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The Solution to “I Don’t Even Know WHAT I Could Delegate”

You have 168 hours each week to design your life. You use some of the hours for sleeping, some for exercising, some for eating, some for showering, some for work, some for family. Do you use more or less than your allotted 168? (Click here to download your complimentary copy of Your Magic 168 Action Guide to help you make more effective use of [...]

What’s In Your Tool Box?

One of the great things about being a Capacity Coach is having all sorts of fun tools and tricks up my sleeve to help my clients expand their capacity, achieve more, and work less. What a life! Here are some ideas. Data rules! When it comes to being effective and efficient, nothing can take the place of having accurate data when making decisions. When [...]

2017-05-15T11:28:52+00:00 By |capacity, Products|0 Comments

20 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress, anyone? I know – with all that we NEED to accomplish, all the we WANT to accomplish, and all the STUFF going on each day, it can be easy to feel stressed! Here’s a list I ran across in Think and Grow Rich for Women by Susan Lechter that can help you reduce stress in your life. AND . . . once you [...]

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Does hearing the term “work life balance” make you feel guilty? Many of my clients immediately share that they don’t ever feel they can actually achieve a “balance.” In fact, because they have conflicting priorities, they feel that no matter what they choose it is the wrong choice . . . when they are with family they feel they should be working, and when [...]

2017-04-10T12:55:01+00:00 By |Prioritizing|0 Comments

Get More Done by Delegating…Like a Pro!

When you have dozens of tasks on a bursting-at-the-seams to do list, you just have to work harder, right? WRONG! This is the time to work SMARTER, not harder, and hand some of those tasks to someone else. After all, there are only 168 hours in your week, and when you try to do EVERYTHING, you'll either forget about or neglect to do something important - for [...]

A List for Everything – Even Procrastination!

I recently shared Tim Pychyl’s 6 characteristics that make it more likely you will procrastinate on a task. One of the ways to lessen the amount of time you spend procrastinating is to flip those 6 traits from the negative to the positive. This strategy will work for MOST tasks, however sometimes, flipping it just isn’t enough. When this happens, try creating a procrastination [...]

How to Get More Done Without Going Nuts

I recently had the privilege of participating in not one but TWO fabulous podcasts intended to help busy professionals achieve more while working less. Let's go over some key points from each. David Hooper of ProCoach Podcasts focused on how coaches and other helping professions can do more to support their clients without giving up their own precious time spent with family and friends. It is [...]

How to Achieve More While Working Less

Close your eyes for a moment and think back to the last day you felt really productive. The day you were “in the zone.” You could accomplish everything you wanted. You finished your to-do list – with time left over. Wasn't that a great day? Wouldn’t you love it if you could replicate that every day? You can - and I'll show you how! [...]

2017-02-02T09:59:14+00:00 By |Productivity|0 Comments

What’s Your Next Goal? Think Big!

If you could focus for the next 30 days on ONE goal, what would it be? What do you want to work on over the next 30 days? It’s AWARENESS building time! Allow yourself to think big during this exercise.  No judgment. No censoring.  No decisions. Just brainstorming. Create a list by answering some of these questions . . . If I [...]

2 Steps for Intentional Planning

When you are able to spend more time in your day being proactive than reactive, you will find that your productivity increases. You’ll be able to truly work less and achieve more. One of the ways to be proactive is to spend time each day, week, month, and year planning. Using the words of Brian Moran, the author of The 12 Week Year, “...you [...]