All entrepreneurs can remember back to the days when we had a 9-5 job, a boss, a steady paycheck and lots of PTO. We left that life behind in search of independence, risk with reward, and a spirit of “why can’t I?” So how is it that now instead we work 7-7, have to manage complicated staff relations ourselves, our paycheck is variable, and PTO is laughable at best? This “job” that we have created for ourselves is compromising our independence and what we fought so fiercely for.
5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Business Moving While Still Enjoying Your Summer
Drums please! Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind! To me, it’s never officially summer until I hear The Fresh Prince’s summer anthem, Summertime! Summer is meant to be savored and enjoyed, but I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs I speak to each week who share that they haven’t had a day off in months, or that they are working 16 hours a day, with no time for anyone or anything except their business.
Daily Planning Tips for Entrepreneurs
One of the most common problems we see with entrepreneurs is finding time in an already busy schedule to focus on things that will grow their business. Here are a few tips to help you create margin in your daily schedule.
Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
Though Google has far more data about us than Facebook, because we use it for not only our internet searches but also for our emails, calendaring, maps, photo uploads, video streaming, mobile phones and web browsers, Google has sidestepped controversy while Facebook has under fire for improperly leaking user data. To find out why, I downloaded a copy of all of the information that Google has on me and compared that data to what I already knew Facebook had obtained on me. What I found was that while my Google data archive was much larger than my Facebook file it was also packed with fewer unpleasant surprises and I was relieved to find out I could delete the data. In contrast, when I downloaded my Facebook data, I found that a lot of what I saw could not be purged.
How to Match the Pitch to the Deliverable.. At Scale
You know the game. You hire an “expert” external resource to fill a gap, help you accomplish something important by way of their expertise, only to find out that the pitch doesn’t match the deliverable. So where is the disconnect? I believe it comes down to one thing: Solid Process. Lack of process is chaos. Lack of process holds us back from differentiating ourselves and most importantly, it keeps us from becoming a scalable company.
3 Easy Ways to Overcome Your Delegation Hesitations
Every day we help people make the most of their day through delegation. Over the years, I have spoken with hundreds of entrepreneurs at every growth stage about the struggles they face with “handing things off.” They inherently get that having a delegation strategy is a critical part of their growth, but they are consistently resistant to executing it.
Delight the Customer
Happy Friday! I'm finally back in the office after back to back travel and a nasty virus in between! I had the amazing opportunity a few weeks back to attend the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Alumni Summit down in DC. It was jam-packed with entrepreneurial superstars like Richard Branson, Tyler Perry and Warren Buffet alongside legislators like Bloomberg, Rubio and Scott.
The Year of Hyperfocus
Happy Friday and welcome to 2018! What a fun year we have in front of us! As entrepreneurs, we are inherently excited by all of the opportunities, ideas and projects that surround us almost by nature. Because of our open minds, it's as if the universe dangles these sparkly goodies in front of us, knowing that we possess the required chutzpah to make it happen! The hard part is, all of that distraction diffuses our energy and focus.
Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days
Last week Facebook launched a Snooze feature that gives users another option to limit what they see in their news feed. This new feature allows users to mute content from any person, page or group for 30 days without having to go to the extreme of unfriending or unfollowing someone they may want to keep in touch with later. Don’t want to see a month long stream of political rants or baby photos? Temporarily block that group or person by using the new snooze button in the top right dropdown menu on a post.
Documenting Processes Using Unique Methods
Delegate Solutions offers a wide variety of support tools – but one area that our team really excels at is in creating, documenting, and implementing business processes. There are a variety of approaches to documenting processes, but one effective strategy that I would like to share with you utilizes “Unique Methods™” – a tool created by Strategic Coach.Strategic Coach is the #1 business coaching program for entrepreneurs.