Scarcity Mentality and Self-Criticism-Time Wasters Extraordinaire

The scarcity mentality coupled with self-critical messages are two of the biggest time-wasters going. Why do I say that? Well, a scarcity mentality knocks you off-track and puts you in a reactive stance that’s fundamentally dis-empowering. Then your Inner Critic drones on, undermining your confidence as it points its shaming finger at you. What’s needed is a…

Why Resolutions Fail, and How You Can Change That Today

Resolutions. Did you make any this year on New Year’s Day? And how is that going for you right now? I’m not going to quote a lot of statistics (though they are out there, and they are pretty bleak-looking).  I’ll just say two things about resolutions: They are made and broken every day; and Each…

Finesse for Dropbox — Declutter to Save Precious Space and Time

Finesse is a web app for Dropbox that lets you schedule files for deletion. If you’re a Dropbox user, you know how quickly files can accumulate there. And if you’re like most people, finding time to declutter your Dropbox is a chore that isn’t at the top of your priority list. So, that’s where Finesse…

Paula, Time Carries Me Forward, But I Don’t Feel 65!

Time can be so mysterious. It looks different to us, depending on our age, and on what we believe about it. That’s what struck me when I read a recent e-mail from one of our e-zine subscribers. Her particular challenge is about turning 65 — and her quandary illuminates a universal experience. Time, since it’s always…

Know Your Priorities, Even in the Midst of Turmoil — A Timely Tip

Maintaining your priorities is not too difficult when you’re familiar with your time demands and your terrain. But when you’re going through tumultuous times it’s different. Indeed, it’s often challenging to know what your top priorities are at any given moment. These are nothing, if not tumultuous times. I was thinking about this recently when…

LibreOffice Updates to 5.3 and Has Lots of New Features

LibreOffice is a free, open source suite of documents that just underwent a major upgrade. If you’ve ever considered letting go of your Microsoft Office tools, I think you’ll find this interesting. LibreOffice is a project managed under the auspices of the Document Foundation (TDF),  It offers capabilities similar to what’s available in Microsoft Office.…

Transitions, Changes and the River of Time

How do you respond to transitions? Changes? I invite you to just pause for a moment and think about how the flux and flow of transitions affect your feelings about your time? Right now, here in the States, we are experiencing some big changes. These changes are profoundly disturbing for many. For others, they are…