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8 minutes | 4 days ago
Can You Really Take a Vacation?
Preparing for your time off Mom, my throat is sore. Honey, my client has an emergency. Have you ever been stuck in vacation woes? As a mom to five children, I struggled to enjoy traveling. Don't get me wrong, I love to travel, but it seemed like drama ruled the day when traveling with the kids. Since my Mom lived about 600 miles south of us, at least 2 or 3 times a year, we journeyed down I95 to I85. Adventures like ice storms, car sickness, weak bladders, and one year of arriving with three having strep. These adventures have made me immune to most travel woes. Now that I own and manage my own business, I have different kinds of travel woes. I am finding that taking time away from my 24/7 business demands is challenging. Today, we will learn more about how to prepare properly for our time off work.
9 minutes | 18 days ago
Do your clients feel appreciated?
Believe it or not, we are already into the second half of February, and Valentine's Day has passed. It is always delightful to dedicate time to celebrate love and friendship with the important people to us. Yes, the first ones that come to my mind are my family and friends. With a loss of a few loved ones this past year, we are more grateful for those who remain. was talking to my assistant recently and going through the history of some of my clients. I have worked with many of these clients for YEARS! We have become friends and have gone through gains and losses together. Sometimes my clients email me in shorthand. I know what they mean, but my assistant has no idea. I had to chuckle as I explained the code. The conversation reminds me that I have fantastic clients and love working with them. Today, let's listen to some ways client appreciation is vital in your business.
9 minutes | 25 days ago
Six Weeks into the First Quarter – Focus!
Let's take a quick look back at the first week of this year. With all the political happenings globally, the fresh memories we have of them, feels like yesterday, but it's already a month and a half since the new year! It is easy to have squirrel moments and lose focus; when we snap back to reality, we can see time didn't stop, and now we need to catch up! Losing focus is widespread, and more so if we are setting project goals, like the ones we start on New Year’s or at the start of a new quarter. These projects take time to produce results and can lead us to become impatient and lose energy. We're six weeks into 2021, it's normal to have lower energy reserves compared to the start of the year. This is not an excuse to give up! It’s time to assess our progress and sharpen our focus. Today, we will reflect on renewing our motivation and staying focused for the weeks to come. Here are three thoughts to provoke, two ideas to inspire you, and one item for you to act on! https://www.olindaservices.com/blog
9 minutes | a month ago
How to Stay on Track with your Goals & Resolutions
We are already one month into 2021. Many of us have high expectations of what January and the remaining months of this year will bring. To say 2020 was a challenging year in our lives’ professional and personal aspects is an understatement. We have heard stories or experienced being separated from families, losing jobs, or even loved ones. These circumstances hit us hard! I am sure I am not the only one who is quietly questioning; can 2021 be worse?
7 minutes | 5 months ago
Poor Business Housekeeping Costing You BIG Time?
Is Poor Business Housekeeping Costing You Money? Do you have subscriptions you are not using? Domains that are on autopay, but unused? It may be time for a systems audit. Today, let’s find a few ways to decrease the chaos in your systems, save you money, and get you ready for the holidays. Find out more by visiting https://olindaservices.com/systems-audit-poor-business-housekeeping-costing-you-money/.
8 minutes | 5 months ago
Passion Killer! Distractions
Your business is thriving and suddenly distractions rear their ugly head. They cause chaos and sap your passion. You can overcome distractions by focusing on the best use of the finite amount of resources you have. Find links and other goodies at olindaservices.com/passion-build-it-conquer-distraction/.
9 minutes | 5 months ago
Is Work Making You Sick?
I have to chuckle as I upload this podcast. Right after recording, I got sick! You get to hear this podcast in all of its imperfection. I did multiple takes and just couldn't stop the word stumbles. Now, I know why. Are you pushing hard to meet deadlines and get everything done? As we strive for perfection (am I the only one?) we must be careful that we do not push too hard. We must build margin into our days. Want the notes? Visit https://olindaservices.com/margin-is-work-making-you-sick/.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
3 Reasons You Need an Executive Business Partner
Are you handling some major pivots in your business? How are your business relationships? Are you overwhelmed with all of the details? Today, Lisa Olinda, Chief Chaos Whisperer of Olinda Services, explains why your business may be ready to invest in an Executive Business Partner.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
Who Are the Bridges in Your Life?
Today, let's highlight three women who helped me in my business life. As you read about my experiences, consider who has helped you. Here are three thoughts to provoke you, two ideas to inspire you, and one item to act on! To read more and find links to valuable information, click here.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
Business Communication Squirrels
Working from home can cause major headaches with business communication. How do I define a squirrel moment? “You are writing your newsletter and suddenly you remember the bill you forgot to pay. You go to pay the bill and remember you did not take the clothes out of the washer. You go to take the clothes out of the washer and remember you had a 1 p.m. meeting and it is now 1:15 p.m.” How can our minds go in so many directions at the same time? Today, let’s learn about quieting those squirrel moments and gaining focus so we can communicate precisely, retain our sanity, and wow our clients.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Remote Meetings: Do You Zoom In or Tune Out?
Are you the remote communicator that everyone shakes their head, knowing you will have a communication breakdown? Today, let look at how we can make video communication a success even if you feel you are all thumbs with technology. Here is a free login notebook for you with video tutorial links!
7 minutes | 7 months ago
Is Your Business Flourishing with Remote Work
In this podcast, I teach you steps to make our remote office space work for YOU. We talk about how I combat mood swings and grumpiness with my work from home lifestyle. We discuss how too many problems and unanswered questions keep us spinning in circles, and how tech can save the day! A free planning resource is available at https://olindaservices.com/free-gift-intention/.
7 minutes | 7 months ago
Surviving Remote Work AND School Chaos
COVID-19 has caused families to pivot, and there is much anxiety about what the next school year will hold for learners. Many parents are in a panic or are in survival mode. How do you work from home, support your children’s education, and have a life? You are NOT alone. Learn how you can find a work-life rhythm while working from home with your children.
7 minutes | 8 months ago
Do you have grit with grace?
Do you feel like life is a bit out of control? I get you! There is chaos swirling around us. We hear daily of pandemic news, political debates, social unrest, and economic catastrophes. How can we focus during these times? Jon Gordon writes, "Three things you control every day are your ATTITUDE, your EFFORT, and your ACTIONS. As I write, I keep being reminded of one of my favorite saying, "grit with grace." I think I first heard that phrase spoken by Carrie Wilkerson. Wow, what a concept. Today, let's look at ways to dig deep and bring back control into our everyday lives.
5 minutes | 8 months ago
Does Your Landing Page Bewitch Your Audience?
Today, I was working with a client who is building her first landing page. We had finished the technical aspects of integrating a payment system and importing her contacts, ensuring they were tagged correctly. Today’s session was brainstorming the content and key elements for her to craft her message. While I do not claim to be a marketing guru, I have done a lot of training in marketing and I know what works for me. As we spoke, I pulled out some notes started rattling off some key components she would cover on her landing page. What do you think the next question was that she asked? “Do you have that written down?” She wanted to see the information and create based on my building blocks. I assured her I would send her my brainstorming notes after our call. Next steps? I created what I call the 7 Critical Components for a Magical Landing Page. Today’s episode covers the broader picture of creating your message for your landing page. I have a free resource for you that shows you the 7 Critical Components for a Magical Landing Page. Visit olindaservices.news/landing to download now.
10 minutes | 8 months ago
Manage Your Time & Energy
I want to shift our perspective. Write another formula to success. We need to manage our time and energy, not control it. It is not work-life balance but work-life rhythm. As women, we wear so many hats. We put so much pressure on ourselves to conform to outside standards. You know what? I will get the things done, but it just may look a little different from what someone else feels is the best way. We usually don’t have the luxury of offboarding life crisis and chaos to others. They have to be handled, often in real-time. – Lisa Olinda Additional Resources Manage Your Time & Energy Blog Post
8 minutes | 9 months ago
Learn More About the Chaos Whisperer
I thought I would take a few minutes today to introduce myself and let you get to know me. Whenever I say that phrase "getting to know you," I just start mentally humming the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. "Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. Getting to know you. Putting it my way but nicely. You are precisely, my cup of tea." Today, let's focus on you "getting to know me," and hopefully, I will be your cup of tea! If you would be interested in having a 15-minute session with me, visit https://calendly.com/lisaolinda/15min and schedule a time, or you can send me questions at email@example.com.
4 minutes | 9 months ago
How to Manage Rest in a Time of Crisis
Michael Hyatt says, The secret to becoming more productive is not managing your time but your energy. How do we manage to rest in a time of crisis? Let’s focus for a few minutes as I bring you a 3-2-1 chaos buster punch on REST.
6 minutes | 9 months ago
Attention Management During Chaos
If you have watched the Disney movie UP, you have seen how the dogs are distracted every time a squirrel passes. I currently feel like I have a ton of squirrels in my day. Learn how to manage your attention during chaos? Here are three thoughts to provoke you, two ideas to inspire you, and one item to act on!
6 minutes | 9 months ago
Pushing Through Resistance
Today, I am just NOT feeling it. I want to be productive, but every cell in my body is screaming NO! Do you ever have days like this? Anne Frank says, “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” While it may appear to an outsider that I am just lazy, really, I am dealing with resistance. What is resistance? I like this definition: A force that tends to oppose or delay motion. What force are you dealing with today that is hindering your motion? Mine is a complicated combination of fatigue, personal matters, and another area that I will address later. Today, let’s focus on pushing through resistance and progressing forward.
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