Rice and Time — Here’s Some Help to Move You from Thought to Action

Rice and time? Really? What does rice have to do with time? And what do rice and time have to do with you, for that matter? Well, this Chinese proverb gets to the point powerfully, as so many proverbs do: Talk doesn’t cook rice. Whoever came up with Nike’s old “Just do it” slogan may…

The Internet of Distractions — Finding Time When You’re On-Line

Distractions are everywhere when you’re working on-line. We’re deluged with information and invitations to click this or that. Yes, the distractions are endless. Of course, it’s not just on the web. Indeed, finding time by finding focus is a challenge that confronts us in many aspects of our lives. But I’d venture to say that…

Clarity: A Key Ingredient in Setting Boundaries and Finding Time

Clarity helps you see what you need. And then it helps you assertively communicate what you need. This, in turn, is your key to finding time. It’s really a back-and-forth process. Finding time depends on your comfort with setting time boundaries. And then your growing comfort with setting time boundaries has a lot to do…

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…

Paula, Time Carries Me Forward, But I Don’t Feel 65!

Time can be so mysterious. It looks different to us, depending on our age, and on what we believe about it. That’s what struck me when I read a recent e-mail from one of our e-zine subscribers. Her particular challenge is about turning 65 — and her quandary illuminates a universal experience. Time, since it’s always…

Transitions, Changes and the River of Time

How do you respond to transitions? Changes? I invite you to just pause for a moment and think about how the flux and flow of transitions affect your feelings about your time? Right now, here in the States, we are experiencing some big changes. These changes are profoundly disturbing for many. For others, they are…

Boundaries, Follow-Through and Rewards — Keys to Your Time Success

Setting time boundaries is a prime tool for finding time. And as many of you know, it can present challenges on many levels. There are the interpersonal challenges that pop up as you set your boundaries and then people respond or react to your actions. And then there are also internal hurdles to overcome. You…