FREE TIPS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS AND UNLEASH YOUR LIFE

  • Ellen Rohr Aloha

Holidays UN-complicated…Less is More

How about if you just...don't. You don't go to the party. You don't send the greetings cards. You don't carry on a tradition. What if, when it feels like a chore, you just...don't. What if, instead, you smiled a little more? What if you gave a few compliments? What if you found lots of [...]

5 Tips for Wrangling the Chaos

"Got a Minute?" That question can suck every minute out of your day. You want to be helpful and open. But when you become "at the effect" of everyone else, you may get frustrated. Maybe even snap at them?  That's the opposite of being helpful and open. Here are a couple of tips to deal [...]

  • UN-Do Your Business

You Can UN-Do Your Business…and Do Something Else

Years ago, when I first started with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, John Nicholson asked if he could become a franchisee. I said, "No!  You only do new construction work.  This is a conversion service franchise.  That means, you need to do service work with at least two truck to be eligible." Two months later he called me, "Ellen, [...]

4 Ways to Stay Motivated Everyday

Note: I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented Facebook Page: Well Sourced by Visa Business. The Page serves as a [...]

Time to Update Your Business Plan?

I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented Facebook Page: Well Sourced by Visa Business. The Page serves as a space [...]

Find The Love

"Tell me," Ernie pleaded. "What am I doing wrong?" Ernie had just closed the books for February and he had a loss for the month. He rattled off a laundry list of very good action items and projects that he was initiating to make sure March would be profitable. The problem, according to Ernie, is [...]

Let Go of What is Beyond Your Control

Sigh.  It’s been a tough week.  There is the stress that the Holidays can bring.  And, we have been frustrated by political infighting about the fiscal cliff and the national debt.  Then, the tragedy of another senseless mass murder, inexplicably taking the lives of first graders and their teachers.  What to think?  What to do?  It [...]