I started my 100 day project on September 14 so it would end on December 20. Here’s the original post. My objective was to focus on my businesses; to figure out where they can go and to set it up so they will. I outlined 3 business ideas: Crystal Clear Bookkeeping Ltd, this Business Owners […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How I did with the 100 Day Project
Finishing is on my Mind I am a great starter. I thrive on having several projects on the go at once. I often find synergies and efficiencies that way. I’m not so great at finishing. I have many jobs and projects waiting for the last check, the last edit, or the last bit of research […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Finishing
My home computer crashed last week. Yesterday, I was at a client’s place and their admin computer crashed. (Not if, but when, right?) So far, I only seem to have lost one doc. It was my reading list, a private doc, although I post it every month (except maybe this one), so it was the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Where is Your Data?
I went to a business event this morning. I’m going to another one on Wednesday and I’m holding one in my office on Thursday. I don’t go to 3 events every week, but when there is a good event, I go. I don’t understand Business Owners who say they are too busy to go to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
WHY Peter Principle The Peter Principle: “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle). The same holds true for small business. Our business tends to rise to the level of our incompetence. That’s why it is vitally important for business owners to continually upgrade their skills Business skills are […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It comes down to 4 things: KNOWN You know where you are and where you are going. You know how to do what you want to do. You know when to ask for help and from whom. You know your why. Your Business Model is clear. You have policies and procedures in place that everyone […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
There’s what we are doing. Then there is what’s running in the background. Running in the background can mean things we have initiated and are happening, but without our direct input. Like when you send an email asking for more information or you are waiting for someone else on the team to finish their task, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Running in the Background
Witches’ Bane: a China Bayles mystery by Susan Wittig Albert. I had picked up her book, ‘An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days’, her journal of thoughts, reading and writings during the tumultuous 2008. I didn’t actually get to it before it was due back, but I decided to try out her novels. It’s a quick, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on October Reading
Leo Babauta launched his book/package “the Effortless Life” last week. I’ve been thinking about making business easier and smoother – you know, effortless. So this really caught my eye. I bought the book. His overriding premise is that we should get rid of goals and expectations. I’ve read his blog for years and I’ve read […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
My strengths (according to Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath) are everything about looking at a situation, gathering necessary information, looking to the future, figuring out the highest and best use of available resources and plotting the next steps to get there. Futuristic Learner (I don’t just like learning, I crave it. It’s why I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Doing What We Love