Techniques and strategies to maximize your time using electronic and paper calendars.

It’s Time to Unschedule!

One of the most common challenges my high-achieving clients have is procrastination. Now, you may think that “high achieving” and “procrastination” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence . . . but it is true! Because of this, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on procrastination. What causes it? What are some strategies to overcome it? What makes it easy for someone to [...]

My Gift for You: Time!

My wish for you: may your holiday be filled with the gifts that matter most . . . the gift of joy, the gift of peace, the gift of love, the gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of family, the gift of laughter, and the gift of health. AND . . . most importantly . . . all the time desired [...]

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How to Create Time in Your Day

You know what it's like to run from meeting to appointment to project deadline and find yourself frustrated and out of time at the end of your work day. You love being busy, but it also stresses you out a bit. If you wake-up feeling like you are already behind and no matter what you won’t have enough time to get everything done, what you need [...]

Spring Clean Your Calendar Any Time – Even July

We think of "spring cleaning" as deep down, all-the-way cleaning - clearing and purging every nook and cranny. Your time management needs to be deep-cleaned now and then too! If you are overwhelmed with task lists, to-do lists, and appointments, then try “spring cleaning” your calendar! If a meeting or group you've been attending for years no longer serves you, it may be time to [...]

When Does a Habit No Longer Serve You?

In our first conversation, my new client Mary told me she struggled to manage the huge amount of email she received. The way she looked at it, she isn’t spending enough time each day processing the 150 and 200 emails she receives on average (and of those, 60 – 70% require additional action on her part). Mary's habit is to devote 30 minutes at [...]

All This White Space Scares Me!

One of the basic time management principles is to schedule about 50% of your day  - leaving the other 50% unscheduled to allow you to handle emerging priorities.  Of course, this is a guideline; depending on your life you may choose to schedule more or less than 50%. One of my clients recently shared with me that he really struggles with what to do [...]

How Are You Spending Your 168?

As we near the end of the year, it's normal to feel "busier." Let's be honest - you are a multifaceted human. You have personal and professional commitments - and probably not a ton of "free time." Then, the end of the year rolls around and we throw in 4th quarter goals, winter holidays (that come with multiple celebrations), and possibly lots of shopping. [...]

Break It Down in 3 Easy Steps

I hear from so many clients at this time of year that they’re bogged down in all the to-dos and activities and end up feeling rushed and stressed – just the opposite of what they’d like to experience! Easy solution: Start by breaking it down. Make a list of all the activities you LOVE to do . . .and break them down into the [...]

Maximize Your Schedule Using Blocks

I hear it so often: "I don't have enough time in the day to get it all done!" Well guess what - it is not possible to “get it all done.” Your life is fluid - you will continue to have new interests, start (and complete) new projects. You have a job, family, volunteer work, and, and, and, and ... You will continue to [...]

How to Work With Deadlines

"I know I procrastinate, but it's for the benefit of my clients.  You see, I do my best work under pressure."  Have you ever said (or thoughts) something similar to this? Today, I'm going to fulfill a promise I made a few weeks ago and talk more about procrastination.  (You can read the earlier posts here.) Let's look closely at the myth, "I work [...]