Author Archives: Caroline van Kimmenade

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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Why Being Sensitive to Energy can make it Scary to Run an Online Business

Full disclosure: I’m an empath. That means I am ridiculously aware of the emotions and thoughts of people I interact with – whether up close or at a distance. It is no longer a source of overwhelm like it used … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry about how to Make it Big

This is why the best productivity tools are the ones that force you to split up big goals into tiny doable steps. Doable means that it’s clear what you need to do and it’s possible to do it. Here are … Continue reading

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3 Crucial Biz Apps for Self-Employed Highly Sensitive People

When you work (partly) online, there are lots of available tools that are both cost-efficient and effective. Perhaps more importantly for us HSPs though, they also shouldn’t be overwhelming, right? No bright blinking buttons and thousands of options, dynamic content that … Continue reading

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3 Big Reasons to Choose a Focus (niche) even if you really don’t want to

Helping everyone sounds great, right? And I’m pretty sure that that special thing you do would help lots of different people. How could you possibly choose a niche and narrow down? So here are three big reasons to niche:

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Why You Can’t Keep Over-giving to Your Clients

There are people out there who need you. Not all of them have money. Not all of them have time. Not all of them are motivated. Not all of them understand what it takes to get results. If you’re on … Continue reading

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3 Overlooked Ways to Invest in your Business

As a business owner, you need to invest in training and resources that allow you to have not just a service or product, but also the marketing and support and know-how around that to make money with what you do. … Continue reading

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The HSP Headless Chicken Biz Model: How common biz advice can unnecessarily drive you crazy

When you look at the standard biz advice out there, it usually consists of some logical-sounding yet overwhelm-feeding premises: You need a detailed business plan before you start. You need to dominate social media Network, network, network Expect to work … Continue reading

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3 Ways to make Free Offers Work in your Sensitive Business

Of course, most of the time, it can’t. If you’re of the “let’s save the world, and let’s do it now” persuasion, you might be more than ready to ditch long-term sustainability. You just want to invest in the wellness … Continue reading

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