To-Do Lists Help You Find Treasures of Time!

Posted on April 30, 2015 by , under Time Management Skills.

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  (more…)

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Templates and Spreadsheets Excel for Finding Time!

Posted on October 27, 2014 by , under Time and Technology.


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. (more…)

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Beat Procrastination Right Now – 5 Timely Tips!

Posted on October 23, 2014 by , under Time Choices.

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  (more…)

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Reflection Time: Regroup, Rejuvenate and Welcome Spring!

Posted on April 8, 2014 by , under Time Priorities.

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.   (more…)

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

Posted on March 6, 2014 by , under Time and Energy, Time Management Skills.

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  (more…)


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

Posted on February 6, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

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 …  (more…)

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Task Planning – Increased Detail Equals Increased Success!

Posted on January 31, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

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(more…)


Perfectionism Trap: 3 Time Tips to Free You!

Posted on January 29, 2014 by , under Time and Energy.

Perfectionism TrapPerfectionism is NOT the pursuit of excellence!

That’s a crippling illusion.  In reality excellence is choked and stifled by perfectionism. As artist and writer Julia Cameron has written: “Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing  (more…)


Tech Tips to Enhance Security, Pump Up Productivity and Find Time!

Posted on January 27, 2014 by , under Time and Technology.

Tech Tips 2014Tech tips always come in handy in our increasingly web-based and info-saturated world.

The better you are able to manage your on-line time and activities, the more efficient and effective you’ll be – both at getting things done and at finding time for what matters most! (more…)


Starting When You Finish-Create a Beginning to Find Time

Posted on January 25, 2014 by , under Time Boundaries, Time Choices.

Starting when you FinishStarting a project is often the most challenging step in moving toward a goal.

Whether you’re creating an info product, starting to write a book or special report, creating a business plan, working on your taxes … whatever it is, the first step can be difficult.  And we all know that  (more…)


Ready to Start Accomplishing Your Goals? Try Asking Yourself Some Questions!

Posted on January 19, 2014 by , under Time Management Skills.

Accomplishing Goals by Asking QuestionsAccomplishing your goals … is it a priority for you in 2014?

For many it’s a challenge that gets more and more complicated as January 1 fades into history and the details of living intrude and add unexpected complexity to our New Year’s Resolution  (more…)


Let Your Lists Sweat the Details While You Do What You Love!

Posted on November 7, 2013 by , under Time Management Skills.

ListsLists are so powerful when it comes to tracking tasks, remembering important details and, ultimately, finding time for what matters most.

In today’s world, with information instantaneously available and news and e-mail and social networking in play 24/7 it is easy to fall into overwhelm.   (more…)

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Boost Your Energy with Gratitude and Accomplishment Lists

Posted on October 30, 2013 by , under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Accomplishment ListsYou boost your energy and transform your time when you focus on the positives in your life.  You’ll be amazed at the impact it has, not only on your perspective but also on your energy, efficiency, effectiveness, and your day-to-day productivity.

So, how do you go about accomplishing  (more…)


Clutter Saps Your Energy and Creativity, So Start De-Cluttering Today!

Posted on October 24, 2013 by , under Time and Energy.

Clutter Cramping YouClutter is discouraging and debilitating. It makes every task take longer than it needs to and drains your energy, ultimately adding to your stress and decreasing your everyday satisfaction.

So, finding time for decluttering is an excellent way to make two very positive and vital changes  (more…)


Aging, You, and Your Time

Posted on October 13, 2013 by , under Transitions and Time.

Aging and YouAging is a fact of life. It is continually happening for all of us, so long as we are lucky enough to be alive.

With aging come many changes.  That they come is predictable.  How they manifest for each of us – and how we deal with them – is as unique as we are. (more…)