It's clear that for the average person, grouping like tasks together (batching) and completing them in one session (time boxing or blocking) greatly helps your productivity. So think: “what tasks go together and when can I do them best?”Read More
"What could that be?" my brain would say, while trying to ignore the ping and stay on task... "But was it feedback on a first draft? Was it a potential client? Was it an email about a sweepstakes for a million dollars I had won?" It was just too tempting not to take a peek, and I noticed how drained my willpower would become after trying not to check my email on every incoming message.Read More
As a business owner, you know all too well how many things you have to do each day. This list can shrink and grow, but it’s hardly ever totally empty. This can make it difficult to maintain a reasonable work life balance.Read More
It's true- as an entrepreneur, it can be hard to slow down. Generally speaking, business owners are a "Can Do" type of people, and being "slow" isn't generally an appropriate adjective for them.
Even so, we're finding out during a season of slowing down and eliminating as small business owners, our business and even bottom line are actually doing fine (and even getting better). Why? It all goes back to the Hedgehog Theory.Read More
In general, I will argue against the concept of “being your brand” in small business. As a human, there’s something sacred about existing, and trying to fit ourselves into a consumable mold for our potential clients or customers is not healthy.Read More