How to Be A Good Boss

How to Be A Good Boss

Did you know that today is National Bosses Day? So I thought it would be appropriate to share how to be a good boss.

I know some of you may not have employees - but even if you’re just working for yourself, you’re still a boss and can apply these in your own business - for yourself!

Set Standards

It’s important that your employees know what is expected of them. That means that you have standards of conduct as well as standards for performance. It’s also up to you to find ways to motivate - this is usually done best by

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Watch Your Apologies

Watch Your Apologies

You’ve probably heard that we apologize too much. We often apologize when we shouldn’t or when it’s not necessary or authentic.

Maybe you apologize to the chair when you bump into it. Maybe you apologize to your cat when you move it off your keyboard. Perhaps you apologize in your automated out-of-office replies. Maybe you’re saying “sorry” in most of your outbound emails.

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6 Qualities of A Successful Interior Design CEO

6 Qualities of A Successful Interior Design CEO

Not everyone has the skills necessary to be a business owner. Sometimes people are born a natural entrepreneur and some others can learn the necessary skills. But there are others that it is just not in the cards for them.

Running a business is often a whole different ballgame than the purpose of the business. Meaning that you can be a plumber, but not know how to run a plumbing business. You can be a talented cake baker, but not have the skills to run a successful bakery. You could make the most beautiful pottery, but not know how to sell it.

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Power Hours

Power Hours

Last week I wrote about the ways you can work smarter and not harder and this week I want to share with you a super-simple system that I use that has changed my business. Because why create a system unless it makes your business run better? This one couldn’t be any easier, I call them Power Hours.

Power Hours are a time-blocking technique, which means that this is my hour a week to do very specific tasks. I found that there were things I kept putting off or never seemed to have the time to do. All those little random things that pop up that don’t fit into your normal business operations, but still need to get done.

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