Category Archives for Workflow + Productivity

Resources to help you get started in your coaching business

Yesterday, I came across a website, storygrid.com. It sucked me in with a testimonial from Steven Pressfield, the author of “The War of Art” and one of my favorite books. The Story Grid is a resource for writers developed by Shawn Coyne, who has been in the book publishing world for over 25 years with some […]

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Use functional org charts to grow your business

Use functional org charts to grow your business

Creating current and future functional org charts can help you get a clear picture of where your business is at right now AND where it’s headed.

A functional org chart looks like a regular org chart, but has one big difference. It also includes the top 3-5 key responsibilities for each position.

It helps make it clear to everyone on your team what the roles are and what their top priorities are.

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Are you client files as organized as they could be?

Are your client files as organized as they could be?

Back when I was a freelance web designer during grad school, I had to come up with a way to keep my client files organized.

I’ve used a modified version of it as a business coach and consultant, so I thought I’d share both with you in hopes that it will help get your own creative juices flowing.

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The Top Workflows to Put in Place Based on Your Business

The top workflows to put in place based on your business

I’ve worked with coaches who were just getting started to clients already making millions. In that time, I’ve realized that coaches should put different workflows in place based on where they’re at in their businesses. Here are my suggestions…

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The learning workflow I use to save my sanity

We all have to keep up with reading (and implementing) the latest tips and strategies in our field. It doesn’t matter what it is, we need to keep learning.

For me, that’s learning more and more about business.

The problem is that there is so much information out there that it can be incredibly overwhelming. So out of necessity, I created a system to streamline my learning.

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Do you hate even the idea of systems?

Do you hate even the idea of systems?

For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why every entrepreneur wasn’t thrilled to create systems in his or her business.

I’ve helped entrepreneurs create systems and automations that have saved them thousands of hours and heaps of money.

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Not much profit? Focus here in the next 30 days

Not much profit? Focus Here In The Next 30 Days

One of the biggest struggles I see small business owners face is feeling overworked and overwhelmed.

You may be experiencing this in your own business.

That nagging fear in the back of your mind that says your business isn’t doing well. That you may end up being on the wrong side of the statistic that says 50% of small businesses fail within the first 5 years.

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Are you multitasking the right way?

Are you multi-tasking the right way?

You probably know that trying to multitask doesn’t work for most people. Our brains just don’t work that way.

Instead of doing tasks simultaneously, our brains switch tasks quickly. Each time this happens it takes a bit more energy and decreases how efficient we are.

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An update on my stolen car and how it relates to your business

An update on my stolen car… and how it relates to your business systems

My car was stolen over Thanksgiving last year. I wrote about it then (read it here if you missed it).

I’m sharing an update because there are plenty of business lessons that can come out of this experience.

First, my car was recovered. However, it had been stripped quite a bit. So much so that the insurance company wasn’t sure it would be salvageable.

While the individual people I was in contact with at the insurance company were quite pleasant to deal with, it ended up being a bit of a cluster because of their lack of solid systems.

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How does my car being stolen relate to your coaching business?

How does my car being stolen relate to your coaching business?

… So I have been in a bit of a holding pattern for a couple of weeks.

My car was found on Saturday after being missing for about a week. It was a bit stripped so now I’m waiting to find out if it is repairable, or if the insurance company will total it out and I’ll have to buy a new car.

All of this is out of my hands and it feels a bit disconcerting.

I started thinking about why I have this urge to do something — why not being in control of the situation makes me uncomfortable.

And I realized that the type of personality it takes to be an entrepreneur has a lot to do with it.

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