Are You Communicating Well?

I had a really bad experience lately with a hosting company and the issue was around communication. The guy is the public figurehead of his company but he made it next to impossible to actually communicate with him or the company. All communication options including emailing them directly, social media,…

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4 Ways To Grow

I was reading an interesting article this morning, a growth study, about Starbucks and how they differentiate themselves in the market. If you don't know much about the Starbucks story I suggest picking up Howard Schultz's Starbucks biography called Pour Your Heart Into It. It's a quick read and fills…

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Consistency & Systems

As my company passes 12 employees something I've been dealing with lately is getting more and more formalized in the way we operate. When you're small (< 5 or 6 people) you can be reactionary and that's OK. Things will get done and overall you can grow. But as you…

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Deciding Slow, Acting Quick

When it comes to decision making I believe in deciding slow but acting quick. Once a decision has been made, there's no point waiting around and hesitating, you might as well move fast from that point onwards. However, the lead up to that point it's important to: Gather informationConsult people…

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How Often Should You Review Your Goals?

Goals and targets are always something I've had a love/hate relationship with. I like the flow of working free without things having a driving force. I feel more creative that way. They call it going with the flow or following your interests. But I also love the structure and definability…

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Posture Hacks For Programmers

One of the things that we as programmers accept in our line of work is the constant sitting down. Often we're in the "saddle" for hours on end (8+ hours a day) and our range of movement is limited to picking up the coffee cup and putting to our mouths.…

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How To Share A Shopping Cart In WooCommerce

One of the things I love most about WooCommerce is the amazing array of extensions. Pretty much any idea or problem you can come up against in Woo is already countered by a plugin which attempts to solve the problem. As a programmer this is one of the things that…

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