Deep Thinking in LIFT Clips 01-31-15

Shawn Anchor TEDx Talk - Science of Happy

We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow: LEARN - Can Creativity Be Taught? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBpDggX3iE IMPROVE - The Happy Secret to Better Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 FIND FLOW - … [Read more...]

Looking to Increase Productivity Through Telecommuting?

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Increased Productivity Through Telecommuting The traditional setup of commuting long hours into work is going the way of the dinosaurs.  Thanks to the ubiquity of the internet, and the increase in reliability and speed of connections, more and more people are able to work at home.  The digital age has drastically changed the way we communicate, especially at work. About 85% … [Read more...]

Muscle Up with Forward Memory

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"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." ~  Lewis Carroll Many projects fail before they even get started. Doubts creep in. Poor performance or bad experiences from the past lend their voice. We've heard of muscle memory, but is memory itself a muscle? I've seen plenty of owners and solopreneurs use memory as a muscle - though often it works backwards - as a … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Use Technology to Your Advantage

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Guest Post by Roy Rasmussen On average, small business owners lose four hours a week on average and four billion hours each year collectively managing routine administrative and operational tasks, a 2013 OfficeMax survey found. Typical time-wasting culprits include website management, tech support, printing, marketing, shipping, credit card processing, payroll, human … [Read more...]

It Depends: More Than a Blanket Statement

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"It depends." This is more than just a blanket statement. Maybe it should not end with a period, but a comma. "I Don't Know" is like that. Serves better as, "I Don't Know, Let's Find Out." "It depends, let's look deeper." Every business is different. Location, customer-base, goals, competencies, deliverables, deadlines, branding, and et cetera. Two companies in the … [Read more...]

Why Do I Do What I Do?

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Recently, I've been asking business owners, "Why do you do that (or that way)?" Or "What's the purpose of (strategy or tactic)?" This helps me as their coach, but also helps them define the importance of what they do and how they do it. Sometimes, it reveals how little importance there is in the doing. Maybe the question was motivated by this movie clip with Robert Duvall, … [Read more...]

Using Twitter for Business – The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 4

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The LIFT Weekly Podcast for Small Business Owners Episode No. 4 - Using Twitter for Business. Twitter may seem the easiest of social networks because of its short messages, but it's also possibly the fastest moving stream of posts (short steps = quick steps). We look at four areas, each from the standpoint of our LIFT framework (Learn, Improve, Find Flow, Think) to help you … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Jan 18 – 24, 2014

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Week in Review January 18 – 24, 2014: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks (Almost) Daily Podcasts, and LIFT resources shared on Twitter (@smallbiztracks) This Week on ConverStations Own It or Rent It? The LIFT Weekly Podcast No. 3 Advice of Real Experts on Blogging and Social Media Nobody Ever Won an Election Without Asking for a Vote Take Your … [Read more...]

Bleeding on the Video – LIFT Clip 01-24-15

James Altucher TEDx Talk

We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. There's something special about James Altucher, maybe more than one something. A lot of special is present in this TEDx Talk, filled with humor, write-em-down money quotes, … [Read more...]

Coaching Styles in LIFT Clips 01-24-15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. A big part of what we do at SmallBiz Tracks and SubCLUBs is coaching business owners. Not everyone can be coached the same, sometimes due to personality, other times because of … [Read more...]