Author: Courtney Barnes

How to Survive the December Dash

Every November, a dear friend puts an automatic response on all incoming email messages that reads, “This is our busy season. I will not be responding to email until February.” Her message reflects her years of experience in retail. Over 60% of her revenue comes in a six week period. To optimize customer services, she […]

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Professional Investing: How and Why to Do it and the Potential Returns

Look around, and you’ll notice that parents will do almost anything for their kids (sometimes even to their detriment). I’ve encountered individuals going close to bankrupt to buy their kids the best possible education. Sometimes this means moving to an expensive neighborhood to take advantage of highly ranked zoned schools. Sometimes it means sending kids […]

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Delegation

When leaders fail to delegate, there are many costs to pay. “Delegation-phobes” are more likely to experience overwhelm and low levels of engagement on their team. Delegation maestros realize higher retention rates and higher levels of workplace engagement.  Fortunately, effective delegation is a learned behavior. To get started, follow a few simple rules of thumb.

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Five Proven Strategies to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed at times feels like the new normal. With so many things coming at us, we have to be a master to filter, focus, and find peace. Although feelings of overwhelm may not be as serious as anxiety, stress, or depression, overwhelm does impact us. It compromises our ability to engage, to be effective, […]

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Fall Is for Fences 

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but it can also be a time of increased stress. After all, it is a time to reassess annual goals, take stock of your budget, and, if you have children, help them adapt to new classes, schedules, and teachers. For this reason, the fresh start offered by fall […]

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Women May Be Wired Differently–That’s Why They’re Thriving As Founders

Progress for women in traditional workplaces has been slower than many of us would like. Could how women approach work, specifically how they accept traditional, masculine models of interactions, be part of the problem?   To be clear, the news about women in business isn’t entirely bad. A 2018 article in Inc. reported that over the […]

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ACRONYMS TO LIVE BY: JOMO, GEMA, WAMM

While not yet a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5R, FOMO (fear of missing out) is a growing problem. FOMO is a dire problem among social-media obsessed tweens and teens. But digitally distracted adults also suffer from it. Many people have provided stellar tips on dealing with FOMO, but all too often, we still default into […]

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Coaching Mindset

With effective coaching, individuals become more capable, competent, and confident so they can do things easier, faster, and better in the future. It’s about addressing short-term challenges and developing the capacity to mitigate future problems before they happen. Here is a resource to help you adopt a coaching mindset that can have a phenomenal impact […]

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