How to Make Better Business Decisions Using Tech

As a business leader, you’ll need to make a lot of crucial decisions. Some decisions might be small, such as deciding whether you’re going to work from home or the office one day.  Other choices are a lot more significant, like deciding when you need to hire extra talent for your team or outsource important …

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Most Effective Ways to Stay Productive at a Co-working Space

Being aware of the importance and the benefits of a co-working space is essential for your success. Whether you want to improve your productivity and performance without spending a lot of time socializing or build a solid professional community, you need to design and create a personalized approach that will help you get the most …

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How to Stay Consistently Consistent in Whatever You Do

You’re a consistent person. You wake up at the same time each day and go to bed at the same time every night. You adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule for your car, your HVAC system, and your computer printer (which can be quite a tedious task at times). You’ve got your routine and you …

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5 Habits that Kill Your Motivation

More and more people are going freelance.  Last year, 35% of Americans reported becoming solopreneurs, and from 2013 to 2018, the number of freelancers in the United States grew from 53 million to almost 57 million.  People are going freelance for many different reasons, mainly: to end the torture of the office work – for …

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How to Get More Out Of Your Morning Commute

Commuting can take a toll on your health, affecting everything from your stress levels to your feelings of social isolation, so it’s no surprise that most Americans dread their daily commute. In fact, 35% of Americans would take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter commute, according to a recent survey by The Zebra.  …

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How to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad

Staying focused in your work can be a challenge even at the best of times, but when you’re an entrepreneur then staying motivated can be even more difficult. Now, add to that the constant traveling lifestyle of the ‘digital nomad’ and it becomes near impossible!  You’re in a new city, new country, you’re excited to …

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Black Friday deals that will increase your productivity

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and just like every year, there will be an avalanche of sales and deals coming at us left and right. To make some sense in this messy shopping-extravaganza, I decided to curate a list of all Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals related to time …

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9 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Concentration

Our most important and best work was born in a flow state, wherein we gave our undivided attention to one task for long stretches of time. But in the digital age, our attention span continues to fall. According to researcher Gloria Mark from the University of California, Irvine, it is found that the average information …

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The Ultimate Guide on Mindfulness and Meditation (2020)

This article was last updated on November 16, 2019IntroductionWelcome to the wonderful world of meditation. I’m glad you’re here.You’ve probably heard all about the amazing things meditation can help you with: relax your mind, calm your body, bring inner peace. But where do you start?  If you’re interested in learning more about meditation and mindfulness, or …

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Freelancer Cost Calculator

With this calculator, you can see how the hourly rate of your (future) freelancer/assistant translates to your bottom line. The first results “outsourcing cost” calculate how much your freelancer will cost you per day, week, month, and year. If you want, you can also enter how much you, as an entrepreneur, earn yourself to see …

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Prioritize and Laser-Focus: Use the “Warren Buffett 5/25 Strategy” to Set Goals

An anecdote about Warren buffet is often told about Warren Buffett asking his long-time pilot to list his top 25 goals. According to the story, Buffett told him to circle 5 goals that are of highest priority to him. His pilot struggled to choose the top 5, as the other 20 were also important to …

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How to do a Personal Kanban to Manage Time and Get Things Done

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by tasks and projects that keep on coming and you feel like the job’s never done? Perhaps you’ve even tried many different kinds of systems to help you be on top of your tasks and therefore feel less overwhelmed.  The thing is, no matter what system you use, you still …

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How Solopreneurs Can Start Managing Based on Objectives

Curating the right plan is crucial to the success of any business owner. However, it’s particularly important if you’re a solopreneur. Without anyone else to hold you accountable, you need to ensure you’re prepared to reach your goals more efficiently. That becomes easier when you adopt a Management by Objectives (MBO) approach. Developed by Peter …

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13 Best Time Management Tools for Entrepreneurs (2019)

Every entrepreneur wants to be more productive without burning out. The good news is, there are a lot of great apps you can use to organize your ideas, coordinate with your team, and help you integrate your business schedule with your personal life. Below are 13 of the best time management tools I use on …

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Accountability Partners: Why Every Solopreneur Should Have One

When it comes to motivation, it can be a little tough as a solopreneur. We don’t have a team of colleagues behind us pushing us forward, or a manager we need to impress. What tends to happen is that our focus wanders, leaving our goals unmet and our to-do list untouched.  What’s a solopreneur to …

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Free your productivity: Freedom App Review

Are you easily distracted when you’re supposed to be working? Do your finger and thumbs constantly crave to scroll through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram when you hit any sort of obstacle? Or perhaps the incessant pings and notifications are demanding your attention when you desperately need to concentrate? Then you’re in the right place because …

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Is the Hawthorne Effect Relevant to Solopreneurs?

The Hawthorne Effect has been used as a means to bolster productivity in the workplace for more than 80 years. But the professional landscape has drastically changed since it’s conception. The rise of remote teams means that the workplace and its behaviors have shifted, which begs the question, Is the Hawthorne Effect relevant to today’s …

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Are your Freelancers Polychronic or Monochronic?

Thanks to the rise of freelancer platforms such as FreeeUp, solopreneurs have unprecedented access to a worldwide pool of talented experts ready, willing, and able to help them reach their business goals. You can be working from your home office in a small town in mid-America and employ a VA located thousands of miles away …

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Book Summary: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Introduction You can’t change what you’re not aware of. The same thing goes with shifting habits: Understanding how habits are formed allows us to work with our biology to create positive routines. As you read Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, you’ll realize that you …

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Best Remote Work Tips for Solopreneurs

Many equate remote work with living a dream life–working anytime and anywhere, on projects and with clients you’ve chosen yourself. But as a popular quote goes: “With great power comes great responsibility.” In the case of remote work, well, that power to run our own show also implies that we are solely responsible for our …

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Understanding procrastination – Part 2 of 2

Procrastination was once thought to be a basic time-management problem, but recent studies have proven it to be a highly complex phenomenon and one which is largely individual. While the behavior is universal, the HOW and the WHY we experience procrastination are very personal. In Part I, we looked at the larger picture of procrastination, …

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Understanding Procrastination – Part 1 of 2

Many people ask me how to overcome procrastination, hoping that there is a quick fix that they can implement and suddenly stop it. Sorry guys! That’s not how it works. Procrastination is a highly complex thing and ‘curing’ it is a long hard process and one that won’t happen overnight. Sure, you’ll find a huge …

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A Solopreneur’s Guide to Delegating Freelancers

If you’re just about to hire your first freelancer you may be a little worried about delegating tasks. Or, perhaps you already work with freelancers but the process isn’t going as smoothly as you’d hoped. Either way, delegating is a valuable skill to have if you want to grow your business. Many solopreneurs struggle to …

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Productivity framework: Vertical and horizontal Time Theming

Sometimes, as a solopreneur it can seem like you need a split personality just to fulfil all the roles required to run your business. In a traditional 9-5 business you’d have whole departments managing the different tasks that you are now solely responsible for. You have many hats to wear— the CEO hat, the accountant …

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