10 Simple Time Management Tips to Rock Your Workday

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Finding simple time management tips that actually work is harder than you might think. Should you strive for better focus management, or a good morning routine? When trying to take back your time it can be confusing with so many bits of advice available. How do you know which ones will actually work? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but I’m here to give you some much-need help. As someone who works with business owners to increase productivity and organize their day, I’ve learned a… Read Entire Story

Online Time Tracking: How to Use Google Calendar as a Time Journal

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Online time tracking is seriously one of the best kept secrets. It’s by far the easiest way to accurately price your freelance rates as well as work towards being more productive. I mean, how will you know how long a project takes you (and thus, find ways to improve) if you don’t know how long it takes? Keeping a time journal has been a vital part of running my business for many years now. And it should be for you too! When I first quit my day job to break out on my… Read Entire Story

How to Pre-Plan Your Work Week So You Stress Less

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Have you tried to plan your week and failed to get into a good routine? I know the feeling. I’ve learned that how I plan my week determines one of two things. I either have a great week where I’m super productive, or become so stressed out that I get nothing done. Either way, I can look at my schedule and accurately determine how the week will go and what needs to expect. There’s still room for spontaneity and flexibility… Read Entire Story

Focuster Review – Focus Management Software for Business Owners

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Focus management is an up-and-coming idea where you use tools and apps to focus more and have better productivity. And as a small business owner we can use all the focus help that we can get. Am I right?! In past articles I’ve talked about how I use Asana to manage client projects and deadlines. I’ve shared the exact details of how to eliminate distractions and be more productive when working from home. And though, work-life balance is a noble goal, I want to build a future-proof business that’s centered around my life and evolves with me. Don’t you? My goal with all of these resources are to help you focus on what matters and stop stressing about the … Read Entire Story

10 Compelling Reasons to Take a Break from the Constant Hustle

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There comes a time in every business owner’s life where you just need to take a break. Maybe you’re not sure what the next step is. Or maybe you just reached a big goal and need some time off. Whatever the reason is, every entrepreneur deserves a break from creating, building, growing and learning. The problem though, is that we create more excuses for reasons NOT to take a break then we do finding reasons we SHOULD. Know this; … Read Entire Story

BillFixers Review: How to Save Money on Bills Every Month

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You wish you could save money on monthly bills but you don’t have time to sit on the phone with customer service all day. I mean, who likes to call customer service reps and negotiate. Not me! Thankfully, there’s BillFixers. If you have cable, wireless or internet bills you wish cost less every month, BillFixers is a new startup that can help make this happen. No more wasting time trying to find the best deals or being connected to the right… Read Entire Story

How to Eliminate Distractions and Be More Productive at Home

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To best way to optimize your time as a business owner is to be more productive at home. But how do you eliminate distractions during busy months? The summer months are one of the most overwhelming and crazy times of the year. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you handle it. If you’re planning on making huge strides in the growth of your biz, you might as well know that the summer months will not cater to this goal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive and get a good amount of projects completed. If you’re trying to balance traveling with getting work done, use these tips to ensure the bills still get paid … Read Entire Story

Top Business Apps: 15 Apps That Will Make You Insanely Productive

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Testing out the top business apps to use as a freelancer can take a lot of time. The good news though, is that I’ve done the work for you! After spending several years as a self-employed biz owner myself, and working with a team of 3-4 people, I’ve tested out lots of different tools and apps to help streamline our business process. This has allowed me to be more productive, as well as earn more money in less time. From managing financial goals, to working with … Read Entire Story

Find Career Passion: How to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump

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Once you find career passion how do you keep it? What do you do when you lose motivation and find yourself in a slump? Today’s post shares an honest look at what it’s like to try and find your passion again. I would like to say that everything in my freelance business is going great. I want to say that my blog is blowing up and I’m having the time of my life as a business blogger. But the truth is, I struggle too. Some months are amazing and all the stats are going in an upwards direction. Then other months, I the numbers are going down and I feel… Read Entire Story

How to Invest in Yourself: 10 Life-Changing Ways to See Big Returns

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Do you know what isn’t fun? Budgeting. Saving. Investing. But these are proven ways to build wealth and reach financial freedom. I mean, who wants to sacrifice everything you want right now, and delay gratification until later? Me either! However, these are the things that take time to understand, perfect and turn into consistent habits. I promise that by the time you’re done reading this you will actually be excited about investing! Wby? Because there’s a simple investment that you will actually enjoy and see big returns. What is it? Yourself! The best investment you can make, is in YOU. Here are ten ways to… Read Entire Story

Bring Back the Spark: 12 Powerful Ways to Breathe Life Into Your Business

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Throughout this month I’ve been talking a lot about business burnout. I opened up about how to find your passion when you feel lost and unmotivated. Then I shared how to reduce stress and overcome feelings of burnout successfully. Finally, I explained the one true tactic I use to solve every single problem I have. But I’m not stopping there! Recognizing business burnout and going through the recovering process is important. But what’s the next step? What do you do when you feel like burnout is under control? How do you move forward and bring back the spark to your business? In 2014 I entered a period of … Read Entire Story

How to Be a Critical Thinker and Conquer All Your Money Problems

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Learning how to be a critical thinker takes time and a lot of patience. But in the end it’s the key to solving any problem that life throws at you. Life is full of obstacles, whether they’re financial issues, mental problems or physical setbacks. But in order to be a successful business owner and manage money on your terms, you have to learn how to overcome them with critical thinking. In my life, I’ve encountered quite a few obstacles; from losing my mother to breast … Read Entire Story