Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. My life is chaotic. I seem to recall a time when I could manage my professional life during business hours and my personal life was pretty much contained in the evening hours and weekends. I had free time. I didn’t go to bed bone-weary and … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Own Family Scrum (and Why You Need It)
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette Timmons. According to the 2016 Kaufman Index, while the rate of new entrepreneurs decreased slightly to 310 out of every 100,000 adults, business survival rates reached a three-decade high of 48.7 percent. The latter statistic is excellent news given … [Read more...] about This Is the Big Financial Mistake Successful Entrepreneurs Avoid
A student in our recent Momentum Sprint program, Ally, found out through her Sprint that the audience that has been the foundation of her business isn't going to be viable. The conventional wisdom in entrepreneurship spaces is that she should be really upset and that we should be concerned about her … [Read more...] about What If Finding Your Path Means Embracing a New Destination?
I was speaking to the outgoing board chair of a non-profit recently because I'm considering joining the board, and after thirty minutes or so of conversation, she mentioned that she was sad to be leaving the board. From all appearances, she's been a great board chair, is still very much into the … [Read more...] about Do Your Organization's Rules Advance Its Vision and Mission?
I have been working with two clients lately who have been struggling with very similar issues. They are issues that I have been challenged with myself and are not unique to them or me, as I’ve heard of similar struggles from other clients, colleagues, and friends. Both of these clients are at an … [Read more...] about Take Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Business
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jeremie Miller. You are sitting at your computer, cursor blinking on your calendar app, eyes shifting back and forth from your written plan to your calendar: Blog post last week... missed Sales page... partially finished Emails to promotional partners... … [Read more...] about How Failing to Budget Can Kill Your Productivity
This week, TeamPF and I are on a retreat at the Oregon coast. I’ve made it a point to get us all here because one of the biggest oversights virtual team leaders make is not bringing their teams together at some point, if ever. For some setup, we’ve built our team to be a remote-first team, even … [Read more...] about 5 Benefits of Connecting with Your Remote Team in Person
While there’s much that could be said about last night’s Presidential Debate, the thread that’s most pulling at me today is about Donald Trump’s dismissal of Hillary Clinton’s points regarding how he’s treated people who have worked for him and haven’t gotten paid. Setting the truth of the points … [Read more...] about Why Business Is Never Just Business
A big focus for our team this month is going through our processes and systems to make sure they’re working for us rather than against us. Much to my team’s chagrin sometimes, I’m always monitoring and tweaking things, but I’ve elevated it to a quarterly objective. Why the project elevation? I’m … [Read more...] about You’re Always Changing and So Should Your Systems
I’m just coming back from CampGLP, where I gave a couple of Start Finishing workshops. The key point of my workshops is to give people the tools and mindset they need to start finishing the projects that matter to them. In case you’re curious, yes, that’s the subject of the book I’m currently … [Read more...] about Beware the Siren Call of the Easier New Project