Category Archives: Productivity

Top 3 Quick Income-Generating Activities


You’ve probably heard me say a number of times that entrepreneurs need to master their time in order to have a profitable and sustainable business.  And you’ve probably heard a thousand times that you need to be working on income-generating activities. And it’s true. As an entrepreneur, if you want y..Read More

3 Critical Ingredients to Make Things Happen in Your Business


Can you believe that we are down to only 4 weeks left in the year?  I know I can’t. It feels like the year has flown by.  On December 31st will you be able to say that you accomplished your business or financial goals for the year? If so, that’s great. If not, you’re definitely not alone. Many entrepreneurs wi..Read More

5 Tips to Break the Cycle of Undercharging, Under-Earning, and Overworking


Time, energy, and money. These three resources influence everything we do (or don’t do) on a daily basis. They impact our ability to live our great lives and they are undeniably intertwined.   I guess that’s why I hate to waste any of them (especially time).   If you think about it, how you choose to use, guard, and maximi..Read More

Do You Need an “Aha” Moment?


Well I was all set to write a blog post about how to improve your office because October 4th is “Improve Your Office Day” and coincidentally, I just overhauled my home office last week, so I have a lot of tips to share.  But I don’t want to write about that right now because something else is coming up for me at the moment. I..Read More

Is the laundry keeping you from your great work?


One of the things I hear a lot from my clients is, “I don’t have time to do everything I need to do to run my business and keep up with everything that needs to be done around the house.”  And I often think, “Well of course you don’t.” So here’s what I see happening most often:

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    What NOT to Do to Build a Profitable Business


    I love that show “What Not to Wear” on TLC.  I love how Stacy and Clinton ambush some unsuspecting, fashionably challenged woman and turn her into a fashionista.  They tape secret footage of her wearing sweatpants and ratty old t-shirts around town and then they have her bring her wardrobe to New York so they can look at everything and tos..Read More

    5 Steps to Building a Rock-Solid Business


    I’ve noticed a common theme among solo entrepreneurs lately. Many are very overwhelmed and frustrated with trying to run and grow their businesses, and it’s not just because they have a ton of things on their to-do list. Sure that contributes to the overwhelm; but the real problem is they don’t know what to do next to up-leve..Read More

    Is social media “killing your time” and your profits


    I used to think that email was one of the biggest time-suckers for modern entrepreneurs, but now I’m thinking it may be social media.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some kind of cooped-up recluse who hates technology or talking to people.  I actually love connecting with people, leveraging technology, and relying on modern conveniences.  ..Read More

    Overwhelmed? You Might be Over-Promising and Under-Delivering


    Under-promise and over-deliver.  I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before.  Chances are you’re quite familiar with how it applies to the business world.  Adhering to this principle requires you to make realistic commitments to your clients or customers and then wow them when you go above and beyond their expectations.  T..Read More

    5 Tips to Help You Define the Boundaries Between Work and Home (and Improve Your Productivity, Too).


    When you work from home, it’s easy to blur the lines between work and home.  You may be doing it without even realizing it.  Do you ever sit down to work on a business project, and the next thing you know you’re emptying the dishwasher or reading a magazine?  Or maybe you’re spending time with your "sweetie," but you keep ..Read More