You’re going to be up to your eyeballs creating content for your site. Setting personal goals won’t mean much if your spouse refuses to share them. But unlike the contrived soap opera plot, it didn’t work out so handily.
You can learn a lot from a bottle of soda when it comes to stress in the office. If things are too relaxed, it may be a like pop that has gone flat. Ideally you need a little bit of “fizz.” Deadlines and urgency are good for making sure that your team gets things done.
A lot of owners drive their costs up and delay their site publication for months worrying about the least important element of a site design. The graphic design should be completely finalized before your designer writes a single line of code. The look of the website isn’t that important to the websites overall effectiveness.
How would we survive without our technology? Imagine how slow everything would be and how much “donkey work” we’d still be doing. Just think of the time we’d waste if we had to write complex reports without the word processor!
Was it difficult to have all of that Emerson, Lake and Palmer music transcribed from keyboards to guitar, so that you would be able to play those arrangements with your current band? It’s very detailed, especially the guitar parts. That must have taken forever to do, and then to write all that out, and then to score it.
Twitter uses hashtags. It also has desktop and smart-phone apps like TweetDeck that allow you to identify and connect with others with similar interests. To see how hastags work just do a twitter search for #CPA to tune into the conversation that CPAs are having. Facebook makes it easier. Just search for groups with appropriate interests and you’ll get access to plenty of other users. You’ll find tons of diverse groups with highly specialized interests. There are groups dedicated to start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and just about every specific industry. You may also find some useful advice for running your business in groups dedicated to accounting. There’s health care for accountants, support groups, and firms that are shifting their business model to cloud computing.
22. Every week ask a colleague to take your calls for an hour so you can get something else done. You can reciprocate some other day or do some other task for that colleague that he/she hates doing.
So how do you know whether you are keeping track of the numbers the right way? Evaluate the chosen metric properly and see if you are getting the desired results. The results are the only way to know whether you are tracking your metrics properly or not. Have a plan and give it a time frame. See if you are getting the right numbers. If things are not going well, don’t think twice about changing your strategy until you find the right one that works for your organization.