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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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The Fast Track To Achieving That Elusive Entrepreneurial Balance

The Fast Track To Achieving That Elusive Entrepreneurial Balance

If you’re struggling with work-life balance, you’re hardly alone. Nobody has it all figured out. Nobody has it down perfect. And if you ever do get it perfect, it will only be for a moment because your life is going to change or your business is going to grow and your balance is going to be thrown out of whack. While 100% work-life balance is far from attainable, there are strategies you can implement to get you on the fast track to achieving your unique, ideal balance. And you should want to get on that fast track as creating more balance will leave you more fulfilled than just sinking all your time and energy into your business alone or any single category of your life

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5 Simple But Powerful Productivity Hacks For Entrepreneurs

5 Simple But Powerful Productivity Hacks For Entrepreneurs

Being productive has numerous benefits, the most important ones being it streamlines your success in business and frees up time to spend on what matters most, whether that’s your family, friends, traveling, community, or hobbies.

But don’t you wish there were shortcuts you could take? You know, easy things you could do to power up your productivity and get on the fast track to success?

There are! Improving your productivity does not need to be a long, drawn out, daunting process if you take advantage of simple but powerful productivity hacks that get you desired results.

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