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Lonely at the Top

When you are in the business of being in business for yourself, it can definitely get lonely at the top. As a solopreneur, you often have to set your own deadlines, motivate yourself, and light the fire under your own seat to get things done. How you measure success is subjective. Is it important to […]

Why Not Work Faster and Smarter?

  “As the old saying goes, “work smarter, not harder.” But what does that really mean? When there are deadlines looming, bosses looking over your shoulder, and clients ready to launch, how do you stay focused, and get everything done efficiently? How do you produce effective results, even when you’re under the gun?” Read more […]

Are Goals Really That S.M.A.R.T.?

Last week, I recommended an e-book about goals. It led me to some thinking about the process of making goals. There are some out there who don’t believe in setting goals, such as well-known Minimalist blogger, Leo Baubata, who wrote a post entitled “the best goal is no goal.” Leo even had a “showdown” with best-selling […]

How to Get Out of that Sticky “Stuck-ness” Place and Move On

You are plodding along, on your mission, forging ahead, when all of a sudden … you step in it. You feel like your legs can’t move, you can’t breathe, and you want to run. You have just entered … the sticky stuck-ness zone. Like quicksand, the more you resist it, the worse it gets. Complaining […]

So You Wanna Write Something

If you know it’s time to write your free Report, Download, or E-book, and you are dragging your heels, time to dig in. Think of how much better you’ll feel when it’s checked off the list. I am a Master of Productive Procrastination myself, and have been sitting on the notes for a new opt-in […]

SAVE TIME LATER, BY MAKING TIME NOW

Biggest way to save time, stress, and money? File as you go. Now, this could apply to everything in your life, not just your email inbox or your paperwork. Zenhabits and mnmlst author Leo Baubata recommends doing dishes as soon as you are done with them. Much easier to face a couple of dishes now, […]

10,000 Hours — Give or Take

This song by Macklemore and Lewis, based on a book by Malcom Gladwell’s book titled, Outliers, has been running through my head: http://rapgenius.com/Macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-ten-thousand-hours-lyrics Gladwell posits that it takes 10,000 hours – a la, the equivalent to 4 years or so at a University, roughly — to achieve mastery over something. When you are taking on a new […]

The Power of Disconnecting

Social media can connect us, in an instant, with people thousands of miles away. Looking at pictures of their travels, or status updates can keep us connected to them, no matter the distance. Following a Twitter feed can give you moment by moment updates of an event, as it is happening, giving you access to […]

Easy Email

If you are person with multiple streams of income, or just multiple online personalities, it can be hard to keep track of multiple email addresses too. When you want to keep work, personal, group, or your business emails separate, there are several ways you can keep your worlds streamlined, without having to check multiple places. […]

Get Pinned!

With the addition of new social media outlets continually coming at you, here’s one more to keep up with. 😉 Pinterest lets you create “boards”, based on topic, and then “pin” website links and pictures to go with those web links, onto each board. Your Pinterest profile then has a collection of boards, that tell […]

Let Your Productivity Fuel Your Procrastination

Do you struggle somewhere between productivity and procrastination? You feel productive and “on a roll” with one thing, but totally avoid something else? What if you could use that productive tailwind that gets created from checking things off your to-do list to fuel those things you DON’T love to do? Do the icky thing first. Start […]

Scheduling Blog Posts Made Easy: CoSchedule

Wouldn’t it be great if every time you wrote a blog, it only took the push of one button to do the trick and share it to every social media site you wanted to, as well as sharing it to your blog, whenever you wanted it to. If only it were that easy …. Well, […]