Performance reviews have made a huge difference for me, both as a solopreneur (because I want to hold myself accountable!), and as a multi-passionate business owner (so that nothing slips through the cracks)… which is why I’m so passionate about doing performance reviews—even when you’re the only person in your business.

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But how, exactly, can performance reviews support your solopreneur business? And why do performance reviews MATTER, even as a sole proprietor?

In short: Performance reviews make you BETTER. They empower you to maintain great relationships with your ideal clients,

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Let me ask you… When was the last time you felt overwhelmed?

Last week? Yesterday? Maybe 30 minutes ago?

That’s pretty common. And unfortunately, that overwhelm is really harming your business.

In fact, people are almost 70% less productive when they feel overwhelmed*. 

Yikes. That’s a lot of wasted time and energy!

Here’s another interesting stat for you: Trying to do too many things all at once can lead to a 40% drop in productivity**.

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Do you like the idea of having a mentor who can help you find order in the chaos while trying to set up a business? Maybe you’ve researched your industry and often find yourself down many rabbit holes, compiling information without a clear idea of what to do with that information… and perhaps you’ve struggled the most with finding places to start and sorting through all the information you find! 

If that sounds like you, and if you sometimes become overwhelmed easily, then there is hope. Richelle was in your EXACT same situation just a few months ago—but all of that changed when she joined Biz Bestie!

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Being productive and making headway as a business owner is more challenging than ever this year. Productivity during a pandemic almost seems like an oxymoron—After all, dealing with COVID-19 and a complete upheaval of all of our lives is a lot to take on!

The good news is that you can be productive, even during a pandemic. Alicia is living proof of this! She has three children (in three different schools), so she needed to create a flexible schedule for her 18-month-old business that allowed her to make progress with her professional life, while also taking care of her family and spending quality time with them. 

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It’s hard to get stuff done when life gets in the way (as it has a tendency of doing!)… but that doesn’t mean that the time doesn’t exist, or that you can’t be more productive (in your personal OR your professional life). Instead, it’s all about maximizing your time and energy, figuring out your particular organizational style, getting past your personal obstacles, and taking action. 

The truth is, anyone has it in them to be more productive. You can be a busy mom juggling a side hustle with your full-time 9 to 5 job and still make progress… without sacrificing your time with loved ones or losing yourself in the process.

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Are you a visual, hands-on person? You might find mind mapping to be a useful tool. Mind mapping can be used to organize your thoughts and ideas, improve your understanding of different concepts, and group ideas together so they are all in one place. The best part is, mind mapping doesn’t need to be a complicated process. This easy mind mapping tutorial will make it a fun and straightforward practice in your business and life! 

Note: This mind mapping tutorial is a sneak peek of one of the bonus materials you get when you join Productivity Powerhouse!

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Do you feel rather disorganized with some aspect of your home office? Perhaps you’re a hoarder of papers, like I am, and you don’t always file documents properly. Or maybe your email inbox is unwieldy. Or perhaps your entire home office is a bit of a disaster zone.  Regardless, you’re wondering how to organize your home office… and finally get your home office under control.

There is nothing shameful about it when things are a little chaotic in the environment around us. It might seem as though things are far beyond your control, but that is not the case. 

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Guess what? You can now get a book version of our Begin Your Biz Challenge!

Cue confetti and streamers.

I’m so delighted to be able to share this little volume with you. I’ve hosted the Begin Your Biz Challenge for two years and it just felt like the right time to turn some of our most popular monthly themes into a book.

This book, Begin Your Biz in 15 Minutes/Day: Your Freelancing Tips Starter Kit, includes a year’s worth of daily 15-minute action steps you can take for your business.

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They say it takes 21 days to build a habit. If time management is something you struggle with, then why not take the next three weeks to turn that all around? Use these effective time management strategies to make small changes, every day, that add up to big results! You’ll have better time management in your business in no time.

Even better? Each one of these effective time management strategies will take you just 10 or 20 minutes to accomplish, so regardless of how chaotic your day-to-day life is, you can absolutely carve out room for it. And by the end of the 21 days,

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Managing a freelance business can be overwhelming for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest is that so many freelancers have no idea where they should spend their time… and, as a result, they end up wasting a lot of time. But no more! Ask yourself the 7 questions in this blog post to help you identify where YOU should spend your time, depending on your unique business and the type of services you offer… so you can finally improve time management in your business.

But first, a little tough love that you might need to hear: as a freelancer,

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