Quick Daily To Do List Template {Free Printables}

I make so many lists!! It is crazy. Today I decided to share my ‘quick’ daily list template. This is the one I will put together to get a quick understanding of what my day ahead holds and keep it with me throughout the day for notes.  I have included free printables to download below. May your day be productive and organized!Here are a few points about my ‘quick’ list system:...more

5 Mobile Tools No Freelancer Should Go Without Testing

We all know that when it comes to being a freelancer, it’s all about having the right tools for the job that will make all the difference. However, not all freelancers incorporate mobile applications as a critical element of managing all their tasks, expenditures or boosting productivity. However, succumbing to signing up for every free tool you come across will definitely get you bogged down and ultimately end up being counterproductive....more

How Not to Be Late All the Time

When people are late they disrespect themselves and everyone else that is left waiting for them. It is personally one of my big pet peeves. I hate when I end up late because I value walking my talk. The Everyday Minimalist has some thoughts on the matter and tips to help you not be late all the time. ...more
She needs to get down off her high horse.more

How I Get Stuff Done With ADD

I have ADD. For years I struggled with disorganization so great it could easily be classified as a force of nature. Sometimes I wonder if my things actually sprout legs and wander off on their own. Because of this, I’ve made myself into a creature of fierce habit: The only way for me to not lose my keys is to always, always put them in the key basket as soon as I get home. The only way to make sure I don’t forget something important for work is to never let it leave my bag. ...more
I've often wished I could stick closely to a schedule. Every one I've tried has fallen apart. I ...more

20 Ways to Eliminate Stress at Work

The workplace can be a stressful place. Between personality differences, "one-size-fits-all" working environments (think: introverts hate open office floor plans), and having to always "do more with less" while wondering if your job is really secure, work can pile on stress like no other. According to the article "Making a Business Case for Mindfulness": ...more

5 Ways to Leverage Content in Your Marketing Efforts

When you own your own service based business, it can feel like you’re on a treadmill of content creation as you seek to market your business and serve your customers.  Just think about all the possible marketing avenues that require quality content: blogs, videos, audio programs, free reports, e-newsletters, articles, and more. The list goes on and on… So, how can one person or even a small team create fresh, compelling content for all these things?  The answer is leverage. ...more
Thanks for the inspiration, Paula. I should be doing more with the content I create -- using ...more

The Advantages of Tablets for Small Business Owners

In today's ever more complicated tech world, the options for small business owners seems to grow exponentially from month to month. With so many new options on the market, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Recently, tablets have risen in popularity to become serious competition for traditional laptop users. There are pros and cons to both laptops and tablets, but for moms who own small businesses, tablets provide a wealth of advantages over traditional laptops....more

10 Ways to Help Quiet People Thrive

Not every leader is an extroverted, outspoken person. In fact there is untapped brilliance within the quieter people in the workplace. As one of those more introverted, quiet people, I could totally appreciate this post from Leadership Freak Dan Rockwell in which he gives us ways to "deal with" the quiet people. ...more
NO. I think some articles are trying to me to STFU. HA!more

3 Golden Rules to Get People to Answer Your Emails

Today I was enjoying the mini-mastermind group that I participate in. One person brought to the table the challenge of getting people to respond to their emails. Lack of response is delaying the organizations progress (while also driving him nuts as the project leader). What should he do? This is a great question! I hear this from small business owners and corporate leaders alike. So, how do you get people to give you the responses you need by when you need them? Follow these 3 golden rules and you'll be amazed what happens. ...more
Leading the subject line with "Action Required," "Response Requested," or "For Your Information" ...more