Eliminate Procrastination with To-Do Lists

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I’ve spent the last month planning my year-end To-Do’s. I’ve been looking over, adding to, and deleting items on my 2014 plan. I like to plan, but for me, setting up my To-Do’s is more about seeing where I am going, knowing how close I am to achieving my goals and looking back to see what I’ve accomplished.  [Read more…]

5 Ways to Increase Productivity by Slowing Down

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If you are like me, you have more things to do in one day than you can actually get done. But still we plan, schedule and prioritize, each day, doing our best to get it all done. We do a pretty good job of it, but some days we try to push it, going past the time when our mind says “step away”, “take a break”, or “call it a day”.  [Read more…]

Grow Your Business By Being More Productive – Infographic

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I read a great article today on Entrepreneur.com – Get it Done:  35 Habits of the Most Productive People. The 35 habits are presented in an infographic, see the, How To Be Productive Infographic, here.

The diagram in the infographic is broken down into seven areas: Tech, Clothes, Hacks, Body, Schedule, Food, and Mind.  [Read more…]

Get Your Ducks In A Row – Business Organization and Strategy

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December is a month of highs and lows around the office, it’s either rushed and excited and loud or quiet and laid back.

During  the quiet days in December I like to make sure my ducks are in a row by organizing and reviewing our business processes.  The task always makes me feel prepared and ready to start the new year off right.

Over the last couple of years we’ve started including in our review, quality checks for our sales and marketing materials . So many things can change throughout the year, like phone numbers, verbiage for instructions, manuals, directions and product descriptions.  We look through our:  [Read more…]

The Art of Influence and Persuasion in Business

The Art of Influence and Persuasion

Attention Business owners and salespeople! In case you don’t know, honing your powers of influence is critical to your success and livelihood.

While that may seem like an obvious statement, let me explain why I think influence, and your power to persuade others is essential in business.

What is Influence?

I’ve read moving accounts of great leaders, who on the battlefield before a pivotal battle gave an emotional, rousing speech of such magnitude that 5,000, 10,000 even 20,000 men or more became united in one common goal. [Read more…]