The Art of Asking for Help

Charlene is busy. Charlene is the mother of three young children, and is concerned about her aging parents. She owns a thriving clothing business, is a member of three networking groups, and volunteers at her children's school whenever she can. Down time? Charlene doesn't know the meaning of down time!! Although she takes care of the bare necessities each day, her focus is on [...]

What is YOUR “Big Yes”?

Jane has a great day planned. Her morning will be spent on finalizing her big presentation for next week. After processing email, she'll write her next two blog posts, and then run to the grocery to get dinner ready for herself and her husband. Real-life: Jane starts her big presentation, but is interrupted by an urgent text from a client. After spending an hour [...]

Take Control of Your Calendar with 4 Ds

How full is your schedule? Your calendar? Your to-do list? Often, you have A LOT on your plate . . .which limits your ability to spend time doing the activities that will best help you accomplish your goals. You don't intend for this to happen . . . it just does. Slowly one activity after another after another sneaks its way into your life until you are full [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Achieve More While Working Less

Close your eyes for a moment and think back to the last day you felt really productive. The day you were “in the zone.” You could accomplish everything you wanted. You finished your to-do list – with time left over. Wasn't that a great day? Wouldn’t you love it if you could replicate that every day? You can - and I'll show you how! [...]

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The 6 Triggers of Procrastination

A few months ago I had an interesting online discussion about procrastination and prioritizing (procrastination as reactive and prioritizing as proactive).  According to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, everyone procrastinates. Different people procrastinate in different ways, and for different amounts of time. According to Salary.com, 31% of people admitted to consciously wasting an hour each day, and 26% admitted consciously wasting 2 [...]

What is Your Prime Time and Why Does It Matter?

When is your Biological Prime Time? AND, most importantly, why does it matter? Typically in my conversations with clients, we would discuss the time of day they feel most comfortable working on "mind intensive" tasks. Are they early birds or night owls or somewhere in the middle? Sam Carpenter, in his book Work the System, explains that your Biological Prime Time is when your [...]

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. [...]