How the Bullet Journal cured Idea Overload Syndrome

Last week I shared with members of my list that I suffer from Idea Overload Syndrome or as I like to call it IOS and I promised I’d share a few ideas on how I handle IOS. Let’s dive in! I’m an entrepreneur, and there’s never a shortage of ideas, projects or new software I’d love to try out in my business, but for all of those ideas I don’t have the time to get it all done.  sure I could outsource and manage many of the ideas, but it’s not how I want to spend my time either. So how do I handle IOS?  I have a six step process to help me get in control of the IOS, I’ll share the first three today and then later this week I’ll save the rest. If you are suffering from IOS, your first step is to recognize it for what it is, a lot of great ideas that need an opportunity to flourish.  Now some of these great ideas, will just sit and percolate but that’s as far as they go and that’s okay. Others will sit there, drawing you in wanting you to do something fabulous with them and that’s okay too, but you need a way to harness them in and manage them. Here’s what I do…. Create a catch-all: The way to a clear and focused mind that wants to spend it’s time on doing great things …

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9 Free Tools & Software to Streamline Your Business

People love quoting that nothing in life is free, but when it comes to awesome software and tools that you can put into use for your business right now, nothing could be further from the truth. There is great free software and tools available that can help you run your entire business. Open Office This is a fully-fledged open source office suite with all the functionality and bells and whistles you’re used to having with MS Office. It has word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, 3D illustrator, database, and a mathematical equation editor. It’s everything you need in an office productivity suite. Check out Open Office Operating Systems You can use a free operating system to get your computer up and going too. One of the best is Ubuntu Linux. It’s easy to install and use. You can find tons of free software and tools to install on it that works better on it too. It’s very similar to Apple’s operating system. If you don’t want to spend big bucks to upgrade to Windows 8, and you don’t want to buy a Mac, consider having a computer built with Linux. They get fewer viruses too. Ubuntu Linux Microsoft Security Essentials If you still use a Microsoft operating system then you want to start using their own Microsoft Security Essentials virus software. It works very well keeping the computer safe and working well without viruses, malware or worms. If you’re currently paying for …

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Do you suffer from Entrepreneur Fatigue Syndrome?

Today it happened.  I hit a wall, I was doing so many things to keep moving in my business… answering emails, following up with clients, writing a blog post, coaching clients in my Awesome Business Community, pulling together some training, planning for my upcoming signature program in the fall and on and on…. If you’re a solo business owner, I’m sure you can related to everything that needs to get done in your business and for many of us we want to be everything in our business.  You know, the assistant, the techie, the receptionist, the CEO, the Marketing Department etc… then it happens – it just doesn’t seem possible that you could do any more. You know you’re suffering form Entrepreneur Fatigue Syndrome if you KNOW there’s lots you “COULD” be doing in your business, but you just simple don’t have the strength or energy to even think of one more thing in your business. This was me today and then the universe provided a reminder right when I needed it, Christine Capone, one of the amazing members of the Awesome Business Community shared, ‘It’s OK to Live Your Life’ (watch the video here) and it I realized that everything I think is must get done today can wait, it can wait until tomorrow or the next day. What suffering from Entrepreneur Fatigue Syndrome can really mean…. You’ve strayed from your ultimate purpose in your business.  Your big why, …

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