Determine Your Best Use of Time and Make it Worth $10,000 an Hour

Daily I speak with business owners who are feeling pulled in too many directions by a growing business. It’s not just business. Many of us have family obligations, and want to take care of our health, too.   In a time when we are increasingly pulled in multiple directions, with our attention scattered and distracted … read more

Planning for Success: 7 Steps to Reach Your Goals

Who knew that a simple question could completely change someone’s life? Five years ago I was having lunch with a friend who was feeling very stuck and dissatisfied with her work situation.  A few weeks later, I saw her again, and she thanked me profusely for changing her life. I was confused. “How did I … read more

Accomplish More: The 20% that Matters

Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When you are at the end of your life, reflecting back on this particular time in your … read more

Don’t Let This Hold You Back From Achieving Your Goals

Sometimes we don’t achieve what we strive for in our businesses because we don’t have the knowledge, support or systems in place to accomplish it. But other times we know exactly what to do, and we have the means to get there, but we still don’t make it happen. The sad truth is that very … read more

The 20% that Matters: Be More Effective Every Day

  Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When you are at the end of your life, reflecting back on this particular time in … read more

How to End Office Drama

Many business owners I talk to are very frustrated with the “drama” that comes along with having employees. A question I hear over and over is, “Why can’t employees just get along with one another and do their jobs?” Often, business owners are blind to their own role in perpetuating the drama among employees. That … read more

Quick Productivity Tip: Stars and Successes

A lot of us cross off completed tasks from a written To-Do List. At the end of the day, the list can look pretty messy. Once everything has been crossed off the list, we toss it in the trash. My client does something different. She bought a pack of star stickers. Instead of crossing off … read more

Why You Should Delegate and How to Do it Well

As business owners, we all know we should delegate, but that doesn’t mean we are good at it. As a matter of fact, almost every entrepreneur I talk to, regardless of the size of their company or the number of employees, either tells me that they can’t delegate, they don’t know how to delegate, or … read more

Small Businesses Get Best Results With an Employee Follow Up System

A lot has been said and written about how much you should supervise or follow up with your employees about their pending items and responsibilities. Over the last 30 years, discussion of best business practices have highlighted accountability, self-managed teams, etc. So for many business owners out there, what I am about to share may … read more

Your Business Is As Fast As The Slowest Part of The Process

Every business, whether it is an insurance company or a manufacturer, an auto mechanic or service provider, goes through a process, a sequence of activities and steps to deliver it’s product or service. If you repair cars, you need to pull the car into your garage, put it on the lift, lift it, remove the … read more