Productivity and Management

When A Beast of a Project Becomes A Massive Blessing

March 2016 was madness, and not because I follow sports. I officially tallied up more hours than I have on any other month in seven years of business. What’s more, I knew it would be intense. But I’m pretty sure that no amount of preparation would have prevented the valuable lessons I learned along the way.…

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6 Vital Lessons I Learned By Taking A Vacation

There are some life lessons we only have to learn once. And then there are others. Like, how sometimes life gets so busy that we forget to take a break. Or, we just choose to stay in the wheel, grinding out the day-to-day routine until we are forced to quit. Whether it is our body…

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How Do You Respect Time?

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Why timeliness is important. Time is so often viewed from a negative perspective: we talk about running out of time, not having enough time, dreading the passing of time, and wishing we didn’t have to wait for time to go by. But really, it’s time that helps keep us on track. Without the ticking of…

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Where Is Your Time Spent Most Effectively?

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Knowing how to identify your skills and when to call the expert. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, you often get caught between extremes. One example is your time. Yes, you get to set your own schedule so ideally you can spend more time doing what you love, BUT there’s always so much work…

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Qualifying Appointments

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Securing business appointments that matter, and how to say “no” to the ones that don’t As a business owner or sales director, you likely have a very full plate. Your day is spent managing client needs, solving problems, giving direction to employees, and all the other general tasks of doing business. But on top of…

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Take it to the [Planning] Limit, One More Time

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! The holidays are headed our way, and while they hold a certain amount of excitement and anticipation for most of us, there can also be an amount of dread for what can sometimes feel like the impending train wreck of scheduling conflicts, multiplying events to attend, and the inevitable…

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“Not Another Meeting” – It’s all in your preparation

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Meetings are a communication and relationship building necessity. The art of connection and communication, getting different personalities, points of view and ideas to line up so everyone is on the same page is, many times, the goal. Unfortunately though, meetings are often unsuccessful in accomplishing that task and can even create more confusion due to…

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5 Tips for Staying Motivated

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Entrepreneurs have a demanding job. They are the brain behind the idea, the steam in the engine room and the one who has to wear every hat. When you launched your business, did you know it would at times, be an uphill battle? Here are a few suggestions on staying motivated when you may just…

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