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Category Archives: Time management

Business Tip – The Power of a Good Purge

For most of us it feels pretty good to do a 'purge' in our business lives. For example, it is a commonly known fact that a clean desk can result in a more productive workspace.  However, there are two main types of purging: 1)     The 'Chip Away At It' purge – This type of purge has some benefits but it is only a partial purge. For example: ... Continue reading

Time and Energy Management Tip – Learn to Say NO

Want more time in your business day? Have you spread yourself too thin? Is it because you agreed to a task that you should have said “NO” to? Being too nice Time pressure increases for those who are too nice to say “no”. The problem with this symptom is that everyone around you tends to learn this information. They will ask you to do tas... Continue reading

Time Management Tip – Energy Management

There is a large body of knowledge on improving productivity with better time management. There is another component of time management that is just as important – energy management. What is the point of freeing up time if you’re not energized to get your work done? What you really need is more time combined with sufficient mental energy to a... Continue reading

Implementing Change in Business – Understanding the J Curve

Working with business owners, we observe many businesses seeking change and implementing an action plan, then terminating the plan early on in the effort. The reason these businesses striving for change abandon their plan is: the plan didn’t work. The reality is that the plan didn’t work YET. If you could use a horizontal line to demonstrate ... Continue reading

Dealing with Business Stress – 1 Tip

Whenever I feel a little stuck and stressed about what to do during a stressful business situation, I find thinking more about it doesn’t help. Take action One way to break through the stressful barrier is to take action – and any action is better than no action. Real life examples Financial Stress: If you have clients that are slow to pay... Continue reading

Overcoming Procrastination as a Business Owner

If you’re like me and a lot of my clients, you get stuck in a holding pattern - just looking at the tasks that you really don’t want to do - procrastinating. But if you completed these bothersome tasks, your business would benefit greatly. Here are some tips I gave to a small business owner client of mine, who couldn’t get around to hi... Continue reading