September 8, 2019

The best time to get new clients is….

Have you ever gone from a huge high to a serious low? In that moment, I did.. I’d just finished up a HUGE project for a […]
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, %FIRSTNAME%” Who was the first person who ever said that… or something that amounts to that… to you? Was it your […]