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The Best Time to Create a Checklist Is …

Have I mentioned recently that I love checklists?  Well, I do!!!  (For many of the reasons why, please check out these other posts on the value of creating a utilizing a checklist.)

First, for what activities should you create a checklist?  Just about anything that recurs and has multiple steps. For example …

Create a dinner party
Plan a work event
Prepare for vacation
Sign on a new client
Back-to-school […]

Magical Thinking

Does this sound familiar?
“With my new full-time job and my daughter’s busy soccer schedule, I just don’t have any free time at all right now to work on creating better time management skills. Plus, we are getting ready to move so I have a lot going on. As soon as my schedule mellows out a bit, I’ll be ready to start coaching and improving my […]

Don’t Be a Ship in the Harbor

Time management is a journey.  Sometimes all you can do is keep your head above water.  Other times, you are sitting in your boat – but not yet prepared to sail.  And sometimes – you are in the “and them some” phase.  The period of your life when you are ready for more.

You are ready to do more than just survive.

You are ready for […]

Get in the Boat and Enjoy Your Journey

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 […]

Don’t Lose Sight of the Goal

Goal Setting.  Do you set goals?  If you do, are they long term?  Short term?  A combination?

At the beginning of each year I set goals.  Sometimes, I also revisit these goals around my birthday in June.

But, on a day-to-day strategic level, I don’t necessarily put much focus on my “big goals”.  AND . . . until taking the Holistic Time Coaching class taught by […]

Achieve Success By Practicing Conscious Abandonment

As I look at my to-do list today – I wonder . . . what would happen if I didn’t accomplish any of the items on it?  Are these tasks really important?  Will completing them get me closer to my goals?  OR  Are these just “things to do”?

One of the traps that my clients fall into is the belief that because a task is […]

Holiday Season Success … with Lists!

You are busy.  You balance family, career, friends, and volunteer work.  Plus, with all this balancing and juggling, you still “fit in” time for you.  Then, as you look ahead, you realize you have even MORE on your plate with the holiday season coming.

I know, I know, wouldn’t another hour each day be helpful? Or at least the hope that you could accomplish everything […]

What Everyone Ought to Know About Being Reactive

When I think about being proactive, I think of the quote, “Act or be acted upon.” That phrase illustrates the importance of being proactive. Do you want to control your life, or are you okay with other people calling the shots?

Being proactive, means taking a few minutes to think critically about your actions each day, making a plan, a backup plan (just in case).

People […]

AWE Inspired – Wish

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Welcome to another A.W.E. inspired post!

Try following this 3 step approach as you create change.
A – Awareness
What are your current “wishes”?  What have you successfully accomplished?   What activities are in line with your goals, values, dreams?
W – Work
What can you commit to doing right now?  What action plan can […]

Top Ten Tips for Working with a Virtual Assistant

Delegation!  For many of my clients this is a touchy subject.  For some it’s difficult to let go of enough control to allow someone to complete the task.  For others, it’s tough to find someone qualified to complete the task.  Still others are apprehensive to hire someone to complete tasks because they don’t think they have the “extra” money.

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