Author: Theresa Cifali

Organization

Streamlining Your Business: 5 Things to Do Today to Tame the Daily Chaos

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks and projects you have on the go?  Do your everyday business operations feel chaotic and disorganized, leaving you feeling like you’re wasting time, way too much time, on stuff that doesn’t matter?  The answer to this problem lies in streamlining your small business. In this post, I’m going to give you 5 strategies you can start using today to save time and tame the daily chaos! 5 Strategies for Streamlining Your Small Business 1. Batch and Schedule your Social Media. Once you’ve developed a process for this and have tried it, you’ll

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Goal Setting Tips to Achieve More Success in Your Business

Are you setting goals for your business? It’s something you know is necessary, yet somehow, it’s a struggle to actually do it. In my experience, the reason behind this is simple: you know that if you set goals, you can also fail at them. And while this is a very understandable fear, it’s also a surefire recipe for never moving ahead in your businesses. So, in this post, I’m going to share five goal-setting tips that will motivate and inspire you to not only set goals – but to set them in a way that will increase your productivity and

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Solopreneur Mindset

Why a Positive Attitude Matters for Small Business Success

Every small business owner goes through times of doubt, frustration, and feelings of negativity.  This is normal! But what differentiates truly successful business owners is the ability to challenge those negative thoughts and change their frame of mind. In this post, we’re going to look at why a positive attitude matters in business, and what you can tell yourself whenever negative thoughts do arise!

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Productivity

3 Ways to Improve Your Focus So That You Don’t Jeopardize Your Success

Do you need to improve your focus?  Have you even thought about it? Which one of these resonates with you: I’m usually able to concentrate on the task that’s in front of me. I find myself feeling distracted, scattered, and totally unproductive a lot of the time. If you’re in the second camp, it’s likely time to work on improving your focus. Life – and especially work – can be jam-packed full of distractions and disruptions, and if we don’t keep these things in check, we may start to experience consequences like: Missing deadlines Putting out low-quality work High levels

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Time Management

Tried and True Time Management Strategies for Business Owners Who Can’t Keep Up

Do you frequently find yourself thinking, “There’s never enough time to get all the things done!”.  If so, you’re not alone. Many small business owners feel like they’re constantly playing catch up and putting out fires instead of really getting ahead. BUT…according to the research, we likely have more time than we think we do. According to a study conducted by the folks at Maui Mastermind, business owners waste more than 30% of their time on low-value business activities. And one of the biggest time-wasters they identified? The average business owner spends nearly 4 hours each week browsing social media

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Solopreneur Mindset

5 Telltale Signs That You Need a Small Business Coach

Hiring a small business coach can feel like a big step. It’s a big investment, for sure – both in terms of time and money. For this reason, it’s important that you feel confident that you’re doing the right thing. In this post, I’m going to share 5 telltale signs that you need a business coach. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, I’d strongly suggest it’s time to hire a business coach – sooner rather than later! But first…What is Small Business Coaching?  If you’ve never had a coach, you may be wondering, “What does a small business coach

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Time Management

How to Systemize Your Small Business to Have More Freedom and Flexibility

I LOVE my work. I love helping solopreneurs become more efficient and more productive, so they too can love their work! What I don’t love? When I find myself wasting time doing recurring tasks…simply because I don’t have a system in place to handle them. As “they” always say: it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter. And THIS is what this post is all about. If you want to know how to systemize your small business so you can spend less time on the day to day tasks, and have more free time – or more time to

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Solopreneur Mindset

Common Mental Blocks and How to Overcome Them to Avoid Impeding Your Success

Mental blocks happen to all of us sometimes. But when you’re an entrepreneur, mental blocks can not only be discouraging and frustrating – they can actually seriously hurt your business. So, how can you overcome mental blocks that are holding you back? And what are mental blocks…really? Let’s take a look. What is a Mental Block? A mental block is any thought that gets in the way of clear, rational thinking. Mental blocks can prevent you from being productive, from thinking creatively, from staying motivated, and even from building wealth. Mental blocks may take the form of an unwanted thought

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Solopreneur Mindset

The 10 Core Beliefs to Achieve Success in Business and Life

What do you believe about your role in your own business success – or failure?  Your beliefs in business can be extremely powerful…leading to the greatest of successes, or the most epic of failures. Fortunately, how you think about yourself and your business is entirely up to you. Relying on the principles of the psychology of success, you can actually change your business mindset, leading to greater success…both in your business and in your life. Following are 10 beliefs in business and life that can have a huge impact on your success! 10 Beliefs in Business You Can Adopt Today

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Outsourcing and Building a Team

How to Interview a Candidate for Your Team: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Team Member

One of the first steps in the hiring process is to really nail down your interview questions. Asking the right questions can help you weed out those who aren’t a good fit for your company, as well as identify those who are likely to be valuable additions to your team. While some of this process will come down to trial and error, there are definitely certain questions that will get you off to a good start. Following are 6 questions to ask before hiring a team member. These will help you identify both the hard and soft skills that you’re

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