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Stop Procrastination – with AWE!

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Confess it – you probably procrastinate every day. Look at what you have written down in your note pad, journal, to-do list, or calendar. How many of those tasks have you started? And how many have you completed?

The reasons we procrastinate are numerous.  Maybe fear of success.  Possibly fear of failure.  Could be the task doesn’t align with your values and goals.  Often, we […]

Schedule Your Procrastination

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“Productive Procrastination” – a very real . . . and very sneaky . . . phenomena where you stay busy all day yet accomplish very little.  Previously, I wrote a post entitled “Don’t Confuse Progress With Motion”  where I shared 5 tips on how to overcome Productive Procrastination.  Periodically I’m updating some of these solutions; last time we talked about identifying your #1 task […]

What Exactly IS Productive Procrastination?

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I was super excited and super honored when THE Sales Wizard, Hugh Liddle asked me to guest post on his blog.  You see – he is a fabulous man, with a huge heart, and a ton to give to the sales community.  To be able to share some of my insights on procrastination with his peeps is a pretty big deal for me.

So . […]

Don’t Confuse Progress with Motion – The Procrastination Dilemma

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Alfred Montapert – “Don’t confuse motion with progress – a rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make progress.”
The web definition of procrastination is “the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time.”  I define procrastination as doing ANYTHING other than the activity you defined as you #1 activity!


Confusing motion with progress I call “productive procrastination”.   You will know […]

How to Benefit From a Productivity Buddy

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I organized the Tupperware this morning.
It started with throwing together a couple of ingredients so I could marinate chicken for tonight. But before I could do that, I needed to empty the dishwasher. Then I noticed the Tupperware shelf was messed up, so I fixed that. Then I went looking for a Ziploc bag, and wouldn’t you know it, that cupboard could use some […]

In the News

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Breaking News
For Immediate Release: August 2015
Time Strategy Visionary releases new book for the holiday season.

Lisa Crilley Mallis announces the release of her latest book, Ho Ho NO! Tips for an Organized and Stress-Free Holiday Season. Mallis has assembled the best of her holiday time management tips into one guide

No matter what holiday (or none) you celebrate, the mid-winter season is usually full of parties […]

How to Overcome “Stuck”

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Procrastination is a topic that clients often ask to discuss during our coaching calls.  Sometimes they lament, “I know I’m a procrastinator, it’s just who I am, I wish I could change.”  Others will comment, “I want to stop procrastinating, I know it’s ‘bad’ for me, but I just do my best work when I’m under pressure.” Sometimes clients will say, “I’m so excited […]

Don’t Confuse Busy with Effective!

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About 2 years ago I wrote a post about confusing motion with progress …the trap of believing that because we are BUSY we are PRODUCTIVE.  It’s an easy trap to fall into!  In fact, when I work with clients we often refer to this as “productive procrastination”.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to expand on the solutions I provided.  I think you’ll find […]

Get in the Boat and Enjoy Your Journey

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Today I’m going to continue my “time management is like a boat” analogy.  First, you need to keep your head above water, then you can get into the boat.  When you are feeling overwhelmed and out-of-control it is difficult to make long term decisions.  Every thing feels immediate and urgent.

However, once you are able to move past the overwhelm, then you can begin to […]

How College Students Can Organize Their Distractions

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It’s back to school time – the stores are filled with the latest and best products to organize a dorm room.  Having a clutter free room is certainly a great goal.  (I’m a HUGE believer in the idea that our productivity increases when our brain is fresh – and a cluttered room does not lead to a fresh brain!)

However, after the dorm room is […]