Business Challenges Crush You — Do You Get Up?

Business Challenges Crush You — Do You Get Up?
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Business challenges will knock you down. It’s what happens next that’s most important.

The 1997 Chumbawamba song “Tubthumping” is my anthem when it comes to getting through business challenges.

If you don’t recognize the song by its name, you will certainly recognize it by its lyrics. The most famous line of the song (the one we all scream at the top of our lungs) is:

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Don’t Burn the Business Plan with Sandra Hughes – TPP39

Don’t Burn the Business Plan with Sandra Hughes
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Burning your business plan is the latest craze. We talk about why having and using a business plan helps you get clarity, align your goals, and set revenue targets to help you stay on track. Sandra Hughes also recommends building your business as a side hustle. Listen to this episode to learn why and how.

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Why Gratitude Makes You a More Powerful Leader – TPP36

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This episode is all about gratitude. Not Thanksgiving style, everyday style. We talk about how gratitude makes you a better leader, starting with surrender — and appreciating your own life so you can appreciate the people you work with and for.

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Stop Blowing Your Budget on Crap You Don’t Need

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Emotional spending — especially on all those too-good-to-be-true tech tools and apps — distracts you from your budget, goals, and dreams.

Recently I talked about how to build a rock-solid foundation for a rock-solid business and why getting the basics of your business right is key to having a successful business. Today, we’re going to build on that foundation and discuss how to choose your projects without blowing your business or your technology budget!

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Rock Solid Businesses Need Rock Solid Foundations

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I’m sure you’ve heard the parable about the man who built his house on the sand vs. the man who built his house on the rocks.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the house built on the stones outlasted the house that was built on sand.

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How to Plan and Engage Effectively on Social Media – TPP32

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Lately, I’ve been hit in the face with a lot of bad business tactics on social media. In this episode, I came at it from not only the perspective of a professional asked a lot of social media questions but also as a consumer of social media. Learn about what it means to get out there and be the face of an organization, strategies and tactics, and the do’s and don’t’s of engagement.

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Stretch Yourself: Network Beyond Bias with Amy Waninger – TPP31

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Jen interviews Amy C. Waninger to talk about the importance of broadening our experiences and networks. Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities.

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Tips for Talking with Techies & How Gender Plays a Role – TPP30

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On this episode of the Third Paddle Podcast, we talk about how to communicate with techies (IT staff and technical freelancers like web developers).

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How to Make Curiosity a Priority for Innovation

How to Make Curiosity a Priority for Innovation
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Curiosity killed the cat.

Did you know the full phrase is “curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back?” Changes things a little, doesn’t it?

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Your Recipe for Success: Curiosity and Imperfect Action – TPP27

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Jen discusses the power of curiosity in business and why perfectionism is a doctrine you need to lose if you really want to move your ideas forward.

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