Category Archives: Business

Time is Money in Workflow | Part 3

Time is Money “Time is money”. How often do we hear this expression? Weekly, monthly? I hear this phrase almost daily from just about every business I consult or have conversations with. The funny thing is, especially with creative businesses, the majority of them do not value their time. Now, before every one starts sending…

Keeping Your Desk Organized in the New Year

An Organized Desk An organized desk is usually not the reality in my office.  Things tend to get placed on my desk to be dealt with later and usually, they don’t.  Things like a loose button off my daughters sweater or my headphones from the gym that I plopped down after getting back from a…

Creating a Workflow Diagram | Part 2

Workflow Diagram Your current workflow is what you are doing right now at this time. This, for some people, is one of the hardest parts because they have to admit what their process is or lack there of. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed of your current process. Think of this as your baseline or your…

Time is Money in Workflow | Part 3 » The Restart SpecialistFebruary 6, 2018 - 8:25 am

[…] So we have accomplished a lot in our workflow journey.  We started off with identifying our mission and vision and then we just laid our current workflow on paper last week (here). If this is your first time joining us please look at the links below and start at the beginning of the series.  Do you see anything that surprised you? If you did, tune in for next week as we start to discuss how to analyze that time and start to construct an action plan.  If you missed last weeks post then check it out here. […]

Creating a Workflow

Creating and Implementing a Workflow Workflow specialist and guest blogger, Jason Ryncarz is sharing the second part in a series on creating a workflow that saves you time today and for the rest of 2018.  I introduced Jason as my secret weapon here. Whenever I talk to creatives in any setting and mention the word…

Creating a Workflow Diagram | Part 2 » The Restart SpecialistFebruary 1, 2018 - 9:02 am

[…] you missed the first part of our workflow series then head here to start your workflow […]

Engaged Wedding Workshop

The Engaged Workshop Hosted by Engaged, 60 people gathered for an intimate workshop in the heart of Birmingham.  It was the perfect kickoff for the year and not only did I learn from the speakers there, I also had the honor of speaking about networking and the creative mindset.  This is one of my favorite…

Why Have a Workflow . . .

First off, I want to say how excited I am to start this five part series on improving your workflow. Helping businesses to improve their efficiency is something I truly enjoy doing. The most common question I get related to workflow is “why does workflow matter?” Think of workflow as a map that guides you…

Creating a Workflow » The Restart SpecialistFebruary 1, 2018 - 9:01 am

[…] Whenever I talk to creatives in any setting and mention the word workflow I either get a deer in the headlights look or I get told “this is so boring”. Well I am here to tell you in the words of Marcus Lemonis from the Profit there are three things that matter in business “people, process, product”. As you guessed, we are really going to be digging into the process part of your business. Specifically this series is focused on improving your workflow or implementing it if you don’t have an established one.  For more on why you should have a workflow go here. […]

My Secret Weapon

A Secret We Have Kept Yes, you read this right I am going to share with you my most guarded secret today. This one secret has completely changed my outlook on workflow, efficiency, financial planning, investments, and technology development.  I am so excited about this that I just going to say it… My husband Jason….

Creating a Workflow » The Restart SpecialistJanuary 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm

[…] Workflow specialist and guest blogger, Jason Ryncarz is sharing the second part in a series on creating a workflow that saves you time today and for the rest of 2018.  I introduced Jason as my secret weapon here. […]

My 2018 Reading List

My Reading List for 2018 Pre – mommy life I could finish a good book in a day and devour a reading list in less than a month.  These days, I am doing good to complete one book a month.  I never thought I would be one to put down the historical fiction book in…

Why You Need the Restart Specialist

The New Year and the Restart Specialist So the New Year has started and you break out your checklist of goals.  As you examine them, you start to realize “WOW, this is a lot of stuff, how am I going to get this done ?”. The New Year should bring excitement, anticipation, and lots of…

What I Learned from Alan Berg

 Alan Berg at ALWEP Last week I attended my first ALWEP event here in Birmingham where they had brought in Alan Berg in to speak about selling more and using your reviews to make money.  I have heard him speak before back in Virginia and the man is a brilliant speaker with many years in…

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