Shiny Object Syndrome is the urge to spend money and time on something new. Most solopreneurs fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome at some time or another. It hurts your confidence, ruins your productivity, and diminishes your ability to move forward. Shiny objects typically are new methods, software, or moneymaking schemes; the marketing for shiny […]
If you’re like me, you’ve tried many to-do-list tools and you’ve never been satisfied. This past month I’ve been using one that might survive the free-trial period. It’s called TeuxDeux. The developers of TeuxDeux, which is made in Brooklyn, New York, say their purpose with TeuxDeux was to create a to-do list that’s: • Simple […]
Solopreneurs frequently ask me questions about virtual assistants. I turned to Amy Wright, CEO of AmyWright.biz for answers. Larry Keltto: What kinds of services do virtual assistants typically provide? Amy Wright: Oh, it runs the gamut from basic calendar management, customer service and scheduling all the way up to super techie things like adding a […]
I want to give you a heads-up regarding a free email-reminder tool that I’ve begun using. It’s called FollowUpThen.com and so far I really like it. If you struggle with remembering to get back to people on anything in your business or personal life, FollowUpThen makes it possible to easily schedule email follow-up reminders. I’m […]
When you’re putting together your calendar for the week or month, what do you schedule first? Is it client meetings? Marketing tasks? Back-of-the-house functions? Personal performance expert Dr. Shannon Reece, offers a surprising answer to the question of what must always come first for solopreneurs. “When I talk about ordering your priorities, you have to […]
In 1926 Ernest Hemingway wrote a short story titled, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” In it he described a late-night diner, its employees and patrons; implied in the story is the need for human beings to keep the darkness of their fears at bay. The Solopreneur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey asked “What keeps you awake at […]
Stephen Covey’s book “First Things First” is as relevant today as it was in 1994, and your life as a solopreneur would be extremely well served by reading at least chapter two! If you’ve never read “First Things First,” or if it’s been a while, I strongly encourage you to dive into it as soon as you can.