September: Back to business, not back to busy-ness.

With the Labor Day weekend behind us, the carefree days of summer are gone once again. Oh. Who am I kidding? When you own a small business, there are no real carefree days. (How is it that our kids “busy” makes us so busy? That just doesn’t seem fair.) The business world has a cycle…

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Keep Snow from Burying Your Business

If, like me, you have been impacted over the last couple of weeks by the east coast’s Snowzilla storm (AKA Jonas, if you are a Weather Channel aficionado), then you know just what I mean when I say THANK GOD MY KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL AND LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. The storm…

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The ugly underbelly of productivity

Working with a client yesterday I needed to produce a social media plan template.  Easy peasy I thought! With all of the brilliant, numbers-oriented, highly vocal marketers out there surely there will be goo gobs of templates available online that I can find and modify for my clients needs. I was right, but not really.…

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Living this minute intentionally

I am a strong believer in the power of blogs. Blogs are a vital tool in every company’s arsenal to engage an audience, to provide tell their story, to provide search engines something to index.  Blogs are good.  So, when I go to a site and see a dormant blog section, I am sad. Imagine…

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Making a lie out of the truism

  Do you have any truisms that just stick with you?  I have a bunch but the one that I keep remembering recently is “if you want something done, give it to someone who is busy.”  In my own life I have always found it to be true that I am always most productive when…

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5 ways to kick your exhausted brain in gear

Let me state for the record that I am really tired today. I had the kind of weekend this past weekend where I need a weekend after the weekend to recover. I won’t complain because it was all fun and I wouldn’t trade it but seriously, I am exhausted and having a really hard time engaging…

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