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How to Pay Yourself Consistently

I have a confession to make. I used to be scared of spending money, including paying myself. My consulting practice was consistently bringing in a few thousand dollars a month and I was terrified of taking any money out for myself, for fear that I wouldn’t bring in another dime. …

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How I got permission to play bigger

I think in to-do lists and excel sheets. Clean, crisp lines and boxes and structure. When anything gets a little too vague or dreamy, I immediately get uncomfortable. I’ve told myself for years that I’m not a visionary, that I don’t think big picture, that I’m not an inspiring leader. …

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Welcome to the newest member of our team!

My vision for 100 Degrees Consulting is to provide personal, best-in-class service and financial leadership to my clients. I don’t plan on building this company into one where I oversee a team of outsourced CFOs; there are plenty of other companies that do that. I want to continue doing the …

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How to tell if your consultant is a good match

Do you know who your “Dream Clients” are? I’m sure you do. What about your “Dream Collaborators”? As a consultant, I know who my dream clients are (ambitious entrepreneurs and growing nonprofits!), but it’s important for you to know if we’re a dream collaboration! How can you know if we’re …

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A hiring dilemma: Employee or contractor?

One of the best parts of my job is the fact that every single company or organization I work with is in some stage of growth. Expanding programs, increasing revenue, diversifying scope of services – it all means growth and change. I’ve never been one to sit still for very …

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Getting the right people on the bus

We all know Jim Collins and Good to Great, right? If so, then we know how important bringing the right people into the organization is. If not, go here to catch up then meet me back here! I recently found this article, How to Hire Like a Superboss, on Harvard …

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Performance reviews: to ditch or to keep?

Over the past several months, I’ve seen tons of articles come across my desk about companies ditching the annual performance review. GE is the big one. Instead of a formal review process where they used to simply hack off the bottom 10% of performers (talk about archaic and heartless!), they …

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Leading around the world

Several years ago, I had direct reports in Nepal, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, Haiti and Nicaragua. While I was excited at the prospect of visiting each of them throughout the year and experiencing their countries, I was at first nervous about building a relationship. I would spend maybe three weeks, tops, …

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