How to Finish That Project

By Jennifer Wilson Tell me if this sounds about right? You have a brilliant new idea in the shower. You sit down to start researching domain names and competitors. Fireworks are happening and you know this is the idea you’ve been waiting for… except you had planned to spend today finishing up that other project. Creatives often feel called to follow their...

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Overcoming the “I-don’t-have-time-for-myself” Syndrome

by Sheila Shuster Have you ever caught yourself thinking that you just don’t have time for yourself?  You can make EVERYTHING a priority, but yourself? Left to my own devices I do that to myself as well. That’s why today I wanted to talk about our self-care system.  A simple routine we can start establishing today to prevent burnout tomorrow. What are...

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Systematically Successful Blueprint for 2015

Another year is coming to an end. Were you able to reach the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of 2014?  Or did you have to pivot so many times that you had to scratch the old goals and never managed to define the new ones? Devising a plan to achieve goals can get very challenging.  Even when we take time to do it, we quickly give up on our goals, because...

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Can You Trick Yourself Into Being More Systematic?

Do you hate systems and routines? I bet you’re a lot like most of my clients. You resist scheduling tasks on your calendar or carefully set up your projects on your calendar but then ignore them. Or you get caught in this frustrating cycle. You create new routines and stick with them for a few days. You actually enjoy how these systems make your days run smoothly,...

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Are Your Emotions Messing Up Your Business?

You know you’re guilty. Every weekend, you tell yourself you’re going to figure out how to be more productive and finally get your business under control. You set goals.  You prioritize.  Get inbox to zero, sort through receipts, and systematize online marketing efforts.  Maybe you even use things like Evernote, Teuxdeux or Workflow to make yourself...

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Small Business Marketing Ideas: How to Get Clients by Being More Exclusive

Continuing with our posts on small business marketing ideas that are powerful and yet simple, I want to share with you some special secrets about how you can get more clients by becoming more exclusive. This might seem crazy and counterintuitive, but it’s true! Let me explain by referring back to a common saying:  ‘Tell me who your friends are and I will tell...

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