December 15, 2011
By Jacki Hart CLP
Prosperity Partners Program Manager

Jacki Hart Here’s a simple five-point test for you to see if the Prosperity Partners Build Your Prosperity seminar will help reduce stress and headaches at work:
  1. Make a ‘to-do’ list of things you need to do at work tomorrow. Even it’s your down-time season, you likely have business related planning, purchasing, meetings, assessing, etc., you need to do. So, just write them all down.
  2. At the end of the day tomorrow, check the list and mark off the ones you have done.
  3. Add whatever else you think of to the list.
  4. Repeat every day for a week — using the same original list — with things checked off and added each day.
  5. At the end of the week, look at the list, and see what things you originally wrote down are not yet done, and which things you later added, and have now completed.

The moral of the story is that you will have attended to the items on your list that lie in your ‘sweet spot.’ That’s the place where you’re most proficient, comfortable, and focusing on the things you most like to do.

I guarantee that the things you least like to do will always fall to the bottom of your to-do list through unintentional prioritizing. It’s right here — in the midst of gravitating to what you enjoy most — that your biggest headaches at work are born.

The Build Your Prosperity seminar is packed full of enlightening facts and tricks to help you realize where you are most helpful in your business, and where you are ignoring things that need to be done, because it’s just not what you are good at or like to do. This applies to supervisors, managers and owners alike.

prosperity partners flow chart

Learn to navigate business needs

The challenge lies in the reality that every business needs balance and strategy — and most entrepreneurs have never been taught how to navigate all of the needs of a business simultaneously.

We’re here to give you a simple tool box for prioritizing differently, figuring out what’s missing, and guiding you to next steps.

So, what are you waiting for? More of the same headaches next year? Or a painless way to change the way you spend your time at work so that you can enjoy your career more – with a better work life balance?

Your association has developed this unique business tool box for you. It’s simple, effective, and easy to access.

Join us at the next Build Your Prosperity seminar: Feb. 16 and Mar. 7 at your home office in Milton. To register, or for more info, call Kathy McLean at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 306, or email, or go to

Employee Management Tools available to companies in the Prosperity Partners program

  • Attention to Detail Checklist Maintenance
  • Daily Planner
  • Drivers Agreement
  • Employee Checklist - Orientation
  • Employee Contract Sample
  • Employee Timecard
  • Employment Offer Template
  • HR - Employee Handbook
  • HR - Employee Orientation and Training
  • HR - Employee Performance Review
  • Performance Appraisal Master Personnel
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sample Equipment - Uniform Checklist
  • Sample Exterior Practical Training Checklist
  • Supervisor Competency

Jacki Hart may be reached at