Take That First Step

In all my years as an entrepreneur and business owner, one of the key things that I feel is so important and something that I go back to time and time again is the simple art of taking the first step!

I am a very creative person and my mind is firing ideas and creativity all day (and night πŸ™‚ ) long!Β  None of this matters unless you apply it and it is something I have struggled with for years…. too many ideas and not enough focus.Β  However, I have been able to change this for the better simply by ‘doing something’ which is similar to a first step.

For example, I recently started this business blog. That was a first step. I thought about how I have so much experience in all kinds of business and how I love to share and help people with what I have learned over the years, so I thought hey why not blog about it? And I took the step and started the blog.

The best time to feed an idea is when it’s born. πŸ™‚ Then it starts to grow on its own and will expand and adapt as one goes along. The other key after taking a first step are taking small steps like I am doing… trying to write a blog post here every other day or so. It’s not that I don’t want to, or for lack of content or commitment, but more so time… there is only so much time in a day, but because I took that first step I’m in the game. πŸ™‚

Now it’s baby steps, putting one foot in front on the other until I will be up and running and off to my next first step.

What about you? Is it time to take the first step on something? Another way to look at is “taking the plunge”…. take the plunge and let the details work themselves out as you go along. So often we analysis everything to death and it stops us in our tracks. Successful people take plunges and get things done. πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Business Coach who takes first steps often and is learning to be more focused. She has so much she wants to do in life and there are so many things that bring her JOY, it’s hard to pick! πŸ™‚

A Tip from a Landlord in Cold Temps

I was reflecting today on how I have been a landlady since I was about 20 years old and have now accumulated 30 plus years of experience.Β  Wow.Β  I was impressed with myself when I realized how young I was when I started πŸ™‚Β  In the 30 plus years I have had to take care of various issues, and itΒ got me thinking about things that I have learned along the wayΒ  that I can share that might be helpful to others.

Yesterday, Canada was the coldest spot in the entire world. Geraldton, Ontario hit -51!!! One of the things that has been coming up aΒ  lot lately, while wearing my landlady hat in these frigid temps, is freezing pipes and water issues.Β  So today’s tip from me is for everyone. Whether you are a home owner, a landperson (correct term?) lol, or a tenant, everyone needs to know this:

In your home or residence make sure you know where to shut off your main water that goes into the house as well as the shut off valve on your hot water tank.Β  There are also individual shut offs under sinks and such which are good to know, but knowing where the two main ones are are the most important!

water valve

When a pipe breaks or there is a leak, one does not have time to think and figure these things out. πŸ™‚

Being prepared is the best way to circumvent disaster and costly repercussions.

I hope you found this helpful and I look forward to sharing more useful information to empower others on life’s journey.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Life & Business Coach who believes in Servitude: the art of helping others. Maggie offers coaching to people looking to get into the rental property arena and to current landlords who need tips on the in and outs of the industry, finding good tenants, and the general business of rental property management. Her favorite person to coach on this, is the entrepreneur who is excited to start investing in rental properties or those who want to, but have fear of finding suitable tenants and how to screen them.Β  Maggie has en-JOYed her role as a landlord and has met amazing people throughout her years doing this.Β  In fact many are good friends to this day! πŸ™‚

 

Business is Seed Planting

Life and Business are about planting seeds. Whether you are birthing a new idea, making a post on your Facebook page, or writing a blog post, you are planting seeds!

What is a seed?  A seed of any kind is unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant/offspring.

What Kind of Seeds To Plant?

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 π’Œπ’Šπ’π’…π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔 π’šπ’π’– π’˜π’‚π’π’• 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’“π’π’˜!!!

What are you looking to achieve in your business? Increased profits? Better revenues? More customer share? Added value?  No matter what you are looking to achieve, always plant seeds of value. Be and offer value to your current clients and customers and future clients and customers.

I personally add my own sprinkle of fertilizer in my seed planting and that is a sprinkling of servitude. No matter what I do, writing this blog post for example, I do it with an attitude of serving the world. I want to make a difference. I want to help people. I want to empower others and help them in their life and business. At the same time I am indeed planting seeds that may one day bloom.

Seeds that are planted, with value-added, can bloom into many things. New relationships, joint ventures, customers, clients, mentors, colleagues, increased revenues, new ideas, collaboration, support, and the list goes on! It never ends in fact.

So often in business we feel some things are tedious or mundane, like managing a Facebook page or making a blog post, but I challenge you to see the gift in the planting of the seeds. I myself, love managing social media and blogging, but I know many business owners do not. It’s not their JOY and that’s okay. However, every little thing that is done in servitude plants a seed that has the potential to grow into a big ole oak tree or a billion dollar company so all seeds count.

When we look at our tasks at hand as seeds, it does get a bit more encouraging doesn’t it? At least I think so πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist, Entrepreneur, Business Owner with years of experience in Traditional Business, Networkmarketing, Digital Marketing, Property Management, and Business Coaching. Maggie gets tremendous JOY in helping others to take their ideas and run with them. She believes that in the age of information and high tech, it is possible for anyone to soar simply by using their gifts and learning how to market them. And that the internet is a virtual goldmine for prosperity.

Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog! Here I will be sharing tips, trends, concepts, ideas, and anything to do with business, marketing , digital marketing, branding, social media, and more!

I have been a successful entrepreneur, multiple business owner, property manager, networkmarketer and business coach for the past 30 plus years.Β  I have a passion for helping both entrepreneurs and businesses to not only succeed, but to thrive!

I have had the pleasure ofΒ  working with many local businesses in my community,Β entrepreneurs, as well as businesses and owners all over the world throughout my years wearing my various hats πŸ™‚

I am a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist. Speaker, and workshop facilitator.Β  Β I feel that these areas of specialty bring me greater insight into current trends and transitions, especially in regards to the digital world.

I am also a forever student and always learning. I love both learning and sharing what I learn with those who are interested.

It is my hope that I am able to offer up some servitude and add value to my reader’s life and/or business. It is always my intention to serve and do whatever I can to make the world a better place. It gives me great JOY to help others, whether it is in regard to their life and happiness in general, or in expanding and creating an empowering business.

I really love that I am also seeing the artists of the world awakening to their gifts and rolling them into business models.

I am looking forward to sharing and caring here and if you are reading this, thank you for being here! πŸ™‚