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7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

Occasionally you need to go the extra mile. Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you’ve put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day. Here’s the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday: 1. Let everyone know. Interruptions destroy focus and kill productivity. So […]

5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating

5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating

Every entrepreneur spends some time haggling, whether it is with customers, suppliers, investors, or would-be employees. Most business owners are street smart, and seem to naturally perform well in negotiations. You probably have a trick or two—some magic phrases to say, perhaps—that can help you gain the upperhand. But, often, the moment you get into trouble […]

4 Business Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

4 Business Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

I found a good business article on inc.com and I thought I’d share with you. The article can be read here. Every business focuses on and measures revenue.Every business focuses on profit and loss. And they should, but there are a few other financial and performance measurements that can provide earlier warning signs of trouble—or […]

Business Success Keys for 2012

Business Success Keys for 2012

The new year inspires hope and high expectations for positive change and success in many entrepreneurs. But within the first three months of the year, at best, this optimism typically becomes just a distant memory. By this time the business owner has become overwhelmed with immediate tasks and problems, no different from the preceding years. This […]

How To Write A Business Plan Outline

How To Write A Business Plan Outline

This post should probably have been the first one I did. That notwithstanding, I still think it’s not too late to share with you what I know. There are two general schools of thought on the relevance of a business plan. There are those who think it is relevant and worth the effort of putting […]

14 Ways To Be Highly Motivated

14 Ways To Be Highly Motivated

1. Condition your mind: Always keep your thoughts positive while avoiding negative thoughts. I am not saying you should become unrealistic in your thoughts, I am just saying you should think the ‘good’ or ‘positive’ in things and situations instead of going on and on about how bad something is or could be. 2. Condition your […]

7 Things You Can Do To Be Highly Productive

7 Things You Can Do To Be Highly Productive

1. Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks. Instead of writing something like “launch marketing plan”, I will suggest you break it down to smaller more manageable bits. Break down your goals to milestones, then break down your milestones to tasks. then start working on them from the back (i.e. from smaller manageable tasks you […]