Is 5:00 in the Morning the Magic Hour?

Pick up five books on productivity and I guarantee at least three of them will advocate getting up an hour earlier. It’s quieter then so you’ll have fewer distractions. You can start your day off working on your most important tasks without being interrupted. You can start your day proactively. In fact, I recently presented a workshop on scheduling and setting up a calendar, [...]

The Parking Lot: A Distraction Busting Technique

It can be frustrating to concentrate on a project and then get distracted by an idea for another project. You can build structure around eliminating physical distractions (such as phone calls, email, and people), but it’s much harder to eliminate the distractions in your own head! The Challenge You’re working on a project and an unrelated thought pops into your head. Your [...]

2018-02-13T11:08:36+00:00 By |Productivity|0 Comments

The Power of a Notebook

I spent a good part of the summer taking my (local) clients to lunch. It was a great experience! I'm fortunate that I only work with GREAT people...and truly enjoyed connecting with them on a personal level. Plus, I was able to get their perspective on my marketing. Who better than people that are actually your ideal people to give you insight on what [...]

2017-09-25T08:41:50+00:00 By |Productivity|0 Comments

How to Overcome Shiny Object Syndrome

When it comes to “new ideas” business owners are inundated with them. “Too many ideas and not enough time or help to implement them all!” is a common refrain. A key to success is having a framework for deciding which ideas to pursue and which are just the “next shiny object.” The Challenge If you’ve ever thought, “I get all excited and I want [...]

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! [...]

2017-02-02T09:59:14+00:00 By |Productivity|0 Comments