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The Simplest Way to Get Stuff Done in Your Day

I was recently brought in as a guest expert for a mastermind of business owners to answer any and all of their business operations questions. That’s right; for 90 minutes, the coaches, writers, and creative professionals presented their burning questions about structuring their days, how to work with their teams, what pieces of technology to use, how to manage their inboxes and so much more goodness. Even though the call was at the very end of my day, I left feeling a deep sense of gratitude for these women. The group was delightful. So open and receptive to learning more […]

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Spoiler Alert: It’s Never All Done (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Can I let you in on a little secret? I often talk about how clarity comes from taking the action. It’s a mantra that my mentor Jenny Shih uses in her work, and I’ve adopted it as my own. As humans, we have this tendency to want things to be “perfect” and “right”, before we do anything about a problem or situation or goal or project. The hard truth is that you can’t know everything in advance. There’s no such thing as perfect information. And even scarier, the only way to get that information is to take action. So that […]

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There’s One More Secret to My Daily Organization

The past few weeks, I’ve shared how I keep myself organized and on track in the digital realm, with my calendar, task list, and inbox.I’ve told you how I use technology FOR ME instead of being captive to it. But did you know that I have one more secret step to staying on track and out of the overwhelm… analog support. That’s right, I have a paper calendar and task list on my desk. When you write on paper, the information takes hold in your brain in a different way. When you aren’t staring at your computer screen, you take […]

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The True Story About How My Calendar REALLY Looks

“How do you block out your calendar?” It’s a question I field a fair amount. Managing multiple businesses and clients over the years, I guess people think there is a secret. Some sort of magic I keep hidden that allows me to do what I do in an organized, not-too-harried fashion. I can see where business owners would want to know that intel because there are many ways that you can arrange your calendar. Some people only block out their appointments. Others block out every single task plus appointments. While some do a hybrid where they blockout very specific, very […]

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The App to End All Apps (for Organization, that is)

I’ve written about this in the past. My absolute love of Apple Notes to keep myself organized and on track for projects and tasks. The main reasons are all about simplicity and ease. All of my electronic devices – phone, computer, watch – are in the Apple universe. It’s a seamless synchronization to keep my daily to-do list all in one place that I have access to pretty much anywhere.Plus, the digital nature allows me to move tasks up or down the order throughout the day and week. I can keep my day fluid but structured.Here’s how it works for me.First, […]

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THE Email Hack That Saves Me at Least ONE HOUR a Day

Did you know it’s possible to get to each and every email that hits your inbox and SAVE one hour each day?I’m not losing my mind here – stick with me. That’s right, one small but powerful email hack can save you one hour a day in your inbox. It’s a trick I learned a few years ago and just did it. I didn’t think too much about it. Just implemented and went about my day. Until a friend asked me about it late last year. And then I received a few more questions about it. That was my signal […]

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Confession: How I Really Plan My Day and What It Cost Me

I work with clients on incorporating more ease in their day-to-day and still get loads of s#!t done. They’re badass business owners, who bust through fear and take action. It’s why I love helping them solve this problem.   We meet for a couple of sessions and within a few weeks to few months, they have a new way of working in their business that they love. They’re getting more stuff done, both in their business and personal life. And they’re doing it all with more ease and clarity. For me, though, it took so much longer. Instead of settling […]

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Let’s Talk About Time: What I’m Reading and Listening to

I’ve been reading a lot lately on the science of time, like how to use time to create magical moments for yourself and others. And how it can help you make better decisions in taking actions.   Plus, how you can better use it to in support of reaching your goals. Oh, and it’s important when you lead. It’s fascinating indeed. All intertwined. I know it’s the start of a new month AND year and you’re cracking to get to it, so without further delay, my shortlist of articles, podcasts, and levity for your business: Make It Work Online Workshop: […]

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