Henry Ford. Walt Disney. Steve Jobs. Three wealthy businessmen who became hugely successful despite (or because of) suffering multiple failures along the way.
Speakers and Coaches … How much time do you build into your work week for thinking?
Yes, you read that right! I’m asking how much time you spend each week doing absolutely nothing.
One thing so very common in my industry and many others, is the classic tale of the new business owner (coach, marketing specialist, virtual assistant, you name it) who comes on the scene, charges bargain basement rates, and then complains about how there isn’t anyone out there who will work with them.
I’m dealing with something in my personal life now that is putting a strain on my business. One of my children needs me at the moment, so I’m there. This is, thankfully, a temporary situation; but family takes priority. Always has, always will. It’s as simple as that.
Kids are out of school, beaches are filled with sun worshipers, and projects all over North America are being held up because someone’s on holiday.
Yes, it’s summer (aka: vacation season) and the livin’ is easy. Or is it? I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer here, but as great as vacations are for those who have paid time off, it can be rather frustrating for the rest of us.
I was speaking with a financial planner friend of mine the other day. She was telling me about her marketing plan and how a significant percentage of her promotional budget goes to flowers and cards for clients.
Question for you…
How often do you take a good hard look at the inner workings of your company to make sure you’re keeping your business current and healthy?
If you’re like most of our clients, this is where you’re probably thinking … “I should do that, shouldn’t I?”
Working from home comes with great rewards: flexible hours, zero commute, and complete freedom over our own schedule.
But, the work-at-home arrangement also comes with a few challenges: inability to leave work behind at the end of the day, temptation to do housework during business hours, and a constant struggle to achieve work/life balance.
I know I do from time to time. Sometimes I’ll get to the end of my day and think … “Hey! How is it time to log off the computer and I still have a gazillion things to do???” Does this ever happen to you?
I’ve been traveling a lot more this year attending business meetings and networking events. Up until now, I’ve never really needed to track my mileage; but with the current mileage rate for 2017 being a whopping 53.5 cents per mile, I decided it’s in my best interest to track it.