Perfectly Imperfect

This article is dedicated to all you perfectionists out there. Yeah, you know who you are. 😉 If you’re anything like I was, you find yourself spending extra time tweaking and improving on things that doesn’t really add value to your business.  It’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be perfect. This

Holding Yourself Accountable

If you’ve been reading our previous articles, hopefully by now you have ideas as to how to create an organized system that will boost productivity and help you place a value on your time.  If not, make that your top priority.  And your second? Hold yourself accountable when you mess up. If you’re struggling to

Eliminating Distractions

In an earlier article, I talked briefly about the importance of eliminating distractions. Well, believe me, this topic deserves an article all on its own.  You now understand the effectiveness of chunking and that by implementing this into your workweek you’ll get more done in less time, but we need to dig a little deeper.

The Truth Behind Procrastination

Every single one of us can waste time either intentionally or not, but when it comes to building a successful business, often it’s far more of a subtle beast that we need to conquer: it’s our own fears. When you’re dealing with self-doubt, everything feels a lot more difficult than it is. We find a

Chunking 101

For years, I would fire up the laptop and start my day doing several different things at once.  I’d check email, then maybe do some writing, then head over to social media, and then back to email yet again. This cycle cost me valuable time, and while I thought I was proficient at multi-tasking, the

The Critical Shift

One of the reasons so many people seem to struggle to gain traction in their business is entirely due to the way they manage their daily activities.  This typically points to one major problem: People are stuck in an employee mindset! They’re so used to that 9-5 grind that they aren’t equipped to adopt an
In some ways, delegation is the most important skill of them all. I’ve already touched on some reasons why it’s important not to try to do everything yourself. The key to making that happen is to learn how to delegate effectively. Today, we’ll talk about why delegation is important and provide some tips to help

The Role of Strategy in Success

Strategy thinking is an essential element of leadership. In this chapter, I’ll explain why and give you some tips for improving your strategic thinking and planning skills. Strategy is simply long-term planning with a fancy name. You have a goal in mind and then you map out a step-by-step plan to achieve it. If you
We’ll always reach a higher level of success with a team. Even the self-made millionaires and billionaires out there didn’t do it entirely on their own. Bill Gates is a great example. Yes, he had a great idea when he created Windows – but he had a talented team of programmers, designers, writers, marketers, and
You’ve heard about survival of the fittest. It’s the principle that tells us that only those who can handle change and cope with adversity survive. In other words, adaptability is necessary – and it can mean the difference between success and failure in your business. Today, we’ll talk about why great leaders must be adaptable,