Today I'm inspired by…
...the morning sunlight streaming in my living room windows
...the scent of essential oils in my diffuser
...the work ethic of my husband
...the caffeine coursing through my bloodstream
...and the visions of an even brighter future
A few months ago I was doing a leadership project with my colleagues and classmates in Leadership Kerr County and we were asked:
What would you do if you were 10x bolder?
Many of my classmates responded:
...quit my full time job and open a bakery
...become a licensed fishing captain and run a boat in the gulf
...tell my micromanaging boss to back off
...start a non profit
Gratefully, I responded:
...exactly what I am doing right now. Helping business owners and leaders maximize their potential. There’s no other metaphorical sandbox in the world I’d rather be playing in.
It was during that moment that I became even more connected to my purpose and my why. As with most things, it’s still evolving.
For example, I was recently thinking about money and the abundance vs poverty mentality and was struck by a quote that said something along the lines of:
Money simply buys back your time.
I began to think of all the things I’d do if I had all the money in the world and the quote was right! All the things I would do directly impacted my time.
For example I would:
...hire a housekeeper
...hire a personal chef
...hire a team so that my business could run in my absence and I could take a damn vacation!
This line of thinking led me to a few additional thoughts:
...we frequently trade our time for money >> work, debt
..would we be “richer” if we had no/less debt?
..what might that look like?
And finally, to wrap, an article I read this morning on the most popular class in Yale’s 300 year history is a course on happiness.
“Yale professor Laurie Santos tells Nerdette that research shows happy people on average tend to prioritize time in their lives for people they really care about.”
How are you spending your time? What's inspiring you today?
And if you really knew me, you'd know that I am as passionate and curious about businesses as the entrepreneurs that run them-- which is why I'm compiling a list of remarkable Texas businesses and I'd like your help!
We are fortunate in Texas -- especially in the Hill Country -- to have one of the world's strongest economies! Thankfully for us that means that we have local access to some of the world's most remarkable products and services.
Take a moment to consider a product or service that you have used or purchased in the last 6 months from a Texas owned and operated business that made a positive impression on you?
Below are a few of my favorites (in no particular order) and I'd like to hear you your thoughts. Get in touch or comment below with your most favorite remarkable Texas business!
1. H.E.B. Grocery Store
2. Tecovas Handmade Cowboy Boots
3. Austin Eastciders
4. Roam Ranch Meat & Produce
5. Braustin Mobile Homes
6. Enfusia Natural Beauty
7. Pristine Cleansing Sprays
8. Primal Pit Paste Clean Deodorant
9. Southwest Airlines
10. Fiesta Spices
11. RTIC Coolers
12. YETI Coolers
In the future, I may consider highlighting a list of my favorite top 20 Texas owned and operated businesses in some way (podcast, vlog, interviews, other) to their marketing benefit so, please make your recommendation now on a Texas-business that you'd like to see benefit from the free publicity.
Welcome to the second post in the deadly sins series. Today we're going to cover two MORE deadly sins that cost business owners money that are completely avoidable! If you haven't checked out the first post in this series, please do so here. And if you're ready to move on to the next, hit the audio button below (coming soon!), read the text, or scroll to the very bottom for video. Enjoy!
Y'all! I have been hard at work making some educational content to help you get top dollar for your profitable Texas business. In this series, I am going to lay out the top sins small business owners unknowingly commit that are costing them lots of money... and how to fix them!
I invite you to tune in using the audio link, read the text, or watch the video. Then, hit me up and let me know what resonated for you by scheduling a call to discuss your unique circumstances.
Katie is coach, entrepreneur, and deal-maker that partners with business leaders in creative ways to maximize potential. She understand the complicated lives of entrepreneurs and believes the world would be a better place with even more successful small businesses. A fourth-generation entrepreneur, Katie purchased her first business in 2010 and has partnered with hundreds of business leaders to accomplish their goals, challenges, and visions for a bigger future. Katie is certified in Conversational Intelligence® — the neuroscience of leadership, and holds a B.A. in Business Management from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.