Techniques and strategies to maximize your time using prioritization techniques.

Avoid the Afternoon Blahs

You have a good handle on your to-do list and routinely get things done well and on time. You're a great juggler! But do you ever find yourself in that post-lunch, blah, can't think straight kind of place? You're not alone! I know, you have a business to run and clients to serve. So how can you keep moving and stay focused when you [...]

The Secret to Prioritizing

I was recently at a family gathering, and the hostess had the best cover on her couch. I wanted one just like it so onto Amazon I went - determined to find the best cover. I kept looking - and finally found two options. But what if I don’t like it? What if it is the wrong size? What if the color doesn’t match? This [...]

2018-07-30T13:39:46+00:00By |Prioritizing|0 Comments

How to Prevent “Important” from Becoming “Urgent”

I recently presented a workshop focused on scheduling and calendar skills for entrepreneurs and business owners, and was starting to work through the blocks of time that should be represented in a calendar on a daily or weekly basis. Planning time Maintenance time Email time Self-care time Client time Prospecting time Project time This discussion led to many of the participants feeling like they [...]

2018-10-23T09:28:43+00:00By |Prioritizing|2 Comments

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Does hearing the term “work life balance” make you feel guilty? Many of my clients immediately share that they don’t ever feel they can actually achieve a “balance.” In fact, because they have conflicting priorities, they feel that no matter what they choose it is the wrong choice . . . when they are with family they feel they should be working, and when [...]

2017-04-10T12:55:01+00:00By |Prioritizing|0 Comments

High Impact and the Power of Less

So much to do, not enough time. WOW - how many times have you thought that? The reality is . . . you can have it all, you just can't have it all at the SAME TIME! Each of us is gifted with 168 hours each week - and we have control over how we spend those hours. One of the keys to "spending your [...]

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 [...]

My Kingdom for a Paperclip: Plan Your Maintenance Activities

One of my favorite sayings when working with clients is "my kingdom for a paperclip." When I use this typically I'm referring to having a big project stall due to lack of planning or not keeping an eye on the details. In your attempt to build your capacity, you are doing a great job keeping the big picture in mind. You may be using [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]