“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” —Mark Twain What better time than the start of a new year to take a thorough look at your business and identify the changes and…

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Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography No matter whether your business has been thrashing or thriving so far this year, you still have plenty of time left to steer it toward a strong finish. You may not have all the answers to your questions, but don’t let that stop you from revisiting and resetting your goals…

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These 5 business tips are actually things that you should continue even when self-isolation is a thing of the past. They are valuable additions to your daily life, and as studies tell us, it usually takes 66 days to establish a new habit. Use this time to incorporate these habits. Have a routine – and…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID,
We’ve encouraged you to calendar your week and we’ve talked about the value of “time chunking”, but are you including “recharge” breaks on your calendar? Designers are often so focused on fitting as much as possible into their days so that taking a break –often seems crazy and impossible. Yet plenty of studies have proven the value of including short breaks in your day as well as longer breaks that might even include a short out of town trip.

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions “Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” ~Seth Godin It’s a brand new year and the perfect time to look back at 2018, evaluate your marketing plan – what was successful and worth repeating as well as what may need…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching  Consulting and Design Success University Photo Credit-DesiLu Photography We hear a lot these days about socially responsible business. People want to work for, do business with, and support companies that set a larger goal for themselves than just focusing on the bottom line. If…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions Are you the CEO of your business, or do you just “work for yourself.” You definitely work for yourself if you are trying to do everything yourself. You need to face the fact that there are only 24 hours in…

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