Managing Deadlines as a Serial Entrepreneur

2021-11-17T10:17:40-05:00By |Awesome People, Podcast|

How do you effectively keep track of important tasks and deadlines when you manage two businesses and a staff? While very organized and effective, Elin Barton was experiencing a productivity bottleneck created, she believed, by not regularly reviewing her calendar and project management system. Elin's video production and marketing company (White Knight Productions) and the Elin Barton brand ( were both growing, and although [...]

When Your Day Goes Off the Rails

2020-02-04T10:10:10-05:00By |Awesome People, Calendars, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

I was reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and was intrigued by one of his calendar scheduling tips. [su_youtube url="" width="360" height="280"] First, a quick synopsis of Cal’s book: He believes that most people have lost the ability to go deep, spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media. They often don't even realize there's a better [...]

It’s Time to Unschedule!

2018-07-17T09:48:58-04:00By |Calendars, Productivity|

One of the most common challenges my high-achieving clients have is procrastination. Now, you may think that “high achieving” and “procrastination” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence . . . but it is true! Because of this, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on procrastination. What causes it? What are some strategies to overcome it? What makes it easy for someone to [...]

Fitting Self-Care Into Your Calendar

2017-11-03T14:25:39-04:00By |Awesome People, self-care|

I recently shared some ideas my clients have given me about making time - and enforcing it! - for self-care. (Read the post here.) I admit that I’m guilty of letting my self care activities slide a bit when things get busy. I've learned from past mistakes that if I try to “fit in” time later, that time never comes. There always seems to be [...]

My Gift for You: Time!

2016-12-20T09:26:33-05:00By |Calendars|

My wish for you: may your holiday be filled with the gifts that matter most . . . the gift of joy, the gift of peace, the gift of love, the gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of family, the gift of laughter, and the gift of health. AND . . . most importantly . . . all the time desired [...]

How to Create Time in Your Day

2016-12-07T20:00:04-05:00By |Calendars, Overwhelm|

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 [...]

All This White Space Scares Me!

2016-12-07T20:00:10-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems|

One of the basic time management principles is to schedule about 50% of your day  - leaving the other 50% unscheduled to allow you to handle emerging priorities.  Of course, this is a guideline; depending on your life you may choose to schedule more or less than 50%. One of my clients recently shared with me that he really struggles with what to do [...]

How Are You Spending Your 168?

2016-12-07T20:00:12-05:00By |Calendars, Delegation and Elimination|

As we near the end of the year, it's normal to feel "busier." Let's be honest - you are a multifaceted human. You have personal and professional commitments - and probably not a ton of "free time." Then, the end of the year rolls around and we throw in 4th quarter goals, winter holidays (that come with multiple celebrations), and possibly lots of shopping. [...]

Maximize Your Schedule Using Blocks

2016-12-07T20:00:14-05:00By |Calendars, Delegation and Elimination, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

I hear it so often: "I don't have enough time in the day to get it all done!" Well guess what - it is not possible to “get it all done.” Your life is fluid - you will continue to have new interests, start (and complete) new projects. You have a job, family, volunteer work, and, and, and, and ... You will continue to [...]

It’s Christmas – in July!

2016-12-07T20:00:19-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems|

Happy Holidays!   I know it’s not Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Ramadan or  . . . but we can celebrate Christmas in July, can’t we? In late November and early December, I am asked questions about how to handle the increased busy-ness at the upcoming holiday season in addition to already high stress levels.  AND usually by early December . . . the "damage [...]

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