Posts belonging to Category 5. Small Biz Mgmt.

What Are You Procrastinating About???

 How you spend your time is how you spend your life.  Procrastination is another way of saying what I am doing is more important than what I am not doing.  If you frame it in that language on each action you are procrastinating about, you should see clearly that, either you are right or wrong.  If you are right and what you […]

Make the Most of Time at Conferences

Attending industry or corporate conferences is a great way to get some great classes that are more focused on what you do.  I rarely miss my professional organizers conference.  Humans are herd animals and NAPO is one of mine.  I thoroughly enjoy mingling with my herd once a year. A couple of tips – Budget and save for attending at […]

Impossible Things

You know how sometimes you hear some little thing and it sticks – it resonnates in some way that captures your attention.  Recently, my honey Ron and I got around to enjoying Johnny Depp in Alice In Wonderland. What ”stuck’ for me was a line near both the beginning and end – “think 6 impossible […]

The Gap Between Promotion and Reality

Maybe it is just me.  Maybe it is just a fluke for today.  Maybe I’m just so different from the average small B2B business that information doesn’t apply to me.  I am getting major reinforcement that what ‘experts’ are telling us to do is more wishful thinking and promotional that solid advice.  What I think […]

When You HAVE To See Your Stuff

A lot of people still subscribe to the idea that being organized means ‘pulling a Felix Unger’.  The popular Odd Couple character was the fussy one that had to have everything clean, put away and in order.  Felix was not organized – he was a neatnik. Being organized is not about the ‘stuff’ – it about […]

1 Way to Simplify

I was visiting a companion I Take the Lead group earlier this week.  Also in attendance was Dr. Sean Harry who taught the class where I learned how to blog – I highly recommend it. During conversation he joked that I should blog about 76 Ways to Simplify Your Life.   Silly of course, but it […]

Clearing Your Schedule

A double mastectomy was enough to let one woman clear her schedule.  What about you?  I was reading an article in the March issue of  Fortune about Esther Dyson and her position as stand-by cosmonaut.  After first turning down the option to be a backup crew member on a Space Adventure flight because she was busy elsewhere, […]

Incremental Innovation vs Radical Change

I toured President Garfield’s home yesterday while in OH and I had that ‘everything-new-is-old-again feeling’.   While touring the library Garfield’s wife Crete (short for Lucretia) set up in their home as a memorial to the assassinated President, our tour guide, Charles, pointed out a desk given to Garfield as a sample.  The craftsman, named Woodson if I heard […]

Professional Organizers Are People Too!

Those of us naturally inclined to organization can take as much ribbing asthe pack-rat.  We have been referred to in unflattering terms – fuss budget, “a”retentive, neat freak – you get the idea. The truth is we all live on a continuum and we are all subject to the same natural laws.  The messiest person […]

Time Liberation Starts With Clarity

Despite what you may have heard, you can not make time, save time, find time, or manage time.  You can however  liberate it. It is easy for a small business owner, to become a ‘poster child for people who do too much’.  It is a mistake – one I have made and in all honesty I […]