The business of business: Know your Metrics

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Last week when you set your goals, you made them measurable. (How else can you know if you’ve achieved them or not?) Most goals have several actions that will lead to the successful outcome. We could put it like this:   Action1 + Action2 + Action3 = Result   For instance, perhaps you have a goal for a certain amount of income per month. Let’s take a simple example; a coach wants to make $40,000 per month. In order to do that, let’s say they need 32 clients a month. Their client load has 20 ongoing clients per month, so...

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Your company has a vision, now what…

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Once you have a vision for your company, giving you a long term view into the future, it’s time to set some goals, milestones and next action steps.   Let’s start by looking at how these all fit together. Think of your vision as the view of Earth from space. You see the whole thing, but without any details. Next, your goals, are like flying in a commercial airplane at 35,000 feet. You see the general lay of the land and still see the horizon, but still not many details. Your milestones are like flying in a two-seater plane...

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Does your company have a vision?

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A vision provides a road map for your company, gives it direction and purpose. For some people, their vision of their company is to make millions of dollars, and that’s it. They’re going to make money however they can. If that’s you, I’m not writing this for you. Or if it’s you and you’re interested in a different perspective, read on.   I believe each of us is destined to fulfill a certain role in life. It’s different for each person and we are probably only satisfied when we’ve discovered our role and are fulfilling that role. There are...

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10 Tips for how to stay on top of Email

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Email. A blessing and a curse. It’s a wonderful way to reach someone without having to play phone tag. It’s a wonderful way to deliver necessary information. And it’s also an easy way for other people to send you the information they want to send you. Work reports that don’t actually pertain to your work. Marketing from a store that you bought one thing from 3 years ago and you might go back to one day. Reply-alls from well-meaning individuals in a group email. And spam. Managing it all can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help...

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5 Tips for Getting Things Done

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We’ve all been there. Task A should be done today, yet when we get to the end of the day, it’s not done, again. Yet there are people who seem to be always getting things done. A common phrase of advice is “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Why is that? What do people who get things done have in common? And how can you learn from them in order to be as productive?    So you have a task that needs doing, but it doesn’t get done. Sometimes we experience negative self talk about...

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5 Keys to Productivity in the Workplace

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Workplace productivity. We all want it. There are days when you’re on: you get so much done, you fly through your to do list, life feels good. And then there are days when you’re not: your day seems like one big interruption, you take one step forwards to go three back, nothing seems to go right.   This is about having more days when you’re on, and fewer off days. More days when your productivity is through the roof, not out the window.   People who are consistently productive have mastery in these five key areas: Priorities Planning Focus...

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