Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

If you’re a working parent of school-age children, summer can really throw a curveball into family schedules. Your work schedule and professional responsibilities haven’t changed, for the most part, but now you have kids’ schedules (or lack thereof) to merge into an already busy calendar. How does it all work? Can it work? We’ve now … Continue reading Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

7 Signs Your Business is Running You

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! Maybe you align with the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You

Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!

I wasn’t always an early riser. I could get up early when I absolutely needed to, but it wasn’t part of my regular routine. I'd often make poor choices the night before, stay up later than expected, and convince myself I didn't need to get up early because I had enough time elsewhere in my … Continue reading Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!

Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts

Every day offers us countless ways to spend our time. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are greeted with responsibilities, relationships, needs, and desires that all compete to be worthy of a fraction of the 24 hours we’re given to spend. We really should look at this as a bank … Continue reading Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts

How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

How Busy People Do It All

The saying goes “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” I have found this so true time and time again. And guess what? I’m often that busy person who gets asked. From minimal requests of “Can you take care of this?” to “Do you want to be fully responsible for this intense volunteer … Continue reading How Busy People Do It All

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

Regain Your Day by Eliminating These Biggest Wastes of Time

What would you do with more hours in your day? While actually creating more time isn’t possible, you can become more productive with the time you’ve been given and use it toward things that move the needle for you, whether personally or professionally. The “time hacks” I’m going to give you here aren’t the typical … Continue reading Regain Your Day by Eliminating These Biggest Wastes of Time