Blogging is a powerful strategy for your business that can help establish your reputation, build authority in your industry and connect with your customers. Successful blogging takes work. Make sure you establish goals, clarify your audience and create a plan before you start publishing so your time is not wasted. Read More
When you make the choice to run your own business over paid employment, work doesn’t come in nice 9 to 5 chunks. There are days when you might be run off your feet and you have plenty to do. There are also days when you seem to be twiddling your thumbs and you wonder if the phone will ring, bringing you new business. These quiet moments are the perfect opportunity to work on your business. One job on the list is to review your marketing plan and consider what you can do to get that phone ringing more. If you are a bit stuck, here is a list of ideas for how you could be marketing yourself: Read More
The main reason people don’t reach their goals is that they don’t define them – Denis Watley
How are you going with achieving the goals you set for 2014? Is it time for a quick check to see if you are on track?
Goals go hand in hand with motivation. Setting long and short term goals help keep you moving and gives you the direction where as motivation gives you the energy. Goals and objectives both involve forward motion. You define a destination so tactics can be developed to enable you to get there. A goal define the big picture, the destination. Objectives are about the tactics, the action plans, the method to accomplish the goal. Read More
Procrastination is the thief of time ~ Edward Young
Why do we procrastinate? Have you taken on too much and don’t know where to start? Is the task too hard or do you just not want to do it? The first step to moving forward is to recognise the reason why you are avoiding the task. By identifying the problem, you can find a solution and less procrastination will happen. Below is a list of common sources of procrastination. Read More
Are you too busy to take a break? Would you like a few days off? This can be a difficult decision when you run a small business. After all, there is always something to be done. Are you be able to completely switch off and stop working? Do you still feel the need to check voicemail, emails and post messages on social media?
I reflect on my decision to take a few days off over Easter and I am glad for the break. It has been great to recharge and spend time with my family. Here are a few tips to help ensure you can make the most of some time off from work. Read More
Successful people are simply those with success habits. – Brian Tracy
Most of life is habitual. You do many of the same things you did yesterday and the day before. Unfortunately, not all habits we have are good. There are plenty of distractions to lead us off in another direction. Habits, good or bad are what make you so even the smallest effort can make a change. However change is hard work and there are no shortcuts to achieving it. Why do you want to change it? What would happen if you didn’t make a change? What’s in it for you if you do? Weigh up these questions and then you make the choice. It is no longer an automatic action because every time you perform the action, you know you will be making a choice. Read More
Choices, not chances, are responsible for the quality of our life. Spend time to think, reflect, introspect and then choose – Rajeev Sharma
Do you feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of knowledge and to-dos that accompany the always-on smartphone. Life today is busy! I am a multitasker, juggling my role as a mother and wife, working for clients and running my business. Activity doesn’t stop from the moment I wake up until I go to bed unless I consciously allocate some downtime. Read More