Technology is Not a Four-Letter Word

Technology is Not a Four-Letter Word

I am frequently contacted by clients and subscribers seeking coaching because they are intimidated by technology. Their fear of technology is preventing them from moving their business forward. It seems that the younger crowd does not have this issue—they grew up with technology. The reason many small business websites are not very good is not simply because it may have not been designed by someone Continue reading

Leverage Your Time for Profit

Leverage Your Time for Profit

Master the art of delegation When you embrace your strengths and are open to delegating the weaknesses or things you really dislike doing while receiving the value of letting them go, you will work smarter rather than harder.  This is critical to your sanity, productivity and revenue. The key is to keep your genius work close to you and delegate the rest. Genius work is not only your strengths, but you are Continue reading

Business Systems Do Not Suck

I talk to a lot of people whose eyes glaze over when I mention the word 'system'.  This seems especially true for creative types who are always telling me how much creating business systems sucks.  A lot of them do not feel that they are big enough to have systems in place.  Or they think of systems as boring.  They imagine that systems are very complex, confusing and confining.  Of course, systems can be that way; Continue reading

How to Crush Procrastination

How to Crush Procrastination

I recently read an interesting study about procrastination. The University of Calgary reported that one in four people are habitual procrastinators. This can be a student pulling an all-niter to study for an exam, an employee waiting until the last minute to finish a project at work or a mother delaying the laundry until she is surrounded by piles of dirty clothing. Procrastination can get the best of us unless we Continue reading

Go from Stress to Success

Go from Stress to Success

When I first decided to bring my business online, I registered for a training course on how to use social media so that I would not waste my time on Facebook and Twitter. I also began following internet gurus so that I could learn more about online marketing and in no time flat fell into the trap of trying to get in on every free teleseminar and Webinar offered. Funny thing, I never implemented anything that I Continue reading

Help!  I Need a Housekeeping Schedule

Help! I Need a Housekeeping Schedule

Today's post is a bit off topic for this blog, but I occasionally do that on Fridays (a non-working day for me).   I must admit that I am not the best housekeeper.  Nor do I really like professional housekeepers in my home.  One of my 2014 intentions is to get my home better organized and I think that the following schedule from The Time-Warp Wife would be a good start.  I feel that we all have to find a rhythm Continue reading

How to Think Faster

How to Think Faster

If you are like me, you may sometimes feel that your mind is cluttered and you are unable to think straight.  Usually when I feel this way, I can look back at my habits and see that I have not been practicing mindfulness activities--with one of the most effective being meditation. Meditation is known to be a highly effective alternative health practice and brings immediate results to the overwhelming majority of Continue reading