What is Your Procrastination Trigger?

2022-11-29T10:29:11-05:00By |bottleneck, Distractions and Procrastination, Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing, Productivity|

According to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, everyone procrastinates. The key to increasing your productivity is decreasing the time you procrastinate. Simple, right?  Not usually!  In order to decrease the amount of time you procrastinate, you must know the answers to these questions:  What tasks do you typically put off doing?  What’s the stopping point or trigger on these tasks?  How do you [...]

New Year’s Resolutions – Again!

2016-12-07T20:01:08-05:00By |Calendars, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Goals vs. Dreams [newsletter-sign-up-form] Well, it's almost that time again.  New Year's Resolutions.  Does the idea of making (and breaking) them depress you?  If so, try something different this year. Change your thinking . . . instead of a "goal" think of your resolutions as a "dream".  Instead of thinking of the work it will take to achieve your goal, focus on how your life will be improved as [...]

Why Is a Non-Baker In Charge on Cookie Day?

2016-12-07T20:01:09-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Products|

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies. This is the time of year when you see cookies everywhere! In fact, today is even National Bake Cookies Day. If you like to bake – what a wonderful time of year for you! If you prefer not to bake then you certainly would appreciate an alternative. I fall into the “I’d rather not bake” category. (For a pretty [...]

Self-Care for the Holidays

2016-12-07T20:01:12-05:00By |Calendars, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

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 [...]

To See a Change, You Must Change

2016-12-07T20:01:24-05:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

How will TODAY be different? If you want today to be different from yesterday, you will need to do things differently. Seems simple, yet many of us find ourselves doing the same “stuff” day after day, week after week,  year after year after year and then are disappointed when we do not see significant change. So, how can you jump out of this rut? [...]

How to Get Into “Work Mode” Even if You Work From Home

2016-12-07T20:01:31-05:00By |Checklists & Systems|

I've found that turning actions into habits is a great way to create lasting change.  We identify an obstacle, create a structure or routine to overcome this obstacle, and then refine our process until we no longer need to think about the solution - it becomes automatic. For many of my clients initiating action is a challenge. We know "the advantage of working from home is [...]

How “Berry” Tackled Creating Change by Using Routines

2017-03-13T11:26:27-04:00By |Checklists & Systems|

I'm always curious around what strategies and techniques are my clients finding the most helpful. Which changes are they the most excited about?  How has their quality of life improved?  But I also want to know what isn't working. What stumbling blocks have they run into since we last worked together?  What old habits have they fallen back into?  (Backsliding is common when creating [...]

If You Are Frustrated by Your Endless To-Do List, Try This

2016-12-07T20:01:35-05:00By |Prioritizing|

The 80/20 Rule Revisited! When I committed to start AND finish the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I realized that one of the keys to my success would be to use the 80/20 rule.  (Wondering what I'm talking about?  Click here!)  But, there are many, many, many ways to apply Pareto's Principal (also known as the 80/20 Rule).  In this YouTube video, Brian Tracy explains how [...]

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