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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 […]

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 […]

Be the Quarterback

Katharine Parker: Ugh! What a slob. Tess McGill: You were so smooth with him. I probably would have… Katharine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today’s junior prick, tomorrow’s senior partner. So, how do you think the party’s going? Tess McGill: Pretty well, I think. Should I stop serving now? Katharine Parker: Better make one more round. Tess […]

Making Good Time

Managing time is an odd concept. It makes it sound as if you can make more time, or that you have more time than there is. No matter how you stretch it, there are still only 24 hours in a day. We find ourselves overcommitting, getting busier and busier, and things don’t take as much […]

When You’re Off Your Game, Get Back In

Yesterday, I got off my game … Through a series of events out of the ordinary, I had a “rough day,” and got distracted from my purpose. In handling the immediate, I allowed the big picture to fall away. My weekly Wednesday newsletter that I am committed to having go every Wednesday, is going out […]

Get Mobile

There is a saying, “you can’t take it with you,” but these days it seems like you can. With the launch of the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad 3 today, the forces of technology are conspiring in our favor to make it easier for us to get more mobile. To me, mobility […]

Teleclass 101

You have valuable information to share and want to share it in a group setting. It is a great way to create an interactive group with multi-sessions, or share your wisdom in one content-packed class. I just came across a new site that helps you put yourself out there and allows you to record your […]

Revving Up Your Motor

Summer can often mean vacation, hiatus, or sabbatical. Whatever you call, it is natural to take a break in the summer months, to get some much needed relaxation and recharging. I am returning from a hiatus of a wedding that took months of planning, and was amazing, but now it is time to rev up […]