One of my coaching clients, Caroline, is not a happy camper. Twelve months ago she organised a stunning off-site planning get-away for her and her small team of 2 staff members. The goal was map out their operational plan for the next year. One year later when she...read more
If your business is constantly hitting bottlenecks or dead ends when it comes to quoting, it’s time to look at your processes as it will save you daily frustration and hours of wasted time. In previous posts we spoke about the difference between systems and processes...read more
. We went into business to be our own boss, earn more money and have the lifestyle we only dreamed about while working for someone else. However, most business owners I speak to complain about: working longer hours than they ever imagined always having a fire to fight...read more
Are you really as busy as you think you are?
We’re notoriously bad at estimating time. We tend to underestimate how long something will take to do and overestimate how much time we have to do it. A deadly mistake.
“Most humans can’t estimate their time accurately. This is why enjoyable events seem short and
the boring ones seem to last forever.” ~ TOGGL.COM
The livelihood of your business depends on you being able to estimate how much time you and your team spend on work tasks. This is true whether you run your own business or work in corporate.read more
Most small business owners complain about: working longer hours than they ever imagined not being able to consistently reach their goals, and constantly worrying where the next money and clients will come from. This slowly kills the passion they have for their...read more
What would you try or change in your life right now if you felt more confident? . If you believed more in yourself and in your business, would you: increase your prices or be more selective about the clients you work with? speak at a networking event, make a video or...read more
As people, we have good intentions but temptations, short attention spans and bad habits get in the way of our time management and overall business and life success. // Have you ever been a diet but ended up eating a tub of cookies + cream ice-cream (my vice) on the...read more
. On a scale of 1-10*, how happy are you with consistently reaching your business goals? *1 = lowest, 10 = highest . . . More importantly, do you know what to change to improve your results by 1-2 points in the next 90 days? You can choose at any time to do...read more
. If you're rushing every day to get it all done, falling behind on project deadlines and still have an ever-growing to-do list that keep you busy in the office till after dark... ... then it's time for the D-word that let most business owners break out in cold...read more
Without systems and processes you'll work longer hours than is necessary and won't be able to take a holiday lest your empire crumbles. You'll have weekly team meetings but still spend a huge amount of time explaining things, discussing issues that keep cropping up...read more
Your business can have solid products + services, clear direction, great branding, strong leadership and dedicated staff, and yet if you miss this piece of the puzzle, time will be wasted and targets won’t be met. I’m talking about systems and processes…. the glue...read more
When you look at your calendar what do you see? I’m sure there are client calls and meetings, project deadlines, perhaps a team meeting, new inquiries to deal with and maybe a few supplier-related activities. Do you see any dedicated blocks of time scheduled in for...read more
It astounds my clients when I show them how many sales and money they leave on the table from not servicing their existing customers effectively. Most businesses are obsessed with getting new leads and pour all their marketing money into lead generation while they...read more
On a scale of 1-10 (1 = lowest, 10 = highest), how happy are you with the results your marketing produced for you this last quarter? If it's anything below 7/10, do you know why your marketing wasn't effective? . More importantly, do you know what to change in the...read more
Have you ever said in January, ‘This year will be different‘? Let me guess: you said you’re going to lose weight and get fit, get organized, spend less money, work on your business and spend more time with your family. I have… on many occasions. And sometimes three...read more
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE PROGRESS
YOU MAKE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
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7 Signs of a High Performing Business.
It’s what you don’t know about your business
that holds you back from optimizing your impact.