Seven Steps to Tame Overwhelm – NOW!

2016-12-01T00:10:58+00:00By |Productivity, Project Management|

Are you feeling overwhelmed in your business? This is a common situation for business owners who have growing customers, team and sales. There is usually more to do than it seems there is time or resources to accomplish. You may have a small team and you still handle many of the businesses tasks. Perhaps you have a lot of people on your team and find it challenging to get them all moving in the same direction efficiently. […]

Victory Over Procrastination (Strategy #1)

2016-12-01T00:14:46+00:00By |Efficiency, Productivity, Project Management|

This Victory Over Procrastination series will support you achieving your goals and help you make running your business smoother. Strategy 1: Eliminate Show Stoppers! “If you took care of your biggest frustration yesterday, where would you be today?” Is there anything in your business or life that is incomplete?! – Namely, you started a project or activity and then life got in the way of your plans? If you’re like most people, you likely have tolerations in your life that are a result of procrastinating. These tolerations might look like a stack of paper in your office that you keep ignoring or machinery in your warehouse that’s just taking up space. […]

Twelve Golden Nuggets to Finish the Year Strong! #3

2016-12-01T00:29:22+00:00By |Harmony, Planning, Productivity, Project Management|

Here is the 3rd of our holiday gifts to you! Use these strategies to finish your year strong and get ready for a successful start to the new year. Gold Nugget #3: Wrap-Up Loose Ends! We busy business owners have a lot of things going on daily! The end of the year is a perfect time to get things wrapped-up and ready for the holidays. As I take personal inventory at the end of the year, I have projects in process, client conversations in progress and activities I am working with my team. It’s important to create closure and make a transition for starting up next year. This will make peace and clarity for you and all those involved. […]

Leveraging Others to Create a Winning Team

2017-12-02T14:07:56+00:00By |Business Consulting, Leadership, Project Management, Team Building|

“Many hands make the load light.” – Proverb Rope is usually created with three or more stands because it makes it difficult to break.  A three-cord rope can also carry more weight that the three strands individually.  This phenomenon carries over into the strength exhibited when two or more people work together toward a common goal.  Consequently, a team can typically generate greater perspective, capacity and momentum than individuals working alone. […]

World-Class Project Management Fundamentals

2017-12-02T14:20:19+00:00By |Business Consulting, Project Management|

“Every game has a Beginning, Middle, and an End.” What is a project?  How is a project different than your every-day business activities?  What is needed to have your project complete on-time, on-budget and meet your outcomes?  Case studies across industries show that up to 70% of projects do not meet schedule, budget and quality goals.  Further, these projects do not create the return on investment expected. […]

Eliminate “Owner Overwhelm” through Simplification

2016-12-01T02:13:32+00:00By |Business Consulting, Project Management|

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!” – Thoreau Is your business running you rather than you running your business?  Do you find that all the details are dragging you down, creating extra work and hours, adding to your stress?  Where is the joy and passion you once had?  Is it being eaten away by the demands of running a business? […]

PLAN is Not a 4-Letter Word

2016-12-01T02:14:33+00:00By |Business Consulting, Project Management|

At the beginning of a new year many businesses are involved in planning. What needs to be planned?  How do I figure out my plan?  Where do I start? One of the issues we encounter with a number of businesses is that people feel intimidated or confused by planning.  Some may think it is easier to “wing it” or just keep everything in their head.  However, “people don’t plan to fail, they just fail to plan.”  Apply these tips to get you started:    1)    Determine what you need a plan for  Think of a plan as a roadmap to your destination.  Where are you looking to go for the year?  You probably have a sales target and there are other “destinations” that will be good to have a plan for, as well.  What are your outcomes for the year?  For example, how many clients do you want to add?  How [...]