How to Create a System to Implement Your To-Dos

2021-10-11T13:16:25-04:00By |Productivity|

Imagine organizing paperwork for your bookkeeper only to find a Post-It note attached to the back of an invoice reminding you that a proposal is due . . . tomorrow! Depending upon your schedule for the rest of the day - and how much time you have available to complete the proposal - panic could ensue. A missed to-do almost created a missed opportunity! [...]

Is Perfectionism Your Bottleneck?

2021-10-13T09:26:09-04:00By |Podcast|

I hear it all the time: “There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” This always comes from having a productivity bottleneck of some kind, something that prevents you from getting done everything you want to in your day. In a recent podcast interview Karianne Munstedt (CEO of Karianne Munstedt Portrait coaching and photography), Karianne shared that she believes her productivity bottleneck stems from [...]

How to Use Your Strengths to Overcome Your Time Management Challenges

2021-09-03T09:18:58-04:00By |bottleneck, Productivity|

I recently participated in a Strategic Planning Session for a non-profit board I'm on.  As we started digging into the vision of the organization for the future, the facilitator kept asking, "Does this answer the question 'What does good look like?'" Often, we realized, that answer was NO.  Sure, our vision was good for NOW . . . but not really good for the [...]

Strategies to Stay in the CEO Role

2021-08-26T08:00:31-04:00By |Podcast|

As I learned in our recent podcast, Tanya Smith did just that! (If you'd rather view the video than read, watch the podcast here.) Tanya left her 15-year corporate design career when she recognized a lack of high-quality branding options for professionals and personal brands. She founded WorkStory Creative to fill the gap. She helps professionals build authority, raise perceived value, and attract high-end clients [...]

Stay In Your Zone of Genius!

2021-10-07T09:42:03-04:00By |Zone of Genius|

You love your business. But every once in a while you get frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired. You are one person – yet it feels like you are doing the work of 3 (or 4 or 5). It's hard when you wear ALL the hats...even if you're good at delegating! And the joy you had when you first started your business . . . well, [...]

As Soon as This Project Is Finished…

2021-10-05T13:49:27-04:00By |AWE, Productivity|

One of the goals my client shared with me is to not take work home to do in the evenings or on weekends. She came to our coaching call last week frustrated. She had spent a couple of hours over the weekend holed up in her office working on copy for a program launch. She justified working on the weekend because she just didn’t [...]

Too Much To Do and Not Enough Time?

2021-10-05T13:59:04-04:00By |bottleneck|

What if you were sure that the biggest productivity bottleneck you face with your productivity is that you have too much to do and not enough time . . . but really, that’s not the problem at all! Let me introduce Diana. She believes her biggest challenge with productivity is that she often has 2 tasks that need to be done at the same [...]

I Was Mortified!

2021-10-07T09:44:57-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Recently while scrolling in Facebook, I noticed a post from a colleague who had just hired a coach – not just any coach, but one who does almost exactly the same work I do. My first thought? "I can't believe she didn't hire me!" My second thought? "I can't believe she didn't hire me!" And finally, I got that sick feeling in my stomach [...]

Are You the Problem with Your Time Management?

2021-10-05T13:52:58-04:00By |Checklists & Systems|

Each quarter, I track my time for a week. I’m not going to lie – I HATE doing it! It seems so tedious. Plus, I ALWAYS find something I don’t like when I’m done tracking. I know I should appreciate the new knowledge, because without awareness how can I fix the problems that I find? Yet sometimes there is some comfort in thinking that [...]