MAS Movement LLC’s first official sale was a huge success. My team and I still have plenty of work to do to clear away what was left. Charity, scrap metal, hazardous waste, eBay and general recycling have yet to be sorted, we have a few days of work ahead before we can broadcast our final numbers.
But what a weekend! Summer is in full swing… vacations to look forward to, landscape projects coming to fruition, calendar booked with clients and then HICCUPS. Family illness effects our travel. A major storm thwarts our backyard plans. And a single job takes twice as long as expected causing cancellations. Am I just complaining about being too busy? Certainly no complaints here, but a great opportunity to revisit the “margin” in my schedule
Jessica Bair has been organizing and reorganizing since she was a little girl: one of her favorite pastimes as a kid was rearranging her bedroom furniture! Who knew thirty years later she would build a thriving company based on helping people change their environment so they could better enjoy their life and surroundings. Jessica grew up in Dallas, TX, but quickly escaped west to go to college at NMSU where she met and married her husband, Dave, of 16 years. Married life brought new organizational challenges, two children, seven moves (two international), several fish, a gerbil, a dog, job changes and building a company.
So every Wednesday morning my alarm goes off and my most productive business day begins. My Wednesday morning networking meeting is most likely the most important part of my week. It is there that I get to reconnect with other like minded small business owners, learning how I can help grow their businesses and in turn sharing my ideal clients. Weather it is helping one of my chapter members streamline their home office, passing a referral for a client’s new roof or remodel or receiving a referral myself, Wednesday mornings is when I get to do the business of business.
The eye-sore by the front door better known as DEX, yellowbook, the book, the yellow pages and/or the white pages….
Well folks it’s that time of year again, the time when, with a giant thud, over five pounds of paper hits the front porch. Ah, the phonebook(s). I remember a time when they were necessary, but in the digital age I think it is safe to say they may only be used as a booster seat at granny’s house or perhaps a doorstop in the summertime when they are rediscovered languishing in their blue or yellow bag still on the front porch.
Home Office… a well thought out hub of activity, bill paying, filing, crafting, computing and home based business center, or black hole of misery, piles, stacks, late fees, phone messages and last year’s school work? How can the black hole find its way to the light at the end of the tunnel?