Cracking the Code for Business Owners: Why Clearing Your Mental Clutter is Key

2023-08-23T18:20:20-04:00By |Checklists & Systems|

Ever felt like your mind resembled a traffic jam of never-ending tasks and ideas, threatening to trigger an explosion of overwhelm. As women entrepreneurs, the pressure to remember every detail, every deadline, and every project can be suffocating. Have you ever found yourself desperately searching for the starting point amidst the chaos? Believe me, you're not alone. The secret to regaining control and making [...]

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

2023-05-22T18:21:56-04:00By |Productivity, Uncategorized|

It is so easy to get lost in the endless cycle of working longer and longer hours. It’s a slippery slope, but you’re not planning to do it forever, right?! Just until you get “this project done”. 🙂 So many of my clients when we first start working together wear their “I’m so busy” almost like a badge of honor - "I worked 80 [...]

The Top 3 Causes of Stress for Business Owners

2022-07-25T12:48:20-04:00By |AWE|

According to researchers, the top 3 challenges entrepreneurs face that cause stress are: 1. Access to Capital 2. Time Management 3. Managing Difficult Clients Here’s the deal – I can’t help you with access to capital or managing difficult clients, but I can certainly help you reduce the time stress in your day using the very simple A.W.E. method. Awareness – What is it [...]

“Delegating Sucks the Energy Right Out of Me!”

2019-08-28T08:02:53-04:00By |Delegation and Elimination|

A fantastic woman left this message in one of my Facebook groups: "Something occurred to me about my delegation habits... I delegate, but I still OWN the task, like I'm the one checking up, and it takes so much energy. Almost more than just doing the task myself. Anyone else experience this?" First, this is NOT unusual! Especially for high performing individuals. You KNOW in [...]

The Secret to Creating Order from Chaos

2019-02-06T09:28:55-05:00By |Checklists & Systems|

Recently a member of a Facebook group for Virtual Assistants (I'm the Time Management expert for the group) asked this question: "Do you find that it's best to have a set schedule for every day of the week, or do your days differ because that is life?" My answer was . . . drum roll please . . . it depends! 😊 Here’s what [...]

Your Future Self Isn’t That Great

2018-03-05T13:35:04-05:00By |Goal Setting and Mind Set|

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 Power of a Notebook

2017-09-25T08:41:50-04:00By |Productivity|

I spent a good part of the summer taking my (local) clients to lunch. It was a great experience! I'm fortunate that I only work with GREAT people...and truly enjoyed connecting with them on a personal level. Plus, I was able to get their perspective on my marketing. Who better than people that are actually your ideal people to give you insight on what [...]

Focus Your Day With Routines

2022-03-22T18:52:02-04:00By |Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

Routines, routines, routines! One of the easiest way to create lasting improvements is to build short, simple, and easy to follow routines. Having a strong morning and evening practice allows you to start (and end) the day focused on YOUR goals and feeling relaxed. AND why wouldn't you want to be focused on your goals and feeling relaxed? In this [...]

Are You a Planner or a Crammer?

2018-10-23T14:44:53-04:00By |Checklists & Systems, Goal Setting and Mind Set|

You're productive but know you can do better and still reduce the stress of working too much. One way to do that is to play to your strengths. Become aware of the amount of time and effort it takes you to begin a task. Are you the systematic Planner, the last-minute Crammer, or a combination? All three have positive and negative characteristics. [...]

6-Step Plan to Succeed in Time Management

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

In previous posts I’ve talked about creating a time management system that works for you. (Read Mary's story here, for example.) You must have a plan that is simple and easy to follow - "trying harder" and "more discipline" are not the answers. When you develop strong, easy-to-implement programs and systems, you become more efficient, productive and effective. Though I’ve written about this concept [...]

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