Are you breaking down, or breaking through?

By Nina Kaufman, Esq.


That’s how I felt last week. The kind of paralysis that comes from trying to do too much all in the same moment, not knowing where to turn, not thinking clearly, not getting traction. The phrase “… being too much in the world” kept dancing in my head.

Ever felt that way in your business?

I was mired in enough stuck-ness in that moment that knew I wasn’t going to figure it out on my own.

So I played a game. Held a contest on Facebook, which I called “Breakdown to Breakthrough.” I wanted to hear from business owners who had also hit that wall. Who also felt the siren call, the lure of “don’t try so hard … you don’t have to grow any bigger … it’s too much work ….” And yet, squared their shoulders and broke through to the other side.

And this week, I’m excited to introduce you to serial entrepreneur, Freda Thomas, our contest winner. She’s an award-winning (outside of our contest) NYS Certified Business Advisor and founder of FLT Consulting in New York City.

Freda had some wonderful tips for small business owners, like:

  • How she got past the wall and retooled her business
  • What handy sales tools and resources gave her the sales mojo she needed
  • Why her “make it happen” mantra helped her hire staff


I, for one am keeping, “MAKE IT HAPPEN” top of mind … as it’s helping me get unstuck.

Where do you get stuck? What resources do you wish you had? Post a comment below and let us know!

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