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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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Small Business 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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Productivity

7 Productive Habits You Can Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs

Being productive involves more than just setting goals and removing distractions …although those can definitely help! Being consistently productive means forming effective habits you use every single day – because it’s building good habits that will lead to long-term success. According to author and entrepreneur Sean Covey, habits are the building blocks of productivity. He writes, “Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do”.  In other words, the habits you establish determine the outcomes you have. If you’re wondering what habits you should begin to adopt, then this

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Goal Setting and Achievement

5 Signs It’s Time to Pivot Your Business

The word pivot is used a lot in business circles. Many people use it to describe any major change or shift in direction that occurs in a business…or even giving up on the business entirely. But is that really what it is? In this post, we’re going to look at what a pivot actually is, and how to know if it’s time for you to pivot in your business. What is Pivoting? The term pivot is actually derived from the game of basketball. A pivot is when a player takes a step with one foot, while still keeping their other

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Organization

The Best Daily Planners to Maximize Your Productivity in 2022

I’m often asked how I manage my time and schedule my activities so I stay as productive as possible. Fortunately, there’s a pretty simple answer to this: I do this through using a daily planner. But, not all daily planners are created equal! In this post, I’m going to share the best daily planners for productivity on the market (in my humble opinion), as well as a couple of others that I also recommend for planning, scheduling, and organizing your life and business. But first…Why Use a Daily Planner? If you’re currently using a to-do list, a blank notebook, or

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Productivity

The Simple Guide to Setting Up Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

Working from home can be amazing. There’s no commute, no business attire required, and no people to distract you (unless the kids or your partner are home, too!). However, it’s still important to optimize your workspace for productivity—because while you may not have people around you, you likely have a ton of other distractions and disruptions that keep you from getting stuff done. So in this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to set up your home office for productivity. I’ll also highlight some products that can help. But don’t be limited by the ones I suggest…feel free

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