... from my man in British Columbia, Curtis McHale.
Curtis McHale explains why tracking your hours as a business owner can improve the health of your business. Tracking your time will also help you identify the most profitable projects you have. As
... to set those goals. You should have your goals and major projects decided before November begins, but starting today is better than some planned time in the future. — Get Help Achieving Your Goals
Great advice by Curtis McHale and at a great time too. 2017 is just around the corner.
Curtis McHale has the three step process for marketing your business. Blog, podcast and meet people. The primary thing you need to do is blog. Write for your own site at least weekly.
Curtis McHale on the placebo that continually changing your productivity tools offers and why it's best to stick with the basics. For a time a new system feels great and we do get
This has to be the definitive list of books on running a successful business. There is room for a few more but starting with the recommendations from Curtis is a great starting point.
If you want to tip the daily balance from shallow work to deep work, my buddy Curtis in British Columbia recommends Cal Newport's book, Deep Work. In Deep Work, Cal Newport wants to
Curtis McHale continues his look into winning proposals with a look at four essentials for any proposal. Real business owners who want to take their business to the next level aren’t interested
Suddenly, everything was dark, and I realized that I was in bed and it was time to face another day in my fledgling business where I had way too much to do and
Another great post by Curtis McHale. This time on what your ideal life would be. Here's a hint. It's not lounging on a beach every day. There is a problem with that question
There I was doing my morning pages on the subject of selecting tools to work fast when we want to be working slower with a clearer purpose. Next thing I know I'm reading
Curtis McHale dispenses seven tactics that help getting the balance right between work and life.
Don’t be afraid to challenge prospective clients with goals. Make them work to prove that they’re really the right clients for you. Be bold. — Curtis McHale by Curtis McHale Read on
This brings back nightmares of timesheets being used to measure performance. It's a poor way of measuring any employees performance regardless of what they do. What do you use to measure employee performance?
I really should. My problem at the moment is that I have too many things on the go at once. Something will need to give. If you're struggling to blog, read this post
We need more posts like this. Good to see that Markdown is favoured by Curtis.
Curtis McHale talks about taking your blogging to the next level and hiring an editor. Working with Diane I get something more though — I get someone to tell me when a post is
Curtis McHale knows his limits when it comes to keeping up with the ever changing world of web technology. It would be super easy for me to longingly dwell on the times when
A project plan should be built in partnership with your client. When they buy into the project plan you then start a scope and build a proposal/scope off of it. — Components of
The thing is, that even with all the successful projects behind us, we’re typically bad at selling ourselves to ourselves. Like my friend above, who for years had been the lead developer
Curtis McHale knows how to be effective during his work day. No further proof is needed than the man himself. Curtis manages to fit so much into a single week.
... with Curtis McHale. Hats off to Curtis for his willingness to be transparent and honest about his goals.
Curtis McHale asks if success is only in your head?. Well worth reading if you've failed in the delivery of a product or service and are second doubting yourself.
Curtis McHale talks about his change from solo freelancer to business owner and why it's necessary. As their leader, it’s now your job to make sure your team members do their jobs