Holiday Patience


Happy Holidays!

Thank you to every member of this community - especially my wonderful clients! You have all been a part of making this an amazing year of growth, new opportunities, and deep connection for me. So thank you!

For those of you expecting this email to be a birth announcement, you will have to hold on a little longer! Here’s what I’ve learned in waiting for my December baby:


For those of you who are parents, you may feel you know what patience is. Patience is waiting for my toddler to put her shoes on in her own time (20 minutes!). Patience is spending your weekend at your kids sporting event instead of at your favorite brunch spot. Patience is also found in the delayed gratification of working on your own development in coaching (the best work in my opinion!).

Like most of you, I thought I had this patience thing down! But then I decided to have a baby. They say the people in our lives are our greatest teachers. And it seems this baby, that hasn’t “arrived” yet, is already teaching me.

I fully expected this baby to come right on schedule, maybe even a bit early, just like her sister. As someone who is organized and scheduled, I planned for this and was prepared…. prepared to wait.

She’s not ready yet! And I’ve been surprised by how difficult that has been for me. I thought I was patient. After all, I do have a toddler. But in second glance, I realized how difficult patience is for most of us:

  • Amazon Prime 2-day delivery - How frustrated do you get when you order from any other company and it takes longer than 2 days?!

  • Whole Foods 2-hour delivery - yes, I don’t even have to go to the grocery store any more.

  • Kindle instantly downloads the book you want to read.

We are living in a time where patience is becoming a lost art, and we are all sorely out of practice.

So here I sit. Over due. Under patient. And with my greatest lesson staring me straight in the belly:

I already have so many amazing things in my life - my family, my friends, my business. Yet, I’m perseverating on the one thing I don’t have right now.

The holidays can be like that. It can make us long for things we think we need or desire more than what we currently have.

How can you fully enjoy the things and people you have in front of you?

How can you release the control you wish you had, and love what is?

How can you create what you want to feel with what you have right now?

Wishing you a peacefully and loving holiday season, and lots of patience :)




Vulnerability and authenticity are two buzzwords mentioned when it comes to leadership. Because everyone is trying to be "more authentic", I often get asked by clients “How much should I share as a leader?"

It starts with being a good listener and helping to find a solution. We are programmed to share our own experiences as a way to relate. However, you don't want to be that person who's just waiting to tell you their bigger and better story. No one likes that guy! And, that does not define a good leader!

A leader SHOULD share what their process was like in a particular situation when they're being asked for feedback or to create a resolution. This will help create more relatability and help others have a more empathetic perspective of who you are. Overall, a healthy balance of sharing is the key to being a leader.

Watch this week's video to learn how to be a leader in your business and why it's important.




Our brains are hard-wired to focus on the negative and threatening input rather than the positive and feel-good things. Because of that, you have to be very deliberate and intentional about how you bring in the positive. Here is how you can focus on what's going RIGHT:

Ask yourself if you can change your mind? Or change your environment?

Watch this week's video to learn how to remain positive in your life and your business, and why that's important. 




For the past several months I have been sharing videos and content on different strategies and tactics to improve your material results in business. This includes better team management, increased sales and revenue, and improved leadership.

But I have forgotten to mention the key ingredient that makes any of those things possible – YOU!

This week video focuses on “who you are being” instead of “what you are doing” to create the results you desire. Watch the video to learn the key questions you can ask yourself to explore who you are being and how it’s related to the results you are currently getting.




What would it take for you to really follow your dreams? Not the sexy dreams... like a personal jet, six-pack abs, or a house on the water. I'm talking about the dreams you have that are deep in your heart. They're so close to home it can be scary to speak them out loud.

Sometimes our greatest dreams aren't those big, sexy ones at all.

They're the ones that feel "too small", like spending more time at home with my family, having adult playtime like a hobby, reading a good book.

These dreams can be harder to share because they don't feel Instagram worthy. But what if chasing these dreams was really what's aligned without purpose? What if these dreams are the secret to true happiness and purpose-driven life?

Watch this week's video to hear a real-life example of following a true dream, and how you can find yours.




Have you ever chosen to stay in bed a bit longer instead of a morning work out?

Have you ever chosen to avoid a confrontational conversation and made up a silly excuse to miss it?

Good, you’re human. And like most humans, you choose comfort over discomfort.

But in personal growth and development, there is a great value in getting uncomfortable.

Watch this week’s video to learn why!

Want to get really uncomfortable with me? Apply for the business on purpose bootcamp that launches September 14th for your 1:1 phone call with me here. We’ll discover all the ways this group will push you far beyond your comfort zone.




Everyone loves goal setting, but most neglect to do this very important step first. The problem with jumping straight into creating goals is that each goal is not tied to a greater purpose.

For example, you set a goal to increase profits by 10% in a year. Cool. But why?

Why is that goal important? What does achieving that goal create for your life that you don’t have now? What are you willing to say “no” to in order to achieve that goal?

“If you don’t have a vision, then any path will do.”

Most people don’t ask themselves the questions I listed above. Therefore, without a true vision tied to your purpose, you will veer off the path.

Create a clear, actionable vision in order to achieve your goals.

Here are 3 Steps that will help you create a clear vision:

1- Identify your revenue streams (or how you get paid)

2- Create your ideal weekly/monthly calendar for your life (i.e. how much you’re working, recreational activities, family time)

3- Make a vision board with pictures for a daily reminder of what you’re working towards

Join my Webinar August 23rd at 11:30 am EST to learn even more about visioning for greater goal achievement:


I Needed a Change

I'll never forget that morning over 4 years ago.

I had just pulled into the parking lot of my office, but I couldn't bring myself to go in. It was only 8am, but I was already exhausted from my work day.

I couldn't figure out how I had gotten here.

Just a year beforehand, I was thrilled to be starting my own business! I had long dreamed of the day when I could control my schedule and how I would serve clients.

Yet, here I found myself - stuck in my car in my office parking lot - afraid to admit that I hated my business.

How is that possible?!!? Didn't I just work my ass off for 18 months to make sure I wouldn't be in this position again?

I thought, "How did I mess this up so badly?" I was in a position others would kill for - to be my own boss- yet today, I hated my business and I didn't want to go inside.

I knew something had to change.

I had figured out the basics - making a decent income, customers were finding me, and I was paying my bills. But I didn’t work this hard and leave a great paying job with benefits just to create at mediocre business.

I studied and learned everything I could about how to create a business that brought in clients and I loved, AND that gave me the lifestyle I wanted.

Looooooooooong story short:

I created it.

I created a business that I'm proud of, I make the money that I want to support my lifestyle, and I absolutely love all the clients that come through the door.

I feel so passionately about creating better businesses- businesses that actually serve their owners- that I put everything I learned into a bootcamp:

Business on Purpose will give you the very best tools and teachings you need to take your business to the next level. This 75-day bootcamp will walk you through each step in the process, and push you into taking action immediately to create the results you’ve always been looking for.

I would love to meet with you to discuss how Business on Purpose can create seriously satisfying results for you and your business.

Click HERE to apply for a free consult!



Wherever you are.
Wherever you want to go. 
Your mindset comes with you.

Your mindset determines if something was a success or a failure.
Your mindset decides what you’re really capable of.
And your mindset dictates the way you see your life and legacy.

With mindset being such a HUGE factor in your success, happiness, and impact, why the heck aren’t you paying more attention to it?

When was the last time you even considered what your mindset about your life or business is?
When were you last present and conscious enough to recognize that your mindset is the lens through which you see your world?
And when did you last own real responsibility for your mindset?

Watch this week’s video to learn more about creating a mindset that can really serve you instead of limit you. 

We will dive much deeper into mindset and share tools for creating the mindset you need to achieve your greatest goals in the Business on Purpose boot camp. Apply here 




You don’t need to work at a nonprofit or donate 10% of your business revenue to have a purpose at your job. 

But according to the latest issue of Harvard Business Review, attaching to some purpose and understanding your true impact will make you happier at work. 

And not only will you be happier, the study found that companies derived the following benefits from connecting their employees with a greater purpose:

- Improved employee retention
- Increased profits
- More productive and engaged workforce

Not sure how to find more purpose or identify your impact on your job or business?

Business on Purpose may be for you! Email me at to find out more about my new program launching in September to create a business you love, make more money, all while having fun and finding fulfillment in the process.




Is your relationship with your partner mediocre?
Is your business income on a plateau that won’t end?
Are your consistently somewhat dissatisfied with yourself?

All signs point to your Having Level being the problem.

What’s your Having Level? And how does it play such a big role without you even knowing it?!

Your having level is what you believe you truly deserve in your life. This includes everything from your bank account to your romantic relationship. It’s a behind-the-scenes influencer that is super powerful. 

Your having level gets shaped by your experiences. 

If you have a crappy experience with something in business, then you may conclude that you’re not cut out for your job/entrepreneurship/ or that you’re an imposter. 

That conclusion becomes a belief that you hold about yourself. Once we have a belief, we look for pieces of evidence to support that belief. 

Over time, with enough evidence, we put together a story that we tell ourselves about why we’re no good enough to be or have whatever it is we really want. 

This is how your Having Level gets created in summary:

Experience > Belief > Story. 

We can’t always change the experiences we have. But we can change the beliefs and therefore stories we create from those experiences.

Watch this week’s video to learn more about how you can change your Having Level to up-level your life.




The best legacies are built when we're focused on serving others, instead of serving ourselves. 

Ron Zauner describes his journey that's lead to a life he never imagined: Building houses, scholarships, and spirits for a community in the Dominican Republic.  His work has created tremendous impact and reward from work he never believed he'd be doing.

Learn more about Ron's life-changing legacy project and contact him here: 




According to the American Small Business Association, 50% of businesses fail within the first 5 years. And 75% of business fail within 15 years.

Most people’s entrepreneurial stories go something like this:

  • Person hates their job. Knows they can do it better than their boss. 
  • Person is so excited about the freedom and profits entrepreneurship will bring
  • Person is thrilled to dive into creating business and doesn’t mind all the hours at first
  • Person is growing tired. Organic leads have run out. Doesn’t know how to create more business.
  • Person keeps working “hard” because that’s what you’re “supposed” to do.
  • Person has neither freedom nor profits and dreams of going back to work a salary.

Don’t make this your path.

Don’t let this happen to your dream business or your passion project.

Don’t become a statistic.

What you don’t see in the story above is a plan.

A plan for the business. A plan to connect with customers. A plan to achieve the lifestyle goals the entrepreneur wants.

You can choose to create your business differently. You can create a Business on Purpose.

Watch this week’s video for an introduction to how we can create your Business on Purpose and avoid you becoming a statistic.




In early May I went to Ft. Lauderdale to spend 4 days improving my craft. I make learning a consistent part of my business for several reasons:

Learning makes me a better coach
I love to grow as an individual
Getting outside of my comfort zone is the most important practice in business and in my personal life.

This conference helped me to improve the way I talk about what I do, see how I can be a better coach for my clients, and how to make better offers to people I want to become clients.

Why do I invest in this intense level of learning?

I want to practice what I preach. And I often preach on the importance of growing, getting outside your comfort zone, and creating everyday ambassadors for your business. What good would I be as a coach if I wasn’t doing the same thing?

Watch this week’s video to find out what I learned and how I’m applying it today!




We all have places in our life where we feel like "I've got this", and others were we feel like "I have no idea what I'm doing".

One is not right. One is not wrong.

One does not make you better. One does not make you a failure.

Both mastery and growth are necessary to evolve as a human being.

With only mastery, you are arrogant. I would be too if I was a master of everything. With only growth, we feel overwhelmed and not in control.

There are 3 key distinctions to recognizing your areas of mastery and growth:

- Comfort zone vs. Edge

- Confidence vs. Humility

- Teacher vs. Students

In this video, I discuss each distinction at length so that you can distinguish your own areas of mastery and growth. After this video, you will be able to identify the right balance of mastery and growth for you, and how to make adjustments along the way so that you are always at your best!


April 29- May 5th was National Small Business Week.


April 29- May 5th was National Small Business Week. 

As a coach who works mostly with small businesses and entrepreneurs, this is a very important week for me. It honors some of my favorite places and people!

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are so important to our communities for several reasons: They bring grit, commitment to excellence, and jobs just to name a few.

They also make an impact. Our communities are better places to live when we have local people inspired to create their dream company and live out their passion.

If you're an entrepreneur or know one, here are 3 ways you can improve your business to THRIVE:

- Know your numbers
- Who's your ideal client?
- What do you stand for?

Watch this week's video to discuss the details in these tips and how to apply them today.


Can you impact someone's life?


I remember the first time I realized I had the power to influence someone else. It was my mom. She had asked for my opinion.

Naturally, I had a choice to make.

Do I use this as a chance to unleash my teenage anger on all the times I was grounded, and give her some advice that would only serve me?

Or do I do the right thing, and give her the feedback that would truly serve her?

We all have the opportunity to impact the lives of others. In the conversations we have, in the support we give, and in the way we receive and respond to others.

This is such a great gift to be able it impact and touch someone’s life. But it’s also a huge responsibility.

What kind of impact will you make in someone’s life? What will you do to be a positive influence on someone? How will you step up to serve others?

Check out this week’s video to hear more about how you can impact someone's life. 


What do you do? How do you help people? And why the videos?


So you may have noticed that I like to make videos and share insights social media, YouTube, and email. And if you’re reading this now (THANK YOU!), you likely seen some of them.

Well it occurred to me that in my tribe didn’t know why I was posting and sharing my thoughts on subjects via video. Don’t worry I’m here to answer your burning questions!

My mission main mission is to help entrepreneurs and leaders make more money, create a culture that attracts and retains top talent, and build a business that leaves you feeling happier and more fulfilled.

I do that by helping you see your business through a different lens, implement proven strategies for success, and grow into the leader you've always wanted to be.

So… I offer these videos as a way of sharing information and strategies that really work for people, even if you don’t work 1 -on -1 with me.

Check out this week’s video to hear more about what I do, why I do it, and how it may help you too!


Legacy Series - Jonathan Kaye


What's your legacy?

Legacies aren't linear. And they certainly aren't built in a day. This interview with Jonathan Kaye illustrates both those points. JK goes into detail about how his legacy has been a ride, with it's ups and downs. 

Yet, each step of the way has led him to click closer to his dream - his legacy. 

Watch the full interview here:


Learn more about Jonathan Kaye and his latest project here:

Legacy Series - Debbie Clinton

What's your legacy?

What if you could create your legacy?

In this series, I talk to people I know who have created enviable legacies for their lives... while they're still living! I ask how they did it, where they had failure, and what's next on their horizon. 

Watch the first video in the series right now:

Want to talk to Debbie yourself?

Find her here: