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Business lessons I learned in snowboard school

Every winter, I step away from my business for a few days and devote my time to teaching children how to snowboard at our local mountain. I love doing this because it’s a great way for me to get out of my office and out on my snowboard, it’s fun to help someone learn how…

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My Secret to Focused Productivity

Productivity. Sometimes it feels like a 4-letter word, doesn’t it? The pressure we put on ourselves to increase our productivity only turns to head-on-desk frustration when we can’t cross all 4,357 things off our list like we had planned. But there is a way to deal with this. It’s all about the MITs – your Most…

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A Simple Way to Track Your Progress

Have you ever heard that saying, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? Well, neglecting your numbers is pretty much the same thing. I’m not talking about just your financials, either, though that is important. It’s also important to track things like subscriber counts, project progress, and incoming clients as well. I hate…

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The Mega List of Tools I Use to Run My Business

Running a business isn’t easy. It involves managing a lot of moving parts, and it can be a huge challenge to keep everything organized. I’m often asked what the best tools are for managing different business tasks – so I thought I’d share with you the various tools that I use, and why. Some of…

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The One Little Word that Will Transform Your Business

When you’re running a business, you’ve got a lot on your plate. And when you’re a solopreneur, you wear all the hats, right? You’ve got client work, marketing, sales, accounting, strategic planning, customer service, research, purchasing, etc. etc. You think you’ve got it all covered, but you might be forgetting something really big. With all…

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The Gurus Won’t Tell You This (but I will)

You’ve heard it a dozen (or more) times, I’m sure: The (supposed) mega-millionaire that tells you that his/her program will make you 6 figures in 6 months… or the “expert” pimping their latest “blueprint” that uses the “exact same tactics they used” to get to their first million dollars…. Just fork over thousands of dollars,…

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Are You Stuck in Planning Mode?

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” — Benjamin Franklin We all know that planning is critical to success. It’s no secret that things always go better when we know what we want, and know what we need to do to get it. That’s why we make to-do lists, and that’s why…

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What would it take…

What would it take… for you to have everything you want do everything you want see everyone go anywhere be anything and everything to truly live… What would it take to make that happen to give AND receive to other AND yourself to experience joy… Maybe you’re already there even without knowing it… Are you?…

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Is this critical element missing from your branding?

When developing a brand, people often go straight to the graphics — the logo, the colors, the business card and website. This is the wrong way to go about developing a strong brand. Starting with the logo is doing it backwards If a brand is going to be effective, there’s some groundwork to do first….

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

When you’re stressed, freaking out, and can’t think straight, it can be hard to see things clearly. We live in a world with lots going on, and not all of it is easy to deal with. Here’s what to do when you don’t know what to do. Stressed? Take a deep breath Take a deep…

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Let’s talk about distractions…

Have you ever had the kind of day when you can’t seem to get anything done? When every time you attempt to focus on your work, something gets in the way? Interruptions. Distractions. Call them what you want, but we all have them. There are two types of distractions: 1. Distractions that are beyond our…

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The Mid-Year Review: Keep your business on track

One day you wake up, and realize it’s June. The months have been flying by, you’ve been doing your thing, and then BAM, it’s summer and half the year is gone. (whaaat?) Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time for a mid-year review Are you on track? Have you done the things you wanted…

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