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How much does a Garden Office cost?

Source: How much does a Garden Office cost? I love this post. So much. "This shed will do, sure!.....Now how can I revision the thing so it works?" I'm listening to my husband doing a "GRRRR" session in our home office. His employer has laid off the worker to whom he could delegate projects, so… Continue reading How much does a Garden Office cost?

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Managing the Fees Trap

These seemingly endless fees are just the irritation fuel that I need to create a spreadsheet with my clients' contact information: website, email, phone, etc. If I can find or create a way to funnel contracting clients to a better system or platform, one that will not charge us the earth and then say, "It's because you need our genius help desk system," I'm going to find it!

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The No-Limit Lie

One of the reasons why our post-Protestant Work Ethic culture is allergic to the idea of rest? It's a limitation. It's a sign that says "Stop." If you constantly tell yourself, and others, that it's wrong to put limits in front of people - you won't put any limits on yourself.

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Analysis Paralysis! Help!

...the phenomenon of marketing overload means that we skim over what should be read deeply. Months ago, I edited a book review on Cal Newport's business neo-classic, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. His viewpoint was that nothing meaningful gets done without quiet, focused attention; that much multitasking means we do a lot of tasks that really don't accomplish long-term goals.

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Company Leadership: Visionary versus Organizer

There are many leadership hats, but the widest division (that's most apparent in a medium-sized SMB) comes between two types. The Visionary is all about the Why. The Organizer is all about the How. Filling in the Gaps In a small but growing enterprise, if you tend toward one or the other, you must find your… Continue reading Company Leadership: Visionary versus Organizer

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Working from a Farmhouse: The Dream

I do have a dream. By the time I retire, I want to own a house on the Isle of Skye, complete with fishing and farming rights. This Xero blogpost gets close to the Dream - running a rural accountancy practice from an English farmhouse is....close. (Please, citizens of Scotland, do not shout at your computer; I'm… Continue reading Working from a Farmhouse: The Dream

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The Principle of Nice

While my logical brain informed me that (a) it's useless to argue either on Facebook or email, and (b) I could be using the time in much better ways, my emotional side came back with this argument: "Yeah, but they're being JERKS. And they shouldn't be allowed to be that way."