To-Do Lists Help You Find Treasures of Time!

Treasure Chest

Finding time is like finding treasure!

Let’s re-think to-do lists today. Lots of people recoil or tune-out when they hear “to-do lists.” But when it comes to productivity and making the most of your time, these lists are practical, powerful tools.

If you hate your to-do lists, lose them or never even start them, I want to help you learn how to  [Read more…]

Templates and Spreadsheets Excel for Finding Time!


Excel Templates: A sampling (Click to see a larger version.)

Templates are wonderful tools for finding time, and if you’ve never used one, today is a great day to get started.

Templates are especially good for saving you time with tasks that you repeat with some frequency. Let’s say you often travel for your work.  Developing templates for packing saves untold time – not to mention hassles and worries!  And the more you use templates, the better you’ll get at adapting them to your purposes. [Read more…]

Beat Procrastination Right Now – 5 Timely Tips!

Procrastination Tips for You!

Procrastination Tips-Don’t wait ’til the 11th hour!

Procrastination is a serious challenge for LOTS of people, so if you’re one of them, you are not alone!

The reasons that people procrastinate vary, but the results are the same – ALWAYS.  When procrastination is one of your go-to time choices, you are also choosing stress, frustration, dwindling self-confidence … and lots of other challenges.  Ultimately, procrastination affects your career, your relationships … really your  [Read more…]

Reflection Time: Regroup, Rejuvenate and Welcome Spring!

ReflectionReflection time is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself.

But it can be a challenge for busy people to find time for reflection.  That’s because, on the face of it, this doesn’t feel or look like productive time.   [Read more…]

Verbs are Important-Find the Right One and Find Time!

Verbs are Important!Verbs are important!  Who’s the last person that uttered  that phrase to you? I’m guessing it may have been a long-ago teacher, extolling the virtues of action verbs and encouraging you to make your writing more vivid and engaging.

Other than that late-elementary-school  [Read more…]

Evaluation Power-3 Tips for Using Your Experience to Find Time

Evaluation TipsEvaluation is a powerful tool that is too often neglected – especially when we are busy and overwhelmed.  Yet that is precisely when we can benefit the most from the power of evaluation.

That’s because evaluating where you’ve been enables you to see the successes … and the pitfalls …  [Read more…]

Task Planning – Increased Detail Equals Increased Success!

Task PlanningTask planning is a time management skill that offers a surefire path for getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

In other blog posts recently we’ve written about the power of chunking tasks down into bite-sized pieces, respecting your natural work rhythms[Read more…]