Staying Productive in the Land of Distraction

In the land of beeps and buzzes, dings and blips, trending topics, comments, likes, and retweets, it’s no wonder that distraction is the number one enemy to your productivity. With twenty-five years of helping well over two thousand businesses start and grow, we’ve fought our fair share of distraction. Fresh from the trenches, here are […]

How to Work from the Beach in February

This blog is also known as my 6th Annual “Don’t Hate me, I’m working from the Beach in February” blog. I am completely unapologetic about it. I’ve engineered this life. There was no magic bullet. There was no short cut. I set out, somewhat unintentionally, to build an organization that runs without me. Truth — […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

You remember those scenes in the movies, right? The one where the main character is walking along a particularly rickety bridge or jagged mountainside, and someone says to them, “Whatever you do, don’t look down.” And you know what happens next. They look. They always look. Then, they freeze in fear. Cliché as it may […]

5 Ways to Do LESS and Get MORE Done

There is no better time for a fresh start than a new year. So before you start doing things the way you’ve always done them, a great question to ask yourself is:  are you truly being productive? Sounds backwards, doesn’t it?  Do less, get more done. It is quite powerful – IF you do it […]

Goal Setting, Santa-Style!

A Ho-Ho-How to! Been dealing with any of these issues lately?: Picky (and very demanding) clients Extensive list and behavior tracking Managing a diverse team of workers Tight, looming deadlines Impossible travel schedule With the holiday season in full swing, it occurred to us that we already have a shining example of someone who deals […]

How to Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back to look forward and set goals.  I want to remind you to work ON your business and not just IN it.  You’ll need to manage all that while you enjoy the holidays — all those parties, the shopping, spending time with family AND […]

A moment to say “Thanks”

Maybe it’s just the human condition – always striving for more. For something better, faster, different. And yes, that mindset has its advantages, helping us push forward and achieve greater. But, from time to time, we need to stop: to stop and appreciate what we have, to stop and recognize what we’ve achieved, to stop […]

Leading with Gratitude

Being a leader means showing your gratitude, and that tends to manifest itself in many different ways. Not only does it enrich those around you, but helps to make you a better leader and the world a better place. So, how will the world remember you?

5 Steps to Simplify Your Workplace

After being in business for almost 25-years, there are a few “golden nuggets” that we’ve picked up along the way that help us run our office efficiently. And, ironically enough, we’ve found one the most helpful and profound insights to be: keep it simple. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly times when we need […]

How to Drive More Referrals and Why (it’s more than you think)

Warning:  This blog will be part vent, part rant, and part how-to. As you grow your business, allocating your time becomes trickier and needs constant re-balancing. Chances are, as the business owner, you will be driving the majority of business development. Our goal is always to help our clients produce better results – do less, […]

What I Did This Summer

Like school days past, we like to reflect on “What we did on our summer vacation” – and boy did we put some great plans in motion! See what we’ve been up to and how YOU can join us in making the end of 2018 a great one.

Save Some Summer Sunshine

If only every day could be a day at the beach – that warm glow on your skin, salty air on the tip of your tongue, relaxing sunlight that seeps deep into your bones. For business owners, that “me” time tends to be the catalyst that kickstarts new endeavors. You gain a sense of renewal […]

4 Tips and 4 Tools to Help You Power Through the Summer Doldrums

We’ve reached the lazy days of summer. If you were able to follow a few of the tips in my 5 Ways to Get Some Summer This Summer, you’ve probably planned some time off this month? No? Or, you were able to take a few extra days off? No? Not to worry, there’s still time. […]

Delegation Will Set You Free

Sure, delegating responsibility can be scary. We get it. But do not make it an excuse not to do it. To help ease into it, having a game plan going in makes a world of difference. Too often people hire and delegate without knowing how to make the most of their additional help. We’ve seen […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – 4 Lessons Learned

In my 20+ years of leading the C3Workplace team, trust me when I say: my management style has changed … drastically. I am a recovered micro-manager — there was no situation I could not make worse by trying to force my solution (because, it was not only the best idea, but the only solution 😊). In fact, […]