Productivity

Foster Good Business Team Communication

On March 17th, 2016, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Whether you run a business with a virtual team like I do with my virtual accounting business or have a brick and mortar location, communication is key to a healthy workplace environment. As an entrepreneur who has virtual staff, I am cognizant of the need for effective communication, especially as the team typically “talks” via..

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Reduce Employee Turnover

On December 3rd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

Every business owner knows that employee turnover can negatively impact your business’s bottom line. If you’re running a business like my virtual accounting business, hiring the best possible employees is crucial to your business and its bottom line and to the happiness of your clients. High turnover means loss of productivity. It means you will..

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Do You Need a Nudge?

On December 1st, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

If you’re an entrepreneur or business professional, your life is busy. Sometimes it may be crazy busy! At times like that your best laid plans for the day can get juggled around by surprise opportunities or things that don’t go as planned or any one of a dozen other reasons. The result is that a..

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Power and Tenderness as Leadership Qualities

On October 8th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business I have a staff of virtual accountants. We are not all in the same office or even the same state. I’ve found that business leaders need to balance both power and tenderness if they want to get the best out of their teams. Regardless of whether you’re..

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A Triple Braided Cord

On October 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

As any sailor knows, three strands that are woven or braided together are hard to break. You can count on them to hold when conditions get rough. Each sail has its own kind of line that is designed to function best for the stress and strain it will undergo. A good crew knows which line..

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Your 5 Words

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever tried to describe your personal philosophy about life in just five words? It’s a challenging exercise. Could you do it? I picked my 5 words over 20 years ago. They are: Live – Really experience life; don’t just exist Love – That’s why we were created Laugh – Life’s too short not..

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

On September 15th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you like I was? I could take anything and make it complicated! Now I’m learning to let go and keep everything as simple as possible. Here are some simple thoughts: Having a system or pattern helps keep it simple. More simple often means less stress. Simple means you carry less baggage with you. There..

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Is It Wise?

On September 8th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes asking ourselves the right question will save us from making a lot of mistakes. When trying to make a decision we’ll often ask ourselves questions like: Is it right or wrong? Is it good or bad? Is it legal or illegal? Those are good questions, but they don’t go far enough. Some things are..

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Changed Thinking Changes Everything!

On August 25th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Does your brain ever get stuck believing something that isn’t true? “I’m not good enough or smart enough.” “I’m too short or too tall or too fat or too thin.” “I’m not enough or I’m too much.” “That will be too hard for me to do.” On one level you may know it is not..

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Need to Get Your Brain in Gear? Move Your Body!

On August 4th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you get the late afternoon slumps when you can’t seem to think straight, let alone creatively? There is scientific study behind the fact that if you alternate using both sides of your body, it will stimulate your mind. Here’s an example: Stand straight. Bring your left knee up and your right elbow down until..

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