The Importance of Self Care

Taking enough time to recharge your batteries is important – and though I’ve written on the subject before, I think it’s important to revisit often. (I’m guilty of letting my self care activities slide a bit when things get “busy.”) I reached out to some Cleveland business owners to see what they do to stay healthy, and here is what they said.  Feel free [...]

The Power of a Notebook

I spent a good part of the summer taking my (local) clients to lunch. It was a great experience! I'm fortunate that I only work with GREAT people...and truly enjoyed connecting with them on a personal level. Plus, I was able to get their perspective on my marketing. Who better than people that are actually your ideal people to give you insight on what [...]

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How to Overcome Shiny Object Syndrome

When it comes to “new ideas” business owners are inundated with them. “Too many ideas and not enough time or help to implement them all!” is a common refrain. A key to success is having a framework for deciding which ideas to pursue and which are just the “next shiny object.” The Challenge If you’ve ever thought, “I get all excited and I want [...]

How To Grow Your Law Practice With A Virtual Assistant

There's a common thread among business owners I meet and work with: they feel they must handle everything themselves. An important capacity-building step is to learn how to delegate tasks. And my friend Lisa Licursi of Elite Virtual Assistants has some important guidance on this step for lawyers! Laura understands that small or solo practices want to keep as much of their money as [...]

Avoid This Delegation Pitfall!

You know what you want done and the result is so clear in your mind so it should be easy to delegate, right? So why do you struggle with the process? Usually it's because you get so wrapped up in the "HOW", you end up micromanaging. When you delegate to skilled helpers, you need to give up control of the middle part or the [...]

The Art of Asking for Help

Charlene is busy. Charlene is the mother of three young children, and is concerned about her aging parents. She owns a thriving clothing business, is a member of three networking groups, and volunteers at her children's school whenever she can. Down time? Charlene doesn't know the meaning of down time!! Although she takes care of the bare necessities each day, her focus is on [...]

A New Attitude About Achievement

If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that one of the most frequent issues my coaching clients face is achieving more with an already full schedule. No matter how talented, experienced or focused you are, you have only 168 hours in a week to get everything done! Solutions can include delegating, understanding how you use your time, and understanding [...]

How to Be a Delegating Machine

Typically when I work with business owners on delegating effectively, one of the top problems is getting them to realize it's ok to let go! They believe they are the only ones who can do the job . . . and it's difficult for them to give up control. (Yes - this is even AFTER they realize that they only have 168 hours each week . . [...]

What is YOUR “Big Yes”?

Jane has a great day planned. Her morning will be spent on finalizing her big presentation for next week. After processing email, she'll write her next two blog posts, and then run to the grocery to get dinner ready for herself and her husband. Real-life: Jane starts her big presentation, but is interrupted by an urgent text from a client. After spending an hour [...]

Busting the Myth: Delegating Takes Too Long

Effectively delegating is a skill. As with any skill, the more you practice the better you become. Often clients share with me their HORROR stories of the times they have tried to delegate and “failed.” One of the common frustrations is that “by the time they explain it, they could have just done it themselves.” Depending on the task being delegated, this may be [...]