How to Make the Hard Things EasierWelcome to August and another great week of summer! I'm back from a life-changing trip to Paris to celebrate my 40th, and my son has been spending the week at Boy Scout Camp, so it's been a great block of t ime for me to refresh and refocus my energies on what matters most to me. It's been so needed! As a leader, every day it seems I am faced with hard things - hard choices, hard conversations, hard situations.. it's exhausting on so many levels. But I've learned some tricks along the way that have helped me stay energized, focused and balanced in dealing with the hard things. I hope that they are helpful to you, and would love to hear your strategies to stay prepared for the hard parts in your life and business.
Just because summer is winding down, doesn’t mean your dreams of a vacation have to escape with it! You are at the heart of your business, and you set the tone for the rest of your team to create time and space to rejuvenate and re-charge. As entrepreneurial leaders, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the “rugged individualist” persona, because it’s true: we make stuff happen better than most. Unfortunately, this mindset comes at a cost to our personal lives, our health and our other aspirations. It’s important to be aware of this dynamic, lead by example and take some time off! It doesn’t have to be scary or painful if you commit to a bit of planning and prep prior to your departure from the office.
Asana Timeline Dependencies: Asana has added a helpful new feature – timeline dependencies. When you’re planning a new marketing campaign, product launch, or other cross-functional project, the sequence of work is just as important as the work itself. With Timeline in Asana, you can map out your project plan to see how all the work fits together. And with recent improvements to Timeline, you can now draw dependencies between tasks. As you spot timing conflicts, you can adjust dates right on Timeline so you feel confident in your project schedule. Then as work gets underway, teammates will know when dependent work is completed so they can start their tasks.
Google Assistant now gives you a quick rundown of your day
Google recently announced a new feature available on Android and iOS phones that will allow Google Assistant to provide a quick rundown of your day. Assistant will pull together curated personal information, like flight times, restaurant reservations, scheduled meetings, expected package deliveries, reminders and more, and lay them out in a single overview you can scroll through.
The Secret Silver Bullet for Entrepreneurs
Welcome to June and the start of summer! I turned 40 yesterday, and in our last issue of 12Lite, I shared some of my favorite life insights from the last 40 years. At the top of my list is that it takes years to become an overnight success. Anyone successful would tell you this, and they would also tell you that it doesn't happen by accident. It's about intention and just figuring out the next best step that you can take to get there.
The Myth of Inadequacy
Welcome to our newly beautified format! Special thanks to my assistant Georgia, for helping us give our 12 series a facelift that looks great on desktop or phone! Hooray for improvements that I don't have to manage! :)
I don't know about you, but alot of my time is spent talking with other entrepreneurs about business, life and the fine line that barely exists between the two. Whether it's clients, colleagues, friends, or those interested in our service, I spend the majority of my time each week listening to entreps explain their problems. There's one key theme that I notice time and time again, and that is consistent feelings of inadequacy.
On March 28th from 12-12:45pm EST, Emily Morgan, Founder of Delegate Solutions, will be pulling back the curtain to share what time-starved entrepreneurs do to get administrative & busy work off their plates to free their time—growing their businesses in the process!
New analysis of GOP health-care bill says 13 million more would become uninsured, fewer than CBO estimate.
A report issued by the Office of the Chief Actuary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that by 2026 there would be 13 million more Americans without health insurance with the House's Obamacare replacement bill, the AHCA. This number is 10 million fewer people lacking health insurance in the next decade than had been estimated by the Congressional Budget Office. However, the report also projects higher premiums for many customers of individual health plans.
Making the commitment to engage support is the first step towards the continued growth of your company. Now that you’ve made that choice, the next step is to identify the best support resource for your specific needs. There are many factors to consider before selecting your support team resource. The good news is there’s plenty of options!
Many business owners displaced by the quick exit of Zirtual are scrambling to find a new solution for their virtual assistant needs.