“Is it the pushups? It has to be the pushups.” If you’d been inside my head a few days ago, that’s the conversation you would have heard. See, for the past couple of months, I’ve been gently rehabbing a shoulder injury. Nothing too serious, but enough that I had to back off on some of my … [Read more...] about What My Shoulder Injury Taught Me About Solving Business Problems
Editor’s Note: In an earlier part of his career, PF team member Steve worked in corporate America for a dozen years, both as an individual contributor and as a manager. He still remembers the struggles to apply time blocking to carve out productive time amid the onslaught of meetings and … [Read more...] about How to Apply Time Blocking in a Corporate Setting
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. On December 5, 2019, I was in the iHeart studio recording a special show about overspending during the holiday season with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee and financial journalist Stacey Tisdale. It was an absolute blast, and it is an … [Read more...] about How Can Feedback Help You Make Better Quality Decisions?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. ’Tis the season for annual reviews and reflections on the last decade. The beginning of the year for me, however, always has a tinge more gravitas because it’s also close to my own birthday. I turned 45 yesterday and I’ve been an online … [Read more...] about 25 Lessons in Business (After 25 Years)
In case you’ve been living under a rock, WeWork, once touted as one of the world’s most valuable startups, is in trouble. From a spectacularly bungled IPO to the ouster of its capricious, cash-burning cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, the workspace-sharing company is making major headlines. And by all … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Coworking Is on the Rise
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Jane Hoffman talked about enhancing your best work with aromatherapy blends for each kind of time block. In today’s conversation, Shahrzad Arasteh talks about reaching your … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: The 2 Keys You Need to Find Out What’s Next in Your Career
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Major disruptions to our work lives can take any number of forms. You might get sick, married, start a certification class, or begin taking care of your parents. Your partner may go through a rough patch at work, or you might lose a loved one or … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Major Disruptions in Your Work Life
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Bravo. Picture this. You’re under a tight deadline or pressure to deliver. You have no additional resources at the moment, you have more work than you can handle and clients are awaiting your deliverables. To top it off, you barely slept the last … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Be an Empathetic Leader Under Pressure
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. Every business, from the start-up to the “mom-n-pop,” and from the small service and/or product-based business to the multi-national company, eventually encounters a season when money is tight. Perhaps it looks like sales reaching a … [Read more...] about When Money Is Tight, Are You Blaming It on Cashflow?
When it comes to business, planning is an ongoing and continued process. Wouldn’t it be great if planning and goal-setting were a one-and-done deal? If only we could plan every step just once, never waiver, and achieve all our goals. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Most of us started … [Read more...] about The Quarterly Review: 9 Questions to Help You Stay the Course and Adjust with Confidence
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Shahrzad Arasteh. How you and your work show up in the world is extremely important, and changes as your career evolves. How do you talk or write about who you are as a professional, the work you do, and why it matters? When was the last time you explored … [Read more...] about How to Refresh Your Branding When Your Work Evolves
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris Winter has been a difficult one for many across the U.S. this year. Spring can’t come soon enough. These tough weather months decrease our vitamin D intake and often reduce our energy. In … [Read more...] about Now Is the Time for Spring Cleaning Your Business
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Mike Ambassador Bruny. There is an interesting dynamic that can exist between leaders and those they lead. Many employees complain about their leaders, and many leaders complain about their employees. Having been in both roles and received training in … [Read more...] about How Empathy Can Build Better Workplace Relationships
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Chris O'Byrne. Building a personal brand is one of the best ways to build your business. Most people think that building a brand is best accomplished by publishing content such as video, audio, photos, and text via social media. Between Facebook, Instagram, … [Read more...] about Why You Should Write a Book (or Booklet) to Build Your Brand and Your Business
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. When I started as a business coach over a decade ago, many of my first clients were excited about working with someone who could help them help grow their business into something that could impact the world. These creative entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about How to Know If You Have a Successful Business or Expensive Hobby
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. My oldest child spent more than two years living in an outdoor wilderness camp for boys with emotional problems. The one mantra drilled into us, parents and campers alike, was the one thing the boys did every day... “Plan. Do. … [Read more...] about How Can You Improve Your Annual Planning?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Chris Ronzio. How far away are you from owning a company that runs itself? For many entrepreneurs stuck in the day-to-day grind, the goal of focusing strictly on running your business seems impossible to attain. Owning a business comes with an endless list … [Read more...] about How to Focus on Running Your Business (in 5 Easy Steps)
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Kerra Bolton. Everything is political these days – even football and pizza. President Donald Trump ignited months of controversy in September when he criticized NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest the deaths of unarmed black men … [Read more...] about How to Be a Brand Activist Even When You Hate Politics