How do you create new offers without diluting their quality and expand your marketing efforts without breaking the bank?

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People often ask me what does “sharing your voice” means. Of course, in the early years of your business, your focus is on establishing your brand, your business. So sharing your voice may feel like it’s starting in a small way.

Most say to be successful; you have to focus on one thing. Create one product and grow from there. Put all your focus on one product or service. Focus on one social media account.

While some of that rings true for me, I say stop focusing on one thing, especially on one method. …


Just because something worked for you 6 months ago doesn’t mean it still works for you.

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Before my wife and I met in 2015, my workspaces stayed pretty much the same all the time. I worked in a corporate office back and but I also worked from home for my job. For work, I used a small office desk or worked on the couch sometimes because I had a laptop. I also had a personal desktop PC that I put on my coffee table with a wireless mouse and keyboard for my writing and personal computing sometimes.

But, then in 2016, I left my corporate life behind, and Dani and I started working together. …


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Today, I’m introducing something new to our daily productivity tips. Every Saturday is our weekly roundup of each tip for the week in one article. Then, on Sundays, I’ll share one of my favorite productivity tools because when you’ve got the right tools, and you know how to use them, your productivity is going to skyrocket!

For our first tool, I’m sharing my love of OneNote. Remember 3-ring binders? Back in the day, I loved getting my new set of binders for school along with the dividers, paper, and new pens. Then, as I got older, going to a stationary…



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The struggle is real. You’ve got a thousand things on your to-do list, and some projects take more time, effort, and mental capacity. As a freelancer and entrepreneur, I’ve got deadlines, client meetings, coaching sessions, and more. But, we know you can’t get everything done at the same time. Even when you divide up the projects with calendar blocking, some will get done faster than others. One way to get things done more efficiently is to work on them during your optimum productivity time. I call it your “sacred” time. This is the time of day your brain is at…


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One of the most challenging things I’ve found about entrepreneurship and freelancing is taking time for myself. Even with my 30+ years of chronic illness, my overachiever, Type A personality stays in high gear a lot of the time. But, whether you’ve got a health condition or not, it’s crucial to take care of yourself. The biggest killer of productivity is not having the energy to do what you need to do. So, instead of working continuously for 12 hours, 7 days a week, and burning out after 3 months, 6 months, a year, however long it takes. It will…


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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for 30+ years means that maximizing my productivity is critical to managing my day and health. So, I have a saying, “I don’t sit until I can sit.” I use the power of momentum to do multiple things until I stop to sit. How does this apply to you? Let’s say you want to start getting your meal prep done ahead of time but are having trouble fitting it into your day. While you’re cooking tonight’s dinner, chop vegetables for the next day’s meal or put the ingredients together in the fridge, so…


Lessons from a 27-year veteran captain, Sandy Yawn, on leadership in a male-dominated industry. Spoiler Alert: Below Deck Mediterranean show references included in the article.

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We’ve become massive fans of the Bravo television series Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean. We’re currently on Season 2 of the Mediterranean, which includes a female captain for the first time on the show.

In only 2 episodes, there are already some great leadership lessons.

Lesson #1 — Leadership in a Male-Dominated Industry

If you’ve never watched the show, the crew does not know who they’ll be working with until they get on the boat. There are certain roles like the deck crew, and the captain is typically a man. Though, on Below Deck, they often include a female deckhand. …

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