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"Why isn't this working?", said a client, whom I will call Kendall for the sake of this article. "I should have more customers by now. When [insert name of a leader in her field] started, it wasn't this slow.".

Kendall had been working on building a new business online when we started working together. She had lots of business experience, having had a service business before for many years. And she was successful at it.

1. Stop 'should-ing' on yourself. I believe that language is incredibly important. It affects how you feel and how you think. So I choose my words. 'Should' is a word I avoid, even in my daily language. It's not an empowered word. It implies that something outside of you may dictate what you do. The truth? You always have a choice. That includes choice about what you believe and think. There is no 'should' for you and your business. There is only what is, and what you choose from that place.

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2. Don't compare yourself with anyone else. Stop comparing yourself to the leaders in your field. They have years on you. They may share some of what it took to have the business they have now, but you can't know everything. They have their own backgrounds and experiences. You may not always feel resonant with their business practices, or aligned with your authentic you if you were to conduct your business in the same way. Part of being authentic is recognizing the unique you that you bring. That invites no comparisons.

3. Maintain the beginner mind. My take on this Buddhist principle is that the beginner's mind is always open, always ready to expand. With the beginner mind, you are always learning, always growing. Every business, you begin again. Heck, every day you begin again! When you start to feel like an expert, doors close, and your options become limited. By maintaining this beginner mind, you have many possibilities, many options. And that's a good thing.

Being efficient and effective is not about having a cookie-cutter blueprint or a me-too tactic. You need the right strategies and customized plan to give you the biggest bang for you time- and energy-bucks.