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How A Rapid Fire Power Hour Can Get You Back On Track

How A Rapid Fire Power Hour Can Get You Back On Track

Do you often feel inundated with tasks that never seem to get done? They could be pesky little ones that take only five minutes or colossal ones aimed at changing the course of your business, but you likely know what I’m talking about. In this digital era, we have every sort of productivity app imaginable at our fingertips and yet still, most business owners feel overwhelmed by the smorgasbord of tasks on their plate. What if I told you repurposing only one hour a week could vastly improve the extreme level of frustration and stress you feel juggling your never-ending tasks? Eliminate the Monday blues? Get back on track? Well, it can! You just have to use that hour with intentionality.

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Gimme A Break! Who Has The Time?

Gimme A Break! Who Has The Time?

Who has time for a break? Not me! I am certain you have said some version of that phrase to yourself more often than you would like. Perhaps you may feel that to be most productive the best choice is often to work right through the day, put in a straight 8 to 12 hours consistently, eat at your desk, and work right through possible breaks.

I mean, come on, who has time for a break?

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Warning: This May Cause Increased Productivity

Warning-This May Cause Increased Productivity

Pause. Think about it. How long have you been sitting at your desk? 10 minutes? Three hours? Did you eat healthy today or make a run to the vending machine? When was the last time you took a break? If you are like many well-meaning entrepreneurs, you push yourself to the max working as hard as you can for as long as you can. You know your time is precious and finite after all. You wind up though, not taking care of yourself as you should and your work suffers. You can’t possibly keep burning more steam without adding coal to your fire. You need to power up your body. Taking breaks is a necessary part of refueling your system and doing so causes increased productivity – exactly what you need to accomplish more and maximize your success.

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How To Get Sh!t Done: Time Blocking Strategies That Work

How To Get Shit Done-Time Blocking Strategies That Work

This article is for you if you have…

  • A long list of to-dos, possibly longer than your arm, and you just don’t seem to be able to get everything done.
  • Numerous tasks that keep getting pushed back day after day after day.
  • A difficult time staying focused during blocked out times.
  • Done time blocking before and it just hasn’t worked for you.

Time blocking does work and it is a very effective way to conquer your task list. You just need to utilize certain helpful strategies to help you get sh!t done.

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How to Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

How To Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

If you’re going to construct a building, you don’t just start placing bricks on the ground, piling them up high, and slapping some mortar in between each one without a plan. You’d be sure to fail. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and he’s absolutely correct. No matter what you set out to achieve, you must take the necessary step of creating a plan, often one with many if not hundreds of steps and components. Constructing a building is important work. You don’t want it to fall down because it’s poorly designed or haphazardly engineered. You need a plan. Well, each one of your days is important work too because they set up the foundation for your months, your years, and your life. It’s vital to create a plan for each of your working days to ensure you’re setting yourself up for success. The good news? Creating your daily plan only needs to take about 15 minutes each day if you utilize the 5 Daily Planning Pavers. They lay the groundwork for a productive day, day after day, year after year.

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Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

Time Rescue: 3 Simple Strategies To Reclaim Your Most Precious Commodity

I teach my clients that productivity is investing your best time into your best activities. Simple, right? Well, simple does not mean easy. Every day we wake up and start our day with the intention to be productive but we often get sidetracked and fail to accomplish what we had set out to do. That’s because we often fail to maximize our time even though, “Time is the single most precious commodity in the universe.” (Jupiter Ascending. Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Warner Brothers, 2015.)

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How To Turn Your Paper Clutter Into A Fully Functioning Paper Flow System

How To Turn Your Paper Clutter Into A Fully Functioning Paper Flow System

The idea that our offices will soon become paperless has been a dream for many of us for many years. The truth is we are far from a completely paperless office anytime soon. So the question becomes, “How can we manage all that paper?” Paper can overtake our office so much that it creates physical and mental clutter and clutter is an enemy of focus. With stacks of papers all around to distract you from the task at hand, it is nearly impossible to work at your optimal productivity level.

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Lessons From My Burnout: A Personal Story

Lessons From My Burnout: A Personal Story

Most of us don’t see burnout coming. You may be tired, overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, lacking energy, exhausted, but burn out? Nah, not you. You’re a business owner with a company to run! You’re a go-getter who is dedicated to the bottom line, finishing each task, achieving every goal, growing your business. You keep trekking along, often on fumes, sometimes sputtering, but still moving forward to reach your goals. But without occasionally taking a timeout, you will burn out.

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Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

Top 10 Productivity Tips For Busy Business Owners

You’re a business owner – a busy one I imagine, and one who would love the time to be able to grow your business. The answer is increasing your productivity. The internet is full of tips on how to lose weight, create your own hair mask, fix a computer issue, and don’t even get me started on the vortex that is searching on Pinterest for “Kids Birthday Party Ideas.” The internet is also stocked with tips on how to increase your productivity, so many though, that choosing which ones to implement could be overwhelming.

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