Stay on Top of your Pile

Stress occurs when you feel out of control. The easiest way for me to feel out of control is by not doing all the things I need to. By this I don’t mean blowing deadlines. I mean all the other things that I put off while I’m working on a deadline. Bookkeeping; that annoying little project for a “friend” that you know will only take you half an hour but you can’t bring yourself to start it; cleaning out the inbox; getting through that “stuff to scan” file, or the “Stuff to shred” pile… you know what I mean.

Trust Your Instincts

We’ve all heard it before: “Trust your instincts!”  But is it true? Yup. 

Get to know your customers first.

“Dear Sir or madam! Buy my service! It’ll make your company (insert adjective here…  successful, profitable, award-winning….)” 

Will it really? I doubt it. 

The Competition Doesn't Matter.

Don't pay so much attention to the competition. They don't matter.

Stop Worrying. Start Learning.

How would your life be different if you stopped worrying about things you can't control and started focusing on the things you can?

Procrastinate Procrastinating.

Procrastinate procrastinating. Just put it off. You have better things to do. 

Clients Can Be Rough.

Yes, I said it: "Clients can be rough." Of course they can. They're human. We all can be rough. I know I certainly can be. But, when it all comes down to it, clients are your income. So what happens when "the client is always right" meets "the client is driving me crazy"?

It's Time.

Yes it's time. Time to start a blog. Why? Because I need to, of course. Google made that a necessity. But more importantly, because I want to.