Author Archives: Caroline van Kimmenade

Your Business is like a Salad

A good salad is nutritious and healthy and it also tastes good. A good salad is pretty easy to make, but it does require one non-negotiable: quality ingredients. If your lettuce is dilapidated, the tomatoes are soggy, the radishes are … Continue reading

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The One Thing You Must Have When Starting Your Own Business

The one thing you need more than anything else when you start your own business, is to have a way to bring yourself back to a state of trust. Not blind trust, but trust that taking action will get you … Continue reading

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10 Netflix Sources of Inspiration for Your Business

As an entrepreneur, business owner or otherwise self-employed person, you need inspiring stories. There are days when you will feel like it’s just too hard, or like nobody gets what you’re going through. On those days, it’s important to fill … Continue reading

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Taking on Your Clients’ Pain Doesn’t Really Help Them

If clients feel better after talking to you, while you feel much worse. If you find yourself ruminating on your clients’ issues – even though you rationally know there is no point to this. If you sense what is up … Continue reading

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1 Big Reason Small Businesses Fail (that is not scary)

Most new businesses fail. That’s what the statistics say, and that sounds really scary, doesn’t it? Yet, I don’t think it’s as scary or mysterious as it seems. Let me illustrate with some examples that popped up in a google … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece: Why Marketing Rules are Not Working

I’m currently working with a client on her marketing strategy – which is fun! And it made me realise something more clearly: When I help her understand what marketing is for her work, the nitty gritty rules are different than … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Bad About your HSP Coaching Rates?

When you are self-employed, you need to make a healthy income doing what you do. Otherwise, your work is not sustainable and won’t last. Many of your clients will understand this perfectly and not resent you for it. Yet, there … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Wrong With Wanting a Business as a Hobby

I think nowadays with all kinds of internet hypes and the ability to work from home, a lot of people feel a kind of hyped, fake pressure to turn their precious and healthy hobby into something more. Suddenly, it’s not … Continue reading

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Energy Congruency is the Key to a Thriving Business

Energy congruency means that if you say you are all about something and that you help people with this thing, you make sure you are that person in your personal life too. And if you’re not, you do something about … Continue reading

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6 Reasons not to Become Self-Employed as an HSP

There are a great many reasons to become self-employed and also a great many reasons not to. There are already many articles out there promoting the ideal of self-employment. I want to add some reality checks too to make sure … Continue reading

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