Posts Tagged "productivity"

Are You Productive?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Blog

Are You  Productive?

What do you picture in your mind’s eye when you hear the word success? Many of us have an image in our minds of a dedicated, driven person who is constantly on the go, and moving from activity to activity. After all, to be successful, one must be hardworking and constantly busy, right? Concentration More Important than Busyness While it’s true that it does take a lot of effort to be successful at achieving our goals, being busy just for the sake of being busy really doesn’t make it any easier to succeed. In fact, taking on so much work that we are forced to divide our focus and multi-task actually makes it more difficult to achieve our key goals and objectives in life. Research indicates that the more that we multi-task, the more easy it is to become distracted and get less work done on either task. When tasks are completed, being distracted from our key objective increases the likelihood that our work will take longer to complete as well as be less accurate. Limit the Work and Number of Tasks You Take on Each Day If we want to be more productive each day, we must begin...

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Some Of Your Most Productive Work Is Not Billable

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Blog

Some Of Your Most Productive Work Is Not Billable

As your business grows, know that some of the most important work you can do is not directly billable. Although it can’t be invoiced, it can still be time well spent if it results in more business, smoother operations and some hard earned time off too. Too many business owners let certain tasks slide as they don’t appear to affect the bottom line, but it is worth looking closer at some business activities, and considering if now is the right time to tackle them. Contact Previous Clients Are there customers you haven’t heard from for a while? Check in and see if there are services you can provide, or give them a special offer to get back on their radar. Dream Up a Freebie Everyone likes a good deal, and a give-away is irresistible. It is also the perfect way to get new clients to try your goods or services, and gain loyalty from existing clients. Focusing on how you can help, rather on how you can sell, is the best way to boost any business. Be Present Online There is an inordinate amount of business taking place online, and keeping your website up to date, blogging and being active...

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Make The Most Of Your Holidays

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog

Make The Most Of Your Holidays

The holidays have the potential to literally be both a blessing and a curse for most of us. For many, the season is filled with festivities and activities that bring us excitement and joy and allow us to gather together and spend time with family, friends and other loved ones. This makes the holidays a great time to reconnect with our families and the people that we are close to, and to recharge our spirits. Be Wary of Holiday Stress and Burnout For others, the holidays can be very draining. Many businesses see their peak sales for the year come in around the holidays, which can put pressure on owners, managers and other staff as everyone must pitch in to ensure that their customers receive the assistance that they want and need. Even if you don’t work in an industry that sees an increase in the workload during the holidays, the season can still be stressful. It’s easy to feel frazzled at the end of the day when you’ve had to brave the extra crowds as you try to shop or dine away from home. Sometimes, we make the season more stressful than it has to be if we get...

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