Distractions — Are They Your Downfall When You’re Working on the Web?

Distractions are the downfall of many people who spend time on-line. Indeed, finding focus and sticking with tasks in our web-based world is a challenge for lots of smart, talented and productive people. Are you one of them? Well, don’t worry. The good news is, you don’t have to be. You might employ all the…

Excellence Doesn’t Have to be Elusive – Here’s What Helps

Excellence is something that many of us strive for. A worthy goal, excellence is not something easily attained. So what helps? In a nutshell: focus and discipline. Think about an Olympic athlete, a successful entrepreneur, a musical prodigy. What do they have in common? Talent and something more… The journey to the realization of Olympic…

Clear Some Clutter for a Quick Energy Boost — Really!

When you’re drowning in clutter, nothing feels possible. Finding your way out might looks like bush-whacking your way out of a tangled jungle. And this applies, whether it’s physical or mental clutter that has you on the ropes. But the reality is that, challenging as it may be, clearing spaces for yourself is a vital key…

The Internet of Distractions — Finding Time When You’re On-Line

Distractions are everywhere when you’re working on-line. We’re deluged with information and invitations to click this or that. Yes, the distractions are endless. Of course, it’s not just on the web. Indeed, finding time by finding focus is a challenge that confronts us in many aspects of our lives. But I’d venture to say that…

Focus and Finding Time – What Children Teach Us

Focus is one of the keys to your productivity and time success. And finding time by finding focus is a fascination of mine. In part that’s because the rich experience of being present and focused isn’t easy to come by these days. We are constantly bombarded with information and other input. Distraction is more the…

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…

Focus by Setting Boundaries, and Optimize Your On-Line Time

Focus is elusive in today’s world. That’s true in lots of places in our lives — and perhaps nowhere as much as on the web. That means that time management and boundary-setting skills are nowhere more necessary than when we’re working or playing on-line. To say that the internet has changed how we live and…