Time Management: The Key to Success

Time is a valuable resource, and managing it effectively is crucial for success in both personal and professional life. With the fast-paced and demanding nature of our daily lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and like there are not enough hours in the day. However, by adopting a few simple time management strategies, you can increase your productivity, reduce stress, and achieve your goals.

Set Priorities: Start by identifying the most important tasks and prioritizing them. Focus on completing high-priority tasks first, and don’t let low-priority tasks distract you.

Create a To-Do List: Write down all the tasks you need to complete, and prioritize them in order of importance. This will help you keep track of your progress and ensure that you don’t forget anything important.

Use a Calendar: Plan your day, week, and month in advance, and schedule time for both work and leisure activities. This will help you avoid overloading your schedule and ensure that you have time for self-care and relaxation.

Minimize Distractions: Turn off notifications on your phone, close your email program, and eliminate other distractions while you’re working on important tasks. Focus on one task at a time, and avoid multitasking.

Take Breaks: Regular breaks can improve your focus and productivity. Take short breaks every hour or so to stretch, grab a snack, or simply step away from your work.

Learn to Say No: Saying no to low-priority tasks and distractions can free up more time for important tasks. Learn to prioritize your time and focus on what’s truly important.

Evaluate and Adjust: Regularly review your time management strategies and make adjustments as needed. Remember that what works for one person may not work for another, so be open to trying new techniques and finding what works best for you.

In conclusion, effective time management is about setting priorities, using tools and techniques to stay organized, and taking care of your physical and emotional well-being. Following these tips can increase your productivity, reduce stress, and achieve your goals. Start managing your time effectively today, and watch as your success grows!

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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Overcoming Doubt: A Journey to Self-Belief

Doubt can be a paralyzing emotion, hindering our progress and keeping us from reaching our full potential. It can be easy to get stuck in a cycle of self-doubt, but the good news is that it is possible to overcome these feelings and learn to trust in ourselves.

Identify the root cause of your doubt

The first step in overcoming doubt is to identify what is causing these feelings. Is it a lack of confidence in your abilities? Fear of failure? Negative self-talk? Once you understand the source of your doubt, you can start to address it in a more targeted and effective way.

Reframe negative thoughts

It’s important to challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. This may take time, but with practice, you can learn to identify negative thought patterns and replace them with more empowering beliefs.

Practice self-care

Self-care is a critical component of overcoming doubt. When we are stressed, tired or overwhelmed, it’s easier to fall into a cycle of self-doubt. By taking care of our physical and mental health, we can build resilience and maintain a positive outlook.

Surround yourself with positive influences

Surrounding yourself with supportive and encouraging people can help to boost your confidence and reduce self-doubt. Seek out mentors, friends, and family members who believe in you and your abilities, and spend time with them regularly.

Embrace failure

One of the biggest sources of doubt is the fear of failure. However, failure is a natural part of growth and learning. Embracing failure, learning from our mistakes, and using them as opportunities to grow, can help to reduce our fear of failure and build self-belief.

Celebrate your successes

It’s important to acknowledge and celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. This helps to build confidence and reinforce positive self-talk.

In conclusion, overcoming doubt is a journey; it takes time and effort to develop self-belief. By taking small steps to challenge negative thoughts, practice self-care, surround yourself with positive influences, embrace failure, and celebrate your successes, you can build the confidence and resilience you need to achieve your goals. Remember, you are capable and deserving of success.

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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How To Be Successful As An Entrepreneur

Over the years I have built my life the way I envisioned it. Since being single, I reflected on what success looks like. It looks different for everyone. 

Many times people struggle with success and entrepreneurship. There is no easy recipe or one thing to do in order to achieve goals. Rather, it is a combination of things. 

  • You have to be able to work on yourself constantly and accept criticism. 
  • Admit you are wrong when you are 
  • Set your own personal goals and hold yourself accountable
  • You have to have action plans and steps. 
  • You have to learn how to manage time. 
  • You have to be able to have systems in place. 
  • Say no to things more often, without feeling guilty. 
  • Outsource and delegate. 

All of these have happened over the years one at a time. Each item takes time to overcome and you should take the time to celebrate your wins. 

As I continue to grow my agency, I have been lucky and blessed to meet some amazing contractors that have allowed this vision to come to life even more. 

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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How To Appreciate A Single Mother

Single moms aren’t appreciated enough! It is dang near impossible. We are rockstars, we manage EVERYTHING. 

Look single moms have to do it ALL. Whenever something breaks, I fix it. I have to problem-solve and make 100% of my own decisions. These are not necessarily bad things but can build up over time. Sometimes, we just want someone to vent to.. Or get support from. 

The bottom line is that single moms should be appreciated more. I see this daily, they work SO hard and are not appreciated enough by friends, families, or even kids. If you know a single mom, take some time to read what you can do to send appreciation; she will LOVE it. 

How can you send appreciation to a single mom? 

  • Send candy and wine, always 
  • Send words of encouragement  
  • Offer to babysit 
  • Call to let them vent 
  • Pay for a massage 
  • Order coffee 
  • Take out to dinner 
  • Cook dinner for someone
  • Netflix and chill 
  • Take a night out 
  • Send a gratitude card or post 

It might seem like single moms have it together from the outside, but on the inside, we are EXHAUSTED. Sometimes, we just want a break or support. 

Send help always, send appreciation. Give to receive.

If you know a single mom, take some time to read what you can do to send appreciation; she will LOVE it. 

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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How To Enjoy Single Mom Life In Your 30’s

I’m having an open mind about a lot of things lately. I’m working on finding new things to try and do. Life is an adventure and we have to keep up with it. Since being single, I have felt free to enjoy new things and learn more about myself. It is always essential to have ‘me’ time or even days whenever possible. 

Here are the things that I have done AND LOVED. Make sure to find your personal growth and success in yourself and not someone else. The more you learn about yourself the better your life can truly be. I like to be adventurous and spontaneous and feel like I missed out on some of that! I even learned that I am highly competitive! 

Engage Virtual Range: I truly love their mission and love their brand. I enjoyed the different virtual ways of shooting guns. I left feeling more confident than I did coming in. I highly recommend going here with friends and family; it is such an enjoyable time and different. 

Chess: This one is something that I never thought I would EVER enjoy. However, it helps me to think differently. I was even able to use the strategy piece in my career. Though I have not won a game yet, I enjoy the challenge. 

Axe Throwing: I have been wanting to do this for a long time. Over vacation, I did this spontaneously. Again, this one took a bit before I had it narrowed down, but once I did I hit the bullseye every single time. I highly recommend doing this! 

Arcade: I love taking my son to an arcade, it is so much fun for both of us! I am finding that I enjoy being competitive. I really liked the basketball game! I surprised myself with how good I was! 

Day Club: When I was in Vegas last year, I went to a day club and EDM concert. This was beyond fun, I really enjoyed this new experience and highly recommend it. 

Rock climbing: I did this at one of my son’s events. It was a small rock climbing experience, and I want to do a larger one but for now, this was a great experience. 

EDM: Electronic Dance Music. I was recently introduced to this too. I love to dance so this helped me bring out new passion and fun into my daily work mode. 

Painting: I have always had a creative side to me and I have missed creating new art. I realized that this helps me release my thoughts and emotions and I need to do it more often. 

Zumba: I have done this over the years, but recently when I did this over the summer, it was something else. I appreciated it in a different way than ever before. It felt good to get out there and work out. 

Rage Range: When I was home in Rochester, there was a rage where my friend and I broke a glass. It was such a HUGE stress release! We threw the glass, and use sledgehammers. I highly recommend trying this!  

Drum Fit: This is something new that I have not heard of before. It is kind of like Zumba, but instead, you use an exercise ball and drumsticks while dancing. It really is great cardio, which I did not expect! 

Boxing: This one was way outside of my comfort zone. However, it was fun and I enjoyed learning about it. 

I plan to try:  

  • Zip lining 
  • Sky diving 

What are you planning on trying? 

Life is about constantly growing in all areas of your life and most importantly having fun. I want to keep trying new things and learn more about myself.

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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How To Gain Control And Power As A Single Mom

At the end of the day and in life, you only have yourself. It doesn’t matter if you have kids, a spouse, parents, etc. YOU are the one who is in charge of your life. You have to be happy with yourself.  

As I go back to therapy I realize this more and more. I am the only one who can control the things in my life. As Antonio gets older, he might do things that I do not like or agree with. I can guide him but I cannot make him do anything. This has been sticking with me more and more. 

Why? Primarily because this is one of the reasons I became an entrepreneur. I wanted to have freedom and a legacy for my family. I wanted to be in control of myself, success, and life. 

I want to protect myself with my assets. 

As a business owner, and person, sometimes I do not say no. 

Sometimes I overthink and this has to stop. I have to protect myself and the companies that I have built over the years. These are the goals that I am currently working on. 

I have to tell myself often lately, that I am in control of my life, thoughts, and actions. What others do, I can not get upset with or try to fix the situation. 

My thought for you: as an entrepreneur, there will be times when things don’t go as planned and you want to blame someone.  However, once you realize that you are in control of your life and only yours, that is when you take your power back.

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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Entrepreneur Life & Balance

People say to me “you are always working.” I feel as though there is always a time when I am working even when I am off. Even if I have a team. This is why I became an entrepreneur. I like the excitement and thrill that comes with it. 

Ideas can come to me at any time and I need to work to release my mind. 

Someone said ‘you shouldn’t work on the weekends.’ I do not want a typical 9-5 and can work for a short amount of time on the weekends and spend the rest of the time with my son if I want to.  

I love my career and love being an entrepreneur. The saying ‘if you love what you do, you won’t feel like you ever worked a day in your life.’ This is 100% true and I couldn’t agree more with it. 

The truth is, I work when I want to work. If that is 3 AM when I wake up from a dream and get inspired then so be it. There is nothing wrong with working too much, as long as you can balance life.

 I believe that most days, I do have a good balance in life. I do also have boundaries. I think that being a single mom allows for these items to be much more flexible. 

Whenever I want to attend something whether, with my son or alone,  I always make sure to think is the best option for my time and son. If it is not, then I decline and move on. This took a lot of discipline over the years. It is important to understand and have balance. 

I have realized over the years that it is okay to say no and that I can’t attend everything. Once you realize this, the balance comes into play much easier.

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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The Easy way to send Thanks!

I love being able to send quick little appreciation gifts to clients, podcast guests, vendors, contractors, etc. 

I found this super easy way to send a gift! Build strong business relationships through efficient, personalized and thoughtful gestures of appreciation.

It is easy to send your gifts digitally with Thnks!!

You can send gifts from Starbucks, Dunkin, Amazon, Grubhub, Chipotle, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jamba, Dominos, Panera, California Kitchen Pizza, IHOP, Taco Bell,  and many more!

This is one of my favorite ways to send gifts since it is easy and comes with many different options. Go ahead and someone you appreciate them! 

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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How Childhood Has Helped Me Grow

I used to feel like the outcast of my family. My brothers and father are engineers. I always say they have the brains… & I  have the creativity genes. 

Throughout my childhood, I loved dance, photography, arts, painting, etc. In fact, I always created the dance flyers and programs! 

I taught dance for a short time in my life. What I realized was that I LOVED seeing the vision come to life; I saw dance moves go along with the music. It brought me so much joy; I guess you can say I had creativity when I was born. 

This journey has taken me to where I am today. I love that I was able to create a vision for my clients.

Meet Susie Liberatore

As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are. 

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Balancing life as a single mom and entrepreneur

I wish that I had advice for single moms…. balance, and entrepreneur life. I do not have much to say other than I need help. I am burnt out, I am tired. 

I beat myself up day in and day out, am I doing what’s best for Antonio? Am I taking time for myself? Am I growing my business the way I have planned? 

A year ago, I never thought I would be where I am today, but I also know that it is okay to ask for help. I am grateful and blessed, but sometimes being a full time single mom can be overwhelming. 

I see my other friends or entrepreneur friends who are married, and they don’t get it. It is one of the hardest things ever to be a single mom to a special needs child and have a business. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I just wish there were more awareness and local groups to help cope. Sometimes it can be hard to cope or find people WHO get it and will offer support. 

My advice? It is important to choose good people and build trust with others so you can ask for help knowing that you can rely on them. It is also important to know it is okay to take time off of work and enjoy time with your children. Life is too short to not enjoy it.

Susie Liberatore is the owner, and Art Director, of Visions2images Creative Services. She helps established businesses grow their brand awareness by using digital marketing and professional branding techniques. With over a decade of agency and corporate experience, she brings businesses’ visions to life, while watching their return on investment increase.

Susie helps businesses grow their brand presence and connect with their target audience.

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