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When Deb Calvert of People First-Productivity Solutions invited me to appear on her radio show Connect, I was delighted to accept. Deb’s focus is so similar to mine – she knows that relationships are the key to a successful business!

Deb and I have both experienced clients who continually say, “I’m so busy I don’t know where to start!”  We seem to have a culture […]

Sales Plan for the Holidays

Often Direct Sales Professionals struggle to balance family, career, their business, and the extra activities around the holidays.  What usually happens in that they start to squeeze out their own self-care, then they start to lose some momentum during the months of November and December.

Let’s be honest – there are only 168 hours in the week – and balancing all those responsibilities is tough!

However, […]

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Is it Possible to Spend Less Time at Work and Still Maintain Productivity?

Is it possible to spend less time at work and still maintain (or increase) productivity?  As a time strategy visionary, my answer is a resounding YES!

My favorite technique when working with clients around “saving time” is to take a look at their tasks and determine which of these tasks they can delegate.  A by-product of delegating tasks is that small business owners and entrepreneurs […]

Celebrating Simplify Your Life Week – Systems!

Recently I wrote a post regarding creating and using solutions that take your unique gifts, hopes, dreams, abilities, and strengths into account.  I built on the idea that since each person is different, the solutions should also be different.  One size really doesn’t fit all. 
This post generated a couple of emails asking the question, “Is there ever a time you can use a ‘standard […]

How “Berry” Tackled Creating Change by Using Routines

I’m always curious around what strategies and techniques are my clients finding the most helpful.

Which changes are they the most excited about? 
How has their quality of life improved? 

But I also want to know what isn’t working.

What stumbling blocks have they ran into since we last worked together? 
What old habits have they fallen back into?  (Backsliding is common when creating change!)

Some of the […]

10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity So You Can Increase Your Income

If you’ve been reading the last few posts, you know I’ve been writing about how you can  spend your time on IPA’s.  To increase our earning potential, we need to increase the time we spend on Income Producing Activities.

Incase you haven’t been following here are links to the previous posts . . .

Direct Sellers – Are You Majoring in the Minors offered a quick look at […]

Direct Sellers – Are You Majoring in the Minors – Part 3

Delegating is a time management strategy you can implement to overcome the “doing unimportant things well still don’t make them important” challenge we identified two days ago.  (For a recap please click HERE!)

Yesterday, I wrote about utilizing a POWER HOUR.  Can you imagine if 80% (or even 50%) of your day was spent working in a POWER HOUR?!  Goodness – your business would EXPLODE!!!

It’s […]

Direct Sellers – Are You Majoring in the Minors Part 2

Spending more time on IPA’s (Income Producing Activities) is the quickest way to increase your business – but to do this, you must focus on your priorities, not just your tasks.  Previously I wrote that doing unimportant things well, still doesn’t make them important.  (For a refresher, please read yesterday’s post!)

The first step to focusing on your priorities is awareness.  Yesterday, I asked the questions, “What are […]

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Direct Sellers – Are You Majoring in Minors?

“Doing something unimportant well, still doesn’t make it important.” – Tim Ferris.
 

How often do we confuse “busy-ness” with “business”?  The idea that as long as we are working “in” our business we are working “on” our business.  Because most direct sellers wear ALL the hats in their business, they can have a tendency to “major in the minors”.  Meaning, they spend the majority of […]

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Time Management Strategy – Don’t Celebrate National Work-a-Holics Day

Work, work, work, work, work!  You started your direct sales business to spend more time with your family, friends, and hobbies . . . yet you find that you are in your office more and more and more (and more and more and more!)  You’ve heard . . .
“Work smarter not harder”
“No one wants ‘she was a great worker’ on their tombstone”
“Set boundaries, live […]