The six-figure business is, for many entrepreneurs, the benchmark of success. When you hit six figures, you’ve made it, right? Well, not always… Find out why.
There’s a critical piece you’re missing when measuring ROI (hint: it’s not money): Be sure you’re looking at the big picture, not just at your bank account.
Ever have one of those days when you’re jumping from one thing to the next, your mind racing, and you feel like you’re on autopilot? Learn three simple ways to slow down and be more in tune to the present.
Self-improvement (or self-development) is about exploring, discovering new things, and working to expand your knowledge base and skillset. I’m a life-long learner, so I’m always researching, practicing, and trying new things.
But I have a big problem with self-improvement…
I used to struggle with holding onto those flighty ideas that popped into my mind at the worst times. Here’s how I finally mastered them.
Last week, I mentioned that I use a modified version of the Bullet Journal. Since then, I’ve heard from a few of you who are curious about them but have no idea where to start… so I put together this list of 20 things that I keep track of in mine.
As a self-proclaimed planner junkie, I’ve experimented with my share of planners over the years.
I’ve tried paper planners, index cards, sticky notes, whiteboards, apps, and a half-dozen digital project/task management programs.
With a bazillion tasks running around in her head, she thought she was going to lose it. She couldn’t possibly remember everything she had to do… plus she was supposed to train the new guy on the office computer system tomorrow and she hadn’t prepared yet. (And she might as well forget about that new exercise class she planned to start… it just wasn’t going to happen.) She just couldn’t keep everything straight.
As solopreneurs and micro-business owners, we are often teams of one working hard to get everything on our To-Do list accomplished. It takes discipline to keep on task, make progress, and fight procrastination. It’s especially difficult when you work from home because the lines between life/family/business are so blurry.
There I was, sitting in a hotel lobby, on a long-awaited weekend retreat with a mastermind buddy. It was glorious. Two days away, with no distractions.
We were working on our business strategies for the upcoming year, plugging along, when suddenly I had this overwhelming urge to go make myself a cup of chai tea. (Chai tea had been my go-to afternoon pick-me-up for ages, and my energy was lagging.)
The problem was, I was in a hotel lobby with no access to my beloved chai tea.
Your brain is buzzing, teeming with activity and fleeting thoughts. You have so much going on up there that you can’t possibly remember everything. Clarity and focus is elusive. Then it happens. When you get in the shower, like magic, a lightbulb goes off.
When you don’t have to technically leave the house for anything at all, it’s tempting to just… stay home. And with all the tech available to us, we can have virtual meetings, order anything we could possibly want online, have an entire week of groceries delivered, and (thanks to mobile deposit) we don’t even have to go to the bank when we get paid!
It’s delightful working in your own space—until it’s not.