A Great Article on Aligning Your Time with Your Goals

The question should always be this: Do you spend enough quality time to move your core goals forward each day? How would you succeed in not only scheduling, but actually spending the needed time to accomplish the items that are most important (and usually not urgent), especially when these are the items that will move you by leaps and bounds into a bright future?

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Posted on: December 9, 2014 by Stephen

The Importance of Time Management in Achieving a Work-Life Balance

Discipline is the key to success; “excuse” is the enemy. Do you want to always live under pressure and jeopardize your success, happiness and most importantly your health? Record the activities (beginners do this daily-if seasoned, you can plan weekly or even monthly) in writing and let your accountability partner know.

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Posted on: December 2, 2014 by Stephen

It Is Time to Quit!

Quit blaming Time for your lack of Productivity. Everyone is given the same number of hours every day. The poor do not get fewer hours; the rich are not blessed with extra. Einstein did not invent more time for himself, and no one can save time for another day. And don’t beat yourself up, we all have committed the crime of wasting time.

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Posted on: November 24, 2014 by Stephen

The TOP 3 Tips for Time Management. #1, The Daily Night Cap.

Before I pack up for the day and close shop, I take a few minutes and jot down the Top 3 Items that I need to accomplish in order to really move my business forward. These items are not visions or ideas, but short-term, achievable, actionable steps that will move my goals to the next plateau. I might repeat an item multiple days sometimes, but I’m clear on what part should be completed each day. It is important to schedule time to complete these Top 3 items – hopefully in about 4 hours time.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014 by Stephen

Is Your Body Language Significant to your Employees’ Interaction?

Use Eye Contact to convey confidence, attention, and interest. What do the employees see? To begin with, your clothing must represent your position. I always preached a firm and yet friendly handshake (see previous blog); your grip must be firm but not tight; two shakes with a sincere smile while maintaining eye contact. Be aware of your posture; it should air of confidence and interest-involvement in the conversation.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014 by Stephen

An Accountability Partner: Try it on for size.

By the very definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results), we should all stop repeating the same old patterns and start following through. Well, How? The best way, I found, is Accountability. Find yourself an Accountability Partner.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014 by Stephen

Do you have Mission Statement?

An important aspect of the Mission Statement for you to consider is whether to emphasize your long-term goals, what you expect for the future, or short- term goals, meaning where your company is now heading. A long-term statement should be a broader view, which will outlast immediate changes. For the short-term you should expect to revise your statement periodically as your company grows and evolves. An outdated Mission Statement can have a negative impact on your business.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014 by Stephen

How to create a successful relationship with a Business Mentor

The ultimate goal is to land a great mentor. You will be in a personal relationship with your mentor intimate sharing your business dreams, hopes, fears and challenges, as well as your strengths and shortcomings or weaknesses; definitely not revealed to anyone. The mentor will help you move out of your comfort zone. Expansion, hiring, changing market evaluation, marketing, social media presence could be a few of the areas the mentor will compensate for your inexperience.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014 by Stephen

Do You Need to Be Romantic in Business?

Take the first step. Go first. Approach them. Contact them. Ask to know their interests. Invite them over. Be genuine interested in their presence. Open your business to them. Show them around. Let them understand how proud you are for what to have to offer, but most importantly how important it is for you to have them as customers or clients. Take a little time before you make an offer.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014 by Stephen

4 Ways LinkedIn Can Convert for Your Biz

Truth to be told LinkedIn has over 238 MILLION members! For biz owners looking to promote their services to new clients, LinkedIn is the platform to embrace. How would you leverage the power of LinkedIn?

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Posted on: September 15, 2014 by Stephen