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3 Strategies for Fearless Delegation

Posted by reallifee on Sep 8, 2014 in Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

3 Strategies for Fearless Delegation

At first glance, not doing something yourself feels risky: What if it doesn’t get done? What if it’s not quality work? But done correctly, delegating can actually lower the risk in your business. By delegating, you are decreasing the chance that you’ll burn out and that important activities only you can do won’t get done. Real control comes from managing risk and releasing control in appropriate ways. Here’s how to change your approach to delegation to maximize business results. Identify Where to Focus To help you let go of projects other people can do, you need to understand what exactly should fill the majority of your time. Where can your contribution make...

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How to Diagnosis What’s Making You Chronically Late

Posted by reallifee on Jul 14, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

How to Diagnosis What’s Making You Chronically Late

Do you find yourself apologizing constantly because you’re chronically late? Do your friends not even bother to show up until at least 15 minutes after they told you to arrive, knowing they’ll still need to wait for you? Have you missed out on opportunities, had work rejected, or had to pay a great deal of money in ticket change fees because you just couldn’t arrive on time? Do you keep saying you want to break this bad habit but never really seem to change? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with running their life with clockwork precision. In fact, whole countries of people have this time challenge so one antidote for the stress caused by lack of...

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The Secret To Reducing Stress at the Office

Posted by reallifee on Jun 30, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Relationships | 0 comments

The Secret To Reducing Stress at the Office

When you and your stakeholders don’t see eye-to-eye on the timing of communications and deadlines —stress happens! So, why is setting time expectations so important? The challenge for leaders is that if you don’t set expectations, your stakeholders will. That means you may go for months–or even years–feeling like you’re constantly being thrown for a loop by everyone else’s whims. Most constituents don’t know what’s reasonable in your position so for everyone to be happy, you need to let them know what to expect. What’s one of the biggest problem areas? Communication is by far one of the biggest issues. If leaders don’t set clear boundaries on when...

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Forbes link: Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?

Posted by reallifee on Jun 24, 2014 in Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Forbes link: Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?

Keeping your life in balance does not just mean doing the basics to survive. In order for your business to thrive, you need to as well. If you find yourself feeling like you do nothing but work, check out my article on Forbes “Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?”. It is just as important to schedule in personal time and tasks as it is to schedule your work ones. When you have the proper fuel for yourself, you have the fuel your business needs to grow.   About Real Life E® Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated...

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Shed the Guilt and Grow Your Business

Posted by reallifee on Apr 21, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Shed the Guilt and Grow Your Business

Starting a business—or taking your company to the next level—requires, by definition, shaking up the comfortable state of normalcy. While this change can ultimately lead to good outcomes, you will make other people unhappy in the process—guaranteed. Whether it’s your current boss, significant other, parents, clients, or even yourself, someone will respond negatively to the change, which may fill you with an enormous sense of guilt. When left unchecked, this guilt can lead you to: Avoid making decisions Allow people to disregard your boundaries Overcompensate by giving much more than is appropriate Never really take the next step in your life and your...

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99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself

Posted by reallifee on Mar 31, 2014 in Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs | 0 comments

99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself

Your business has taken off, but now you have too much to do. No matter what you do or new systems you try, you just simply cannot complete it all. If this all sounds just like you, check out my article at the 99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself: How to Delegate When Your Overwhelmed. In it I give specific advice on how to get the most out of your first hire from the...

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