Solving Challenges Leads to New Opportunities

How we view the challenges before us, and the opportunities they bring, is everything.

Each day this month, I’m offering you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try. My hope is that these will help you look at those challenges in a new way.

Here’s your 11:11 for today.



If you stopped yourself every single time you were about to say,
“I have to” and changed it to “I get to,”
it might change your entire experience.

― Kristin Armstrong (b. 1973) Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist


Like so many of you, I, too, have had to shift my work to where it runs almost totally on line. Because I’ve been coaching small business owners across the country for the past few years, much of that has been pretty easy.

But I also still do a little counseling, here at home, and that has been a different matter. Today, I realized I’ve got to find a way to send people the paperwork that I would usually hand them in person when we meet.

What a hassle, I thought to myself. Now I have to figure out how to do THAT too.

And then I remembered this quote.

Now I get to figure that out, I told myself. And going forward, it will probably be easier for my clients, and save me a ton of paper and ink.

That’s all good, right?

Such a small thing, and yet – symbolic of so much more.


What are the biggest hassles you’re having to deal with, now that you’re working from home and taking your business on line?

If you could figure out how to work through those issues, smooth out those rough spots, would things actually work better in your business?

Then let’s make that happen.

One of my coaching clients taught herself how to teach yoga classes on line recently for the first time. Within weeks of taking her first, imperfect, steps, she’s already had people reach out from across her state asking if they can work with her – people who couldn’t have come to her in-person classes. This week she got three checks in the mail from people buying her brand-new online classes.

I love it.

Solving challenges leads to new opportunities, and we get to do that now in all kinds of ways.

I’m loving hearing from so many of you. What has been your greatest challenge so far in all this? And how are you working to solve it?

Much love,

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