Thank Goodness for Systems!

I’m writing this from Minneapolis, where I’m attending my annual tox path meeting and my husband just gave a presentation at the Alliance Française Minneapolis/St. Paul about his e-book Dining Out in Paris. I’m managing the fundraising effort for the art exhibition that I’m co-curating in Paris as […]

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Seven Tips for Staying Productive While Traveling

As the Wells International Foundation takes off, I’m having to interrupt an exceptional series of successes in organizing our first big project to fly overseas for a business trip that I scheduled long ago. Because I’m committed to keeping our positive momentum going and keeping my personal […]

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When in Doubt – Choose Sleep

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

Last week, I talked about the importance of maintaining rituals 
to keep you on track in your business, particularly during times
of intense activity (such as a launch, bringing on a new VA or 
employee, preparing for a merger…) You may have a morning ritual or an evening […]

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Stop the world – I want to get off!

Ever since the launch of the Wells International Foundation, I’ve been living on the edge of overwhelm. I’m completely psyched about the foundation, but every day I get clearer and clearer on the sheer enormity of what I’m doing – and it’s scary! I’m taking inspired action, […]

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Breathe easier – turn your deadlines into timelines.

There's never and unrealistic goal. There's only an unrealistic timeline. ~Francis Van Wyk

Last week, I spoke with a friend and colleague who is an executive sales director at a multi-national company. She expressed disappointment because she has not yet quit her job and moved to France to run her newly launched entrepreneurial business, despite all her carefully laid plans. […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

I recently had “one of those days.” You know the kind… You’ve written out everything you intend to do and have everything you need to do it at your fingertips. You start out and things are humming along… And you look up hours later and find that you […]

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Ready, Set, Let Go!

If you’re like me, you’ve been trained to believe that to be productive, you need to be active, to DO THINGS. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, right? You’ve got to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN if you’re going to have any chance of being successful. Well, this […]

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Five simple steps (5S) to organizing your business this summer

If you want to achieve GREATNESS, stop asking for permission. – Anonymous   I recently read an article by leadership expert Lolly Daskal on 5S, a methodology that comes from the Toyota Production System in Japan. It is based on five Japanese words, which, when transliterated into […]

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If your heart isn’t in it, say “no“!

If you want to save yourself all kinds of trouble, avoid all half-hearted commitments. – Michael Matthews How many times have you taken on a project because it seemed like the logical thing to do, even though your heart wasn’t in it? What was the result? If […]

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Who’s Leading Who In Your Biz?

Are you the bona fide leader in your entrepreneurial business? Or are circumstances leading you to do what you do every day? Three years ago this month, I interviewed Denise R. Green about the importance of leadership in a solopreneur business. I believed then, and I still believe, that women […]

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Hi. I’m Monique, the founder of Making Productivity Easy. I help business owners find peace through productivity by taming their runaway businesses so they can once again enjoy the empires they’ve created. Let’s connect: Check out my full bio, schedule a Discovery Session or join the community on Facebook.


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