Directionless and Lost? Internal Values are Your Unerring Compass

What images come to mind when you hear the words ‘internal values’? It sounds kind of dry, but your internal values provide the context for all the choices you make about your time. Whether these are consciously-held values or not – they function as your guide. So, the more you can be clear and aware…

Handle Multiple Projects, Goals and Priorities with Handle for Gmail

When you need to handle lots of different tasks in your life, how do you do it? How do you avoid overwhelm, stay on top of what needs to be done, and still stay present savor precious moments that are here and gone in the blink of an eye? Well, I’ve recently learned of a…

Success – How You Define It Makes It Yours

The way you define success for yourself has a profound effect on how you spend your time. It gives you a powerful context for the time choices you make. And here’s the thing: the more conscious you are about that context and the messages and values it reflects, the more likely you are to make choices…

Goals, Ambitions and Your Heart-Based Journey

Goals help you plot your direction and shape your time choices. And we’ve written quite a lot here about goal-setting, goals and values, and about maintaining focus while pursuing your goals. Today I want to explore a challenge that can be difficult for lots of productive, high-achieving people. The challenge is this:

Google Calendar and Your Goals – Make It So!

Google Calendar is a powerful, easily accessible and widely used tool for scheduling, tracking tasks, sending yourself reminders, and just plain getting things done. And now Google Calendar has added a nifty new capability. You can set goals for yourself and let the calendar do the heavy lifting when it comes to fitting those goals into…

Goal-Setting Gold – 3 Tips for Focused Success

Goal-setting is a time management skill that sharpens your focus and sets you up for success. Used well, goal-setting helps you identify and sort your priorities, and develop your plan for moving toward them. And for your goal-setting to work optimally, it’s important to ensure that you’re setting goals for the right reasons or in…

Flexibility and Goals – Can They Co-Exist?

Flexibility is so important in our fast-paced, ever-changing world. And yet, what goals, dreams and ambitions seem to call for are qualities like focus, discipline, and determination. So can you exercise flexibility and still hold goals as priorities? How is it possible to hold these two important attributes — flexibility and being goal-directed — and find time…