Yes, You Can Fake It – But Eventually You Have to Make It

I know you’ve heard the phrase, “Fake it ’til you make it.” There are many examples of where this applies. Most commonly, we give this advice when someone has stepped into a new role but is experiencing self-doubt about their ability to be successful. This is very similar to the so-called “Imposter Syndrome.” With imposter […]

Now Available on Amazon: Business Plan in a Month

Build the Roadmap Your Business Deserves Buy Now on Amazon – only $2.99 In the long run, it doesn’t matter whether the economy is up or down, shrinking or growing: Businesses with a plan always do better than businesses without a plan! Whether the economy is growing or shrinking, it’s always a great time to […]

Who Do You Bet on Today? I Say YOU!

Amid the recent stock market volatility, I’ve found myself talking to people about “what to invest in” now. Will stocks go up or down? If they go down, when should I buy? Which companies will do well? It all boils down to: Who should you bet on? In uncertain times, I have no stock tips […]

Starting a Business? Grab This Workbook!

Small Biz Quickstart Workbook

The Small Biz Quickstart Workbook by Karl W. Palachuk So, You Want to be Self-Employed… Congratulations on taking the plunge! As scary as it seems right now, starting your own business will be one of the highlights of your life. This workbook will remove the “scary” part of your decision. How? It will give you […]

Changing Your Mental Channel

In the midst of the non-stop “virus” coverage, I have heard and read several comments about a daily phenomenon that few of us ever think about: Using our “commute” time to switch from one role we play in life to another. For example, the routine of dropping off kids and then driving to work is […]

How to Reduce Anxiety in a World Gone Crazy

Last week, before everyone was told to go home and stay there, I met some friends for dinner. One longtime friend had just picked up her daughter from the airport: Her university had closed down for the foreseeable future and she didn’t know what was next. The Mom asked me if I had any sage […]

The Power of Disappearing

Many years ago, my friend Arlin Sorensen was given an award at a conference I was attending. In his acceptance speech, he made a profound statement that stuck with me permanently. He said that his father once told him this: “Don’t worry what people think about you. They probably don’t.“ Maybe I was just in […]

Advice is Easy to Give and Hard to Take

If you’ve ever had a coach, you’ve experienced an interesting human phenomenon: When we ask for help, we usually know: What the problem is What we need to do about it Whether it’s a life coach, a business coach, a marketing coach, or any other kind of coach, their job is not to bring some […]

The Beauty of a Blank Slate

I have a filing system that allows me to basically restart the filing system each year. In my cloud drive, I create a folder for the year. Then, within that, I create folders for all the normal things one might have: Operations, Clients, Appearances, Marketing, and so forth. The new year’s folder is normally created […]