Today’s Time Tip: Going Backwards to Move Ahead

Going backwards usually doesn’t sound like a good thing to do. But, in fact, when you’re planning your time, going backwards is one way that you can provide yourself with some much-needed clarity and perspective. Because it’s a different vantage point, it often leads to much more realistic planning. So, here’s a quick time tip…

Deadlines Sound Scary, But They’re Really All About Your Boundaries

Deadlines loom. Days shorten. Pressures mount. Is that a familiar feeling? Well, it’s time to claim your true power and transform these scary-sounding end-points with rewarding practices that enhance your productivity and peace of mind. What’s your key? Boundaries. And while boundary-setting requires work over time, the skills and “muscles” you develop will benefit you every day, in every…

Your Personal Power Boost — Get One Step Beyond Stuck!

Personal power is about the time choices you make in each and every moment. It’s isn’t a magical quality that you’re born with. No, not at all! Personal power is right within your hands, in each moment. It’s a direct result of your choice-making. So today, let’s see how far you can venture, simply by making the…

Ask Paula – Will the Lists I Make Take Too Much of My Time?

Our posts about lists and list-making have yielded several e-mails from readers. It sounds like many of you use lists to organize your tasks and your time. Quite a few of the e-mails shared the concern that William from Minnesota wrote about in his recent question to me. So I thought his question would be a…

Looking Back at Time Finder Favorites

Looking back is always the first thing to do in preparation for moving ahead. Why? Well, it honors the past, for one thing. And it always gives you information that informs your next steps. So looking back is actually about the future as much as it is about the past. It’s a forward-thinking activity that…

Success – 3 Powerful Questions to Chart Your Course

Yesterday we started exploring the ways you define success for yourself, and how that shapes what follows. Knowing what success looks and feels like for you and what meanings it carries is key to knowing how to achieve it. Without that knowledge, you may be pursuing goals that have no 

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…