Business Life

Short Winter Task: Uproot Business Weeds That Steal Time + Energy

What is a weed, really? You might say it’s a plant that ruins your lawn.  Nasty thorny sprouty stuff you’ve wasted considerable time trying to uproot. But in the end, a weed is just any plant growing in an unwanted spot. Dandelions are weeds, sure, but even perfectly lovely things like mint and wild strawberries…

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Short Winter Task: Let’s Not Forget The Most Important Part

We’ve been talking about planting business seeds to have a healthy harvest later this year (things like soliciting testimonials, and making sure clients have no regrets after they hire you). But I’m kinda embarrassed – I almost forgot about the most important part!  See, spend any time reading about gardening, and you’ll run across the…

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Your Turn! | De-Lurk Day 2016

Did you know that it’s almost our anniversary? Blush. Well, in a sense.  This blog went online October 18th, 2011 – so I’ve been sitting on my virtual sofa here, quietly teaching about psychology for almost five years. And I do think of this as a quiet space.  There are plenty of glassy, loud, flashing…

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You’d Get More Done If You Stopped Doing This

I was thinking about you guys while I was cleaning the bathrooms a few weeks ago. (This’ll make sense in a minute.) For reasons passing my understanding, the builder of my house decided to include 4 bathrooms.  The house is not that big.  I have no idea who would think it needed four toilets, but…

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Making Business Friends – Good News For Introverts

“Networking.” As an introvert, that unwelcome word makes me picture standing around at a busy event trying to talk to people when I’d rather be home reading. Ugh. But we know for a fact that relationships mean everything – in life and in business.  Relationships can create emotional and material wealth, lift us, strengthen us,…

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