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No matter how your business ends 2021, there is always room to improve and to gain the necessary skills to build an even better company. Keep your mission at the forefront and consolidate your focus on the most important aspects with certified business coaching from ActionCOACH MN! Grow your business in 2022 with skills from the best business coaches, who want to train you at our 90 Day Strategic Planning Event!...more
The holidays are an incredibly busy — and profitable — time of the year. With your end-of-year finances looming over, and the start of the new year in the headlights, it’s important for you as a business owner to do everything possible to ensure a profitable fourth quarter. ActionCOACH MN is helping business owners and employees across Minnesota do whatever they can to reach their sales goals. Discover how our...more
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Self-mastery of your schedule is important when figuring out how you can maximize your time for your business. The first step to mastering the schedule, according to our Minneapolis coaches, is to keep a time study of your day.
By the end of the study, you can better assess the following questions:
What am I normally doing with my day?
How many hours am I spending on my business?
In step 1, we talked about how mastering your schedule started with simply recording what you do during specific time slots throughout your day. Whether you have a business in Minneapolis, like us, or are across the country, starting with this step can help any business owner find their way to mastering...more
In our last self mastery blog, we talked about how multitasking is more of a hindrance than a help. This time, we will go over an example of how it affects your work. Here’s a story from one of our coaches that shows how multitasking can hurt your productivity:
“One of the first clients I had years ago owns an...more
Interruptions are common in the workplace. Whether it is from customers, clients, business partners, or employees,...more
As we mentioned in the last self mastery blog, one way to master your schedule is to help your employees find their own ways to solve problems using the 1-3-1 Approach. We talked about how to handle phone calls, regulating emails, and setting time blocks for specific tasks. Distractions from your work cost you time, so you have...more
Interruptions are not the only things keeping you from completing your work. There are several different distractions that can keep us from work, but there are two main categories. In this blog, we will be talking about distractions from things you are thinking about.more
Smartphones have revolutionized the world. The first smartphone was released to the public in 1994 — that was 27 years ago. Since then, we have gained mobile access to our bank accounts, communicate with friends (and people we call friends who aren’t really friends), and we can even watch a football game while traveling through North Dakota! All of this power in the palm of our hands.more
As a business owner, in Minneapolis or around the world, you probably have a bigger workload than anyone else in your business. Being able to delegate your work is a great step into managing your time and workload. When deciding what to delegate, start with the same funnel that we’ve been talking about in the last two self-mastery blogs from...more
Our last few self-mastery-of-your-schedule blogs have been about eliminating, automating, and delegating tasks, but what happens after you’ve done all you can? The tasks that are remaining can then be ranked in the order of what needs to be done first and schedule it on the calendar.more
Back in the fourth self-mastery blog, we went over the 1-3-1 strategy for helping your team members solve most problems they come across in the workplace. Now, we are learning about the power of saying no to helping you manage your schedule. It’s not about Minnesota nice. It’s about caring enough about others...more
Magnifying is enlarging the appearance of an object without changing the physical size of that object. This comes in handy when searching out bugs in the yard, retrieving a splinter, or reading text (which that would be called reading glasses, lol).
Did you know we can also magnify circumstances? Unlike an object, this gets tricky because a circumstance doesn’t have physical borders, but we have the power and authority to create the...more
A CONVERSATION WITH BRAD SUGARSmore
The key to managing a successful business is consistent and effective leadership. The best leaders are successful, inspiring, and earn the respect of their team. Read on for six ways to be a better leader in your business.
1. Have Consistency. Leaders are consistent in their...more
Every day we’re making decisions; some more trivial than others. Then there comes those decisions with that proverbial fork-in-the-road. Which path do you take? Jim Mehle of Avartec, Inc in Anoka is very excited he made the choice to work with ActionCOACH North. He recently sent us an email sharing this excitement on his wins.
Brenda Nolby, Owner of Jam Hops and an ActionCOACH North client since 2012, tells us her story in an interview with Brad Sugars, Founder of ActionCOACH. Brenda started to see a decline in her business during the years of 2007-2010, which lead her to dip into her husband’s 401K in order to stay afloat.
Since working with ActionCOACH North, she has not only given herself a paycheck, but has given herself raises! The best part? Brenda...more
Whether you’re dealing with small or large employee concerns, the PPC approach is a systematic way to help leaders talk through, what most believe, is an awkward or unpleasant situation. It addresses a challenge in a less critical manner.
What is PPC and how do I use it?
PPC stands for Positive, Potential, and Concern.
Positive: Start by...more
ActionCOACH MN brought home twelve client awards at the 2020 BizX America Conference at The Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee on February 11, 2020.
The winners included:
Best Branding, Kura Home Maintenance
Best Customer Service,...