Low-Tech But Highly Effective: My System for Getting Work Done

Do you get overwhelmed by all the tasks you need to get done, and then feel like you don’t know where to start? I have an anxious and distractible brain, so that happens to me a lot.  If I’m not careful, I can get through a workday without having completed any of the tasks that were my top priority!

Yet I’m known by my business friends to be highly productive.  My simple organizational system helps me get through my top priorities of the day before I get distracted by lower priority

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Please Don’t Give Me Your Business Card (and Don’t Take Mine Either!)

As a CEO of a consumer tech company and a pretty social person, I attend a lot of events and meet a ton of people.  I enjoy making new friends and connections this way and often learn something to help my business grow or function more efficiently. 

But do you know what I really dislike? Business cards. 

Fairly often when I get into a conversation with someone new at a business event, often before we’ve even established a connection, they thrust their business card at me.  I’m never

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Don’t Be a “Should-er”: How to Give Advice Better

Recently I attended a monthly gathering of female entrepreneurs.  As soon as I walked in the door I saw another member of the group coming toward me and I got tense and felt like hiding.

You see, this woman is a “should-er.”  She’s one of those people who, every time I am with her, tells me all of the things I “should” be doing for my business.  People I “should” meet (not that she’s offering to introduce me). Tactics I “should” try.  Markets I “should” target.

It’s

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