Archive for the Entrepreneur Productivity Category

Letting Go

This week I’m in the process of having a new computer installed at the office. I’m switching back to a PC after several years of using a Mac.

I want to share something with you that I’ve come to realize over the past several weeks: It’s okay to let go in your business. Even under the best of circumstances, you can’t control everything. You can’t even control most things. So, when things happen that are […]

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You Don’t Have Enough Time

I’ll bet you’re wondering why I chose a “pessimistic” title for this post. The reason is that I want to shake you up and make you take a hard look at your everyday business activities. If you’re feeling stuck right now, whether it’s because you can’t seem […]

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Give Yourself a Break

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

I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of activity lately. Between bringing on a new board member and finalizing the annual report for my non-profit, gathering information to include in a 6-figure grant proposal, and creating proposals for a couple of prestigious clients for my husband’s and […]

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What To Do When Fear Makes You Procrastinate

What To Do When Fear Makes You Procrastinate

Ever catch yourself doing something in your business – for example, organizing a launch or getting ready for a live event – and suddenly realize that your heart is beating rapidly or that your hands have become clammy with perspiration? Do you ignore how you’re feeling and […]

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Life Balance – Is it a myth?

I recently read an article on Fortune Magazine’s Web site where a woman entrepreneur running a multi-7-figure business bemoaned the absence of “work-life balance” in her life. She said she fought for it when her children were younger and never truly achieved it. Her kids are grown […]

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Why You Need a Bullet Journal

When I began writing about productivity over five years ago, I published an article on the advantages of brain dumping. I swear by the bullet journal.

When I began writing about productivity over five years ago, I published an article on the advantages of brain dumping. I still swear by this invaluable tool, which I use to clear my mind of clutter. I write down all the ideas I have (I’m always certain […]

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The Power of Words – A Visualization Exercise

One of my colleagues – Jeanna Gabellini – recently published a newsletter about the power of words and how you can attach a different meaning to words.

One of my colleagues – Jeanna Gabellini – recently published a newsletter about using words to empower yourself. She noted that words, in and of themselves, are “simply words.” They are neutral. It is the meaning that we attach to them that makes them powerful. Thoughts of […]

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It’s Almost Over

2016 is almost over. When you think about this in terms of your business, do you feel a sense of joy? Relief? Dread?

  2016 is almost over. When you think about this in terms of your business, do you feel a sense of joy? Relief? Dread? If you’re feeling excited and joyful about the end of the year, it’s likely because you’ve accomplished great things: Maybe you’ve reached or […]

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Routine Revisited – Just in Time for the Holidays

Systems are formalized routines for your business. They help keep things running smoothly because they allow you and your team to do things consistently.

I hope you’re full of anticipation for the upcoming holiday season and feeling minimal anxiety over the end-of-year pressures that face all entrepreneurs. ROUTINE REVISITED Last year this time, I wrote about the pluses and minuses of creating routine in your business – and I gave more […]

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How a Devil’s Advocate can work for your Business

Your devil’s advocate can pick apart the real and imagined roadblocks that prevent you from implementing good ideas and plans.

Last week, I had a business meeting with a group of three colleagues to discuss a project that we’re preparing to present to the French government. Two of us are optimistic to idealistic in our approach, one of us is neutral (often referred to as “objective”), and […]

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