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How to Strengthen Team Communications

Last week, we walked through the 4 must-haves to streamline your business operations.  Three of the four are hard systems tools for Project Management, Schedule Management, Inbox Management. Whewww, that’s a lot of managing going on, isn’t it?!? The last recommendation of Team Communication might have caught you a bit off-guard, though.  So I want to unpack that a bit this week because it’s simultaneously the simplest and most challenging part of running your business.  It’s simple because now you’re aware of what to look for, where the gap might be, how to set-up your business to flourish. And challenging […]

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4 Must-Have Systems in Business

What do you do when there perpetually seems to never be enough time? And always feel behind the eight ball? And are putting out fires?  Most times, the false urgency we give to our days is caused by not having a structure in place to the business of how to run your business.  This is a fixable issue.  Even better – streamlining your business operations doesn’t need to be a yawn.  In fact, you can use the structure you add to your business to allow you the freedom you crave.  I know that typically I share a story demonstrating why […]

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What to Pay Your Independent Contractors

Do you want to clone yourself? What I mean is, do you dream of the day when you aren’t the sole provider of your service?  Where you can help more people because it isn’t only you delivering your services?  I know, how freakin’ cool would that be, right?  Many business owners have a vision of helping more people. And yet, they get tripped up at an easy-stages step in the process.  How much do I pay an independent contractor who isn’t on the admin side of my team but actually working directly with clients, facilitating my work?  Oh it’s a […]

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Love Your Team Meetings… in 5 Steps

OH BOY, has my calendar been bananas lately.  Or should I say crazy-pants town.  There have meetings and appointments and phone calls and … basically a whole bunch of time with other people has landed on my calendar lately.  I love supporting these people.  And yet, it’s left little time to put my butt in the seat and do the things I want to be doing in my own business.  What has happened though, is that it’s made me highly aware of where my time is going.  And I noticed that it really is going to the meetings that have […]

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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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Systems = Money for YOU

I’m going to cut right to the chase today, dear Reader.  I want to tell you the story of a client, Lena. She’s a life coach for mompreneurs. She loves her work. She loves her clients. She doesn’t love asking people for money. More accurately, Lena hates invoicing clients. Like with the same “let’s do this and change your life” positive passion that she brings to her work, but it’s a “nope, this is not my thing” level of dislike for invoicing. On our call, I asked her about a client who started working with her a few weeks back […]

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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 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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