Got a Problem? Schedule Quiet Time by Yourself Today

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Is there an issue that’s really bugging you?

Are you trying to decide what type of car to buy?

Want to resolve a troublesome conflict with a co-worker?

Wondering what to do for Labor Day weekend?

Sounds like you’re trying to figure something out, also known as a problem. You probably have more than one problem you’re coping with right now. I do. Problems in our personal lives. Problems at work. It’s what we all share for being an adult, along with taxes and the nagging question, “What will we have for dinner?”

Interested in an idea to help you solve problems? It’s called managed solitude. Now, I’m not saying this approach will work for everyone, but it’s helped me. Here’s what I do. Continue reading Got a Problem? Schedule Quiet Time by Yourself Today

Ask These Three Questions Before Hiring a Copywriter

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Your boss has had enough. He agrees with you that there’s too much writing work to do and not enough in-house peoplepower (combining men + women + power) to do it.

He asks you to find a copywriter. In the long term, hiring a professional will ease your work load, but in the meantime, you have a new assignment in your job description. Find the right copywriter. Your manager may make the final decision, but he’s depending on you to do the homework.

Who do you recommend to hire? It’s important to choose the right one, not only to look good for the boss. You’ll be the main contact for the copywriter, so find someone you prefer to work with.

Three Important Questions

Let’s look at the three important questions to ask before hiring a copywriter. Continue reading Ask These Three Questions Before Hiring a Copywriter

Take 30 Minutes Every Week to Reach Your Ambitious Goals

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January 1 is quickly approaching. Are you ready?

Have you written your 2017 business goals? Yes, you say.

That’s great! Yes, you deserve a handshake while I say, “Good for you.”

I have a question.

When we turn the digital calendar page to December 2017, will you have accomplished the goals? If you’ve said anything but a definitive “Yesiree,” you may need help.

You get your goals out of your head and onto paper. You feel a sense of accomplishment and relief. You tell yourself, “Job well done,” and then you work on something else.

There the paper sits as the weeks roll by.

Does this sound familiar? Continue reading Take 30 Minutes Every Week to Reach Your Ambitious Goals

5 Remedies for Overwhelming Indigestion of the Mind

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Information Overload artwork by Claire Downey.

Do You Feel Like You Can’t Keep Up?

Do clients and staff expect instant answers from you? Do you find you’re not getting to your most important projects — seeking new business or launching a new service — because you feel overwhelmed with your daily work?

Do you sometimes feel like you can’t keep up?

Infoglut is like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet, but you’re on a diet and yet cannot resist eating a little bit of everything under the protective glass of the food table. Afterwards, you feel all-full (awful).

Perhaps you’re dealing with information overload.

If so, let’s see how the ways we respond to information overload are hurting, rather than helping, us. Continue reading 5 Remedies for Overwhelming Indigestion of the Mind