10 Most Common Business Goals – Are You Trying To Accomplish Them All?

Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed in your business?  There can be a lot of reasons, but one common and often overlooked reason, is that you are too busy chasing marketing ideas in too many directions!

Is it time to step back from all the marketing tactics?

Pinterest, create an app, local marketing, Facebook marketing, speaking, digital publishing, videos, events, virtual events, etc…the list goes on and on.

In my 12 years as a business owner coaching all different types of small businesses and solo-entreprenurial endeavors there is NEVER a lack of marketing ideas.

What I often find is lacking is linking the marketing idea back to a business goal.  Here is what I have found are the Top Ten Most Common Business Goals for a small business, especially for the go-to-expert who is marketing herself.

1. List Building

2. Relationship Nurturing

3. Increase Visibility

4. Claim “Likeable & Trusted” Expert Status

5. Establish Your Personal Brand Leadership

6. Increase Income

7. Attract More Clients

8. Doing Your Work

9. ABC Marketing – Authentic, Bold, Consistent

10. Implementing Systems and Support

The biggest problem is you can’t do all of these at one time.  It’s physically impossible to keep all these going…and very exhausting trying to!

Try selecting 3 of these goals to focus on for 90 days.

It’s a great way to help you decide which projects to say YES to and which ones to say NO, or No, not now.

We’ve got to get the pressure off our backs of always feeling like we are never enough, never doing the right things. Make a commitment to THREE and stick to those for a while.

See how it shifts your decision making, your commitments and your success!

Which 3 are you going to commit to for 90 days?

Sketchnotes featured on Plywood Blog

Jeff Shinberg and the Plywood People were excited about the illustrations I created for several of their speakers last week at the Plywood Presents conference here in Atlanta.

They featured all 7 of my sketchnote illustrations in their conference wrap up blog post.

I truly enjoyed the speakers and topics.  I’ve been thinking about my own programs and what can I help create and what problems can I help solve!

Here is a sketchnote illustration from Zack Arias, a photographer with a huge following.  He shares a great story about what it takes to really, truly create community.


Zack Arias

Here is another one I created for Danielle LaPorte:
Daniell LaPorte's sketchnote

You can see them all over at Plywood People!


Creative Business Studio – Video Tour – for Atlanta Area Entrepreneurs

This Friday I’m leading my 2nd Creative Business Studio in downtown Duluth, GA.

What are you doing with your Friday?

I know sometimes when I’m thinking about going somewhere new, it’s very easy to let other priorities get in the way, especially if I’ve never been before. So…

I thought I’d give you a virtual tour in this impromptu video of The Work Spot (where we’ll be Friday)…

… Get inspired… and come open up your expansive ideas with us!


Our location has an amazing creative vibe with cool artwork, lots of light, funky (in a cool, modern way) seating…I believe that beautiful environments SHIFT our thinking! (so you don’t have to work so hard!)

In this Creative Business Studio, we are playing with “right-brain creative meets left-brain practical.”

You might wonder if it PLAYING will REALLY help your business.


My goal is get you to shift perspectives, play with your imagination, explore “what if’s” and help you find your creative voice.

These are the magic ingredients that will SHIFT the growth of your biz!

I know it might be a little scary, but don’t worry. I’m fiercely gentle! 😉 Or is it gently fierce?

So, come out and see what creative business is all about this Friday!

You’ll be glad you did!

Creative Business Studio

Where we’ll be combining right-brain creative with left-brain practical!


Friday, August 24

9:00a – 12:00p

Downtown Duluth

Atlanta Area


Register now for the Creative Business Studio on August 24!


I really hope I get to see you Friday!