Your Values and You — This Gives You the Clarity You Need

What do your values have to do with time management? A lot. In large part, that’s because, in our fast-paced, interconnected world, it’s so easy to get disoriented. Tasks and distractions constantly call for your attention. It’s just so easy to lose your way. From one moment to the next, everything can change. Finding time…

Your Core Values are Your Solid Foundation for Everything Else

Your core values provide the foundation for all of your activities. Whether they are conscious or not, core values are the soil that your time choices spring from. So, do you want to understand yourself and have a clear picture of where you’re headed, and why? If your answer is yes, then getting clear about…

Values Provide a Powerful Frame for Your Time Choices

Values are about what we aspire to. And they function like boundaries in a way. When you have clarity about what you value, this gives you a frame. Then, within that frame, you make time choices that are congruent with what’s most important to you. I’ve written in the past about internal and external values.…

Values and Your Goals: When They Work Together You’ll Find Time

When your values shape your goals, you are fully in sync with yourself. This has a profound impact on your focus, energy, and ultimately, your success. However, finding time to step back, consider your values and maintain your inner balance while pursuing personal or career goals can be a challenge. Whether your goals lie in…

Your Ideal Day – What It Tells You About Yourself and Your Values

What do the words ‘ideal day’ bring to mind for you? If you give yourself a moment to pause and think about it, are there images that bubble up to the surface? Many of us carry an idea of what our ideal day looks like, but not-so-many of us ever bring it fully to consciousness…

Harmony or Dissonance — The Music of Your Time

Harmony and dissonance are concepts that I thought about a lot, back in my piano-playing days. Their impact on the quality of sound and the energy of a composition are so profound. But how do harmony and dissonance apply to your time? Well, time, as I’ve written before, is not malleable. In fact, it is absolute,…

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…