Choices, Time, and You — Creating Your Life, Moment by Moment

I can’t think of anything that’s more important than your time choices. Quite literally, they mean the world to you. So, how do you feel about that? What kinds of decisions do you make, each day, each moment, about your time and how you spend it? No dress rehearsals… In an earlier post here at…

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,…

Lifestyle Inflation and Time Inflation — Lots of Parallels

Lifestyle inflation is a term that you may have come across in your reading. It refers to the phenomenon of increasing your spending when your income increases. The end result of this is, all too often, people living beyond their means and ending up in debt. So, it’s a serious matter. I recently came upon an…

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…

Now that You Have a Time Plan, Do You Stick to It?

Your time plan is your key to time success. Why do I say that? Well, earlier this week we took a look at time leaks and at some of the ways that distractions derail you. Social networking activities are a great example of this. If you’re a solopreneur or small business owner, your presence on Facebook, Twitter,…

Know Your Priorities, Even in the Midst of Turmoil — A Timely Tip

Maintaining your priorities is not too difficult when you’re familiar with your time demands and your terrain. But when you’re going through tumultuous times it’s different. Indeed, it’s often challenging to know what your top priorities are at any given moment. These are nothing, if not tumultuous times. I was thinking about this recently when…

Overload and Stress Don’t Have to Be Your Everyday Baseline

Overload and stress sometimes feel like the new normal, don’t they? How often do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Frayed and frazzled and ready to snap? You use to-do lists and templates. You set time boundaries. But still, you arrive at the end of a typical day with overwhelm and stress…