Thinking 15: This Time Skill Takes Snippets of Time and Works Wonders

Thinking 15. What’s that? Well, since finding time is always a great gift, one of my passions is helping you find more of it. One of the questions we sometimes ask here at The Time Finder is, “What if you could find another hour every day?” It’s not a rhetorical question. You can find MORE…

New Beginnings — An Energy Boost That’s Always Within Reach

New beginnings and energy? Yes, there’s a clear and powerful connection between the two. And when it comes to new beginnings, you aren’t dependent on the calendar. Not at all. Usually, when we think about transitions, change, and new beginnings, we focus on major events like birthdays, New Year’s day, anniversaries — points in time. But…

Distractions — Are They Your Downfall When You’re Working on the Web?

Distractions are the downfall of many people who spend time on-line. Indeed, finding focus and sticking with tasks in our web-based world is a challenge for lots of smart, talented and productive people. Are you one of them? Well, don’t worry. The good news is, you don’t have to be. You might employ all the…

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…