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Standing Meetings

By Tiana | Sep 7, 2018

    In today’s busy business world, there isn’t time to waste on long, drawn-out meetings. The concept of boardroom gatherings, meeting minutes and wasting half a day on pointless discussions just does not fit in the modern small business world.   Now we need to get to the point, make a decision and move…

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Why You Need a Closed Door Policy

By Tiana | Sep 4, 2018

    Interruptions. We all have to suffer them each and every day. If you work from home, you’ll have experienced the family bursting into your workspace, interrupting your work. If you spend your working hours in an office, you’ll know the colleague who just loves popping by your desk for a quick chat. The…

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Become More Productive by Working Less

By Tiana | Aug 9, 2018

  I have long been an advocate of setting time limits and artificial deadlines, in order to accomplish more in less time.  In fact, I am known for working with a kitchen timer in my office!  I would decide what task I want to start and complete within the next “time block”, set the kitchen…

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Task Management – Open Lists vs Closed Lists

By Tiana | Jul 25, 2018

    Let’s face it – you’ll never have enough time to complete everything you want to do.  There will always be more articles to read, e-mails to check, projects to do and reports to write than you can possibly fit into any given day.   The way most of us deal with tasks and…

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Leveraging Your Prime Productivity Time

By Tiana | Jul 11, 2018

  Productivity is not about how many hours your work.  Or even how hard you work. So when the tasks are stacking up and the deadlines are looming, you may think about working longer hours.  But this will not necessarily make you more productive.  Because there is more to productivity than merely putting in more…

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Herding our Animals

By Tiana | Jun 27, 2018

  Prioritising. This is the one issue I get asked about most.  We as solopreneurs have so many tasks to do every day – from e-mails to proposals, and from content creation to sales calls – prioritising our tasks is vital if we want to remain sane.  We can probably never get it all done –…

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