When Your Day Goes Off the Rails

I was reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and was intrigued by one of his calendar scheduling tips. First, a quick synopsis of Cal’s book: He believes that most people have lost the ability to go deep, spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media. They often don't even realize there's a better way! To make strides [...]

What Happens When You Meet Your Idol?

A year ago I read the book Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz. It changed my business. It changed how I worked with clients. It changed how I run my business. And then one of our NAWBO Cleveland board members reached out to Mike Michalowicz to see if he would be a speaker for our group. AND HE SAID YES! OK - obviously I’m a fan, [...]

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How A Virtual Assistant Is An Affordable Asset In Your Digital Marketing Efforts

Laura Licursi Marketing...some of us love it, some don't. Some are great at it, some are not. It takes time, expertise, and energy to create an effective marketing campaign, but it's a necessary part of doing business. Laura Licursi, owner of the VA service Elite Virtual Assistants, says that the first question she is usually asked is how a Virtual Assistant can help [...]

Is Delegating to Friends and Family a Good Idea?

Laura Licursi If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite ways to increase capacity is to delegate. (Read this post or this one.) You may be considering hiring a friend or family member - is working with that person in your best interest? You want and need great service, but not at the [...]

Fitting Self-Care Into Your Calendar

I recently shared some ideas my clients have given me about making time - and enforcing it! - for self-care. (Read the post here.) I admit that I’m guilty of letting my self care activities slide a bit when things get busy. I've learned from past mistakes that if I try to “fit in” time later, that time never comes. There always seems to be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Get More Done Without Going Nuts

I recently had the privilege of participating in not one but TWO fabulous podcasts intended to help busy professionals achieve more while working less. Let's go over some key points from each. David Hooper of ProCoach Podcasts focused on how coaches and other helping professions can do more to support their clients without giving up their own precious time spent with family and friends. It is [...]

Burning Questions: How to Use Time Effectively

Recently I had the privilege of having a conversation with the fabulous Meredith Liepelt of Rich Life Marketing, to answer some questions presented by her listeners and clients. I shared my experience and my clients' experiences with how to increase capacity and achieve more, but without giving up "me time." Meredith works with people who accomplish a lot and have high aspirations for themselves and [...]