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11 09, 2017

Focus and Productivity: Get Some Help!

By | 2017-08-30T14:49:48-08:00 September 11th, 2017|Focus, Productivity|

Work Focus & Productivity The battle for productivity and getting stuff done is never-ending. So many of us spend a LOT of time in front of computer monitors and accomplish a lot of things. However, the temptation to give yourself just a TEENSY break and take a quick glance at Facebook, or your favorite news [...]

12 06, 2017

White Knuckle Deadlines

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:10-08:00 June 12th, 2017|Performance, Productivity, Small Business|

Deadlines Deadlines for your business are driven by different things. Sometimes they’re built-in, more or less. That is, the In-Real-Life (IRL) aspect of making a delivery date, or cranking out a report, or arriving at a service appointment on-time make a deadline almost immaterial. There are a lot of times when it’s [...]

20 06, 2016

FOCUS: Is It Destiny or Just a Feeling…or WHAT?

By | 2018-06-15T15:56:26-08:00 June 20th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Decisions and Discernment How do you arrive at the thing or things to focus on every day? There are innumerable items that float through my brain every day, usually just at the time the alarm goes off (if I’m lucky and don’t wake up early…). Living in a particularly woodsy [...]

29 02, 2016

Across My Desk: The Best of the Month of Love & Presidents

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:32-08:00 February 29th, 2016|Content, Customer Experience, Facebook, H2H, Marketing, Measurement, Productivity, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

There are a LOT of great articles published this past month. Vetting them for you is a pleasure by which I learn more AND glean the "wheat from the chaff", so to speak. So here we go!!!!!! Look at the Stats! 49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts Normally random statistics & numbers [...]

22 02, 2016

It’s Here: A Practical Way to Get Your Focus Back

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:32-08:00 February 22nd, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Focus, Health, Leadership, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

The spotlight model of attention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Come on!! FOCUS!!!” I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that in my life in different contexts….in musical groups who have been rehearsing a tough section, in a classroom that was a bit too warm during a lecture (or lab) that [...]

18 01, 2016

Is there Anything Simple About Simplicity?

By | 2018-09-16T14:47:03-08:00 January 18th, 2016|Authenticity, Creativity, Customer Experience, Decision-making, Goal-setting, H2H, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, People, Problem-solving, Productivity, Social Media, Strategy|

English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Easy” is a temptation. I work with many clients who take the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to their digital and social media marketing, because “How hard could it be? It’s just Facebook??!” Besides, they each have a business to [...]

28 12, 2015

Obsessed With Success for 2016? It’s Almost Here!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:34-08:00 December 28th, 2015|Communication, Content, Conversation, Customer Experience, Decision-making, Facebook, Goal-setting, Good Business, Google, H2H, Marketing, Productivity, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

Is there an actual name for the time between Christmas and New Years? If there isn’t, there should be…..it always feels just plain weird to me. That said, it’s that time when I take a look back, past the shredded wrapping paper, immense amount of food and goodies, emergency trips and 2016 business planning to [...]

2 03, 2015

How To Solve the Biggest Problem with Diversity

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:43-08:00 March 2nd, 2015|Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity, Good Business, H2H, Innovation, Leadership, People, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/187474472 There was an item on the local news the other night that I found fascinating. A number of students at the university campus were holding a rally advocating for a Diversity Center as a gathering place that would acknowledge the diversity of the campus and provide a place and programs that would focus on [...]

3 02, 2015

Open the Box – A Fish?!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:44-08:00 February 3rd, 2015|Ambiguity, Communication, Content, Conversation, Creativity, Customer Experience, Good Business, H2H, Open the Box, Problem-solving, Productivity, Questions, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/182108931 Awhile back I was working through a visualization exercise mentioned in Steven Pressfield’s book “Do the Work”. My first post regarding this can be found here and if you search my blog you’ll a number of other visualizations that I’ve found useful using this. Let me summarize what this entails: Imagine a box with [...]

11 12, 2014

Work-Life Blend: The Holiday Edition

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:07-08:00 December 11th, 2014|Collaboration, Good Business, Health, Leadership, Meaning, People, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/72541471 It doesn’t matter really. If you’re a solopreneur, a director of a corporate business unit, a team member at an international enterprise or any other kind of role designation, you run into this. Work and business don’t stop. In a lot of cases, they speed up at this time of year. Yet, you KNOW [...]

13 11, 2014

Co-working and #H2H

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:08-08:00 November 13th, 2014|Collaboration, Creativity, People, Productivity, Small Business|

Citizen Space, a coworking space in San Francisco, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) According to the U.S. Census, more than half (51.6 percent) of all businesses that responded to the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) were operated primarily from someone’s home in 2007. Just over 72 percent are sole proprietorships. [...]

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