Overcome Procrastination Using 3D Thinking

As I have said many times, my high-achieving clients often struggle with procrastination. I've been expanding my knowledge of this concept lately, and have found so many out-of-the-box ideas to overcome this habit. (Yes, it IS a habit.) Why do some people struggle more than others to start AND complete a task? Enter Neil Fiore, Ph.D, the author of The Now Habit, with the idea of [...]

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 [...]

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+00:00By |AWE, Overwhelm|2 Comments

Protect YOUR Big Yes and Learn to Say NO

I hear this from my well-meaning, caring clients all the time - "She asked and I just couldn't say no." Think about it ... when your day is already packed morning to night, the only way to fit that new task in is to NOT do something else! “It takes 1000 ‘no’s’ to protect your BIG ‘yes’!” ~ Gary Keller Do you feel like [...]

3 Easy Ways to Stop Burnout

Did you ever have one of those days? Well, I know you did, because we all do! Those days you feel sluggish, tired, out of focus. You know the day is going to be tough, because you just don’t have the energy to focus, or the desire to even try. You are overwhelmed and burned out. The key is to identify what burnout means for [...]

5 Ways to Avoid “Code Black”

Code Black:"When there are more patients than resources." (According to CBS Drama, "Code Black") What do you do when you feel like your life is in "code black"?  When you have soooooooooooo much to do, and not enough time to do it all? What do you do when getting up earlier and going to bed later just isn't going to cut it? What do [...]

How Is Willpower Like a Battery?

Do you find, like most of us, that some days you are "more on your game" than others? You can't be efficient and productive every single day, can you? Do you say, “I have all the willpower I need. I can tap into it anytime I want. I am the master of my domain.”? The amount of willpower (or, motivation) you have each day and [...]

All I Want for Christmas is . . . HELP!

Christmas can be a tough time of the year for many reasons.  We take already "busy" lives and then add a number of commitments to our plate - then wonder why we feel frazzled and out of control.  We can easily fall into the "it needs to be perfect" trap.  (Feel free to define "it" any way you want!)  And don't get me started [...]

A Solution to “Uh-Oh, I Forgot!”

Most business people work every day on multi-step projects. You usually do it all without missing a beat. But what about those days when you're constantly interrupted? In the real world, unless you live in a bubble, when you're distracted it's easy to miss a step. One way to make sure you don’t miss something is to create a checklist. A checklist allows you the [...]

How to Set and Communicate Boundaries

Boundaries: Lately a big topic here in this blog, because it's an important issue for any entrepreneur.  Amanda recently told us how she succeed in preventing everyone from wanting "a piece of her",  I described how Rosie and Ariel learned to honor their own agendas, and my VA Holly offered some tools to set boundaries in your home-based work. Recently I was offered the [...]