Category Archives: Productivity

Two Words That Will Kill Your Company by Mike Paton

If you want to guarantee that you and your leadership team will never achieve your vision, get comfortable using the following phrase over and over: “Kind of.” Trust me, nothing will kill your company (and maybe you) faster. After running more than a thousand full-day sessions with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies, I’ve learned…
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Developing a Plan That Gets Results

The old saying advises to plan your work, then work your plan. Simple as it is, it's one of the fundamental rules of good management and one that is often overlooked. Many great plans are made; few are followed. I get it. There are fires to put out and the day, week or quarter gets…
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Millennial Mindset

PURPOSE - What is the meaning and purpose of your organization;  what are you on a mission for? Is it just about you or does it really matter to the world? How are you serving and reaching and connecting to the community? EXPERIENCE - What is the experience your business or organization is creating? How…
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Be Motivated. Excited. Sweet Spot. Inspirational.

Create an environment that is motivational to you. Whether it is quotes, pictures, a dream board, etc. Put these things in your surroundings. Make sure you are working in your strengths. When you are in a space that is clean and inspirational, when you are working on things that you love and are easy for…
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Be Planful. Have a Routine and Systems

Systems are things like a set of folders on your desk labeled with your main 5-6 work categories. When items come in you put them in the folder and then schedule work time for each “bucket” of work. Bucket examples are administration, marketing, customer care, accounting/invoicing, production, development, etc. Consider what tasks you need to…
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Be Focused.  Try: Frog. AM Habits. To-Do List.

Each night make your to-do list for the next day. Star your top 3 priorities and pick your Frog. Your frog is an important (vs. urgent) item on your to-do list. It doesn’t matter if you get it done the next day but is something you really need to do the next day because it…
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Be Clear. Try Nightly Brain Dump & Clean Sweep

Each night take 30 minutes for this game-changing routine! It can be at the end of your workday or at the end of the day. Start by “picking up” from the day – papers, tools you have used, notes, etc.  As you clean up it often triggers your mind of things you need to do.…
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A Four-Step PLAN to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, otherwise known as "good intentions," are those things that are set at the beginning of the year when people feel they can wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start. It is said that 80% of all News Year’s resolutions fail. A survey conducted by Gail Kasper, LLC (www.gailkasper.com) finds that…
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Can Others Help You Win in Your Business?

An independent business owner (IBO) often thinks he has to “do it all.” For example, he may say, "I AM my business, who else can help with this?” You can outsource just about anything, for a price. Many IBO's may do this for technical things (web development, printing, etc.) but try to fight through the…
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