How to Stay on Track During the Day

2023-06-27T11:55:16-04:00By |AWE|

Staying focused and productive throughout the day can be a challenge, especially for business owners. With countless notifications popping up on our phones and computers, it's easy to get distracted, go down a rabbit hole, and lose track of time. In fact, according to an Asurion study, the average person checks their phone every 12 minutes, with top users checking their phones up to [...]

Questions to ask a Productivity Coach

2022-05-24T13:23:23-04:00By |AWE, Checklists & Systems, Productivity|

Now that you’ve recognized you need a productivity coach, the next step is figuring out who is the right fit for you! I chose some of the questions that potential clients ask me (and they tend to be the same questions I ask when looking for a coach) to help you narrow it down. Let’s start with questions you should ask internally.  [...]

As Soon as This Project Is Finished…

2022-07-13T12:32:14-04:00By |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 often took that time to catch up on a project or two when she should be relaxing! She came to our coaching call last week frustrated. She had spent a couple of hours over the weekend holed up in her [...]

The Top 3 Causes of Stress for Business Owners

2022-07-25T12:48:20-04:00By |AWE|

According to researchers, the top 3 challenges entrepreneurs face that cause stress are: 1. Access to Capital 2. Time Management 3. Managing Difficult Clients Here’s the deal – I can’t help you with access to capital or managing difficult clients, but I can certainly help you reduce the time stress in your day using the very simple A.W.E. method. Awareness – What is it [...]

Real Solutions for Time Scarcity

2018-10-23T14:46:00-04:00By |AWE, Overwhelm|

"I just don't have time to exercise! By the time I get everything together in the morning, it's time to head out the door. I can't possibly get up any earlier to exercise; I'm exhausted as it is." "I just don't have time to write a book. I know I've been putting it off for years, but between running my business and caring for my [...]

How to Prioritize an Overflowing Task List

2016-12-07T20:00:06-05:00By |AWE, Prioritizing|

I talk often about prioritizing (here, for instance), but haven't provided practical advice in a while. Now's the time! You are frustrated by a  lack of progress at the end of the day. What you need is to be able to control your to-do list so you can feel a sense of accomplishment each day. So, here's the question of the day ... How do [...]

Eliminate Distractions in 3 Easy Steps

2016-12-07T20:00:06-05:00By |AWE, Checklists & Systems|

Our daily lives are so complicated and full of distraction - social media, text messages, voicemails, phone calls, Skype, email .. the list is endless! Between the internet and our phones, it can seem like you barely have time to eat! At least that's how I felt for a time. But, out of necessity, I developed some strategies for reducing distractions so I could keep [...]

6-Step Plan to Succeed in Time Management

2016-12-07T20:00:07-05:00By |AWE, Checklists & Systems|

In previous posts I’ve talked about creating a time management system that works for you. (Read Mary's story here, for example.) You must have a plan that is simple and easy to follow - "trying harder" and "more discipline" are not the answers. When you develop strong, easy-to-implement programs and systems, you become more efficient, productive and effective. Though I’ve written about this concept [...]

When Does “Yes” Mean “No”?

2016-12-07T20:00:10-05:00By |AWE, Delegation and Elimination, Prioritizing|

We know there are limits to time, so why do we so often say “yes” to tasks or commitments that are not directly related to our goals? Think of this... when you say "yes" to something that is not aligned with your values to please someone else, you are in effect saying “no” to accomplishing YOUR dreams. I recently read "The One Thing” by Gary Keller [...]

Prevent Email Interruptions in 3 Easy Steps

2016-12-07T20:00:23-05:00By |AWE, Checklists & Systems, Distractions and Procrastination, Prioritizing, Uncategorized|

Does your email program have a default setting to check for new emails every 5 minutes? If so, you could be interrupted by email 96 times in the average work day. 96 times!!! Does this sound familiar? You start writing a training manual and the little mail icon slides across the bottom of your screen. You minimize the manual, jump over to your inbox, [...]

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