This blog is in service to your entrepreneurial journey and your bottom line success. My promise is to bring it all… my brilliance, my vulnerability, my certainty and my takeaways from my day-to-day experience of running three successful businesses and oh by the way… still having a life. Come here for inspiration, insights, warnings and next steps so your path to growing your business is more profitable and a whole lot more fun. When inspired, make a comment and tell me what’s on your mind so that together we will grow.

Day 18: The Inner Game of Creating Revenues

April 22nd, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 18 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

18Yesterday a new addition to my database sent me this email… “Jane, I am appreciating your daily blogs and enjoy hearing how you navigate the inner workings of growing a business. But what I really need are strategies for creating revenues!
My sales are down even though I am working a lot and I can’t seem to keep an admin for the life of me. I offer strategy sessions but not many are taking me up on it. Help I need to create sales!”

I get it! When sales are slow and cash flow is tight, it’s easy to think that the answer is “another sales producing strategy.” But the truth is, that may be only part of the problem. So often I see small business owners on the hamster wheel – staying busy, trying one strategy after another, but not really getting any traction. Read more…

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Day 17: Living With The Drift

April 21st, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 17 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

JaneSince I blogged about the “Daily Rituals that Keep me Sane and Successful” a few days ago, I’ve received a number of inquiries from clients, friends and strangers. “Do you really do ALL that every day?”

It’s a valid question and whether born out of skepticism or admiration, I want to set the record straight… NO! In the five plus years I’ve been using the Daily Rituals document, I can’t remember one day when I did it every item on the list.

There have been weeks and even months when the boxes remained unchecked. Not because I didn’t do ANY of the items that day, but because I didn’t feel like checking them off. Those stretches of time are what I lovingly call “the drift.”

If you have ever tried to meditate you’re familiar with “the drift.” You take your seat with pure intention, put your attention on your breath, go inward and attempt to let go of the thoughts that race through your mind. Read more…

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Day 16: Daily Rituals for Success and Sanity

April 17th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 16 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

checklist1BTW… don’t miss the free download of my “Daily Ritual Tracking Form” near the end of this blog!

There is a phenomenon I don’t fully understand, but has proven itself to be true time and time again over my 28 years in business. It’s that the success of my business, the flow of sales, the caliber of new clients and our bottom line success correlates directly to the extent to which I lean into my Daily Ritual for a Well-lived Life.

When I am eating right, giving time to my morning practice, exercising daily and taking time to go inward and connect with people I love, I show up differently in my business.  I am more creative in how we meet goals or tackle challenges. I am more willing step outside my comfort zone and make a game-changing phone call that produces big results. Read more…

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Day 15: Dancing With Doubt

April 16th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 15 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

Dancing1Do you ever doubt yourself? Before or after making a decision, do you question the choice you’ve made, the facts you relied on or second guess your intuitive hit? If you have, join the party.

In my 28 years of growing businesses, I experience doubt on a regular basis. I’ve come to see it as a natural part of growing a business and an emotion that brings with it an opportunity to strengthen one’s resiliency.

But lately, it seems I’ve been “dancing with doubt” in a new way. As my businesses grow and the decisions have greater long-term consequences, the possibility of making wrong decisions increases. Read more…

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Day 14: Beyond Procrastination – How to take action when you feel blocked

April 15th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 14 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

breakthrough1Yesterday, I pulled back the curtain on the three faces of procrastination that I experience in my life and business.

I shared that when I find myself not taking action one of three things is afoot… intuitive procrastination, avoidance procrastination or fear-based procrastination.
(Click here to read this blog.)

Today I’m sharing a few of the strategies I lean into when I find myself feeling blocked, uninspired or flat out freaked!

  • I look at “it” with a team member. Often, simply talking with another person about the fact that I’m feeling blocked, brings it into perspective and I am able to see the root cause. The act of saying, “I’m feeling blocked around…” opens my own eyes to what’s really at play and gives the other permission to see what I may not see. Read more…
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Day 13: Procrastination, the good, the bad and the ugly

April 14th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to day 13 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

Deadline1While most would say I am a pretty pro-active person who takes action very easily, I’m quite certain that procrastination shows up in my life just as much as it probably shows up in yours.
Sure, there are tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way to get myself to take action, but you can’t start there. You have to first commit to “understanding” procrastination. Only then can you make it your ally rather than your enemy. To that end, I want to share that I’ve discovered there are three kinds of procrastination…

The Good
“Good” procrastination is “intuitive-based.” It’s born out of your inner knowing that something isn’t supposed to happen yet. It happens a lot for me and my team. We notice we aren’t moving forward on something like starting a launch project, hiring a team member, or saying yes to a vendor – then WHAM something or someone better comes along that, had we previously taken action, we could not have taken advantage of the new opportunity that came along. Read more…

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Day 12: Manifesting Mandossian

April 10th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to Day 12 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane”

BrainHave you ever had one of those game-changing goals that, if manifested, would change the trajectory of your business?

Today’s blog is about my most recent manifestation which I believe will inspire you to set bigger, more audacious goals that will forever change your business. It’s a bit longer than most, but hang in, it’s really juicy!

I was on my way to MetaMind, Eben Pagan’s event in Miami, where many high-level thought leaders would be gathering. In typical fashion, I began to journal my three main intentions for the event.  The first two were my usual ones…

  1. Connect with cool people who would become clients, referral partners and friends.
  2. Gain insights that would alter my thinking about my businesses and how to grow them. Read more…
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Day 11: Power Productivity Secret #1

April 9th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to Day 11 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane”

InspirationLet’s face it, I get a lot done. I run three businesses from my home in Pebble Beach with a laptop, phone, and zero paper. Because I make it look pretty easy people often ask me how I do it.  So in this and a few consecutive blogs, I’m going to share my all-time, unexpected productivity secrets to help you get the right stuff done in an efficient, effective and fun manner.

This does not mean that I don’t have times of overwhelm when I get bogged down by big projects, distracted by interruptions or find myself spinning at the volume of what I need to get done.  I’m just like you and experience the same stuff that comes with running a business.

What I do have are some really cool beliefs, behaviors and strategies that allow me to move consciously through my day, catch myself when I’m off track and get back on track to regain my productivity power. Here’s just one secret to being able to do this a bit better than most. Read more…

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Day 10: How To Stop Creating What You Don’t Want

April 8th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to Day 10 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane”

shhh2As a business strategist and through my two tech companies, I’m in the business of helping people create the results they desire.

From helping write a plan to turn their business vision into a reality to providing technology tools that grow their business, I LOVE helping people create what they want.

Perhaps this is the reason it kills me to see well-meaning, sharp individuals unconsciously creating their own demise.

Your words are blocking your success

I hear it all the time from friends and clients… “I’m feeling overwhelmed, my marketing isn’t working, I don’t have enough leads or I’m never going to get it all done.” Through our words we are capable of doing untold damage, the least of which is perpetuating a lack of success, repelling people and opportunities and squelching our sense of hope and determination that keeps us in the game. Read more…

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Day 9: Going Inward so I can Step Out

April 7th, 2014 by Jane Deuber

Welcome to Day 9 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane”
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Ever since attending Eben Pagan’s MetaMind event I’ve been feeling called to “up my game” both in life and business. As you can imagine, this feeling isn’t foreign to me. I’m a 7 on the Enneagram, so I’m pretty much wired to play big.

What feels different about this nudge is that this one’s got a different vibe to it. It not only feels bigger than most, it’s also a quirky blend of two distinct nudges that, on the surface, seem contradictory but in their essence are perfect for what I’m feeling called to do next.

Nudge #1: Go inward Jane, get grounded, take care of your body and create space for you.

Nudge #2: Get out their Jane, be bold, play with the big guys and allow yourself to feel seen.

Interesting isn’t it? While at the same time I’m feeling called to get out and play a bigger game and make a bigger difference I’m also being called to “going inward.”  So which is it? Do I step out or go in? The answer I received was a resounding YES, to both. Read more…

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