Now that You Have a Time Plan, Do You Stick to It?

Your time plan is your key to time success. Why do I say that? Well, earlier this week we took a look at time leaks and at some of the ways that distractions derail you. Social networking activities are a great example of this. If you’re a solopreneur or small business owner, your presence on Facebook, Twitter,…

Time Leaks Sinking Your Boat? Boundaries Give You Focus

Time leaks are the downfall of many smart, energetic solopreneurs and small business owners. And in many ways, it’s the small time leaks that are hardest to recognize and counter. Take Facebook and Twitter, for example. How many times have you said to yourself, “I’ll just take a moment …” only to later find that you’ve…

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…