HONE YOUR MESSAGE -GET CLEAR BEFORE YOU PUT IT OUT THERE.

When you are getting ready to launch a new website, it can be overwhelming, with the amount of tasks on your to-do list to get it launched. It is easy to go too fast, feeling a sense of urgency to put yourself out there, to make money, and to share what you have to offer […]

The Comparison Trap: How to Keep Going When You Compare Your Website

In talking with one of my favorite clients earlier today, we were discussing the design of her new website. I am excited to collaborate with her at the beginning of something, from the ground up, and to support her in the journey from idea to fully formed website concept. I truly love what I do […]

The Secret to Getting More Done?

Wait for it … The secret to getting more done is to do less. Simple. If you find yourself with too much to do, it’s time to scale back and do less. It may seem counterintuitive. You may have built your life and your value on getting so much done and being so productive. Somewhere […]

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 […]

Keep Them Focused: Get Your Landing Page Up Now

When you have something great to offer, and you want people out there to know about it, and sign up for it, make it easy for them. A landing page, or “sales page,” is a one-page website with links that are calls to action. It is clear what you are offering, and it is clear how people […]

Fastest Way to Get Things Done: Focus Forward

To be truly productive, it takes focus, clarity, and the ability to truly be in the moment. As we embark upon a project and its individual steps to completion, we can come across a stumbling block that stops us dead in our tracks. The fear of what “might” happen, or the trauma of what has […]

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, […]

Update and Get Rid of the “Glitches”

In the “Cult of Mac,” the beginning of fall each year spells announcement time for Apple. They announced some new products, but for those of us who are already using Apple devices, and gadgets, there is a software update. I updated the software to the new iOS 8, and certain problems that I had been […]

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 […]

Your To-Do Toolbox: Is it Time to Upgrade the Tools In YOUR Kit?

  Do you find yourself missing appointments, forgetting tasks, or feeling clueless about social events? It may be time to upgrade your “existent system.”**An existent system is something that has events exist in time and space. When you put something on a calendar, or commit to a date, you are giving it room to exist. […]

Keep Track: Don’t Let the Little Things Fall Through the Cracks

As our lives get more connected and full of more great stuff (translation: “busier”), we can get so many good things on our plate, that little things fall by the wayside. These small tasks, errands, phone calls, or payments may not take much time or effort, but if forgotten, can cause big headaches, late fees, […]