Monthly Archives: December 2018

Evaluation Part 3: Create A Better Business Framework

After reading the last two posts on evaluating your business, you’ve spent some time carefully evaluating last year. You’ve reviewed the previous year for valuable lessons, paid attention to signs of trouble, and studied your current business projects to assess their value. Now, it’s time to tackle your New Year planning. This is an exciting phase, and you may be …

Evaluation Part 2: What Worked and What Didn’t

You’ve carefully delved into the past year and found the positive moments. You celebrated your wins, embraced your favorite projects, and taken a look at what activities made you a nice profit. But now it’s time to step back and discover what didn’t work. During this phase of your New Year evaluation, it’s important to remember that you aren’t judging …

Let’s Evaluate this Past Year: Part 1

Before you move forward with new goals, it’s important to perform an evaluation of the last year. You can gain valuable insights that can help you achieve your goals when you pause to reflect. But you have to approach this evaluation of the past 365 days with a special attitude. Have the Correct Mindset before Your Evaluation This isn’t about making harsh judgments or fixating on …

Happy Holidays: Families and Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Most modern families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners, and a mix of children, step-children, and various half-brothers and sisters. With that, a lot of complications get added to your already busy holiday schedule. …

Looking for a Perfect Christmas? Don’t!

Whether you scroll through Pinterest, flip through your favorite magazine, or see holiday ads on TV, perfect Christmases are popping up everywhere during the fall and winter months. While they are nice to look at and can serve as inspiration for your own holiday decorating, cooking, and gift giving, there’re hidden dangers in these depictions of a perfect Christmas that …