A proactive project manager is always perceived as “on top of it”. She has the ability to make things happen. She has the reputation of getting things done. So, why are there project managers who go through the motions, but don’t have the same results? Being a proactive project manager makes all the difference.Continue Reading
by Ann Connor
Working from home is trending in the workforce today. And it’s a tempting trend, no less; one you’ve undoubtedly already toyed with. But it’s easy to see why—the benefits of working from home have been touted far and wide for both employer and employee alike (No commutes! Save money! Higher productivity!). And while these are all very well and good, it might be best to weigh these pros with their often-forgotten cons to see if telecommuting really is best for you or your company.Continue Reading
Imposter syndrome can hit the best of us. In my role as Lead Facilitator for Women Innovating Together (formerly Women of FileMaker), I often see this syndrome hitting women. But, men suffer from it too! Every small business owner has had a moment where it crept up on him. So, how do you tackle it?Continue Reading
by Ann Connor
If you’re a bit concerned about how you finished 2019 and how you can start strong now that the New Year is here, we don’t blame you! With 2019 behind us, it’s important to have all your ducks in a row to make sure that the upcoming year can be your best yet. That’s why we’ve compiled this can-do list to make sure your small business is ready, set, go for 2020.Continue Reading
Delegation is a challenge for all small business owners. As one myself, I get it. But, without it, we run the risk of preventing growth in our businesses.
“I can do it faster myself than I can explain it.” I’ve said it too. But, if it is something you will ever have to do again, that statement is inaccurate. Being able to get something off your plate, especially if it is something you don’t like to do, is a big win for all small business owners.Continue Reading
by Carol Williams
Let’s be real. Do you procrastinate?
If “yes” then welcome to Being Human. There is NOTHING wrong with you. (Can I stop reading now?) Procrastination is our way of avoiding something unpleasant. Our bodies and minds are saying, NO! My challenge to you is, why is it unpleasant? This question equals,
“why am I procrastinating?”
- What is your expectation?
- How did you establish said expectation? Did it come from childhood? Teachers? Supervisors?
- What might happen if this expectation did not exist? That you CHANGE it to another one?