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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: 29
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: 53
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: 39
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: 60
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: 42
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: 69
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: 100
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: 71
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: 49
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: 93
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: 56
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: 133
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: 91
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: 110
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: 103
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: 84
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: 99
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: 125
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: 172
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: 177
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: 195
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: 279
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: 260
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: 202
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: 303
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: 211
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: 261
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: 316
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: 331
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: 232
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: 238
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: 314
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: 422
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: 362
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: 419
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: 484
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: 337
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: 465
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: 472
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: 283
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: 424
Chasing the money will never make you rich.
Working 60, 70 even 80 hours a week alone will never make you rich.
Sitting around and manifesting success will never make you rich.
However, taking deliberate, purposeful, effective action is what makes you rich: rich with inner ... Views: 333
I recently came across this quote by Bonnie Friedman “An unhurried sense of time is in itself a sort of wealth”. An unhurried sense of time- is there actually such a thing, or such a person who doesn’t live in constant hurry?
We live in an extremely fast-paced era where our mornings begin ... Views: 320
First, shift focus off learning how to manage time. We manage ourselves, not time. Time management starts with personal growth and development: learning and developing new skills and implementing good habits that create productive work days with high quality time off. Does your approach support ... Views: 260
I was walking in the Times Square area the other day when I spotted a person wearing a very graphic tee shirt. It read, “No such thing as off-season.” While I'm sure he was thinking NFL, NBA, or MLB, my wheels turned toward the workplace.
I can't tell you how many times people have told me, ... Views: 630
An “open-door” policy is excellent for encouraging communication and fostering relationships, but it can slam the door on your personal time management. Whether you work in an office, or a cubicle, you should be able to find some valuable tips to keep the door from slamming on your productivity ... Views: 413
With the upcoming launch of Happy Woman Happy World, the first book of The Women’s Code, my team is on red alert. Aside from all the excitement over the completion of the book, I find myself FREAKING OUT at all the things that are piling up on my to-do list. Frankly these days that list is ... Views: 497
Are you having problems with your productivity? In this article, I will be sharing with you some online self help tips on how you can improve your productivity and hence accomplish more things in lesser time. Do read this article with an open mind and I believe you will learn something new, so ... Views: 562
When you're unemployed one of the hardest things to deal with is all the free time you have during the day. It's easy to waste hours on useless activities like playing computers games or reading everything except the want ads. It's even easier to just sink into depression as the minutes tick by ... Views: 549
With all of the technology devices at our fingertips these days, it is easier than ever to stay connected 24-7. But, how do we balance the need and desire to stay connected with the danger of technology taking over? By continuing to be the master of technology, not the servant!
I travel a lot ... Views: 455