Ep 21: How to FOCUS while working from home & not fear the chaos left behind. (Productivity Part 2.)

 

So, yes, I just have to ask: Do you fear the chaos when you time block? In addition, are you able to say no to the things that won't help you get to your goals, and say YES to the things that will?

****MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN TO EPISODE 20 about TIME BLOCKING FIRST before this one!

Today I talk about how to get creative with what is going to happen when you time block. Your house may become a mess. You may need help babysitting. You might need help with groceries and meal prep. So now it’s time to enlist help from others or you may have to pay for it. Do not let menial and unimportant things get in the way of you accomplishing your business goals - and sucking up your time!

I’m so happy you are being serious about your time and taking steps to make sure you have focussed hours to better yourself and your business!

Links I mentioned:


Instacart - I use this, love it for grocery delivery - CHECK IT OUT HERE!

HELLO FRESH  - Yes, I use this weekly...

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Ep 20: Time blocking can change your life! (Productivity Part 1)

 

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Oh yes, working from home can be hard. All the distractions, phone dings, action going on outside, TV, other people around on the phone or talking, etc. 

And I know it all too well. Until the end of last year, I was working with all of those distractions. I got work done, but things weren't happening at the speed I needed them to.

I used to exercise whenever in the morning - maybe 8:30 or 9:30 or 10:30 or 12 - then would work at the kitchen table as permitted. I could work at a desk but no, I wanted the TV on with the news, and let my dogs in and out and eat snacks as needed.

I soon realized that was not working. I needed to concentrate. I didn’t need anymore of these distractions.

Then I discovered the one method that changed everything: TIME BLOCKING. Yes, I started to block my time. And it has been absolutely a God-send!

The first thing you have to do with this method is block your time off. So last December I booked...

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Ep 19: Gift boutique owner shares how she adapts & sells where customer are - with Jennifer Huff.

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2020
 

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On this episode, I have gift boutique owner Jennifer Huff sharing her business journey that started 15 years ago! She started as a home-based embroider, then started reselling products with embroidery & monogramming then took her business online. Then, three years ago, she moved into a retail space! Crazy huh? Considering how tough the retail gift environment can be with Amazon and online shopping so easy & convenient, she has found a way to make it profitable and still something she loves to do!

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Think about your business…has it had to evolve? I would be surprised if you said “no.” The online and retail marketplace is changing as such a fast rate these days that you NEED to. Does it mean you are shifting your business to selling...

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Ep 18: A target marketing lesson made obvious by a Peleton in the hotel gym.

 

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Yes, the Peloton bike in the gym at a Westin made a very clear business lesson for all of us. It was obvious how no brand can be for everyone. You must be speaking to YOUR PEOPLE, the people who will most likely buy what you are offering.

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?

So this is what happened:

I went to workout in the gym at a Westin hotel in Houston. (I had previously been in Chicago at a Westin and they had 4 Peloton bikes in the gym, and that is where I first rode on one. I loved it and was hooked!)

So when I went to...

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Ep 17: Your business can be an emotional rollercoaster (oh yes it can!)

 

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Starting & building your own business can be an emotional rollercoaster.

You think of your business idea and it feels amazing...then you realize there is work to be done to bring your vision to reality.

Then you start trying to plan everything and get excited about having something to sell, but you get stressed when you have to spend money to get things done.

You then open for business and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world - full of hope and excitement for what is to come! But then reality sets in that you have to market this business or no one will know about you.

But even with things like this, owning your own business is such a personally rewarding experience! When you get to impact your clients, it truly gives you a feeling like no other.

I know your business must mean so much to you - as mine have meant the world to me!

So, make sure you are taking...

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Ep 16: How to use PINTEREST to grow your business!

 

Who knew that Pinterest could be such an awesome way to get FREE visibility for your business? I did not realize what a big deal it was until I met and worked with my wonderful guest Joanne Wetzel of Pin Savvy Co!

Go ahead and print this FREE Pinterest checklist to have out on your desk + learn from Joanne's FREE 20-minute video Pinterest Masterclass! You'll get links for both in the email and you can then properly setup your business account with Pinterest immediately!

And when you are ready to catapult your business visibility with Pinterest, you can take her Pin Proficient Course that I have taken! Yes, I have gone through it and use it as my Pinterest Bible LOL :) I have been known to split screen and have Pinterest up on left and her course on right while doing all my homework and setting up my pins and boards. She is super easy to follow, very helpful and you will not only enjoy the course, but get a TON out of it and be able to move forward with your Pinterest...

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Ep 15: 3 things you should NEVER get sucked into as a business owner!

 

Today I have to give you a little tough love. I care so much about the success of your business and don't want you to get sucked into things that distract you from your mission! Take some minutes, really soak in what I'm saying to you today, and go forth building this business you love!

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Ep 14: Free yourself from business rules! - with Mary Hodges

 

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Today I have a frank and deep talk with Mary Hodges of Abundantly Being

about how we all seem to think that we need to run and market our businesses like everyone else - and we don't.

It's time to question the rules and step back! Take some time to really decide what is authentic to you and create a plan around that.

In addition, we are so distracted that we aren't leaving time for creativity and real productive time to build our businesses authentically.

I'm so excited for you to hear the talk - and let me know if you agree! ___________________________________________________________________________

LINKS MENTIONED:

Abundantly Being with guest Mary Hodges- http://www.abundantlybeing.com - a community of women business owners rethinking the rules and living with more purpose.

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?

  • 16-steps to get your business started CLICK HERE
  • Trying to figure out your BEST...
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Ep 13: Easy Business Strategy - Plan Yours Today!

 

Today I'll be talking about your big-picture business strategy for this year! Yes, it's time to have a plan so you can focus on the right things - so I have even included a printable, easy strategy plan you can start on today.

No, you don't have to spend days figuring it out. My guess is you ALREADY know the big initiatives you should be putting in place today. I'm just helping you get them on paper so you have a COMPASS for the year, and don't get distracted by the 80 million other things pulling at your attention. And, this will make you list out your "HOW's" - meaning, how you are going to go about working on those goals & initiatives. Again, this isn't complicated - but it's necessary.

Take a few minutes to help yourself + hear a personal story + and learn what business strategies I'm putting in place for this year.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Quote I love that I discussed in this episode:

New business owner - or dreaming of starting yours?

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Ep 12: 2020 Business Statistics & Trends You Need to Know!

 

Oh yes, it's 2020 and we need to know the state of small business and entrepreneurship ...and trends to expect to see more of!

I'm so happy to say that this is such a fabulous time to be building a business! There are so many tools, so many ways to communicate with potential clients and so many ways to educate yourself as an owner!

 

Here are some stats I mentioned:

582 million entrepreneurs in the world33% of entrepreneurs ONLY have a high school diploma9% of entrepreneurs have a business degree from a college3% have a masters or PhDMiddle-aged men have the most successful businesses. But women-owned businesses are up 114% way outpacing the growth rate of businesses in general which is 44%. The business failure rate has declined by 30% since 1977 - wahoo!

Then I review the top business trends of 2020:

1 - User Reviews 2 - Ecommerce 3 - Personalized Customers Service 4 - Social & Email are still the best ways to communicate with customers 5 - Small business owners...

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