Time: Blocking it, Batching it, Boxing it

Time: Blocking it, Batching it, Boxing it

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?”

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How We Broke Up With Email

How We Broke Up With Email

"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.

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How Slowing Down Helps Your Business (and how we did it)

How Slowing Down Helps Your Business (and how we did it)

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.

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