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 […]

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 […]

Three Solutions for When You Feel That Time is Slipping Away

It’s Friday and I had yet to get my blog post done – couldn’t decide on a topic.  In my e-mail inbox was an update from my LinkedIn Business Coaches for Entrepreneurs Group, with a headline for a blog post entitled When Time Seems to Slip Away and the first few lines where talking about not […]

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 […]

New Year – New Focus

  I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago – instead I set a theme for each year.  A theme creates a sustained, focused effort in one area of my life – both personally and professionally – which I find to be more impactful.  I not only get to work consistently at creating and building the change but […]

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 […]

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 […]