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My “Go-to-Gal” for Delegation

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Did you ever have someone pop into your life at just the right time?  Holly Matson creator of Lightseeds Office was just that person for me.  I was getting ready to launch my first virtual program and switch over to a new website.  I could hardly keep up with writing all the copy – and forget about proofing it!  A colleague recommended I hire […]

Schedule Your Procrastination

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“Productive Procrastination” – a very real . . . and very sneaky . . . phenomena where you stay busy all day yet accomplish very little.  Previously, I wrote a post entitled “Don’t Confuse Progress With Motion”  where I shared 5 tips on how to overcome Productive Procrastination.  Periodically I’m updating some of these solutions; last time we talked about identifying your #1 task […]

What’s the “WHY” Behind That Task?

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Delegation.  I know – this is one topic I cover OFTEN on my blog.  Why?  Because I sincerely believe this is one of the areas in which you can “gain” a large chunk of time. (Read more on delegation here.)

Yet clients often resist delegating.

Sometimes the reason is “I just don’t have anyone to delegate to”.  (See this post for resources)

Sometimes the reason is “I […]

45 Tasks an Entrepreneur Can Delegate to a VA

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I have talked often about the importance of delegation and all the things a Virtual Assistant can do for you.

This time I’ve asked my own assistant Holly Matson, of Lightseeds by Holly, to offer her thoughts on specific tasks that can be effectively delegated to a Virtual Assistant.

Virtual assistants exist in nearly any specialty you can imagine, just as employees do in […]

Are You In Europe?

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No, that’s not a trick question! Ever notice how you work differently when you are on vacation?  IF (and this is a big IF) you are doing any work at all, you tend to make sure you are only doing the most essential tasks.  The other tasks you leave until you return, or you delegate to someone else.
What would happen if you worked like […]

The Truth Is In the White Space

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing my journey as a student in the Holistic Time Coaching Class.  When I first enrolled in this course, my thought process was that I would be able to fine tune my personal time management strategies and learn some new methods I could use when working with clients.

AND – this is certainly true.  (Read more about some […]

How Do You Plan to Outsource?

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Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Intellectually we know that when we delegate a task – we free up time to work on our priorities.  However, deciding which tasks to delegate can be a challenge.

I thought I had a good handle on this.  Really!  I teach clients how to delegate tasks all day long.  Of course, I delegated effectively myself.  Right?  WRONG!

As I put myself back […]

Teacher as Student

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I just recently completed the Holistic Time Coaching class for continuing education credit.  Often, I hear professionals complain about needing to take continuing education courses to keep their certificates current.  I’ve never been that person.  I LOVE to learn – and relish the idea of learning more and increasing my skill-set to better serve my clients.

When I heard of the opportunity to enroll in […]

National No Housework Day

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What does time management and National No Housework Day have in common?  Excellent question – the answer in a moment, I promise.

But first, humor me and take a look at your to-do list.  Are you looking forward to completing the tasks on your list?

Same thing with your project list.  Are you jazzed by the thought of completing those projects?

If not – consider delegating. Delegating […]