The goal setting and mind set category focuses on creating and implementing goals.

3 Ways to Say No

2023-04-18T17:28:55-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing|

There are many times in life when we need to say no. Maybe it’s an invitation to another networking event or birthday party. It might be a night out with friends or a nomination to become a board member for an organization your heavily support. There are several reasons someone might need to say no to an offer. Though the opportunity might seem honorable [...]

What is Your Procrastination Trigger?

2022-11-29T10:29:11-05:00By |bottleneck, Distractions and Procrastination, Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing, Productivity|

According to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, everyone procrastinates. The key to increasing your productivity is decreasing the time you procrastinate. Simple, right?  Not usually!  In order to decrease the amount of time you procrastinate, you must know the answers to these questions:  What tasks do you typically put off doing?  What’s the stopping point or trigger on these tasks?  How do you [...]

Overwhelmed? How to Make Room to Breathe

2022-09-21T11:44:06-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing|

If you're feeling overwhelmed, I want you to imagine a scenario with me: Imagine you are watching little kids at an Easter egg hunt. They have a basket - and are told the person who has the most eggs in the basket wins. The kids run around quickly, picking up eggs and putting them in the basket. At the end of the 10 minutes, [...]

2 Key Steps to Easily Accomplish Your Goals

2022-08-05T19:03:45-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

  FACT: Setting and completing strategic goals helps your business grow.  One of the biggest struggles I see with my clients is the inability to move these goals from concept to implementation consistently. Sometimes they easily complete the goals. Other times, the goal languishes month after month after month. So - what is the difference? According to a recent study from the American Society [...]

Is Pushing Through Tasks Counterproductive?

2022-06-08T15:20:28-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

How much thought do you put into what time of day you schedule appointments and work on tasks? Your energy ebbs and flows throughout the day . . . as does your ability to focus. This concept is known as Biological Prime Time. Frustration and procrastination increase when there is a mismatch between your focus and energy level and the task you are trying [...]

I Was Mortified that No One Would Hire Me !

2022-07-18T13:53:50-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Recently while scrolling on 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. Why wouldn't she hire me? 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 [...]

3 Steps to Get More Done

2020-10-19T14:00:01-04:00By |Calendars, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

In June, I finished up my second one-year term as the president of NAWBO Cleveland. In July, I took some time to breathe. In August, I realized I had about 8 hours a week “extra” in my schedule, so I vowed to use each and every one of those hours wisely. See, I know ALL about Parkinson’s Law . . . and realized that [...]

Exhausted From Running Your Business?

2020-09-14T08:44:31-04:00By |capacity, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

“My schedule is so packed – I’m exhausted 80% of the time,” exclaimed a friend of mine, a business owner I greatly admire. Someone who, frankly, really has her $%!* together. See, the thing about being productive, effective, and efficient is the target keeps moving. The time management skills that got you this far aren’t the same ones you need as your business grows. [...]

When Your Day Goes Off the Rails

2020-02-04T10:10:10-05:00By |Awesome People, Calendars, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

I was reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and was intrigued by one of his calendar scheduling tips. [su_youtube url="" width="360" height="280"] First, a quick synopsis of Cal’s book: He believes that most people have lost the ability to go deep, spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media. They often don't even realize there's a better [...]

Busyness Does Not Equal Business

2019-07-17T09:11:04-04:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

While traveling home from vacation I was able to process eblasts and found this great message from Seth Godin. "Leave stones unturned. If it’s the wrong stone, walk away. Infinity is a trap. The frenzied search for more is a distraction and a place to hide, all in one. Pick the right stones and cherish them as you turn them over. That’s enough." Then, [...]

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