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There are certain things about business that apply in any business; tips, techniques, systems, apps, and habits. I want to share with you over time some of the things that have helped me in my business. Little tidbits that can help you be more productive in what you need to get done.


Small tweaks to HOW you do things can dramatically increase WHAT you are able to achieve.


I will try to shy away from theory and instead share things that I have done that have really helped me to maximize my own accomplishments … things that help me run a full time and successful photography business AND to build and run Rescue and Company simultaneously.


Now, not all of these things are going to be easy or comfortable, but I will endeavor to keep them simple and minimal. Bite sized bits that, if practiced consistently, can grow into beneficial habits that will help you in your position in your shelter or rescue and in your outside life as well.


I must confess that this is in part a public forum for my own accountability. By professing that I can help you, I must prove this to be true. And I must see a benefit in my own life. So I make this promise to you: I will do my best to be my best and share the real, true, tangible steps that brought me there.  And I ask this of you in return, if there is something that helps you be a better you PLEASE SHARE! Share with me in the comments below AND share with others in your office, your life and in your industry.


Our mantra here at Rescue and Company is that WE SAVE THE PEOPLE WHO SAVE ANIMALS. By helping other people to be better and more productive and effective we know that we are, by extension, saving more dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, and other four-legged furry creatures. And if that’s not motivation to be better, I don’t know what is.


I’m calling this series your “Monday Morning Pep Talk”. Little strategies to help your week be the best that it can be. So join me here each Monday morning and I’ll give you the best that I’ve got.



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Try this little experiment that someone shared with me this past week.  Count from 1-10 out loud. Super fast! Now from A-J… out loud. Snappy!

Now here’s the kicker. Try alternating between the two. A 1 B 2 ………. yeah. That was ssllloooowwwwww. It can take 3 to 4 times as long to do something when you switch from one thing to another. So see what task that you so daily or weekly that you can put together into one chunk of time. In the coming weeks I’ll share some apps and techniques to help with scheduling Social Media, but until then, try jotting down at least ten Facebook posts or Tweets in a WORD document. Or get the photos all together for your social media for the week into one file folder ahead of time. Not only will it help you rocket through the task, but it will feel so good to know that you have a little something stored up that you can just whip out later.

What kinds of things can you batch? Share them in the comments below!

See you next week with more inspiration and motivation!



Photographer, Graphic Designer, Visionary, Founder of Rescue & Company and owner of Olsen Imagery in Charleston South Carolina.

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