HELP = Help Enables Life’s Passions

HELP = Help Enables Life’s Passions

bibi-print-image-choice-2Most entrepreneurs think they need to focus on getting customers. They don’t factor in the other administrative and customer service tasks required to maintain those clients.

Many small business owners struggle to ask for help. I know. I’m one of them.
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Productivity Assassins

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Hopefully most of you set the intention of what you’re going to get accomplished each day, either with a to-do list or a project manager. As you start your day, focus on each item and check things off, here it comes–the surprise attack that has come to murder your productivity. It comes in many forms; clients, employees, spouses, children and Facebook, just to name a few.  Continue reading “Productivity Assassins”

Is Email Your Full Time Job?

Is Email Your Full Time Job?

Bibi graphic article 4For many, the answer to this question is definitely YES! How many mornings do you sit down at your desk, start reading and responding to emails, then look up to realize that half the day is over? It’s easy to get caught up in conversational emails and tough to step away, sometimes, to do the actual work.

Email is meant to be an efficient method of communication, but for many it has turned out to be the one thing that keeps them from being productive. Like many other things in our lives, it’s important to set boundaries with email, and return it to what it was originally intended for.

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Leadership Qualities that Increase Productivity

Leadership Qualities that Increase Productivity

pinterest_jackdixonAs individuals, we all have those skills or tools that we use to be productive, whether it’s a work ethic that some believe could be genetic or a project management system that keeps us focused on deadlines and deliverables.

I’ve been curious lately about how productivity comes from motivation and motivation directly relates to environmental variables, specifically in the area of leadership. Whether you work with a traditional boss or have many bosses in clients, the truth is when you are inspired and motivated by them it’s easier to be productive. This is also true working with a team; those surrounding us as peers can inspire and motivate us to get things done. They have qualities of a leader without having the title. Continue reading “Leadership Qualities that Increase Productivity”

Loving Productivity

Loving Productivity

Everyone wants to be productive, they want to get things done and feel good that they accomplished something – My To-Do ListRight? Creating opportunities to be productive are all around us and yet we don’t take advantage of them most of the time.

Productivity is a very achievable goal EVERYDAY, if you truly desire to be. Over the last few years I’ve discovered something about many of us including myself – We all LOVE that feeling when we’ve been productive. The challenge that we all face is that we do the same thing we do in so many other areas of our lives and that’s too compare ourselves to someone else.

Productivity and what motivates us to be productive is unique to each individual. Comparing ourselves to someone else’s completion of their to-do list only creates unrealistic expectations because our environments and circumstances are different. Continue reading “Loving Productivity”

Creating Standard Operating Procedures (Episode #67)

Creating Standard Operating Procedures (Episode #67)

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Today on the show Bibi Goldstein will discuss, SOP’s; Creating Standard Operating Procedures for your business today that will support long term growth.

012615_TIW Telesummit_Bibi Goldstein_HeadshotHere are a few highlights from our chat:

  • How to determine what processes you should document and why
  • How to document those processes easily so that they can be used for training new team members
  • How and what technology to use to create your SOP’s with ease

About Bibi Goldstein

With over 22 years in the transportation/logistics industry Bibi has specific experience in space and time efficiency through Six Sigma training for warehouses from 1,000 to 30,000+ square feet. This provided her the ability to visualize the final outcome even when the client cannot. Bibi recently co-authored “Get Organized Today” with other organizing experts hoping to reach out and help more people. Bibi can be reached at Buying Time LLC.

How often do you think “it’s just easier to do it myself” or “it will take too long to show someone else how to do it”? It’s time to let go of those notions and start thinking of your business as it is now and what it needs to grow. There are simple and easy to use tools that can help you delegate and grow with ease and consistency.

Email Rules

Email Rules

Image_Rules-Key-e1419114396960I always tell my clients that their email inbox should be treated the same way the traditional inbox on their desk would be, holding only those items that require attention and/or action. One of the ways to maintain a true email inbox is to set up rules that allow for any email client to sort your email for you automatically.

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NURTURING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

NURTURING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

Transition-620x418Nurturing relationships is as important in our businesses as our personal lives, most business owners overlook this large piece to creating raving fans and a key brand attribute of giving. The word nurture by definition is a process; the process of caring for and encouraging the growth and development of someone or something. Continue reading “NURTURING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS”

Just Say When

Just Say When

PaperOverloadMany people believe feeling overwhelmed is just a natural part of being a business owner. I tend to agree as long as it’s not a constant place of being. I get overwhelmed when I have too much chaos around me, I over commit or allow my boundaries to be blurred. Most of us can figure out when we’ve hit that wall or we just wait for that breakdown to come when we feel totally helpless and just can’t do one more thing.

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SELL, UPSELL, E-WHAT?!

SELL, UPSELL, E-WHAT?!

woman-sitting-on-the-couch-and-working-on-laptop-e1411997090708Sales are obviously an important part of every business, creating a sales strategy is something most of us don’t consider when first starting out. How we attract someone to buy from us is through educating them on what we offer and why it is crucial to their success.

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