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Xero: My Favorite Accounting Tool

I admit it – accounting is not my thing. As a business owner, we know that we need to keep track of our numbers, but it can be a huge pain in the butt. If you don’t like numbers, or you don’t understand double-entry accounting, managing your books can feel like you’re speaking a foreign…

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The Amazing Power of Intention

Have you been feeling stressed out lately? Maybe you’re starting or growing your business and feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot to do, but you’re stuck, spinning, and getting nowhere fast. That’s a pretty crappy place to be when you’re in the midst of it, but there is a way out.

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The secret to what’s been holding you back

I’ve been in business for a long time. During that time, I’ve had plenty of ups and downs, ridden the waves of clarity and trudged through months of feeling stuck. The ups are amazing, and the lows are really freaking low. It sucks to be stuck. It’s like the whole world is moving in slow…

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Finding Your Focus in a Crowded Brain

Focus can be so elusive. You have it, then it’s gone. You find it again, only to see it slip away in the blink of an eye. Constant distractions and endless choices pulling at our attention don’t help, either. The internet has dumped more information at our fingertips than we can handle, and that’s a…

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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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