Your Future Self Isn’t That Great

Hal Hershfield, a professor at UCLA, conducted a study on brain scans and learned something important: when you think about your present self vs. a stranger, the scans look very different. But when you think about your future self and a stranger, the scans look the same. What does this mean? According to Chris Bailey author of The Productivity Project, this means that the [...]

The Importance of Self Care

Taking enough time to recharge your batteries is important – and though I’ve written on the subject before, I think it’s important to revisit often. (I’m guilty of letting my self care activities slide a bit when things get “busy.”) I reached out to some Cleveland business owners to see what they do to stay healthy, and here is what they said.  Feel free [...]

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 [...]

The Solution to “I Don’t Even Know WHAT I Could Delegate”

You have 168 hours each week to design your life. You use some of the hours for sleeping, some for exercising, some for eating, some for showering, some for work, some for family. Do you use more or less than your allotted 168? (Click here to download your complimentary copy of Your Magic 168 Action Guide to help you make more effective use of [...]

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 [...]

Why Trying to Be on Ellen, Steve Harvey, and Good Morning America Keeps You Small

As I've described earlier, I recently attended the NAWBO Women's Business Conference. Several of the outstanding attendees made an impact, and one made a special impression on me: Meredith Liepelt of Rich Life Marketing. I asked Meredith if she'd be willing to share some important points with my readers. I think she hit it out of the ballpark with this post!  How much time do you [...]

How to Prepare for When “Life Happens”

What happens when your typical routine gets disrupted? Here's a scenario . . . You've created a consistent routine that works for you. You are able to keep up with email. You have arrived at the perfect balance of work and home. You can "breathe" throughout the day. In fact, you are feeling like a rock star! Then . . . life happens! The situation doesn't [...]

Manage Time by Defining Success

In a recent post I talked about how to stay focused on a goal by measuring the steps along the way. I want to expand on that idea by telling you about what happened at a major event I chaired a few months ago. I'm privileged to be coordinator of education for two local women-in-business networking groups, and I thought it would be useful [...]

How Are Stars and Time Management Connected?

Are you focused on your most important tasks each day? Not the most urgent tasks, but the most important ones? The ones that will really get you closer to your goals. The ones that might be a little harder than you'd prefer. The ones that might push you a little out of your comfort zone. Here's how you can tell . . [...]

5 Ways to Avoid “Code Black”

Code Black:"When there are more patients than resources." (According to CBS Drama, "Code Black") What do you do when you feel like your life is in "code black"?  When you have soooooooooooo much to do, and not enough time to do it all? What do you do when getting up earlier and going to bed later just isn't going to cut it? What do [...]