Me:  Hi ‘Client’…. How are you? Client:  I’ve been better, I fell off a cliff….. Me:  What???? Client:  I fell off a cliff…… Yes, this was a real conversation I had recently with my client, who shall remain nameless.  I have worked with this amazing woman for years.  And she continues to leave me in…

It’s hard to believe it’s almost back-to-school time already!  I can feel the excitement in the air as kids get ready to start a new school year, and their parents get ready for a different routine. As I help my daughter prepare for going back to school, I’ve been thinking about ways I can have…

Last week I wrote about what we can learn from watching the Olympics, and one of those things was to celebrate our victories.  As entrepreneurs, we do a great job of working hard and accomplishing a lot… but we often are not so great at CELEBRATING those accomplishments. It’s easy to think we just don’t…

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.” ~ Stuart Brown, MD (Contemporary American psychiatrist) Play is one of the most important parts of our lives and business, yet for many of us, it is one of the most…

[Guest post by Starla J. King, Big Fish since 2009] I really don’t even know where to start to describe last week’s Starfish Retreat…  Should I start with the hot air balloon ride experience and build metaphors about trust, stillness, and a “50,000 foot view” of business and life? Or maybe I should start with…

This week (Wednesday, Nov 30 – Friday, Dec 2) is our Big Fish Nation Celebration-themed Starfish Retreat in San Diego, and we invite you to join us online from wherever you are! Big Fish Starla J. King will be our field reporter from the Retreat: blogging, tweeting, and “Facebooking” during the full 2.5 days so you can taste…

Guest post by Starla J. King, Big Fish 2009-2011 “There is more work that gets done in the seeming non-work than we realize” — Lorin Beller Blake This time we didn’t break arrows with our throats (more details on that here), but we sure did get out of our comfort zones. Several times.  One of…

Some of the most difficult goals to commit to are the ones around rest and rejuvenation. Taking a break is a challenge for many people, and I think it is an especially difficult challenge for women entrepreneurs.  We are used to working hard in our business for many hours each day, most days each week, then continuing our…

Guest post by Michele Dortch*, Founder, Write to Incite There’s a portion of a well-worn quote attributed to Marianne Williamson that says, “Your playing small does not serve the world.” I’ve read the quote a hundred times over since I first caught wind of it in 2003, right around the time I decided to quit my…

[guest post by Starla J. King, Big Fish 2009-2011] I broke an arrow with my throat at the Starfish Business Bootcamp in San Diego last week.  Actually, all 9 of us did.  Women business owners making a symbolic statement of dedication to our toughest goals in the each others’ presence.   Standing there with the arrow’s business end against the…

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