Posts belonging to Category 6. Solo-preneurship

What do you really own – a hobby, your job, or a business?

Chances are you ‘started a business’ because you had strong technical skills – in this case organizing. But technical skill is only one of three key pieces that make up the successful running of a true business. The other two pieces are management and marketing. All three must be worked and balanced to truly own […]

Small Business Owner Roles – Owners Wear Too Many ‘Hats’

Everyone knows a business owner wears many hats – from Chief Executive to Janitor.  While taking a Small Business Management class with Dr. Thomas Jones, I learned to be aware of these three critical ‘hats’, the responsibilities and purpose of each, and how much time you need to allow for each of them to do […]

5 Ways to Say “No” …Gently

If you are going to manage your time, then you have to be able to say “No.”  Here are five ways to say “No.” in a positive way: 1. Counter propose a time frame that works for you.  “No, I can’t have it done on Tuesday but I could have it finished by Friday if that […]

Get Moving – Strategy #1 – The 5 Whys

Sometimes I tell myself I am going to do an activity and I don’t.  No matter how strong my interest or commitment, I just can’t seem to get started. Whether it is about eating healthy, spending wisely or doing an important project I know will benefit my business there is a deep, unspoken resistance below my […]

Prioritization or Procrastination – It’s All In How You Feel

As a time liberator, I teach my clients that the only difference between prioritization and procrastination is how feel about it.  Both are making a decision to do one activity before another. When we feel bad, we call it procrastination.  When we feel good about it, we call it prioritization. When you feel bad, look […]

Maybe Having Goals Is Not So Important

The word goal can – and for many people has – become so much blah, blah, blah.  We know we should have them – everyone tells us so.  There are books, articles and webinars and tons of materials written on how to set and achieve goals.  Maybe you do have goals but, they generate more guilt than results.  Maybe you […]

Help Liberate Time with QR Codes

Any time you can make an action simple, fast and easy, you liberate time. I’m on a campaign to get every business professional to put a QR Code on their business card.  Why? Because I know, from more than 20 years in the organizing business, that one of  THE most consistent problems I see clients struggle with are […]

Staying Relevant in a Fast Changing World

As a member of the boomer generation, I sometimes feel like the generations behind me are running so fast – changing the world so quickly – that I feel in danger of getting run over and becoming irrelevant. At the same time, I have always been a person who likes to move to the beat of my […]

The Importance of Doing Nothing

We pretty much live in a go-go-go, do-do-do society.  If we are not being productive, somehow we are letting ourselves and the world down.  This credo is true in both our personal lives and our professional lives.  So, we cram our to-do lists with more than can be accomplished and then get frustrated or feel […]

Time Is On Your Side

Time is on your side if you let it be.  I probably answer more questions about time and time management than any other area of productivity and organization and, of course, the complaints can all be generally classified as too much work and not enough time. I think one of the most important and easiest […]