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What to Do When Someone Steals Your Stuff & Screws You Over in Business

Oct 02, 2018

You hear about it all the time, people engaging in questionable business practices like copying, plagiarism, using other people’s photos and images, coming to work for you or under you and then disappearing to start their own company. I’ll be honest, it sucks to get screwed over. It puts all this bad energy into your life and makes you feel like awful. Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery actually. Nevertheless, there are some lessons you can learn and I’ve got some thoughts on what you can do when someone screws you over. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, so do not take any advice I may say as legal advice and always consult a lawyer before making any legal decisions.

There are three major ways that people can screw you over in business and what you can do about it.

1) Copying

When someone copies your stuff: whether it be ideas, marketing, words, names, the way you structure things in your business, etc. While this is frustrating, don’t become...

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5 Thoughts Keeping You Stuck At the Same Level In Your Business

Sep 11, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. Here are 5 thoughts that are keeping you STUCK at the same level in your business and preventing growth.

 Number 1: “THAT person looks successful, so I’ll just do what they are doing.”

 How many times have you looked at what someone else was doing in their business and figured “well they must know what their doing so I’ll just do that too,” It is really easy to look at what other people doing, whether it’s some service or product they are offering, what they are charging, or maybe even how much they are posting on Instagram, and think “it works for them so it should work for me.”

 However there are two things wrong with this idea. First, you don’t actually know how well it’s working for them. Everyone makes their business look amazing on social media. You don’t actually know how well some particular strategy or idea is actually working for someone else, so don’t...

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Why You CAN Afford to Invest In Your Business

Aug 21, 2018

The topic today is a good, but tough one because it involves MONEY. Everyone wants to make money in his or her business, because being profitable is what makes your business a business. But what if you’re not quite as successful as you want to be yet? What if you keep trying and hustling to get to that next level but you just can’t seem to get there? So you know you need help and you know that with some guidance you can probably grow your business. Yet, you are still refusing to invest in you business because you tell yourself “that’s more than I can spend right now’’ or “once my business starts making money, then I can afford to invest more into it.”

If nothing has changed in your business in a few years, it’s probably because YOU are not ready to get outside your comfort zone. Not investing in your business is often never about the money. It’s about all the other fears and insecurities you have in yourself and often...

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