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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! [...]

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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 [...]

The 6 Triggers of Procrastination

A few months ago I had an interesting online discussion about procrastination and prioritizing (procrastination as reactive and prioritizing as proactive).  According to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, everyone procrastinates. Different people procrastinate in different ways, and for different amounts of time. According to Salary.com, 31% of people admitted to consciously wasting an hour each day, and 26% admitted consciously wasting 2 [...]

Burning Questions: How to Use Time Effectively

Recently I had the privilege of having a conversation with the fabulous Meredith Liepelt of Rich Life Marketing, to answer some questions presented by her listeners and clients. I shared my experience and my clients' experiences with how to increase capacity and achieve more, but without giving up "me time." Meredith works with people who accomplish a lot and have high aspirations for themselves and [...]

What Are the Three Ingredients of Productivity?

Work Less. Achieve More. Who doesn’t want that? So the question becomes, “How can you increase your capacity each day?” How can you become the most efficient, effective, and productive as you possibly can? I’m reading The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey. Chris explains that our definition of productivity has changed over the last 50 years. [...]

If Only I Had Said No!

We've all done it ... said yes only to later regret it. How many times have you found yourself at a social function that you just didn’t want to attend, and the entire time you were there you were grumpy KNOWING if you had just said “no” you could be home in your pj’s?! Or sometimes you spend the whole day working hard but realizing [...]

Why Trying to Be on Ellen, Steve Harvey, and Good Morning America Keeps You Small

As I've described earlier, I recently attended the NAWBO Women's Business Conference. Several of the outstanding attendees made an impact, and one made a special impression on me: Meredith Liepelt of Rich Life Marketing. I asked Meredith if she'd be willing to share some important points with my readers. I think she hit it out of the ballpark with this post!  How much time do you [...]

The 5 Emotional Stages of Creating Change

Creating change can be tough!!! I recently read The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P Moran and Michael Lennington and especially noticed the graph below. What I found interesting about this graph is the authors took into account the emotional piece of creating change. A quick overview of the Emotional Cycle of [...]

When Time Management Isn’t Enough

I’ve heard people say that a book, or even a quote, changed their life. I never really believed it. Then, I read the Productivity Project by Chris Bailey. Though I wouldn’t go so far as to say it changed my life – I will say this book changed my business. I've been "that time management lady" for many years - the time strategy visionary. I lived [...]