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4 questions to ask yourself when you are too busy

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“Help me Tina! I’m too busy and something needs to change…” I get it. Being too busy isn’t sustainable and doesn’t serve you or your clients. The good news? It’s fixable, so grab your to-do list and ask yourself the following questions. Question 1: Does this really need to be done? (If yes, now or later?) We often have things on our to-do lists that either: don’t need to be done at all – they are ideas, maybes or “wouldn’t it be nice ifs”. They are things we are thinking about, but that we haven’t actually made a firm decision on yet. Ideas are not to-dos – create a separate…

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If you want to create an agency – do this first

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The agency model is one of my favorites for a few reasons: 1) It’s a great way to grow – By hiring other people to ‘do the work’ you naturally expand your capacity to serve more clients (and make more money). 2) It’s a great way to leverage your expertise – The agency model allows you to focus on what you do best, so that you get known as an expert in your field. 3) It’s a great way to free up your time – When you build a solid team around you it frees you up to do more of what you love (and less of what you don’t)…

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The rise of the intrapreneur (part 2)

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This is part two of an article I shared last week re: the rise of the intrapreneur. (You can read the first article here if you missed it.) There are 3 shifts to be made as we come together in this new way of working. But first I want to clarify one thing. Intrapreneur is a MINDSET – not a role. There are many different roles that an intrapreneur can play in a business. They might be tech focused or marketing focused. They might be coming in to manage projects or make sales. One of the key distinctions of an intrapreneur is that they OWN their expertise, and are clear…

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The rise of the intrapreneur

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I was talking with a friend recently about a role she was struggling to fill on her team. “I’ve tried a few people already in this role and it hasn’t worked. You know who I really want? Someone who is tired of running their own business and wants to work with someone else… I feel like they would get it and have the drive I’m looking for.” On the other side of the coin, I have another friend who has owned and run successful businesses for over 20 years and decided to temporarily shut down her business a couple of years ago to take a sabbatical. In her words “I…

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How to stop micromanaging

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“Tina, I know I’m micromanaging my team but I just can’t seem to stop – I’m driving both them and myself nutty. Help!” There are two main reasons why we micro-manage: 1) We don’t TRUST that the work will be done right and on time Your business is your baby – and if you don’t yet have trust in the people you’ve hired to take care of your baby, it’s pretty hard to let go! What creates trust in a team? Knowing that the work is done right – this is about being clear in your REQUESTS and having solid SYSTEMS in place.  Are you being as clear as possible…

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