Your Creative Self — Giving Yourself the Time and Space You Need to Create

Are you creative? If your knee-jerk answer is, “No!” please keep reading. The unfortunate myth is that being creative is some kind of mysterious gift bestowed on a few special people.  Something you either have or don’t. That is simply false.  But unfortunately, it’s a falsehood that cuts you off from mountains of possibility. Not…

Daylight Saving Time — Are You Ready to Let it Go?

As I write this morning, it is hard to believe that October is gone, November is here, and in the wee hours of this coming Sunday morning, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Whether you’re a fan of Daylight Saving Time or not, the change-over is always jarring. It marks a change in your…

Want to Accomplish Your Priorities? Well, Here’s One Thing That Helps

Accomplishing your priorities is one sure way to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. Yet staying on track with your goals is not easy. Indeed, after you’ve set your priorities, do you find it challenging to balance your goals against the demands and realities that your day presents?  And what about the special challenges you encounter when…

Procrastination Panic Doesn’t Have to Win Out — Try These Tips

Procrastination’s most famous mantra may have been best expressed by Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind when she said, “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” But they aren’t words that are limited to old Hollywood movies. Indeed, I’m guessing that most of us have at least thought, if not uttered, those words more than a few…

Social Networking, Time Boundaries and the Social Media Trap

Social networking is a powerful tool and a potentially devastating time drain. Millions of people connect every day on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms. And yet, there are plenty of people who see this as a major time trap and a reflection of self-absorption run amok. Take Twitter, for example… For many, Twitter is…

What You See and What You Don’t — Ripening Your Eyes

What we see, in a very fundamental way, defines what we learn and what we are able to do. And what we see isn’t static. It evolves and changes. I’ve had a couple of clients lately who’ve had cataract surgery. The procedure has verged on the miraculous by their report. Their cloudy lenses were replaced, in both cases, with…

Challenges and Choices — Here’s Where You Make Your Lemonade

Life challenges crop up everywhere and present us with hurdles, large and small. Whether it’s a small annoyance or a major upheaval, we are constantly making choices about how to manage challenges. And beyond simply managing, you also make choices about how you learn from your challenges. How do you find the gems that are…