How to stop doing too many chores in your business

This weekend we open our cottage for the season. I can already smell the scent of bacon and coffee in the morning. I was telling my friend Carol how excited I am and she turned to me with an exhausted look and said,“Isn’t having a cottage a lot of work?” The simple answer is Yes, but…

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The importance of keeping it personal

Making personal connections is what business growth is all about. It starts with the exchange of a business card, and a “promise” to get in touch, so you can continue the conversation and see where it leads. You may have heard about the Know, Like + Trust ladder, and how it’s essential to helping you…

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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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Why quick fixes are bad for your business

The other day I was wandering through a trade show perusing the various booths and partaking in the free samples to lure me in. All were promising to erase my wrinkles with their magic cream, help me shed those excess pounds with their super drink or make me a better speaker with their program. What…

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Why ~doing~ can be bad for your business

My client is in the middle of a landscaping project to transform her yard into a beautiful backdrop for her house. Unfortunately the project is causing her a huge amount of stress, anxiety, and frustration. After talking about the situation with her, it was clear why this is happening. There is a missing link. A…

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3 simple steps to stop email in its tracks

Is your inbox causing you stress? Almost every person I speak to suffers from the battle of the email bulge. Thousands of emails are stuffed inside overflowing inboxes, with more arriving by the minute. Trying to get through them all is like trying to drink from a fire hose. Some days it feels impossible to…

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How to easily backup your data

Imagine if your computer wouldn’t start today. Or maybe you could turn it on, but you’re greeted with a blue screen. All the information that was on your computer (photos, videos, applications, documents, tax returns, client information) is no longer accessible. Do you know how you would get back up and running?  If you answered,…

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3 simple ways to fight decision fatigue

You know that feeling you get when you tire a muscle during a workout? You’ve lifted that heavy dumbbell over and over again; the more repetitions, the more difficult it becomes. That’s called muscle fatigue. The same can be said about making decisions. Every day you’re bombarded with choices that result in yet another decision…

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Why your business feels hard

Has your business felt like a bit of a chore lately? It happens to all business owners. Things are moving along rapidly, you have new clients coming on board, you’re delivering amazing work and dazzling your existing clients … and then something happens. You lift your head from your work and gaze upon the mess…

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