Real Solutions for Time Scarcity

"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 [...]

2018-10-23T14:46:00-04:00By |AWE, Overwhelm|2 Comments

How to Prioritize an Overflowing Task List

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 [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:06-04:00By |AWE, Prioritizing|0 Comments

Eliminate Distractions in 3 Easy Steps

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

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”?

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

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, [...]

Change “Try” to “Do”

Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post! "I used to want the words 'She Tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She Did It'" - Katherine Dunham. How can you change "try" into "do"? Try following this 3 step approach to create AND experience the life of your dreams! A - Awareness What are your current ideas?  What do you want written on your tombstone? [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:24-04:00By |AWE, Uncategorized|10 Comments

How Do You Plan to Outsource?

Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Intellectually we know that when we delegate a task - we free up time to work on our priorities.  However, deciding which tasks to delegate can be a challenge. I thought I had a good handle on this.  Really!  I teach clients how to delegate tasks all day long.  Of course, I delegated effectively myself.  Right?  WRONG! As I put [...]

AWE Inspired – Ideas

Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post! What ideas do you want to implement? Try following this 3 step approach to create AND experience the life of your dreams! A - Awareness What are your current ideas?  How are you keeping these from dying of neglect?  How would you like to live tomorrow?   What it is possible? W - Work What can you commit [...]

AWE Inspired – Today

Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post! What will your tomorrow look like? Try following this 3 step approach to create AND experience the life of your dreams! A - Awareness What are your current goals?  How are you living today?  How would you like to live tomorrow?  What habits do you want to create?   What could be possible once you planned one small [...]