Author: Theresa Cifali

Time Management

Time Blocking: Increase Your Productivity by 150% With This Simple Scheduling Routine

Time blocking could be the strategy you’ve been waiting for! If you’re tired of going through your day with little purpose or direction – or are simply tired of wasting time during the workday. It can help you get more done, reduce overwhelm and get you into the habit of clearing out time for the things that really matter…and who doesn’t want that? But first, the whole concept of time blocking might be new to you. If so, let’s take a look at what it actually is, and benefits you could experience by using it. What is Time Blocking? At

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Time Management

5 Time Management Habits that Every Business Owner Needs to Master

As a solopreneur who juggles multiple priorities while working on and in your business, you’re never bored! Sure, the mundane tasks of business and personal life may seem boring on some days, but your task list is never done. How is it that your schedule is full, but it feels as if you’ve gotten nothing done? You started a business to improve your life, but no one ever explained that working hard doesn’t necessarily mean you’re more effective. Something’s gotta give because you have no time left in your day! This is why impeccable time management habits are essential for

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Reasons You Failed to Achieve Your Business Goals Last Year and How to Start Fixing It

Last year, you put time and thought into the business goals you set. However, you got to the end of the year, looked back, and found yourself way off the mark. And this year? You’re on track to do much of the same. But why repeat the same old patterns only to get the same results? It’s time to do something different. Why Your Goals Matter Tony Robbins says, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” I love this quote so much. And I think it gets to the heart of why it’s important

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Tips for How to Handle Failure in Business

Failure is a given when it comes to business ownership. According to the US Small Business Administration, over 30% of businesses fail within the first two years. But what about the remaining 70% of businesses? While they may keep chugging along, they certainly aren’t immune to failure. That’s why in this post, I’m going to talk about how to handle failure in business. The following are five tips you can use next time you experience a failure – big or small! 5 Tips for How to Handle Failure in Business Being a solo entrepreneur can be hard, especially following a

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Organization

Don’t Give Up on Planning Until You’ve Tried These Organization Tricks

Do you struggle with staying organized in your business? Do you desperately crave order but just aren’t sure how to get it? In this post, I’m going to share 6 organization tricks for small business owners – to help you save time, become more productive, and stay on top of the things that really matter in your business! 1. Clear the Clutter Making sure your desk and office space are free of clutter is a great place to start. While you may not consciously be thinking about the mess in front of you, it undoubtedly has an impact on your

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Time Management

8 Time Management Tools to Boost Your Productivity, Reduce Distractions, and Keep You on Track

Are you looking to improve your time management so that you become more organized and stay on track?  Yes?  Then you’re going to love today’s post because I’m going to recommend eight time management tools that I either use or have used in the past. We are talking about the tools that have made a real difference in how I manage my time. I know they will make a difference for you too! When it comes to managing your time, it’s helpful to have a system.  Time blocking, for example, is one such strategy. Blocking out certain hours in your

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Productivity

10 Methods to Remove Distractions to Increase Your Productivity

You start the day with the best of intentions.  But even though you’re committed to remaining focused, staying on task, and getting as much work done as possible distractions can creep in and sabotage your productivity.  The solution to getting more done is simple: Remove distractions to increase productivity. With social media, smartphones, people, and even pets seemingly conspiring against you, keeping the distractions at bay can be challenging.  The good news is that it’s totally possible to remove distractions to increase productivity.  And it’s not as complicated as you may think. So how can you remove the distractions from

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Solopreneur Mindset

Ignore Achieving Work-Life Balance and Follow This Advice Instead

“Work life balance” is definitely a trending issue these days, especially among small business owners. With women starting businesses at a rate of over 2.5 times the national average, it’s no wonder achieving that precarious balance between home, kids and work is such a hot topic. However, is it really possible to achieve work life balance? Is there some magic formula that will let you be everything to everybody? Can you really break down each 24-hour period into neat little segments, equally divided between home, kids, pets, work, and friends? The Myth of Work Life Balance I suppose in a

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Organization

Inbox Zero: 4 Strategies to Organize Your Email

Imagine what it would feel like to have a perfectly clean inbox? To only ever have a handful of unanswered or unread messages at any given time? And to feel completely “on top” of your email, every single day? The key to achieving each of these is to employ a simple strategy known as inbox zero. In this post, I’m going to share my best inbox zero tips to help you save time, become more productive, and finally feel organized when it comes to your inbox! But first… What is Inbox Zero? Simply put, inbox zero is an email management

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Productivity

Leadership Mindset: 5 Traits to Develop to Become a Better Leader

Do you ever worry that maybe you’re not cut out to have a leadership mindset?  Perhaps you believe that you just don’t possess the traits to be a strong, capable leader?  Or that maybe leadership is something better suited to other people? The good news is that anyone can become a better leader by adopting a leadership mindset. A leadership mindset means believing that you can learn and develop leadership skills through practice and dedication. In this post, we’re going to look at five traits you can learn and practice in order to improve your leadership skills — even if

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