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Category: Productivity

You Are Wasting 900 Hours a Year by Doing These 10 Things

You Are Wasting 900 Hours a Year by Doing These 10 Things

“All I do is work. Even when I’m with my family, I’m still responding to emails and texts for work. The saddest part is that my family has just gotten used to it. When I do actually put down my smartphone, they act surprised, as if I’m just a temporary visitor.” Over the past 25 years, […]

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The True Value of an 80-Hour Work Week (Part 2)

The True Value of an 80-Hour Work Week (Part 2)

I recently shared with you the concept of the “time and effort chains,” which are the factors that trap us within a business and force us to work longer and harder, with little to no additional value or payoff. Today I wanted to share with you the final chains that hold us back and keep us […]

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The True Value of an 80 Hour Work Week (Part 1)

The True Value of an 80 Hour Work Week (Part 1)

If I made the assertion that eventually the gains of working longer and harder eventually cap out would you agree? I ask this question to business owners all the time and it seems universal that we all get that at a certain point, working longer and harder has a degrading rate of return in terms […]

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Overwhelming Inbox? Here’s a Simple Trick to Try Before Declaring Email Bankruptcy

Overwhelming Inbox? Here's a Simple Trick to Try Before Declaring Email Bankruptcy

You arrive in the office at 8:00AM ready to work. Your to-do list is full of high value tasks that will help your business scale and grow. You fire up your laptop and the all too familiar “ping” of your inbox serenades you…drawing you into the depths of mundane tasks and low level activities. The […]

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Your To-Do List Is Costing You Money

Your To-Do List Is Costing You Money

In the past we have talked a lot about how to grow your business and scale without sacrificing your life and personal relationships. And today, I wanted to introduce you to the concept of “fewer and better” and how this very simple concept has allowed my own business (along with thousands of others) to grow […]

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Try This Thought Exercise the Next Time You Need a New Product Offering

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I recently shared the idea of the business coaching concept of the six hats from the Late Dr. de Bono with our readership and I wanted to go into more detail about the hat that is going to change the way you look at your business. This creative hat will help you find new and innovative ways to serve your customer […]

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Make Your Meetings More Productive By Doing This 1 Thing

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing the business coaching concept of the six hats from the Late Dr. de Bono with our readership. Today, I wanted to focus in on the blue hat, which has to do with organization and planning. This particular hat is one that I wear on every team […]

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How ‘Focus Fridays’ Can Supercharge Your Team’s Productivity

I was recently listening to a podcast that discussed the concept of designing your week around special events to give you something to look forward to in your day-to-day life. They suggested implementing a “Taco Tuesday” or a “Spa Saturday” to break up the monotony. The idea is a good one that I want to […]

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3 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Remote Team More Productive

Hiring remote workers has a lot of advantages: increased productivity, decreased staffing costs and better communication. But there are some pitfalls to having a scattered workforce. If you are struggling with your remote staff try these 3 remote workforce tips to make your team even more productive. Tip #1:  Make Sure Your Expectations Are Clear, […]

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The Best Productivity App, Hands Down (and 12 Insider Tricks on How to Get the Best Out of It)

As a business coach, I’m always looking for new strategies to help people and businesses become more effective and more efficient. Usually, I focus on things like leadership and marketing tactics. But, in this article, I want to tell you about a productivity app called Evernote that’s helped me radically reinvent the way I work. […]

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How to Train Your New Admin

6 Tips to help Your New Employee Help You Both Stay Productive You know you need help to get even a fraction of your to do list done, but unless you have deep experience on how to best leverage the admin help you have in the office, often it feels like more work to get […]

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CEO Tips: The 5 Secrets of Today’s Billionaires (and what they have to teach you about producing more with less)

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created. Time cards and grueling days don’t help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with […]

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8 tips to leverage Instagram to promote your products

A simple formula for leveraging Instagram to promote your product, along with 8 tips to get started now to use Instagram to sell more.

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12 Productivity Hacks to Get Control of Your Business Day

If you’re pulled in too many directions you’ll enjoy these 10 productivity hacks to help take back control of your day.

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12 Email Tips to Increase Your Productivity

Here are 12 tasks to get back in control of your inbox and your day every businessperson needs to know about.

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