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What Environment Are You Growing Your Business In?

One of my favorite influencers is James Clear. He studies entrepreneurs, athletes, and others who are successful at what they do. James then shares his findings with his audience in articles about behavioral psychology.

So what James writes, I read. 

His recent article, Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More., had my head spinning half through it. James shared with us his perspective on Jared Diamond's book, Guns, Germs, and Steel.  The basis of his article is that success, or the lack of, isn't always about motivation. The environment in which you create for yourself plays a role in your journey.

What's influencing your business decisions? Who's inspiring your professional development

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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Business Meeting is Successful

My Wednesdays are for business meetings, nurturing new relationships, and connecting with new potential business associates. This can be challenging at times because I've noticed that some people do not set an end time for business meetings.  This surprised me. As an entrepreneur, if you aren't measuring your time then you could possibly be costing yourself money.

During any interaction with someone, aim to make your time together productive and intentional. 

When having a business meeting you want to ensure no words or actions or wasted.  Whether you're facilitating the meeting or not, here are some ways to ensure your meeting is a success. 

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What If Your Plan Doesn't Work?

We've all been in a place where we took time to carefully plan a project with all details in mind. Whether it be the launch of a product, a creative event, or a process in place to run your operations. You were careful in making sure that all your "I's" were dotted and "T's" were crossed. You knew your plan A would work, and if didn't, you had a contingency plan in place that would make sure you reached your goal. You, my fellow entrepreneur, had created a solid plan. Right? 

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How to Be Consistent When You're Under Pressure

Besides running my small business and blogging about the journey of it here, I hold leadership roles in organizations, and blog about personal development on His Majesty's Favorite. I love what I do and it helps to sharpen my saw. Entrepreneurs must be active in improving talents and gaining new skills. 

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Be in the Game and Ready to Play

If someone invited you to give a presentation on your services or product in three days are you prepared to do so? Is your small business scalable, ready to handle an influx of clients? Last week I listened to Natalie Madeira Cofield share her journey as a businesswomen at a Walker's Legacy event. One point she made clear was being in a position to have the ball passed to you and then scoring. She said you have to already be in the game if you want to play. I thought of George Patton's quote, "a good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan executed next week." Being good enough to be in the game warrants that you know how to play the game.

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3 Ways to Compartmentalize Your Life to Increase Productivity

We have different roles to carry out with different people. Sometimes balancing everything going on in your life can be both challenging and overwhelming. Often times, entrepreneurs can feel this pressure more than others. From maintaining a happy family, building healthy relationships, volunteering in community organizations, blogging, to running a startup my life requires me to be organized. Compartmentalizing my life helps ensure I'm productive.

Here are three ways to compartmentalize your life to increase productivity.

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