Sometimes Business Sucks (and how to make it better)

Sometimes Business Sucks (and how to make it better)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Holly Kile

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  1. Work at Home Warning: Avoid Hermit Syndrome
    05 Jun, 2017
    Work at Home Warning: Avoid Hermit Syndrome
    Being able to work from home is glorious. Most of the time.  You generally have some flexibility to your schedule You can wear pajamas to work more often than not Your commute to work is uber short (and doesn't require an actual Uber) You can be super productive in the silence of your solitary workspace That last one - let's talk about that. I love being by myself as much as about anybody but there is a line where you can cross over into being a full-fledged hermit if you're not careful. If
  2. Is Your Website in a Hostage Situation?
    19 May, 2017
    Is Your Website in a Hostage Situation?
    It always amazes me when we chat with a new client and they tell us they don't have access to the back end of their website. It's not just a matter of losing the password; they literally cannot log in to their content management system (CMS) or web platform to make changes or updates. They usually tell us one of the following: The "guy" I hired to build it isn't in business any longer and I don't have a way to get in touch with him. The company who built my website doesn't give me that kind of
  3. Micromanaging Your Productivity
    07 May, 2017
    Micromanaging Your Productivity
    My productivity lately has been off the charts.  My desk isn't as neat as it usually is but I am cranking through my workload like never before. What do I attribute that to? A couple of things actually. Today I want to share those with you so you might benefit too. First - I'm taking better care of myself.  Most of you know that I have some rather serious health challenges. I'm blessed and grateful that I'm still kickin' even though doctors told me nine years ago I'd probably only live for a
  4. This Tip Totally Transformed My To-Do List
    28 Apr, 2017
    This Tip Totally Transformed My To-Do List
    I have the best coach. Seriously. Diane Conklin rocks. We've been working together for quite some time now and no matter what it is I'm dealing with, she's able to help guide me to the other side. One thing she taught me recently was so powerful that it totally transformed my to-do list. Yes, of course I'm going to share it with you. I'm a list maker. Ok, I'm actually a neurotic list maker. I have lists in my phone. I have lists on my computer. I have actual paper lists. Like, carbon copy,
  5. Systems and Sharp Dressed Men
    11 Apr, 2017
    Systems and Sharp Dressed Men
    I'm very process oriented so when I'm out and about and see a company doing systems really well, I talk about it. I recently had such an experience when I took my son to get his Tuxedo fitted for prom. Before we headed out, we took a look online and found that we liked the selection at Men's Wearhouse best. They even had this nifty way you could design a look online that allowed us to see all the pieces of the tux together. I believe we could have ordered online but we didn't know measurements
  6. 3 Warning Signs You've Strayed Too Far From Your Vision
    25 Mar, 2017
    3 Warning Signs You've Strayed Too Far From Your Vision
    Have you ever stepped back from your business and wondered how you got to where you are? You can certainly ask that question in awe with that "Hey, despite it all, my hard work paid off and look at where I am" kind of thought. But, if you ask yourself this with a "this isn't what I was going for at all" theme then we need to talk.  You have strayed off the beaten path my friend. When you started it all, you had a vision of what your business was going to be like. Yes, businesses evolve.
  7. Five Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Business
    18 Mar, 2017
    Five Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Business
    Day after day you work in your business. At one point or another, we find ourselves a little down and out because we're talking to the same people, doing the same things and just get stuck in a rut. It doesn't mean that things aren't working. You might be in a rut and have a full client load and clients that you love. It could just be that you are a little bored and that's ok. On the other hand, it might mean that you are stuck and are not happy with the current state of affairs. Either way,
  8. Cutting Through the Noise - Knowing Which Experts to Listen To
    11 Mar, 2017
    Cutting Through the Noise - Knowing Which Experts to Listen To
    Everywhere you turn, someone is the next guru some area that you find yourself lacking. There is no shortage of self-proclaimed experts in every field imaginable. Unfortunately, we have all heard about or fallen victim to an industry charlatan. How many times have you paid a lot of money for a program and when you go it thought, "Is this it?" or "My third grader could have done better" only to find out that the money back guarantee isn't as rock-solid as you were led to believe.   So, how do
  9. Questions You Should Ask to Know Whether You Need Systems in Your Business
    04 Mar, 2017
    Questions You Should Ask to Know Whether You Need Systems in Your Business
    In my eBook, 5 Elements, I outline the five critical elements your business needs for success. One of those elements is Systems. If you spent any part of this year overwhelmed, it's likely that you need to work systems into your business.  I understand, however, that if you don't have systems in place then you probably need a little nudge on how to actually make that happen. To help you along, here are five questions to ask yourself about the functions in your business to know whether or not a