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Systems Tips for Transitions

Systems Tips for Transitions

The past few weeks have been a big time of transition for many of us. If we have kids, we’ve said goodbye to summer and initiated a new routine. If we traveled in August, we’re back in the office and settling in for the fall season. If we thought we were pretty much...

Entrepreneurial Freedom Isn’t Inevitable

Entrepreneurial Freedom Isn’t Inevitable

Like many of you, I started my business because I wanted more freedom. I wanted to take time off on my own terms and flex my schedule around raising small children without a constant sense of tension. To be honest, I thought this new amazing lifestyle would just...

How putting profit first helps your business — and you

How putting profit first helps your business — and you

You get to hear from a new voice today! Ean Price Murphy is a bookkeeper and financial coach, and most importantly, she is a huge fan of Profit First. Profit First is a simple reframe for how you think about your money, but it can be a total game-changer. I'll let her...

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…

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