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How to Estimate Using the Rule of 1.5

Many of my clients share with me that they underestimate the amount of time a task will take to complete.  As a result, they are “off-schedule” by noon.
I use the Rule of 3 and Rule of 1.5 Techniques when scheduling.
This helps to ensure I have enough time to complete each task.  The next time you’re faced with a busy day full of tasks and […]

AWE Inspired – Today

Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post!
What will your tomorrow look like?

Try following this 3 step approach to create AND experience the life of your dreams!

A – Awareness

What are your current goals?  How are you living today?  How would you like to live tomorrow?  What habits do you want to create?   What could be possible once you planned one small action step?

W – Work

What […]

What’s On Your Holiday Plate?

We are continuing our journey to a Stress Free Holiday Season.  You deserve to enjoy each and every day of your life – especially the days at the end of the year that tend to be super hectic.  We tend to try to finish up some professional year-end goals and at the same time really crave some quality time with family and friends.
It is […]

How to Jump Start a Stalled Project

Have you ever had a “stalled” project? Maybe you were making great progress – then all of a sudden you realize you haven’t worked towards completion in a number of days, weeks, months . . .

It can happen to anyone.

One way to rejuvenate a stalled project is to define your next specific smallest steps.

Then, after you identify your next action step (the smallest and […]

The Solution for “I Don’t Know Where to Start”

I am super excited to attack today’s time management challenge head on!  The idea of being overwhelmed when starting a new project is common – and one I hear often during workshops.

But, before jumping into Real Life Scenario #6 –  “I have a great idea, but I don’t know where to start, and the project is floundering. I will probably give it up and just keep […]

AWE Inspired – Great Places

“Your off to great places.  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting . . . so get on your way.”  Dr. Seuss
Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post!
Try following this 3 step approach as you create change.
A – Awareness
What are your current opportunities?  What mountains are currently waiting to be scaled?  What could be the next step – something exciting, challenging, and important? […]

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Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Today is Make Your Dreams Come True Day.
If you could do anything – what would you do?


I asked this question during a recent presentation and hands went up immediately. “What do you mean – anything? Do you mean a business goal?” or “Do you mean if I could do anything today?” or “Do you mean what do I want to do this weekend?”

I replied, […]

Stress Free Holiday – Step 4 Break It Down

We are continuing our journey to a Stress Free Holiday Season.

If you’ve missed previous posts –

Week #1 – Mentally create the holiday of your dreams.

Week #2 – List all the activities you currently participate in during the holidays.

Week #3 – Categorize these activities – how much do you enjoy doing them?

One of the causes of stress around the holidays is that we […]

The Secret to Excelling During Self-Improvement Month

This is Self-Improvement month.   What a wonderful opportunity to choose one area in your life to work to improve in for the next 30 days.
If you could be anything, do anything, accomplish anything – what would it be?
Close your eyes – and just dream.
What pops into your head?


Will you commit to working towards this goal each day during the next month?

Possibly at this point, […]