September 3, 2019

Meet my littlest team member

I’d like to introduce you to our littlest member of the Smart Gets Paid team: my newborn son, Noah Gordon Monaghan. After a 9-month interview process, […]
June 30, 2019

What surprise jealousy taught me

When I first heard about it, my reaction surprised me. At my university, it was fraternity and sorority Formal season. Hordes of college students playing grown-up, […]
June 9, 2019

Your goals are achievable

She said to me, “I don’t even like saying my goals out loud, because I don’t want to be limited by them.” After some encouragement, she […]
June 2, 2019

Do you have a business? Or do you have a job?

It was a story I’d heard so many times before. In fact, I’d had three similar calls about this very topic, that week. For the woman […]
April 18, 2019

What are your “non-starters”?

I think it was the extra-long pause that threw me off. I had hired my first business coach, Dave, and we were on our first call. […]
March 24, 2019

Val: Why I picked you

Have you ever shared something personal about yourself to, like, thousands of your potential clients? I think most women would shy away from that, right? But […]
March 17, 2019

She was terrified to send a $10K invoice… but then…

I have a story for you:   This week, one of my students wrote to me and said, “Years ago, I was terrified when I sent […]
February 17, 2019

the BIG mistake smart consultants keep making again and again

When she said, “It keeps happening again and again,” I knew it was a sign of a bigger problem. Carissa continued: “I keep accidentally taking on […]
February 10, 2019

You HAVE to get louder about this

“Don’t toot your own horn” Who was the first person who ever said that… or something that amounts to that… to you? Was it your well-meaning […]
February 3, 2019

The problem with sales funnels

So, let’s talk about something. These days there are a good amount of coaches out there who want to convince you that the answer to filling […]