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

A List for Everything – Even Procrastination!

I recently shared Tim Pychyl’s 6 characteristics that make it more likely you will procrastinate on a task. One of the ways to lessen the amount of time you spend procrastinating is to flip those 6 traits from the negative to the positive. This strategy will work for MOST tasks, however sometimes, flipping it just isn’t enough. When this happens, try creating a procrastination [...]

What’s Your Next Goal? Think Big!

If you could focus for the next 30 days on ONE goal, what would it be? What do you want to work on over the next 30 days? It’s AWARENESS building time! Allow yourself to think big during this exercise.  No judgment. No censoring.  No decisions. Just brainstorming. Create a list by answering some of these questions . . . If I [...]

What Are the Three Ingredients of Productivity?

Work Less. Achieve More. Who doesn’t want that? So the question becomes, “How can you increase your capacity each day?” How can you become the most efficient, effective, and productive as you possibly can? I’m reading The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey. Chris explains that our definition of productivity has changed over the last 50 years. [...]

If Only I Had Said No!

We've all done it ... said yes only to later regret it. How many times have you found yourself at a social function that you just didn’t want to attend, and the entire time you were there you were grumpy KNOWING if you had just said “no” you could be home in your pj’s?! Or sometimes you spend the whole day working hard but realizing [...]

Why Trying to Be on Ellen, Steve Harvey, and Good Morning America Keeps You Small

As I've described earlier, I recently attended the NAWBO Women's Business Conference. Several of the outstanding attendees made an impact, and one made a special impression on me: Meredith Liepelt of Rich Life Marketing. I asked Meredith if she'd be willing to share some important points with my readers. I think she hit it out of the ballpark with this post!  How much time do you [...]

The 5 Emotional Stages of Creating Change

Creating change can be tough!!! I recently read The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P Moran and Michael Lennington and especially noticed the graph below. What I found interesting about this graph is the authors took into account the emotional piece of creating change. A quick overview of the Emotional Cycle of [...]

What I Learned at the NAWBOWBC

I just returned from the NAWBO WBC, which is the Women's Business Conference sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners. What an experience! This is my second year attending (last year it was in San Antonio, this year in Columbus), and I certainly felt better prepared to navigate with my best business and personal interests in mind. Here's what I learned - [...]

When Time Management Isn’t Enough

I’ve heard people say that a book, or even a quote, changed their life. I never really believed it. Then, I read the Productivity Project by Chris Bailey. Though I wouldn’t go so far as to say it changed my life – I will say this book changed my business. I've been "that time management lady" for many years - the time strategy visionary. I lived [...]

Are You a Planner or a Crammer?

You're productive but know you can do better and still reduce the stress of working too much. One way to do that is to play to your strengths. Become aware of the amount of time and effort it takes you to begin a task. Are you the systematic Planner, the last-minute Crammer, or a combination? All three have positive and negative characteristics. [...]

It’s Your Time – Choose Wisely

You are in motion all day, accomplishing task after task after task, but most isn’t even for you. You’ve said “yes” to so many people, your to-do list just keeps getting longer. You KNOW there is more to life, you know you can be better, accomplish more . . . but HOW? It all needs to get done. What you need is a way [...]