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My 16 Calendar Management Hacks

My 16 Calendar Management Hacks

If you can master your calendar, you can master your time. That’s because if you fully utilize your calendar it becomes a playbook, detailing every action you should take, with the bonus of saying when and for how long. Once you schedule an item on your calendar, whether a meeting, appointment, task, or event, all you must do is follow the playbook.

Design your calendar well and muster up the willpower to abide by it instead of negotiating with yourself, you should have no problem executing and securing your win. As a result, you’ll be in control of your time, using it to work for you instead of allowing other people and non-priority tasks to dictate how you spend your day. Here are the perfect hacks to get you started mastering your time today…

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10 Tips To Make Your Fresh Start Last

10 Tips To Make Your Fresh Start Last

A new year can be a great thing for your motivation and determination because it feels like you’ve won a clean slate or a start-over, complete with new goals (perhaps even amnesty goals not achieved last year), a new planner, and 365 days of opportunity. But the question is, how will you sustain beyond the optimistic and hopeful feelings you’re having right now simply because you feel you're getting a fresh start? How will you stay the course, run the marathon, and get back up when the struggles of running a business knock you down? How will you make this year different? You do everything in your power to make your fresh start last. Here’s how…

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Bookmarks: Unlocking The Hidden Time Savers In Your Browser

Bookmarks Unlocking The Hidden Time Savers In Your Browser

My guess is you use webpage bookmarks to some degree. After all, they’re shortcuts to your favorite and most utilized webpages so... why not? And who doesn’t love shortcuts? Bookmarks are easy to use and their benefits are great. They save you time, remember what you fail to, keep you organized, and they’re ultimately safer than typing in websites.

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Creating Your 4th Quarter Strategic Plan To Finish The Year Off Strong

Creating Your 4th Quarter Strategic Plan To Finish The Year Off Strong

Everyone loves a great comeback story. The greatest one in NFL history was the AFC wild card game of 1993 between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Oilers. The Bills overcame a 32-point deficit to win the game 41-38 in overtime. It was a fourth quarter to behold! Well, comeback stories aren’t only in sports. They exist in business, too, and you can live out your own comeback story in the fourth quarter of this year!

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6 Quick Tips For Meeting Your Internal Deadlines

6 Quick Tips For Meeting Your Internal Deadlines

Having deadlines is necessary for your business and critical to your success. Deadlines are basically goals with due dates that keep your business moving forward. They should be held sacred and viewed as unchangeable. The magic of deadlines is they require you to focus because they leave no other option.

The problem is, as entrepreneurs, we are our own bosses and generally have no one to answer to when we don’t meet our deadlines. As such, it becomes a tendency to miss our deadlines or continually push them back when we get “busy” or “sick” or “overwhelmed” or “just don’t feel like doing it.” And that is no way to charge forward toward your goals and vision of success.

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Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

069tps Sidestepping Distractions Dressed Up As Opportunities

Are you overwhelmed by the wealth of opportunities all around you? Perhaps you allow yourself to be pulled in many directions for fear of missing out on THE opportunity that could change the trajectory of your business? Are you tempted to say yes to everything because you think you should?

The giant underlying problem with saying yes to every opportunity is the opportunity cost. When you choose one alternative, you lose the potential gain from other alternatives . That’s because you cannot do it all! That is a fact. When you say yes to one thing, you’re essentially saying no to something else, and possibly something better. Each opportunity requires your time and focus or that of your team, so you must be discerning with which opportunities to take on. Filter opportunities against your strategic plan and vision of success to know if they support your goals or derail you from them.

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5 Things You’re Doing That Threaten Your Success

067tps 5 Things You're Doing That Threaten Your Success

Glance around a room full of entrepreneurs and everywhere you look you’ll see a saboteur. That’s because all entrepreneurs, no matter how kind-spirited and well-meaning, engage in various forms of self-sabotage that hold them back from reaching new heights in business. The entrepreneurs who recognize where they’re making those missteps and change their ways, are the ones who continuously reach their goals and go on to set and achieve bigger ones. The road to entrepreneurial success is hard enough. Stop adding your own twists, turns, and obstacles to your path by engaging in these five forms of self-sabotage, so you can go on to achieve your own vision of success.

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Working While Traveling: How To Be Productive On The Road

Working While Traveling How To Be Productive On The Road

It can be hard as hell to get quality work done while traveling. You’re totally thrown off your routines. You let your great habits fall prey to living in the moment and enjoying your destination. There is definitely a place and time to travel solely for leisure but if you want to be productive while on the road, you need to be proactive. Otherwise, you’ll be nowhere near as productive as if you were in the comfort of your own office. That doesn’t mean you should slave away at your tasks and projects for eight hours a day while in another city. It does mean that when you choose to work, even if only for an hour or two, you should make sure you’re getting great, focused work done instead of wasting your time.

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Finding The Right Support To Grow Your Business: Deciphering The World Of Courses, Trainings, Masterminds, Coaching, And Mentorship

Finding The Right Support To Grow Your Business Deciphering The World Of Courses, Trainings, Masterminds, Coaching, And Mentorship

Thinking back on my entrepreneurial journey and the business support I’ve received, it is clear to me that the close business friends I had, trainings I attended, courses I took, mastermind groups I joined, and coaches I had have had a huge impact on the entrepreneur I am today. In business, it is important to have support. But how do you know when you’re ready for it? The fact is you always need support. You may be the only person in your company right now but that does not mean you should go it alone. The most effective and productive way to grow both personally and professionally is through accessing good business support.

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Exploiting Your Productivity Sweet Spot To Get The Most Out Of Every Day

Exploiting Your Productivity Sweet Spot To Get The Most Out Of Every Day

If you’re an entrepreneur, you likely get caught up spending entire days engaging in fruitless activities that don’t make you money more often than you’d like to admit. You could be busy literally the entire day and not move the needle in your business at all. Living in the fire fighting mode of reacting to everything that comes your way is no way to manage a successful business. Productivity is a choice you must make consistently if you want to see the dramatic results you desire in your business.

Be proactive with your time by exploiting your productivity sweet spot – the combination of factors that make you most productive. That entails honoring your unique rhythms, being authentic to who you are, and creating a schedule in alignment with your energy levels and natural tendencies so you can show up as your best self for the high value activities that will grow your business. You will get far better results showing up and working in your productivity sweet spot for two hours each day consistently when compounded over time, than working eight hours each day but only showing up sporadically when you feel like it. Exploiting your productivity sweet spot will increase your effectiveness and help you reach new heights in your business.

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