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5 basic systems for a smooth running business

I’m here to tell you about a topic I can speak about for hours – one that can make your business or break it. It’s something we resist putting into place, yet is the only way to be successful. The topic is – Systems. This is a subject that strikes fear into the heart of detail avoiders, like me. That’s right. That’s why I can talk about it. Because I’m a reformed systems-avoider! Systems can be the downfall of your business… Or they can be the saving grace. It all …

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7 Procrastination Busters

Procrastination happens to all of us and we find it frustrating and a difficult barrier to overcome, especially when it ‘hits’ right before a big event or when a project just has to get done or there will be negative consequences. Procrastination demoralizes us, it can stop us cold in our tracks, make us lose sleep and up-set our stomachs and hurt our jobs/businesses/and relationships. Since procrastination is actually a state of mind, it is something that we can do something about. Here are

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Balance your business and your life with Office: 10 ways to get an hour back

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is the biggest single factor in business owners’ definition of success. This is the perhaps surprising result of a recent survey from the Enterprise Council on Small Business. Admittedly this is a US-based organisation and here in the UK we’re renowned for working the longest hours in Europe, but here too, success is no longer defined simply in monetary terms. Here are ten ways you can free up an hour a day by using technology to help you.

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Get organised: Seven tips to reduce information overload

Information overload is nothing new (the term was first coined in the 1960s), but it’s getting worse. Emails, voicemails, texts, tweets, blogs, posts, newsfeeds, instant messages and myriad documents in all shapes and formats conspire to eat into our time. So how do you get organised, keep your head above the flow and focus on what’s important? Here are our Top Seven Tips for a better-organised life.

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The Clean-Slate Guide to Simplicity

When we think about simplifying, we usually think about subtraction. Getting rid of excess stuff. Clearing away obligations. Deleting old emails. We simplify by paring away the layers of something until we find the core. Too many books on the shelf? Give them away, one by one, until you’re left with a manageable number of the volumes you really enjoy. But decluttering this way is hard. For example: Do you really want to pull dozens of books off the shelf one by one, trying to decide whether to keep or …

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Frictionless Work: How to Clear Your Life of Non-Essential Tasks

How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work? How much time do you spend responding to emails and IMs and social networks, making payments, doing paperwork, filing, sitting in meetings, driving, doing errands, and so on? How much of that could be cleared up for more important work? Imagine this for a moment: you have no administrative tasks, only the core work that you love doing. Your day has been cleared for creating, building, doing high-impact projects. Isn’t it lovely?

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Why do we procrastinate?

It is time we take a look at procrastination, a subject very dear to my heart and a bad habit I am finding myself struggling with today (it is strange how appealing the ironing can look). We all can have the tendency to procrastinate. However when it gets out of control to the point of affecting your potential success, then it is time to do something about it. What is it about procrastination that makes it such a problem? You may think that you are spending all day busy working.

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