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It’s time to unplug

It’s time to unplug

54% of American employees feel like they can take an unplugged vacation.

That’s not many, is it?

Well, here’s the bad news: only 14% of small business owners feel the same way.

Let’s start taking unplugged vacations, y’all!

I’m in Authority Magazine!

I’m in Authority Magazine!

I just got featured in Authority Magazine!
I’m so excited about this article and the video I made to go with it.
Check it out to learn:
– Five things every entrepreneur needs to know to create a successful service-based business
– My backstory and how I started A Squared
– My funniest mistake as a new entrepreneur
– My vision and mission
– My guiding principles and values
– How I think about hard times
And more..

How I work (by the numbers)

How I work (by the numbers)

I talk a lot about entrepreneurial freedom and time leadership as a concept.

BUT it can be really helpful to see in real black and white exactly what it looks like for other people so we can get ideas and brainstorm our own vision.

On the blog this week, I shared exactly that – the specific numbers of what my working life has looked like over the past three years of running a business.

I talk about what worked, what didn’t, and where I’m going next.

A quick reframe to help you feel more productive

A quick reframe to help you feel more productive

Have you ever sat down to work on a project and found yourself spending most of the time trying to figure out what, exactly, to do? If so, read more on my blog about a simple reframe that will help.

Systems don’t have to be boring

Without systems, the world around us couldn’t take shape. Systems bring structure to the world…and they can do the same for our lives too. Bureaucracy is systems gone wrong. Art is systems gone right. That’s why I believe every strong system IS a work of art in its own right. More on this week’s blog…

Entrepreneurship has made me a different person

Entrepreneurship has made me a different person

A Squared has changed me as a person. It has helped me build muscles I didn’t even know I had.
I wrote this week’s blog about how I’ve slowly but surely started to learn to show up as a visionary, despite the fact that I’m as practical as they come.

Are eureka moment stories one of the ways we hide?

Are eureka moment stories one of the ways we hide?

I’ve recently started going on a crusade against what I call “eureka moment stories.” They sound something like this: “I started out in my garage, and everything was tough. We were living on ramen noodles, and I made every mistake in the book. Then, one day in the...

Systems: an emergency fund…for your time

Systems: an emergency fund…for your time

We’re used to thinking about time and money in similar terms. We spend both. We waste both. We save both.
I had an idea that would take the metaphor one step further…

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