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Is Connection Hurting Your Business?

I mentioned before that I use an Apple Watch. I love how it allows me to be alerted of reminders and set timers and communicate with my client teams. It keeps me in the know. It keeps me connected. It allows me the time to jump fully into a task without checking the clock because I know the timer will go off exactly when I set it to, and I won’t be late for that client session. Funny enough, I resisted getting an Apple watch for many months. Now it’s one of those devices that has me saying, “How did […]

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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 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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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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Business Tools I Love: Chilled Cow + Headspace

This week of all weeks in the year, you’re looking to unplug a bit more, turn inward, plan for the gloriousness that’s sure to come next year, too. So I’ll keep my note brief. I’ve been using two unlikely tools in my business this year for clarity and focus and it seemed most appropriate to share them with you today. First up is Chilled Cow. What the what?!? It’s a YouTube channel with over 2.3 million subscribers, all listening to funky, light beats while getting their work done. When I need a little something in the background, to help me […]

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My Secret to Crushing that Crippling Writer’s Block (+ a Favorite Business Tool)

One thing that I’ve noticed my clients avoiding so frequently, like every forking week, is the idea of writing consistently for their readers. They fear they don’t have anything NEW to say. Or innovative. Or mind-blowing. Or… The list goes on and on. But that list is all based around fear. The fear of not being enough. Of not being perfect. Of being rejected. Of being misunderstood. We call this fear writer’s block. And since it has a very well-known name, it gives us permission to not do the hard work. To not put our butt in the chair and […]

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Need ideas? Try this hack.

You know what used to stop me cold in my business all the time – IDEAS. Such a scary word, I know. I always thought of myself as not-an-ideas person. Yes, I can take an idea that’s already been thought up and turn it into a viable project or business, even. Bring it to the world. But be the one to come up with the idea? Nope, not for me. I’m not your person. And it was a label I chose to give myself. How ridiculous is that?!? Until I got over myself and discovered a hack for generating ideas. […]

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Business Tools I Love: Voxer

Can I share a secret with you? The past month has been a complete whirlwind. I just finished up a monthlong sprint in Seth Godin’s altMBA program. It was 31 days of reading books and articles, watching videos, listening to audios, writing projects, looking at new ways of thinking, thinking about at new ways of thinking, group learning sessions and projects. (I’ll tell you all about it soon.) It was A LOT to say the least. That’s why the program is called a sprint – it’s not something that you do long term. During this time though, I didn’t stop […]

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