat with my coach and I could feel the trigger that was boiling under the surface, to feel the anger and frustration that was not directed at anything in particular yet somehow I also knew that I was just not willing to really see what was there. I can’t...

When is a Shark Bite Good For You?

When is a Shark Bite Good For You?

Allison DeVane steps out on to the floor of the Shark Tank with her beautifully crafted tea/coffee creation that she longs to make the "Starbucks of Tea."  While she has incredible passion, an exquisite product and has done quite well for a budding...

“I now pronounce you ….”

“I now pronounce you ….”

If only the marriage of the masculine and the feminine energy could be this clear and defined. If only there was a simple ceremony to align the energies in my body to perfect harmony. Finding the ebb and flow of who is in charge at what time. Alas, no....

Is it a No or is it Just a Slow Yes?

Is it a No or is it Just a Slow Yes?

Stienway & Sons had been running a series of ads for some time which featured famous Pianists in the ads. The ads would highlight the success of the artist along with a quote from the same singing the praises of the pianos. One day the ad copywriter...

Are You Settling for a Burger When You Ordered a Steak?

Are You Settling for a Burger When You Ordered a Steak?

If you say nothing every time you order a steak and settle for the burger - the restaurant will charge you for the steak; and the restaurant is going to continue to bring you a burger. It is easier, faster and cheaper for them. This is not to say that the...

Why I Loved Being a Victim

Why I Loved Being a Victim

There was a time in my life that I can honestly say I was very attached to my victim status. I did go through some crap in my life and there are things that I was a victim of, but I am talking about after those actual instances were over and how I lived my life on a...

Letting Yourself Receive

Letting Yourself Receive

In general, people assume that by being a Dominatrix, it is very easy for you to accept gifts from other people.  By gifts, I mean their adoration, help/assistance, etc.  However, accepting continual service or affection for an hour or more without a break can be...

Tapping into Your Feminine Power

Tapping into Your Feminine Power

What exactly is feminine power?  You hear a lot of people talking about feminine energy or feminine power these days. There seem to be a lot of people, mostly women, talking about stepping into their power.  People are looking for ways to to go bigger and own their...

When Your Prince (or Princess) Becomes a Frog

When Your Prince (or Princess) Becomes a Frog

He’s perfect.  Handsome, charming and a great conversationalist.  They’ve swept you off your feet the perfect food, conversation, attention and sex.  You have become the starring attraction in your own castle.  At least until your castle walls came crumbling down and...

Where’s the Joy?

Where’s the Joy?

Have our lives become so easy that we have lost the joy of the challenges in life? We have things so easy these days in so many ways (at least in the first world countries), that I wonder if we are really doing ourselves a disservice with all of this ease. There is an...