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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Last week, I published an episode on the Indie Author Weekly podcast, sharing 10 self-editing tips for editing your own work when you’re a book author.

The good news? These tips can apply to your business, regardless of whether you’re a freelancer or author! Every type of solopreneur can benefit from editing their work. You can use these tips for your own internal business projects (e.g. social media posts, blog posts, newsletters, website copy, etc.), for any type of client work you do, or, of course, for self-editing your own books, if you are an author.

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Have you ever wondered what life is like as an author? Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes to write and publish books? You are in for a treat! I’m now sharing weekly sneak peeks of the behind-the-scenes life as a self-published writer with the  indie author podcast!

For several years now, I’ve had a weekly behind-the-scenes newsletter for freelancers that I send out every Saturday. I share lessons I’ve learned that week in my business, or tips and inspiration for being more productive and handling a solo business.

So when I started writing romance novels last summer,

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You want to quit your job and work from home full-time. But… where do you even begin?

This is something I hear again and again from new and aspiring freelancers. I’ve been there, too, and believe me, I understand how hard and overwhelming it all is. That’s why I thought it was about time I create a step-by-step guide to quit your day job… so you can finally work from home full-time!

Here’s your 12-step guide for what you need to know on how to prepare to be a full-time home-based business owner… and say “goodbye” to your 9 to 5 life: 

Step 1: Identify what you want to do and the type of business you’ll have

It might seem like a simple enough question to answer,

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