Overcome Procrastination Using 3D Thinking

As I have said many times, my high-achieving clients often struggle with procrastination. I've been expanding my knowledge of this concept lately, and have found so many out-of-the-box ideas to overcome this habit. (Yes, it IS a habit.) Why do some people struggle more than others to start AND complete a task? Enter Neil Fiore, Ph.D, the author of The Now Habit, with the idea of [...]

The Art of Asking for Help

Charlene is busy. Charlene is the mother of three young children, and is concerned about her aging parents. She owns a thriving clothing business, is a member of three networking groups, and volunteers at her children's school whenever she can. Down time? Charlene doesn't know the meaning of down time!! Although she takes care of the bare necessities each day, her focus is on [...]

Take Control of Your Calendar with 4 Ds

How full is your schedule? Your calendar? Your to-do list? Often, you have A LOT on your plate . . .which limits your ability to spend time doing the activities that will best help you accomplish your goals. You don't intend for this to happen . . . it just does. Slowly one activity after another after another sneaks its way into your life until you are full [...]

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Does hearing the term “work life balance” make you feel guilty? Many of my clients immediately share that they don’t ever feel they can actually achieve a “balance.” In fact, because they have conflicting priorities, they feel that no matter what they choose it is the wrong choice . . . when they are with family they feel they should be working, and when [...]

2017-04-10T12:55:01-04:00By |Prioritizing|0 Comments

Real Solutions for Time Scarcity

"I just don't have time to exercise! By the time I get everything together in the morning, it's time to head out the door. I can't possibly get up any earlier to exercise; I'm exhausted as it is." "I just don't have time to write a book. I know I've been putting it off for years, but between running my business and caring for my [...]

2018-10-23T14:46:00-04:00By |AWE, Overwhelm|2 Comments

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 [...]

All I Want for Christmas is . . . HELP!

Christmas can be a tough time of the year for many reasons.  We take already "busy" lives and then add a number of commitments to our plate - then wonder why we feel frazzled and out of control.  We can easily fall into the "it needs to be perfect" trap.  (Feel free to define "it" any way you want!)  And don't get me started [...]

How Are You Spending Your 168?

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. [...]

The Secret Solution to My Brain is About to Explode

What happens when in a busy day your mind is so crammed with all your "to dos" that you feel like you're going to explode? When you try to find where the end of the thread is so you can start doing something, anything? And then when you start something, anything, only to drop it to deal with an emergency? We've all had this [...]

The Best Time to Create a Checklist Is …

Have I mentioned recently that I love checklists?  Well, I do!!!  (For many of the reasons why, please check out these other posts on the value of creating a utilizing a checklist.) First, for what activities should you create a checklist?  Just about anything that recurs and has multiple steps. For example ... Create a dinner party Plan a work event Prepare for vacation [...]