There's this amazing poem that's spoken to me and so many others over the years. I wanted to share it with you here as we close out 2020 and begin a new year. What a wild year it's been. What a wild year it's been.
But as you reflect and also look ahead to the hope of a new year, I hope this poem, called The Dash, speaks to you. May it help us align our goals, our purpose, anchor us and what really matters in this life.
poem by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the...
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I'm Chris Niemeyer, Founder of the FREEDOM Business System™.
If you're a business owner, have you ever considered that your business, no matter the size, is like a multi-story office building?
First, pick your favorite city. Locate one of those skyscrapers or buildings and visualize that building represents your business.
Every floor is a unique area of your business. You've got different departments. Different floors represent areas, opportunities and part of the operations of your business.
So, marketing maybe on one floor. Sales on another. Operations, HR, Finance, etc. Go through your business, all the functions that make your business a well-oiled machine. Consider that every single floor of that building is a separate piece.
Where is your Suite? Where is your sweet...
I need more time! (Ever thought or said this?)
Although we all get the same amount of time daily, it's how we use it that counts.
As I coach and help fellow small business owners, one key area we work in is DELEGATION.
Learning to effectively delegate is an art and a science. It's something I've had to learn and refine in my own businesses over the years.
Through effective delegation, you'll work less, make more and have more time to spend with your loved ones.
Here's a simple but effective place to start if you're not sure what you'd like to delegate.
Embrace the importance of delegation. We explore examples and advantages of delegation - down to the time and money saved by delegating. When you learn how to delegate effectively you'll realize the benefits of delegating - and start looking for even more reasons for delegation in your personal and professional life.
It's time to work smarter, not harder - learn some ways through these delegation tips. Explore delegation techniques. Work smart, not hard and apply how to be more productive.
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4 PROVEN Ways to Save 200+ Hours a Year
-How to Create More Time & Financial Freedom
What follows are 4 ways to save at least 200 hours a year of your time. What would you rather be doing with that time? Say you work a 50-hour workweek like most Americans do. How would you like to spend 4 more weeks a year with your family, traveling or doing more of what you love? Read on to discover ways to work less...
12 Minutes That Will Change Your Life
A simple delegation tactic to save you hours.
Delegation. You’ve heard it, maybe struggled with it but know it’s powerful if you embrace it. Admittedly, learning how to delegate effectively is not something learned overnight. If you are good at what you do, you’ve likely mastered your craft and have found some ways to be good at other areas of your business. Learning to let go – and the fear of losing control – is real for many entrepreneurs. ...
As we repeatedly checked several important factors in previous posts, we noted some elements that kept on coming up. So from our deep-dive on creating guidelines for business owners to scale up, we’ve determined the top three duties of an entrepreneur and how to delegate them.
Whether you are in retailing, a tech startup or a service provider, you are the master planner of the venture you’ve decided to take on. When starting out, you should be the one to clearly identify who your customers will be and what your product or service offerings are. You must establish how these deliverables are going to be completed. And finally, you must have a clear view of how are you going to make money out of it.
As the business grows, however, delegating this may become necessary. As one of the top duties of an entrepreneur, passing this on to someone else could be tricky. To effectively scale up, you might...
Curious about how to gain confidence? Read along for some insights into this important area and the best ways to gain confidence.
We all want to have more confidence. Whether it's confidence in ourselves, our jobs, our relationships - we'd like an extra boost of assurance in how we approach life. But how do we actually boost confidence? What holds us back? Anyone can gain confidence by following these guidelines.
Truly facing your fear sounds like a daunting task, right? It's not once you define what's holding you back. Everyone has a FUD Factor - fear, uncertainty and doubt. How are they affecting? Where are they holding you back? By facing the FUD, you begin the path to gain confidence.
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.” - Theodore Roosevelt
We tend to want confidence now - without doing a little work upfront. There's a framework...
Admittedly, learning how to delegate effectively is not something learned overnight. If you are good at what you do, you've likely mastered your craft and have found some ways to be good at other areas of your business. Learning to let go - and the fear of losing control - is real for many entrepreneurs. Delegation takes practice, refinement, and updating. But you have to start! Let's dive in to see why delegating is so effective and ways to get started in learning how to delegate.
If you're in business, you're collecting money. (Last time I checked you had to be making some money to be in business.) So let's start here and discuss one small area of your workweek in collecting payments.
Let's say you've mostly automated your invoicing, reconciling payments, etc. You've got it down to a science and you can do all the manual invoicing or reviewing of...
Fear, uncertainty, doubt, anxiety - it's all real and we deal with daily. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states there are over 40 million adults in the USA alone (over 18% of the population) that has an actual anxiety disorder. Fear is crippling us. So how do we deal with this and live a life that's thriving? Is it possible? What follows are four easy steps to overcome the feelings and thoughts that starve us of a fulfilling life.
Many of us simply want to avoid fear and feelings of anxiety. We're programmed and wired this way. Our brain has a direct response to situations where we filter the situation through our amygdala and decide: fight, flight, appease or freeze. That's our natural instinct.