Relaunch Yourself!

When a friend of mine recommended I join Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang on the ReLaunch Radio, I was intrigued.  What a great title!  I did some research into what they're all about and discovered that Joel and Pei are focused on helping entrepreneurs and other business owners reach for success and personal growth - relaunching themselves! They focus on the journey on how [...]

How to Survive a Snow Day When You Work From Home

Life isn't black and white.  We have the opportunity to renegotiate each moment, each interaction, each goal.  I was reminded of this opportunity last week when we experienced a "snow day". As a child, I loved snow days.  I could sleep in, read all day, and just relax.  As a teacher I REALLY loved snow days - what a great opportunity to catch up [...]

Shift Can Happen

Previous Belief:  If the task, appointment, priority is important, it must be scheduled at the same time every day. Current Belief:  If the task, appointment, priority is important, it must be scheduled. Confession time - I love my flexible schedule.  I do!  Having a schedule that differs day to day is one of the things I like about owning my own business. [...]

This is Normal – Now What?

"I'll start exercising as soon as things get back to normal." "As soon as my business evens out, I'll spend more time with my family." "I'll take a vacation as soon as things settle down." Guess what - I hate to rain on your parade, but this IS your normal! Waiting until "things get back to normal" is counter-productive.  You are putting [...]

Superman in a Wheelchair

Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future ... believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and [...]

It’s Not a Race . . .

One of my favorite quotes is, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but 7 apples on Sunday just gives you a stomach ache."    I have NO IDEA where I first heard this . . . but my interpretation is consistent action every day is far better than doing nothing all week, and then "catching up" on Sunday. Usually when we think [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:55-04:00By |AWE|14 Comments

Is Teamwork the Answer to Change?

The Power of Habit.  How do you create change?  How do you accomplish a goal?  You've been successful in the past  . . . what did you do?  How do you stay focused on staying focused? According to Charles Duhigg in the Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, creating change is dependent on recognizing cues, and routines, [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:58-04:00By |AWE|6 Comments

What is your greatest time management challenge?

“What time management challenge are you most concerned about?”  I asked this question in a recent newsletter and the response was overwhelming! The number one response I received was . . . (drum roll please!) PRIORITIZING!!! Especially in the area of goal setting. How many New Year’s Resolutions are on your list? Should you work on 5 or 6 goals simultaneously? Or [...]

Self-Care for the Holidays

The following was adapted from the Time Management Home Study Course for Direct Sales Professionals.  If you find that balancing your career, family, direct sales business, and holiday obligations causes you to push aside your self-care, I encourage you to continue reading!   I find that self-care is one of the toughest principles for business owners to follow. When you are exhausted, you are [...]

Homemade Bread Day, Evaluation, and Change

  Today is National Homemade Bread Day!  I'll bet you are wondering two things - 1) is there really a National Homemade Bread Day and 2) what in the world does this have to do with time management? A few years ago, I decided to make homemade bread as gifts for Christmas.  I'm not a baker, but I had the next best [...]