YOU DESERVE MORE THAN MEDIOCRITY! I know it's "comfortable" and "safe" - but you are an amazing human being, with a brain that's capable of so much more! I've been fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people in my life. Both online and in person. Some are CEOs of companies they built from the ground up. Some are worker bees. Some are women who choose to stay at home and work on the side. Some are men … [Read more...] about Facing Your Entrepreneurial Fears – Part 1
I hope you had a wonderful holiday! First, I want to say something to those of you receiving this in your inbox. It's been almost a year since I wrote here, and for that I apologize. (You'll learn more about that if you keep reading...) But you DID in fact, voluntarily subscribe to receive these emails from me. I am not spamming you, and I want to let you know that if you choose to unsubscribe, I totally understand. … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Start Thinking About 2013
CLICK HERE: UPDATED for 2014/2015 and beyond!!! I honestly can't believe that 2011 is about to end in two weeks. I know, you're probably sitting there thinking, "Lara, let me get through the holidays before you start talking about the New Year!" No. Sorry, but nope. When you're in business for yourself, you've got to be thinking ahead. Much farther ahead than two weeks, and if you … [Read more...] about How To: End of Year Reviews and Planning for Self-Employed People
I love starting new projects and ideas. Really, I do. But sometimes I get ahead of myself and start projects that take much of my attention, and things fall behind. Like this blog. Like my Artist's eCourse. (I'm so sorry - new lessons coming soon, I promise!) Like my online shops and my site for my handmade jewelry. So what do I do when I find that I have tons on my plate, and need to get better … [Read more...] about When You Get Overwhelmed… Use An Egg Timer!
Everyone gets overwhelmed at one point or another, especially when you're wearing a dozen hats in any given day. I have many things on my proverbial plate that need to get done, and when that happens to me, I find that I wind up focusing more on my to-do list than I do on any action item itself. In conversations with my other blogging friends, I've learned that this is by no means something that just happens to … [Read more...] about Just Stop Multi-Tasking Already!