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Eckhart Tolle: Aligning Outer Purpose with Inner Purpose

Eckhart Tolle discusses the need to align your outer purpose (taking action in everyday life) with your inner purpose. He describes this ‘awakened doing’ as a means to transforming your life and work. The secret to achieving the alignment is consciousness – in this way your daily activity can be infused with your inner purpose. […]

7 Ways Focus Improves Your Productivity

  I’ve been reflecting on how focus has helped me to improve productivity with respect to blogging.  Over the last 3 months, I have written 80 blog posts for my Small Business Odyssey blog (from 400 to 1000+ words each), while in the previous three months I wrote only one blog post.  This improved productivity […]

Sometimes You Have to Stop to Move Forward: A Montville Break

  Over the weekend, I spent two days in a cabin in Montville, a mountain village on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia.   It was great to take in the mountain air and the glorious vistas and to stroll through Montville village, an arts and craft centre that I featured in one of my Squidoo […]

The Challenge of Daily Blogging and the Need for Improved Personal Productivity

There are many things that work against you when you attempt to achieve daily blogging.  However, the effort to maintain a daily blogging schedule is well worth it.  I noticed that since I have missed a few days of publishing Small Business Odyssey, the Alexa ranking has changed from 860,000 to 1,100,000 – in other […]

How To Be Productive: The Internal Challenges

If you are a small business owner engaged in small business marketing, it is absolutely critical that you learn how to be productive. There are many demands on your time through email and phone communications, staff management, stock control, product and service development, accounting and taxation, relationship building with clients and strategic planning – to […]