Jessica manages to juggle the schedules of two boys, a border collie and a full client load while enjoying the ease and flexible hours of working from home. Read more about her typical day.
We know we want and need resilience in order to be successful, but there’s a difference between talking about it and living it. Living it means finding ways to bring resilience into every aspect of your life. Throughout 2019, we’ll be writing about how to build resilience into your business, every single day.
Depending on how long you’ve been in business, chances are you’ve thought about video production as a marketing tactic. I’ve talked to hundreds of business owners over the last few years on this topic and one of the main questions that comes up over and over again is where to even start? With so many options for filming including DIY, professional and even FB Live, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Aspen checks your sentences and your numbers to make sure that you say what you meant and calculated correctly. She manages your incoming orders, sets up your processes, and just takes all those pieces off your hands. A strong communicator with specific training in confidentiality and security, a healthy laugh, and a yearning for learning, Aspen is the slayer that will keep your business ship-shape and your message on point.
“Perfectionism” sounds like one of those pat answers that people give during interviews when they’re asked to describe one of their negative qualities. When you’re a professional who specializes in making sure things are just so, this can be a sneaky way of answering the question without answering the question. It’s how people try to turn a negative into a positive.
Recently, we attended a great business event with fabulous speakers. One of the speakers came up and we were shocked - he looked nothing like his picture. It was so different, he even commented on it, stating that he keeps it around to remind himself how attractive he used to be. We get it. We miss our younger faces too.
We all know, intellectually if not emotionally, that delegating increases productivity and profitability. It makes sense: if you can charge more for your expertise than it costs to pay your staff, then your focus should be on delegating as much as possible, and having your assistant boost your billable hours by coordinating your time.
Since all that dust settled in September, what have you been working on? If you're still chasing dust mites, feeling like you're constantly in "catch up" mode, putting out fires and looking backwards - you aren't alone. Many business owners say they're too busy fixing broken things and managing crises to lift their heads and actually propel their businesses forward.
September is almost over. Where did this month go? If you're like a lot of business owners, you've been working your tail off, both personally and professionally, over the past month. It may feel like the last few weeks have simply been a whirlwind, and you're somehow in need of a vacation - already.
I used to hate CRMs. Every financial organization has one embedded in their programs and I always felt beholden to them. I used daytimers, lists, and Outlook calendar reminders. It worked better, faster, and more personally than any CRM system my former employers had implemented. But when I launched my own financial planning firm, a CRM was one of the first things we set up.