Goal Setting and 2018 Writer / Author Conferences

Have you set your goals for 2018? Planning ahead will save you time and help you be more productive. Prioritize your goals for the year. Be specific about why you want to realize these top goals then make a commitment to achieve those goals. A lot of people find it helpful to use a full … Read more

Disaster Planning Continued…

Hurricane season officially starts today!

Last week we reminded you about the importance of making sure you have all your business affairs in order and being properly prepared in case of an emergency.

This week we’re continuing with ways for you to make sure your family and pets are taken care of as well.

People don’t expect to get caught in potentially dangerous and extreme situations, but when it happens, having a plan and knowing what to do could make a world of difference for you and your loved ones.

Risk Assessment

 Understanding potential risks that are likely in certain regions allows people to have an emergency plan specifically designed for the disasters most likely to occur in their area.

Certain areas of the country are more prone to specific types of disasters. As I mentioned, living in Florida we’re prepared for hurricanes. People in the Midwest probably have an emergency plan to prepare (as best they can) for tornadoes and on the west coast they plan for earthquakes.

Emergency Kits

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Disaster Planning in Your Business

Living in Florida we hear a lot about the Atlantic hurricane season. From June 1st through November 30th is when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean.

We’re fortunate that hurricanes can be forecast and tracked, but we don’t have that luxury with other emergency situations such as tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, flooding, or biological attacks, which can occur with little or no warning.

Having a preparedness plan is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries or loss of life in the case of a disaster.

In order for your preparedness plan to be fully effective, it has to be thorough and well thought out.

Disaster preparedness for yourself and your business means protecting your personal items as well as critical business assets which includes your facilities, equipment, software, and data.

Have a plan

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Time Management Tips for Author and Speaker Assistants

Last week we shared information about the benefits of creating weekly action plans, to do lists and the importance of setting goals.

There isn’t much that’s more valuable to us than our time. In fact, time is so precious it is probably our most valuable resource. That’s why it is so important for us to make the most of it and take steps to waste as little as possible. Even more important is that we stay focused and direct our time and efforts toward actions that get us the results we’re working so hard to achieve.

When you start tracking your time and pay attention to what you actually do versus what you need to do every week, you’ll get a clear list of action items you can use as a guide to help improve how you spend your time.

Get organized

Misplacing or losing important documents or pieces of information, having to repeatedly ask for vital information, waiting until the very last minute to complete a task or and neglecting to meet a deadline entirely are all unnecessary time wasters. Experiment with different organizational systems that work well for you and use them consistently.

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The Benefits of Maintaining a Weekly Action Plan

To succeed in growing your business, staying in action weekly is an absolute must.

Do you fill out a Weekly Action Plan?

It only takes a few minutes and it has been proven that when you write your goals, you have a much better chance of achieving them. And when you do the basic action steps below, in time, your business will flourish and be sustainable.

This simple exercise is the key to building your business, week in and week out. It’s quick, easy and highly effective. Top leaders do this every single week.

Do you know what your goals are?

Answer the following questions honestly:

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