10 Lessons I’ve Learned in Business

If you wait until things are ‘perfect’ and you think you are ready…you will never start. If you have an idea or a vision and you are trying to wait for the perfect time… you will spend your life waiting – perpetually. Speaking of VISION – you need one and it needs to...

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What, exactly, is a Business Strategy Session?

Are you looking to have a strategic breakthrough in your business this year? If your answer is YES, then you will get a lot of value from what I share with you in this blog post. In this post, I will focus on the importance of ‘strategy’, and a basic framework for...

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How to Handle Your Haters

Face it – no matter what you do, there will be people in this world that won’t like you just because you are you. If you don’t have haters, you need to get some. If no one is talking about the things you’re doing, then that means not enough people know. Here are a few...

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Why Create a Digital Product?

Because it means more $$$ on a consistent basis for something you created once!! By Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. I love working with my clients one-on-one. I love helping them through tough times in business and seeing them grow and flourish. Although I don’t do what I...

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Disorganization – How to Recognize it & Beat it!

Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. Let me start by saying, I am no expert in this area. I struggle everyday with organizing my life. In every area, I am constantly trying to find what works and what doesn’t. Let me also say that some amount of disorder at different times is...

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Rigid Thinking Can Block Your Success

Rigidity causes people to do the same thing over & over. It’s basically human nature - we stick with what works. Rigidity may work for a certain amount of time but eventually, rigid thinking, in many respects, can block your success. Developing capacity to...

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Top 10 Qualities of Successful Women Business Owners

  It is no secret, that in order for women business owners to be successful they must develop a distinctive set of behaviors that set them up for growth. Stand out women who have turned their passions and desires into purpose, share a set of characteristics that...

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5 Useful Tips to Stop Procrastination

5 Proven Ways to Stop Procrastination “Things may come to those that wait, but only the things left by those that hustle.” I’ve always loved that quote. Not sure who said it, but I love it! Yet, I can still be the worst procrastinator in the world. Everyone struggles...

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Plan Tomorrow – TONIGHT!

Plan Your Tomorrow Tonight! Planning out your day the night before makes it much more likely that you’ll accomplish what it is you set out to do on any given day. Whether you use a calendar or a to-do list doesn’t matter; whichever you choose, be realistic and do what...

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Mentoring Female Entrepreneurs

Best Ways to be a Mentor to Other Female Entrepreneurs There are literally millions of us! #Bossbabes, #Girlboss, #Badassboss...whatever we’re called (and no matter how you feel about the hashtags you see them all over social media), there is no doubt that this is our...

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Wanna be a #BossBabe?

Hey Girl! Starting a Business? You Need This! Part of being successful is being as organized as possible. This is something that a lot of people (myself included) struggle with. I still struggle with clutter, not only in my work space, but also in my mind. I have so...

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My Summer of (HELL) Yea!

Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. After my divorce some years ago, I decided that I wanted to live a full life. More recently, I've further developed that decision to include a full QUALITY life. When I am old I want to share adventures, not turn bitter from regret. I look...

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Authenticity vs. Appearances

Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. I've noticed a lot of women enthusiastically chasing things that resemble signs of success, often deciding to do this over chasing success itself. It's perplexing... They will borrow, not pay a bill or use tax money to put a down payment on...

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My BIGGEST Fears Kept Me from Growing

Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. All entrepreneurs face fear. For some, it drives them...for others, it makes them freeze. When the latter happens, its holds you back from success like nothing else and can destroy plans. Fear can manifest in various ways...like fear of...

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5 Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Face

Crystal J. Rodriguez, Esq. We have arrived! Yes! We have entered a realm that was once considered to be one for men only. We, are women entrepreneurs and we are taking the business by world by storm! More and more small businesses are being started by females and with...

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How to Write a Business Plan

The Business Plan, of all things ‘business’, creates perhaps, the most anxiety for would-be business owners. It is very important because it serves as the official roadmap to your success. It is where all of those thoughts you’ve written in your business journal will...

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Financing Your Business

Let me start this part off with an admission - this is not my area of expertise. I have a limited knowledge and so I can give a very general review of possible financing options out there for any business owner. You should look into the many offices that offer Small...

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