Episode #28 Get Going on Next Year’s Goals

Get Going on Next Year’s Goals

This is not your usual New Year’s Goal Setting podcast. This is a “how-to”, a flexible 2 hours in 2 weeks plan so you can find the time and be productive in the busy season and actually set reasonable goals for the coming year.


 

Show Notes

The three steps on how-to achieve the time and productivity for setting goals for next year.

1) Achievable through Time Blocking

2) Achievable Review and Reflection

3) Achievable goal setting using the SMART approach

SMART stands for:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Links:

Micheal Hyatt’s The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting

Question: How do you find time to set goals for next year?

 

Episode #27 Three Things to Work-Life Balance

Not sure where to start with balancing work and life? Listen as Scott shares 3 impactful approaches that you can do today and a host of ideas to spur creativity to strengthen your family while running a business.

Show Notes

  • Start with Intentional Communication
  • Be Intentional when Teaching Kids
  • Do Intentional Planning

 

  • If your business is generating good revenue: trade dollars for time. Hire people to create time.
  • If your business is in start-up or challenged mode and family finances tight: trade time for dollars. Do tasks yourself and carefully budget as you build. Do consider taking a job if things get dire.

 

 

Episode#26 Perspective on Balancing Business and Family with Orit Ofri

Orit Ofri provides a woman’s insight and perspective on balancing a business and the family. There are elements of improving your online marketing, time management, insights about overcoming adversity, but perhaps most impactful is the insight on running a business and family at the same time. She is a mom with two kids, a On-line Presence Coach for authors, and a board member of the non-profit Willamette Writers organization. She can be reached at her website oritofri.com.

 Show Notes

There’s a lot of information and insights. Here is only a sampling.

Orit’s cat makes numerous comments during the interview.

On-line Presence tips and the value avatars for creating on-line content. An avatar is a create character of you ideal customer, the one who you write blogs to. Additional marketing avatar information can be found at Avatar Link.

Orit makes reference to Amy Porterfield’s website

Flexibility of having a business and tag-teaming with spouse to get things done at home and take care of the kids.

Time-Management tool: Batching is scheduling activities and tasks in a consistent and long time block. Batching saves time, produces higher quality, and allows focusing on the tasks at hand.

 

 

 

Episode #25 Two Questions on Gratitude

Two Questions on Gratitude

Is there a relationship between Thanksgiving Day and successful people? Is there a connection between being thankful and self-confidence? This podcast explores the answer to these questions and the benefits of having an attitude of gratitude on the path of success.

Show Notes

Three benefits of Gratitude:

  • Better mental and physical health.
  • Helps to build and develops better relationships, particularly with family, employees and business contacts.
  • A key skill for successful people.

Some ideas on how we can show gratitude:

  • Prepare ahead of time to enjoy family time.
  • Teach others…giving out like we have received.
  • Don’t expect (too much) things in return.

 

Google search on “Gratitude” and “Success” resulted in over 78,600,000 results.

Article: “7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude” by by Amy Morin, author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”

Irving Berlin:  http://www.irvingberlin.com/

Youtube Link: Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)”  From 1954 movie “White Christmas” song by Bing Crosby.

Amazon Affiliate Book Links:
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and SuccessThe Irving Berlin Reader (Readers on American Musicians)

 

 

Episode #24 Season 2 Launch and Background

Show Notes

Season #2 is starting! The theme of this series is “heart of the parent, mind of an entrepreneur“.  The goal is to capture and provide paths forward for the complexites and mixed feelings about having a family while running a business. How to keep things in balance? What are the proper expectations? If I try to do both, will my efforts be divided? What does success look like in my life? Season #2 will have inspirational interviews and thoughtful talks to help answer these questions…and more1