I’ve GOT to get this RIGHT or else…

(Pssssst… sometimes, getting it wrong can be the best thing to happen.) More than halfway through a recent 5.8 mile loop hike, there were no signs that our trail was turning back toward the car. Simple math made us suspect […]

Posted in: Thought Leadership
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Listen up, all you Boomers and Xers!

Have you ever tried putting together an Instagram Story only to get pissed off?! ALL THE BUTTONS. WHERE DOES THIS STICKER EVEN GO?! I CAN’T RESIZE IT!! WHERE ARE MY DAMN READING GLASSES?? [looking at clock] “I’VE SPENT 25 MINUTES […]

Posted in: Marketing Strategy
women business owners

Leaning back vs. Leaning in

I can be MISERABLE to travel with because I’m so go-go-go. I feel so bad for my favorite Irishman sometimes. Like last fall when we landed at Gatwick airport. I was so busy charging through, trying to catch the very […]

Posted in: Thought Leadership

The *pray while you smoke* approach to get what you want

There’s a scene in “The Two Popes” where Cardinal Bergoglio tells Pope Benedict a story about two seminarians who like to smoke. The first one went to his spiritual director and asked if it’s permitted to smoke while praying. The […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

How do you measure your success?

I totally screwed myself out of a deal (and I’m actually proud of it) On Friday the 13th, a potential client turned the tables on me. At the end of our conversation, she asked, “how do you measure YOUR success, […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

The pivot after the pivot (after the pivot)

I’m attached to certain things. My naps, for example. Or at least the OPPORTUNITY to take a nap. Because having “nap time” blocked off in my calendar every day helps me to show up as my best self for my […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

Sticker Shock 🏷 (I had no clue!)

While my favorite Irishman and I were drinking beer with friends in Boston last weekend, I learned something that blew me away. There’s a brewery in Massachusetts called Tree House that charges $96 for a case of craft beer. One […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

When *and why* minutes count

My best friend could’ve died over jalapeño margaritas last week. (No joke, stick with me.) Every 6 weeks or so, I meet this bestie at our fave local Mexican restaurant for humongous jalapeño margaritas, the spiciest guacamole they’ll make and […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities, Thought Leadership
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

inside my therapy appointment

So I’m sitting there in my therapist’s office, perched on the edge of a high-end vegan leather sofa straight out of an Anthropologie catalog… Having an existential crisis about my business. And the answer to the question “and how does […]

Posted in: Business Model Design, Mindset & Priorities
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Loving the flow (and ebbs) of business

Lordy, I’m at a new level of appreciation for the ebb and flow of business. Hard to believe 8 years ago I hosted my first event in New York to an over-capacity crowd. (People even showed up who didn’t have […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities
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