Your Boundaries, Your Time Choices, and Your Social Media Time

When you’re using social media, whether it’s for your business or your personal life, you really need to have strong boundaries. So today I want to walk you through some foundational boundary-setting skills. Setting boundaries is about focus. And it requires that you learn to be proactive about your time choices.  The most important thing…

Your Work Style — Don’t Ignore it When Making Time and Energy Choices

How would you describe your work style? Do you think you’d spot it if you ran into it on the street? Many smart, productive people probably would be hard-pressed to recognize, let alone describe, their work style. And yet, this is a foundational factor in everyone’s time choices and time success. Indeed, time and energy management works…

Thinking 15 is So Powerful, and It Changes Over Time

In my post titled Thinking 15: This Time Skill Takes Snippets of Time and Works Wonders I shared a powerful time tool that I call ‘Thinking 15.’ The idea is that our lives are full of snippets of time that often go unused. Why? Usually it’s because we think they aren’t long enough to get anything done.…

Procrastination, Your Moments, and the River of Time

Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles around for smart, productive people. People just like you. It robs you of the richness of your moments. then it adds immeasurably to your levels of stress and frustration. And finally, it drains you of confidence and energy. You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Procrastination…

Sudden Change? This Helps Keep You in Charge No Matter What.

Finding time and maintaining focus and discipline when world or life events are pressing is often very challenging. How successful do you feel at keeping your core values in mind and managing your priorities when you are confronted with sudden change? Crises and sudden change shake things up. Most of us feel comfortable when we…

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…