Category: Productivity

Work From Home Benefits: 12 Things You “Get To Do”

There are several benefits to working from home for both small business owners and their teams. Still, creating a new work routine can take some getting used to. That’s because we humans are creatures of habit and starting new ones — especially when the world seems a bit chaotic and upside-down — requires patience, practice, and a positive mindset.

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3 Reasons to Dress Up When You Work From Home

To all you freelancers out there in your pajamas: I feel you.

While other professionals run around in suits and silk blouses from 8 to 5, we rock a sunup to sundown workday clad in sweats and an oversized T-shirt. Though dressing up to work from home may seem pointless, it’s not. What you wear and the attitude you have about it affects both the quality of your work and the time it takes to get it done.

As one full-time freelancer to another, here are three reasons why you should dress to impress, even if you work from home.

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iPad Productivity: 5 Ways a Tablet Can Help CEOs Get More Done

iPad productivity. Yes, it’s a thing. And, it should be — especially for CEOs and business owners who need to stay connected to their teams. It’s a tech tool that can help you easily run your business and get things done whether you’re a road warrior or stationed primarily in your office. Keep reading to learn how an iPad can be an effective tool in your small business toolbox.

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80 Percent of Resolutions Always Fail (But You Can Fix That!)

Have you been actively working your resolutions lately? Are they top of mind? Or, have your resolutions failed? Would you be surprised to learn that a majority of resolutions fail often?

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Why Small Business Owners Struggle With Productivity (And How to Fix It)

Are you experiencing small business productivity problems? Running a business, leading a team, and accomplishing priorities can be difficult.

As a small business owner, you do a lot, don’t you? You vet ideas, meet with your team, and seek ways to improve your product or service in addition to all the daily tasks you have on your list. If you’re floundering and struggling with productivity problems or know someone who is, know that you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon.

Today’s post is all about one of the main reasons small business owners (especially those leading a team) struggle to improve their productivity — and a simple tool they can use to fix it for good.

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Quick Learning: 5 Excellent Productivity and Small Business Podcasts

Recently, I’ve been multitasking. It’s not as bad as you think — it’s good multitasking. Listening to productivity and small business podcasts have been high on my annual goal list, so I decided to give my brain a workout while I’m on the treadmill. Two tasks. One time block.

Learning should be a priority for all business owners as it allows you to grow or even to pivot when necessary. Of course, time is not always on your side, especially for startups and solopreneurs. So, it’s helpful to connect priority tasks to blocks of time you already have carved out in our day — like during your commute, while you’re in a waiting room (think doctor’s office), during your lunch break, or even while you’re exercising.

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Good Multitasking: 8 Ways to Creatively Do Two Things at the Same Time

Good multitasking? Sounds crazy, right? That’s because you’ve probably heard that multitasking is bad for your brain. You probably even heard that from me (here, here, and here).

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8 Ways to Stay Focused When Writing a Blog Post

Blogging can be a fun, interesting, entertaining, helpful, and fabulous experience for both bloggers and their readers.But, what blogging often isn’t is quick. It’s usually not a done-in-a-jiffy type of activity. It requires the ability to stay focused when writing because there’s no shortage of people and things that can take you away.

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Coffee And Coworkers: How Caffeine Affects Workplace Productivity

Are you surprised that coffee and productivity go hand in hand? You shouldn’t be!

Coffee is almost sacred within the confines of the office walls. It is a way to lift you out of your slump and a mechanism to chat to the coworker you’ve been eyeing out all summer. It can also be motivator during those moments that you just can’t deal with work any longer.

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“No Apps Productivity” – How to Get Things Done Without Using Technology

Is it possible to have “no apps productivity?” Can you really get things done without using apps?

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Create a Blogging Guide for Your Small Business Blog

Have you created a blogging guide for your small business blog? Why do you need one?

At first glance, blogging may seem to require little effort. Just sign up for WordPress, get a hosting company, grab a nice skin (or theme) for your blog, and then start writing. Simple, right?

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7 Super Simple Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Do you procrastinate? A little bit? A lot? There are some who say procrastination can be helpful and others who say that it is so bad that you really should kick the habit pronto.

No matter what side of the fence you’re on, there will be times when you simply must start working on your MIPs or MITs — your most important projects or tasks. The due date is looming and you have to get your butt in gear. Or, perhaps you just don’t like the massive adrenaline rush your feel when you’re up against a tight deadline.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, keep reading to learn about seven super simple ways you can force, er, encourage yourself to take even the smallest of baby steps to just get started.

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