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…

Your Ideal Day – What It Tells You About Yourself and Your Values

What do the words ‘ideal day’ bring to mind for you? If you give yourself a moment to pause and think about it, are there images that bubble up to the surface? Many of us carry an idea of what our ideal day looks like, but not-so-many of us ever bring it fully to consciousness…

Time Choices — They Create Your Reality, and That’s Powerful

Your time choices are the building blocks of your experience of time. That’s a powerful fact that often gets lost when you’re stressed and under pressure. But it’s really true. How you feel about your time is up to you. Take yesterday, for example. Think back and ask yourself a few questions: Were you as productive…

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…