I was reading a blog post recently by coach Melanie Benson Strick. In this post, she outlines 10 ways that business owners become “the Bottleneck” and speedbump in their business. They can’t grow because they won’t let go. This got me thinking about a couple of recent interactions I’ve had with clients and their administrative […]
As a business owner, are you struggling with a to-do list a mile long? Are you constantly searching for lost files, returning calls and trying to figure out how to create a decent looking PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow’s meeting – often all at the same time? Consider this: what if you could hand off the […]
Seth Godin’s recent blog post talks about business lessons he learned on a bike. Specifically, that his big wins came during the uphill parts. He said, “The best time to engage with an employee is when everything falls apart, not when you’re hitting every milestone.”
And that really got me thinking. If everything is working, people are feeling secure in their jobs, and there are no waves being made, where’s the incentive for your employee to listen to you or give constructive feedback? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
That thinking couldn’t be more wrong.
Ok, so I’m going to admit something that often gets me in trouble with clients and my family (mostly my mom). I have a couple of very specific opinions about “family heirlooms” stuff and they go something like this: I see people placing FAR too much emotional weight onto stuff – I call this “incorrect […]
On Friday, I started interviewing administrative assistants (mostly virtual) to start helping me in my business. It won’t be a huge amount of time at first (maybe 10 hours a month) and I probably won’t get them started until September 1st. That being said, I was impressed by one candidate in particular. She actually took […]
I’m going through a process in my business right now that I’m expanding to teach to my clients. It goes something like this: I’m too busy. I’m working a ton, but not quite billing enough hours. I need to be marketing more regularly, but can’t seem to find the time. My list of potential contacts […]