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Have you ever felt like everything is spinning out of control and you are so overwhelmed that you have NO idea what to do?
Here are a few tips on how to put yourself back onto the driver’s seat.
The first thing is to assume personal responsibility that we can take back control. When we ... Views: 24
You have invested thousands of dollars in programs and trainings. You are working your butt off on your business day in and day out. You follow the instructions to a T. You do everything by the book. Sometimes you make a few sales, get a few clients… sometimes you don’t. There seems to be no ... Views: 44
Melissa spent the whole day running at full speed, jumping from one task to another without a break, barely taking a moment to grab a quick lunch at her desk.
By the end of the day, she was exhausted. She looked back at her to-do list, and was dismayed to see that she hadn't accomplished all ... Views: 31
You're feeling very relaxed and refreshed. You've had a marvelous vacation filled with family and fun.
Your business has been in a holding pattern, just as you had planned.
You're ready to get back to work now that vacation has ended.
Are the kids back in school (or ... Views: 98
Got stuff to do that you hate doing? You’re not alone. Procrastination kills productivity for millions of people. Follow these surprisingly enjoyable steps and you’ll actually look forward to getting tasks done that were painfully avoided just last week.
One of my biggest personal challenges ... Views: 91
How many times a week do you find yourself saying something like this? “Things are good. I’m just so busy. There aren’t enough hours in the day.”
Part of the crazy life of being an entrepreneur is learning to feel good about being busy, to not stress out over being busy, and to thrive when ... Views: 83
I think my dentist is on to me. Over the past year I have noticed an increase in their efforts to remind me of my appointments.
In the good old days I would get a postcard two weeks before the appointment reminding me of the day and time. I really appreciated this as most of my dentist ... Views: 130
Two different clients recently asked me this question. On the surface, their stories were very different. Janel is a dedicated stay-at-home mom who spends a lot of time cooking from scratch and volunteering at her children's schools. But she barely has time for a morning shower, let alone a ... Views: 72
The secret to having a good day lies in how we start and finish our days - and in being joyful, mindful, playful, kind-full and time-full at the times in between. Here’s how we can have the perfect day each and every day, starting and ending with a little light meditation.
Tip 1: Starting ... Views: 114
By MaryEllen Tribby
The other day I was tired. Not just yawn tried, but so tired my head hurt, my feet hurt and everything in between hurt.
To make matters worse, I had a zillion and one things that needed to get done that day, important things. Including hosting a bi-monthly Q & A ... Views: 94
As we all sit down to prepare for our annual tax filing, it is come to my attention that businesses of every size will be affected by the AFA. Everyone will feel additional pain with respect to the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.
The small business owner will face new taxes on ... Views: 118
I run a business. I'm writing a collection of short stories. I'm working on a product for writers. I'm a mother of two amazing teenage daughters. I have deeply connected relationships with my friends and chosen family. I teach. I coach. I create and design new programs. I work with clients to ... Views: 98
As entrepreneurs and business owners we hear the phrase Value Your Time, a TON. But what does that really mean?
Does it mean charge more money? Work less? Work smarter (another ambiguous phrase)?
What does it mean?
I think it's somewhat different for everyone.
But there is one ... Views: 134
I've had my business since 2001, and it's been profitable since the very beginning (meaning I made more than I spent). Since 2008, I've had the sole support of me and my two daughters. My business has grown, and I'm thrilled to say I have a waiting list for people to work privately with ... Views: 92
Do you want to make more money? If so, you are like most Americans today. The latest surveys show that money is the most common concern for people. They report that finances have a huge effect on their levels of stress. Instead of constantly worrying about your lack of funds, think about how ... Views: 148
Life is full of opportunities. There’s work of course, or school if you’re a student. There are chores, and errands, but also workout time, evenings with your family, organizations you want to support…so many things you can take part in.
But if you end up saying yes to all of it, then before ... Views: 176
Not all entrepreneurs come prepared with a formal business education. In fact, many of the most successful small business owners are simply the ones who are truly passionate and knowledge about their industry. But despite the fact that you don’t necessarily need an MBA to be successful in ... Views: 134
In the world of time management, we give a lot of weight to appointments that we set with other people, or events and meetings that we have to attend. We block them out on our calendar and then we make a commitment to show up unless there is a true emergency. And that is certainly a good thing. ... Views: 97
It seems as if there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. But with a little bit of planning, and perhaps even adding in some delegation, it is possible to stay on top of it all! Here are some helpful tips that every busy mom can use!
Master your calendar
By reviewing ... Views: 141
Creating focus in a high tech, high touch, instant gratification world almost seems impossible these days.
Tell me if this sounds familiar…?
You plan your “tasks” the night before. You have a goal and you’re trying soooo hard to get there!
Every day you are prepared with a plan! You ... Views: 98
You're no stranger to the overwhelm associated with an ever-increasing to-do list; no entrepreneur is.
But there's a simple reframe we can apply to move from overwhelm to 'over and done.'
Take a look at your to-do list, and instead of viewing it as an exasperating army of tasks clamoring ... Views: 192
Many of us use a to-do list right?? It’s the one task that keeps us organized and busy all in one. But what I realized was that at the end of the day I would often find myself not making big movements forward, but making teeny tiny steps toward progress. Delaying the big outcomes! I was busy for ... Views: 131
Are you ready to achieve success in your life or career but constantly feel drained or overwhelmed? That’s natural because we are consistently bombarded with tasks, emails, phone calls, text messages, and social media. You might have the greatest intentions, but still find obstacles getting in ... Views: 186
There is so much we can learn about time management, productivity and work life balance right?
But what are some of the things you can do to make each and every ACTION a moment of success… a way to EXPERIENCE what you put out in the world?
As we create goals and action items in our life, ... Views: 153
When it comes to time management, the truth is you can’t “manage time” but you can Manage how you USE your time!!
You can either waste it away on stuff that truly in the grand scheme doesn’t matter, OR you can focus on things that pull your life, personal development, relationships and ... Views: 125
I have often found that when I plan out my day, as well intentioned as I am, I find times where there are gaps of focused productivity…
Let’s set the scenario… It looks a little like this:
• You have your goals for the day listed.
• You’ve mapped out how you plan on spending the “x” ... Views: 146
You begin your day with good intentions of being productive, when all of a sudden the day is gone. The time has ticked away, yet you still have so much to do. You wonder how this happened and exclaim, “I just don’t have enough time to do it all!”
Do you know what that is?? That is ... Views: 169
Overcoming procrastination may be difficult for most people when the "negative feeling" strikes. However, it should become easier for you because you have to create achievement and fulfill several things in life.
The feeling of procrastination can slow you down greatly and when this happens ... Views: 218
Workers seem more and more stressed every day.
Technology has created expectation of an immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Short-term thinking and planning based on the focus of quarterly stock reports has increased the sense of importance for every project. ... Views: 261
What is the number one reason people give for NOT doing something? I don’t have enough time! You have big ideas and made plans to start a meaningful project, but you can never find the time to get it done. Days, weeks, and months fly by but there hasn’t been any action taken to move you closer ... Views: 272
Have you ever put off a task that you just didn’t want to do? Procrastination can be frustrating.
If this happens just once in awhile, it’s probably not an issue. But if procrastination is a way of managing stressful situations, it’s a real problem. When you procrastinate, things pile up. You ... Views: 348
When I wake up in the morning, I generally have a huge, mental list of a dozen or so big tasks I want to accomplish in the day. But, more often than not, I don’t accomplish all of those things. I’ve been working on improving my productivity for years, and I really feel like I’m getting somewhere ... Views: 318
Dear friend, did you ever stop to realize that we each have?
24 hours per day?
168 hours per week?
720 hours per month?
8,760 hours per year?
What a bank account! And it is up to each one of us how we choose to spend or waste it.
The first step in learning how to better manage time ... Views: 253
How different would your life be if you just didn’t procrastinate at all? Or, think about how much better your life could be if procrastination actually made you more successful instead? Both might be hard to imagine, but today I am going to tell you why they are both possible. ... Views: 355
Ely was excited about his new job. He’d spent a year looking, and found what he wanted – interesting work, good pay, friendly people. Perfect, right?
But Ely had also increased his responsibility, added a long commute, and decided that he wanted to make a fabulous first impression at work. He ... Views: 257
First of all, my name is Luke, I have been working from home since I was just 16 years old, I am now 26. At that age is was very hard to motivate myself to keep on track and reach deadlines, a lot of guys at that age are forever out with friends and getting into all kinds of capers! I on the ... Views: 308
It’s an all too familiar story: you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it.
You want (and need!) to be more productive and get more done, but clutter is everywhere and getting in your way. It may be physical clutter, mind clutter, or a horrid combination of even more than ... Views: 387
Dear friend, time management is basically about being focused. Having a balanced life-style should be the key result of having good personal time management.
Time management is about getting results, not about being busy.
So here are six key areas of life that I would encourage you to pay ... Views: 390
Before I took my mom biz seriously, family summers weren’t that intimidating. I experimented with dragging my laptop here and there (not necessarily recommended) and other tactics I thought necessary in my journey from mom to mompreneur.
I wasn’t stressed about productivity because I didn’t ... Views: 279
I had the pleasure recently of speaking to approximately 500 employees of the California Franchise Tax Board about time management and productivity. I asked the audience to do a self-assessment exercise, which included answering a number of questions about their use of time. One of the questions ... Views: 284
Diane Beaulieu, Entrée Kitchen owner and B.I.G. pod leader, asks, “When you have that feeling of there just aren’t enough hours in the day, where do you suggest one starts to relieve the stress?”
Great question Diane!
Take Back Your Work LifeThere are four places to find relief when you ... Views: 363
Breakthrough ideas don’t shower most entrepreneurs when sitting in front of their computers. Inspiration hits like popcorn when in the woods hiking with the sun shimmering through leaves, running down a scenic path or painting a picture.
The Holy Spirit’s artistic flair flourishes most when ... Views: 468
When we connect with someone on LinkedIn, we welcome them with an invitation to read free chapters of one of our books. We hope just one idea will coach the reader closer to achieving business dreams.
One connection recently replied, “Thanks, but I don’t have time to sit down and read a ... Views: 407
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your workload?
Do you find you can’t keep up with critical deadlines?
I know you don’t want to hear this, but... You’re probably not managing your time well enough.
To Make A List... Or Not
A to-do list that works is more than a list of all the things ... Views: 468
It seems like almost everyone has some ideas related to time management. And realistically most of us are still not sure how to consistently manage our time. How about instead of managing our time, that we choose to make better use of our time?! Perhaps you might agree, that when we are in ... Views: 544
How important is your time? I know, I know, it's important. You likely don't have enough time in your day, but how are you using the time you have?
Are you doing the dishes by hand when you could be running the dishwasher. It may cost you a few more dollars a month, but are those few dollars ... Views: 392
How timely are you? For many people it seems like being punctual is an unobtainable skill, and it’s no surprise that regular tardiness can cause a lot of unnecessary stress. Whether it be work, school, or personal obligations, continuously being late will damage your reputation and can cost you ... Views: 525
Your every significant choice -- every important decision you make -- is determined by a force operating deep inside your mind: your perspective on time -- your internal, personal time zone. This is the most influential force in your life, yet you are virtually unaware of it. Once you become ... Views: 517
After complaining that I had “too little time” to do all the things that “needed to be done,” a mentor said:
“You have the same amount of time per day that everyone else has…24 hours. You don’t need more time. What you need is the discipline to use the time you’ve got more wisely.”
With ... Views: 333
Have you witnessed a monumental shift in what is expected for you to succeed in your job/career and life compared to ten years ago? The line between job and personal life has become more blurred. With the recent economic chaos and tight job market all workers and business people are constantly ... Views: 485