How to Define Success Using Benchmarks

2016-12-07T20:00:09-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Recently my client Jane started her coaching session with the statement, "I really want to work on finding some strategies to help me stay focused on a project even when I'm in the middle of a crisis." This is a common challenge for my clients. Most of them are super busy and as soon as something unexpected comes up, their day gets thrown in [...]

What’s On Your Family’s “Love” List?

2016-12-07T20:00:11-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Delegation and Elimination|

Sometimes we participate in a holiday activity because “it’s tradition.” When is the last time you checked in with the family to be sure they all still enjoy the tradition? Kids grow up and family members’ and friends’ preferences change. Earlier we offered ideas on how to break down holiday tasks into their smallest components. Now it's time to take a closer look at what's on [...]

Break It Down in 3 Easy Steps

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

I hear from so many clients at this time of year that they’re bogged down in all the to-dos and activities and end up feeling rushed and stressed – just the opposite of what they’d like to experience! Easy solution: Start by breaking it down. Make a list of all the activities you LOVE to do . . .and break them down into the [...]

#1 One Way to Eliminate All or Nothing Thinking

2016-12-07T20:00:13-05:00By |Distractions and Procrastination, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

We've all been there. We set aside 2 hours to work on a BIG, IMPORTANT, AWESOME project, only to realize that there are only 15 minutes left of that 2 hour block.  So, we say, "I'll work on that tomorrow, I don't really have time to get into it today." Then tomorrow comes - and "life happens" - and again, you don't have time [...]

How to Estimate Using the Rule of 1.5

2016-12-07T20:00:24-05:00By |Checklists & Systems|

Many of my clients share with me that they underestimate the amount of time a task will take to complete.  As a result, they are “off-schedule” by noon. I use the Rule of 3 and Rule of 1.5 Techniques when scheduling. This helps to ensure I have enough time to complete each task.  The next time you’re faced with a busy day full of [...]

AWE Inspired – Today

2016-12-07T20:00:34-05:00By |AWE, Delegation and Elimination, Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing|

Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post! What will your tomorrow look like? Try following this 3 step approach to create AND experience the life of your dreams! A - Awareness What are your current goals?  How are you living today?  How would you like to live tomorrow?  What habits do you want to create?   What could be possible once you planned one small [...]

What’s On Your Holiday Plate?

2016-12-07T20:00:34-05:00By |Calendars, Checklists & Systems, Multi-tasking, Overwhelm, Prioritizing|

We are continuing our journey to a Stress Free Holiday Season.  You deserve to enjoy each and every day of your life - especially the days at the end of the year that tend to be super hectic.  We tend to try to finish up some professional year-end goals and at the same time really crave some quality time with family and friends. It [...]

How to Jump Start a Stalled Project

2016-12-07T20:00:42-05:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set, Products|

Have you ever had a “stalled” project? Maybe you were making great progress – then all of a sudden you realize you haven’t worked towards completion in a number of days, weeks, months . . . It can happen to anyone. One way to rejuvenate a stalled project is to define your next specific smallest steps. Then, after you identify your next action step [...]

The Solution for “I Don’t Know Where to Start”

2016-12-07T20:00:46-05:00By |Checklists & Systems, Overwhelm|

I am super excited to attack today's time management challenge head on!  The idea of being overwhelmed when starting a new project is common - and one I hear often during workshops. But, before jumping into Real Life Scenario #6 -  “I have a great idea, but I don’t know where to start, and the project is floundering. I will probably give it up and just [...]

AWE Inspired – Great Places

2016-12-07T20:00:52-05:00By |AWE|

"Your off to great places.  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting . . . so get on your way."  Dr. Seuss Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post! [newsletter-sign-up-form] Try following this 3 step approach as you create change. A - Awareness What are your current opportunities?  What mountains are currently waiting to be scaled?  What could be the next step - something [...]

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