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Radio: Systemic Systems-- Why Do I Care? Pt 2

Radio: Systemic Systems-- Why Do I Care? Pt 2
By Christina Suter on Jul 11, 2019 at 05:00 AM in Business Issues

Systemic systems serve businesses by improving them and increasing productivity. Some systemic systems are the purpose of pride and preferences. This week on the radio show I continue last week's topic on using systemic systems to improve your business.

Tune in today, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8 am and 2 pm PST to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio Show on www.awoptalk247.com

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Systemic Systems: Why Do I Care? Pt 1

Systemic Systems: Why Do I Care? Pt 1
By Christina Suter on Jul 06, 2019 at 07:00 AM in Business Issues

What does it mean to be a leader in your company? Over the next few weeks I will be discussing a topic that involves the systems that affect and keep your business flowing. Author Peter Sange provides a great example of a systemic system and just how much it can affect your business in his book, The Fifth Discipline. 

He uses an example of a beer that was featured in a music video, the beer was seen by thousands of people, and sales and demand for that beer shot up. The store owners increase their orders of the beer and distributors work to meet the demand.

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Radio: Systemic Systems-- Why Do I Care? Pt 1

By Christina Suter on Jul 04, 2019 at 05:00 AM in Business Issues

Over the next few weeks I will be discussing a topic that involves the systems that affect and keep your business flowing. Author Peter Sange provides a great example of a systemic system and just how much it can affect your business in his book, The Fifth Discipline. 

Tune in today, Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8 am and 2 pm PST to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio Show on www.awoptalk247.com

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Good-Hearted Business Owner and Time Management

Good-Hearted Business Owner and Time Management
By Christina Suter on Jun 15, 2019 at 08:00 AM in Business Issues

Time management isn’t actually about managing time; the purpose of it is to actually manage tasks. It’s about making the time to get the things done that need to happen so that you can get to the things your business needs from you. Most good-hearted business owners misuse their time, they see not spending time on tasks as not being personal, not being friendly, or being too limited.

But, as an owner and leader, time management is in your jurisdiction; it’s a backbone to you being a good leader. Managing your time is you being responsible to your sub-contractors and to your employees. Because it is essential that you give them feedback, and that you delegate, managing your time allows you to do that.

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Your Clients Emergencies Are Not Yours

Your Clients Emergencies Are Not Yours
By Christina Suter on Jun 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Business Issues

Each work day, as entrepreneurs, we get up in the morning with a plan for our day. Every day that plan and list of things to do gets hijacked and before we know it out of our eight things to do only four get done and that repeats every day. The urgency of your client isn’t always your urgency.

When you get a phone call from an upset client figure out when you can respond; don’t respond out of panic or when you only have a few minutes. Their urgency should not automatically become your urgency; keep your cool. When the emergency comes up, consider how important the client and the issue is to your business. If it’s not really important to your business, put it off for a few hours and focus on the things that actually are urgent and important for your business right now.

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Urgent vs. Important

Urgent vs. Important
By Christina Suter on Jun 01, 2019 at 09:30 AM in Business Issues

It happens every week-- you’re at your desk, or walking down the hallway at work and suddenly you’re stopped. Your time and work has been hijacked by someone else and now you will spend anywhere from the next 15 mins to 2 hours putting out a client or employee’s urgent fire.

Urgent is in the moment, it’s the thing that is up in front of you that you respond to because it has an immediate time pressure or the person presenting it to you needs a response right away. Things that are important have to be done, they just don’t have to be done right now, like going through your inventory, going to a networking event, and bookkeeping so that you can get paid.

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Time Management, Project Delegation, Freedom & Due Dates

Time Management, Project Delegation, Freedom & Due Dates
By Christina Suter on May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Business Issues

Time management is the process of putting things into your calendar and getting them done in a timely fashion. Time management is also about file and task management. Do you ever feel overworked or that your to-do list is longer than the amount of time in which you have to get it all done? I am one of those people who has too many things sitting unfiled on my desk and that adds to my feeling of overwhelm.

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Radio: Time Management, Project Delegation, Freedom & Due Dates

Radio: Time Management, Project Delegation, Freedom & Due Dates
By Christina Suter on May 23, 2019 at 06:00 AM in Business Issues

This week on my radio show I will be using David Allen Coe's time management system to talk about the managing of your tasks and files. I will also get into how to delegate projects as well as what on your list of to-do's should and shouldn't be assigned due dates.

Tune in today, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 8 AM and 2 PM PST on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio Show.

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What to Delegate & What to Keep

What to Delegate & What to Keep
By Christina Suter on May 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM in Business Issues

There comes a point in the business life of a successful small business when it requires more time and energy than you, as the owner have, and when the business can no longer be considered a small business. You have 16 waking hours and 7 days per week in which to get things done. When your business gets so busy or big that it requires more time and days than you have, you may experience overwhelm.

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Radio: What to Delegate & What to Keep

Radio: What to Delegate & What to Keep
By Christina Suter on May 16, 2019 at 05:00 AM in Business Issues

What do you do with stress? Do you feel anxiety and overwhelm because your business has moved beyond what can be considered a small business? Does your business now require more time and energy than you have?

Tune in today, May 16, 2019, at 8 AM and 2 PM PST to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio Show on www.awoptalk247.com.

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