It’s time to stop working so much

Are you the sole owner of your business? Do you do everything to keep things running? Perhaps you have a team of fewer than five? Does your business generate revenues under $1 million? Then you’re a micro business. You’re in good company. I’m one … and so are more than 500,000 business owners in Canada.…

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The importance of doing nothing

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing? No email. No writing. No work. Perhaps the idea of “nothing” leaves you feeling uncomfortable. You may equate doing nothing with being irresponsible and negligent in some fashion, especially when it comes to your business. Being busy has become the new norm and as a result…

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How I made $1000 in 10 minutes

The story ends with a smartphone falling into deep water and being lost forever. This is how we got there … I promise I’ll give you the short version. During our recent holiday, my daughter and her friend went out bike riding to explore the area. There was a bridge, a canal, some hopping off a bike,…

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Why you need to step away from your business

I’ll bet your business is keeping you very busy. It seems when I ask: “How are things?” everyone responds with, Busy. Busy with the business. Busy with the kids. Busy just living. To be honest with you, I do this too. Busyness leaves you spinning, exhausted and burnt out. The challenge of being in a…

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How to be less available in your business

What I’m going to share with you may seem counter-intuitive to you and even impossible. You may say to yourself, “Valeri, being less accessible to the outside world is crazy. I have clients who require my attention, prospects that may disappear if I don’t respond immediately, and people who just plain need me.” I get…

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