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Why I Only Check Email Once A Day

Why I Only Check Email Once A Day

This post is the wrap-up in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. Part Four shared how I use a Post-It to keep myself on track. Read the overview post here. I started this post series identifying the need to take back control of my days...

Ward Off Daily Overwhelm With Post-Its

Ward Off Daily Overwhelm With Post-Its

This post is the Part Five in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. Part Three outlined how I went about gaining the 30,000’ foot view of the month. Take a look at the overview post here. Although I start (and end) my day with the Daily...

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Finances

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Finances

In today’s global economy hackers, scam artists, data breaches, and other threats are becoming prevalent. In fact, Statista reported that last year alone had a whopping 1,579 different data breaches, exposing 179 million records. That’s nearly 500 more data breaches...

An Introduction to Shopify

An Introduction to Shopify

In recent years, Shopify has risen to become a leader in the ecommerce market. Launched in 2004, the cloud based platform powers over 400,000 stores online and sells almost $34 billion worth of products each year. Shopify is designed for small-to-medium businesses...

Planning Out the Month

Planning Out the Month

This post is Part Three in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. Part Two outlined how I went about drilling down more into what time was needed each month for billable client work. Check out the overview post here. Pre-Note: You can get a...

How Much Time Do You Need For Your Clients?

How Much Time Do You Need For Your Clients?

This post is Part Two in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. You can read the post here. One of the most important aspects of planning is to figure out how much time is really needed for both client work and for the non-billable overhead...

Why I track every minute I spend at my laptop

Why I track every minute I spend at my laptop

This post is Part One in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days, which you can read here. In my overview post, I mentioned that I felt as though I was a failure in achieving Inbox Zero. I was striving so hard for that elusive unicorn that I...

The War Between The Bossy Inbox and The Human

The War Between The Bossy Inbox and The Human

December 1, 2017 was my business birthday. Nine years! Sometimes it still amazes me that I’ve been an entrepreneur for so long. You can imagine I’ve made a lot of mistakes and have learned a lot of lessons in that time. By nature, I tend to approach things in a...

A Better Daily Plan

This post is Part Four in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. *** “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra About a year ago, I created a digital daily planner because I was having a really hard...