Time Boundaries — What’s Your Baseline for this Vital Time Skill?

Time boundaries are key to your time success. But boundary-setting isn’t something that comes naturally. Indeed, setting and maintaining time boundaries requires assertiveness, clarity, discipline, and practice. It’s a lifetime learning process, so be patient with yourself. You’ll get there. Remember, that strong boundaries are fundamental to managing your time. And here’s something else to…

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…

Morning Moment — A New Day and a Pause to Take It All In

Morning moment, morning light. It’s the morning after the shortest day of the year. This new day, I greet a snowy sunrise and enjoy a quiet moment. Here in my silent office the clock ticks. Wan morning light moves slowly up my windowpane, casting dim shadows as the day brightens.  I sip my tea and…

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…