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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Days to Celebrate in Q1 2020

While you are creating your content calendar for 2020, 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 them.  It could be something as simple as a social media post, or something you create an entire...

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What to Focus On In The Last Month of the Year

"What is the most important thing I should focus on in the last month of this year?"

While working with one of my mastermind members during our monthly private coaching call, she asked me this question.

I'll share with you the same thing I told her - revisit your VISION and big bold GOAL(s) for this year.

Depending on where you are in relation to achieving your vision and goals will...

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Lean Out Tip: Stop Starting and Start Finishing

When you are looking to level up your business, there are many lean strategies that can help you.  One of my favorites is the concept of "stop starting, and start finishing".

We often have too many things going on at the same time and instead of focusing our efforts on finishing the things already in progress, we continuously start something new.  This leads to ending the...
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The Right Kind of Change for Your Business

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Are you focused on the right kind of change in your business?

If you want to keep growing, change is required. But one of the mistakes I often see people make? And one that I repeatedly made myself when first starting my businesses is…

Making big revolutionary changes too often or too fast, especially when evolutionary change is what is needed instead.

Not letting things run for long...

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The Most Important Thing You Can Create In Your Business

As a creative, one of the most important things you can create is SPACE.

Because we love to create, and it is often our zone of genius, it fuels us, motivates us, keeps us inspired, we create, create, create. But that can also lead to too much.

Too much work, too much overwhelm, too much "stuff" - physical, digital, and mental.

Which eventually leads to losing our creative spark. When you find...

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Why Working Harder and Hustling is NOT the Answer

There is an obsession and romanticism with hustling and working harder and I call bullshit on it!

It isn’t about working harder, doing more, or having to feel like you are hustling every damn day.

It’s about working SMARTER.

Focusing on your highest PRIORITIES.

Doing less things but BETTER.

Being FOCUSED.

Keeping things SIMPLE.

Actually FINISHING something instead of just being...

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How to Achieve Your Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses

Welcome to Part 2 of the Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses.  In Part 1, we looked at how to identify your sales goals for product based businesses.  Goals that are realistic and attainable. In this post, we will explore how to consistently achieve, and eventually surpass, your sales goals.

Okay, so now that you know how many products you need to sell to hit your sales...

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