Tell me it's not just me. It's not just me who experiences crushing levels of overwhelm on a daily basis. When the mind is racing with strategies to implement, tactics to deploy, and problems to solve, it leaves little time (and mental space) for relaxation, creativity, and innovation.Read More
High performance and work/life balance are two terms deemed by many so-called experts to be at odds with each other. I mean, really!
In fact, if you were to poll small business owners, you would discover that many believe high performance/achievement is synonymous with long hours, dedication, missed recitals, meals eaten on the go, exhaustion, lack of sleep...and stress! Let's not forget stress.Read More
Does work-life balance truly exist — or is it a mark most small business owners aim for which remains just out of reach?
The notion of work-life balance reared its head in the 80's. It was the time our culture began its shift to bigger and better toys. Or, as my client, John Lanza, puts it — the accumulation of stuff.Read More
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As entrepreneurs lucky enough to find the time, we measure stuff in our business.
We measure website visits, conversion rates, open rates, profit and loss…and for those fortunate few who have cracked the code, we measure lifetime customer value. All of these metrics help to create a healthier, more productive business.Read More
A conversation with a dear friend reminded me that April is Stress Awareness Month. Initially, I chuckled at the thought. Small business owners seldom need a reminder of the ongoing stress associated with business. As my internal laughter subsided, the magnitude of a month designated to make us aware of the degree of stress we experience—and steps to reduce it—isn’t all bad.Read More