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…

Scarcity Mentality and Self-Criticism-Time Wasters Extraordinaire

The scarcity mentality coupled with self-critical messages are two of the biggest time-wasters going. Why do I say that? Well, a scarcity mentality knocks you off-track and puts you in a reactive stance that’s fundamentally dis-empowering. Then your Inner Critic drones on, undermining your confidence as it points its shaming finger at you. What’s needed is a…

Gratitude Changes Everything: 5 Powerful Tips to Transform Time

Gratitude really does change everything. When you connect to your heart with thankfulness, you immediately expand your world and your field of vision. It is so profound that it can feel like magic. And the good news is that it’s a power you hold in each and every moment of your day. So, today I’d…

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…

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: