How to Lean Out Your Physical Workspace

Welcome to part 1 of our 5-part series focused on leaning out your business so you can create the space needed to level up.  While we are all under lockdown with business anything but usual, it is a great opportunity to lean out by evaluating what's currently working, what isn't, and what you want to bring with you into the new normal, whatever that may be.

A great place to start leaning...

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Your Guide to Lean Strategic Planning

The most effective way to build sustainable success in your business and deliver real lasting results?

It’s lean strategic planning.


Strategic planning starts with vision and systematically breaks that vision down into goals, projects, marketing campaigns, and activities. It ensures that all of your daily actions tie back to your vision and goals.

Lean practices ensure you have the right...

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Pro Planning Tip: Focus on Outcomes Over Actions

Are you someone who takes their commitments very seriously? If you commit to doing something, you are going to do it!

Yeah, me too. As do most successful business owners. Which is great!  Until it isn't... 

I feel so lucky to get to coach some of the most committed women on the planet when it comes to their businesses. It's that commitment that helps them push past fear,...

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From Running Coffee Shops at 16 To The Founder of The Lean Out Method

Just recently, Lean Out Method Founder, Crista Grasso was interviewed by Patricia Kathleen and Wilde Agency Media about her 20+ year journey in business and entrepreneurship. 

In this episode, Crista shares her entrepreneurial journey starting at the age of 16 when she ran two successful coffee businesses all the way to where she is today as the owner and founder of the Lean Out Method...

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Roundup of the Top Financial Resources Available to Business Owners Impacted By COVID-19

business resources Mar 28, 2020

Has your business been directly or indirectly impacted by the Coronavirus?  I have been seeing some really amazing offers and programs to support those businesses impacted by COVID-19 - below is a round up of everything I have found to date. 

I will keep this list updated as I find more, so please share any additional resources you are aware of in the comments. 

 

Protect...

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What To Do Instead of Discounting Your Products and Services

business resources Mar 19, 2020

 

There is some really great advice out there right now about how to support your local small businesses and how to grow and thrive during this challenging and confusing time. But there is also a lot of not-so-great and potentially damaging advice out there too.


Some of you may not agree with the advice I am about to give, but I have to say it: STOP DISCOUNTING YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES...

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Days to Celebrate in Q2 2020

Spring is in the air, and with the change in seasons comes a new batch of days to celebrate for Q2. 

While you are creating your content calendar for Q2, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content. 

Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for...

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How to Identify and Eliminate Non-Essential Business Activities

Time is the most precious resource you have so it is very important that you are spending it on the right activities and that you are eliminating anything that isn't essential.

The most simple way to identify non-essentials is to do a quick assessment of the activities you do on a regular basis to determine:

  • Is it adding value? To your customers, your business, or both?
  • Is it (still) in...
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How to Set and Achieve Goals in Your Business

Goals are so critical for success in your business.

So how do you set goals that result in successful outcomes? AND that you can actually achieve?  The first step is to set your goals properly, and the second is to follow 2 simple tips that improve the likelihood of achieving your goals.  Let's start with how to set goals. 

How to Set Goals

 Goal setting is part art and...

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How To Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Growth = letting go of what no longer serves you.

This sounds obvious, right? The challenge is in knowing what serves us so we know what to let go of, and that can be... well, not-so-obvious.

The best way I have found to do this is through regular reflection and retrospectives.  I developed a signature technique called CHuCK to do this. 

You will find CHuCK all throughout the Lean Out...

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