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How to Turn A Dream Into A Workable Plan

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On January 1, 2018
As a small business consultant, it can be difficult to watch the lack of progress of so many promising entrepreneurs and coaches. They’ve dreamed for so long about creating a solid, sustainable business, and yet, all they do is dream. You know the people I’m talking about. They attend conferences, sign up for free webinars, […]
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2018 Day Designer Review – Flagship Edition

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 31, 2017
In this post, I’m unboxing and reviewing the the 2018 Day Designer.* I credit the Day Designer with getting me back into the habit of using a planner. I purchased my first flagship Day Designer in 2014. It was the first planner in ages that I used every single day for an entire year. Ultimately, […]
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2017 Year In Review

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 26, 2017
This time of year, I’m often preaching to my audience about reflecting on the year before setting goals for the year ahead (or doing a reflection and then tweaking goals they may have set already). I’m taking my own advice and doing my own annual review. I’ll be honest – most years I don’t get […]
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4 Tips for Using A Daily Planner Effectively

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 22, 2017
One of the best ways to become successful is to plan for it. Planning isn’t a one time thing. Its not an annual event either. Planning on a regular basis can help you achieve your goals and reach the level of success you’re seeking. Some people keep things super simple and use a monthly planner. […]
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3 Things to Do When Setting Up A New Planner

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 20, 2017
Let’s face it – the day we get a new planner is the day we have those most interest in it and excitement around it. But that makes sense – we love new (or new to us) things. And new planners and calendars carry a lot of symbolism – a fresh start, a clean slate, […]
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5 Great Reasons to Use A Planner

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 10, 2017
As a business owner, staying on top of my day-to-day schedule is essential. If something isn’t on my calendar, chances are, it won’t get done. Though technology fills my days and I live by my Google Calendar, my planner is by far the best tool for my overall planning – both long and short term. […]
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Episode 004: How to Choose the Right Planner

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On November 27, 2017
Ever had a planner you were really excited about and then, one month in, you stopped using it? We’ve all been there. Just like any other system, if your planner isn’t right for you, it won’t do you any good. On this episode of the One Organized Business Podcast, I cover five super simple things […]
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Episode 003: Cultivating A Planning Habit

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On November 20, 2017
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Many of us have heard this phrase, yet countless small business owners and solopreneurs don’t make time to plan. In this episode, Alaia Williams shares three easy steps you can take to develop a planning habit. She also drills down into different kinds of planning and […]
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Success Strategies for the Self-Employed – Quickbooks Connect 2017

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On November 19, 2017
Last week, I traveled to San Jose to participate in QuickBooks Connect 2017. In addition to a session on time management, I participated in a panel discussion about how to thrive when you’re self-employed. Though my co-panelists and I have completely different businesses and business journeys, Planning is key: planning for growth, planning for taxes…you […]
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