7 Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

In honour of Small Business Week, I've decided to organize my reflections on it now, and would like to share with you the top 7 things I would tell my former self about growing a small business. I hope my hindsight may help those who are just now embarking down this path.

Are You Over-Extending Yourself Just to Be Liked?

Danielle has realized that this way of life can't continue; that's she saying "no" now from a place of fatigue and exhaustion rather than from a place of joy. As she observed, she needs white space in her life. So often she's said "yes" to something that is six or nine months down the road, but it comes up so quickly and just adds to her stress.

Instead of New Year's Resolutions, Try Words to Live By

For years I would come up with the usual New Year's resolutions -- you know the ones -- lose weight, get healthy, not work so hard, and by February, they were a thing of the past. So in 2012, instead of making New Year's resolutions that I never keep, I decided to pick three words to live my life by.