Your Boundaries, Your Time Choices, and Your Social Media Time

When you’re using social media, whether it’s for your business or your personal life, you really need to have strong boundaries. So today I want to walk you through some foundational boundary-setting skills. Setting boundaries is about focus. And it requires that you learn to be proactive about your time choices.  The most important thing…

Multitasking, Focus, and Making the Most of Your On-Line Time

Multitasking and working on-line are not a helpful combination, and yet it’s something that many of us are tempted to do. In fact, finding focus and maintaining it when you’re working on the web is a major challenge. Couple that with the myth that multitasking is helpful, and you have a recipe for disaster. I recently…

Mobilize Your Time Energy™ and Put Overwhelm in Its Place

Overwhelm is one of the biggest time and energy drains going. But the good news is that there’s no need to put up with overwhelm for another minute. Great things are accomplished in tiny steps, as long as your energy works for you, not against you. So here’s a productive path you can follow. All you need…

Self-Care and Strong Boundaries — A Power Combo for the Ages.

Self-care doesn’t necessarily come naturally. No, indeed, it’s a skill that you develop with practice. And strong boundaries are a key ingredient in your efforts to take good care of yourself. You might think that self-care would be easier during vacations and holidays when you have more time. But is that really true? Step back…

Change Getting You Down? This Could Be Comforting…

We are always in a state of change. If you’re like many people, there are wonderful times when you feel like you’re flowing with it, or even looking forward to it. Other times it can be jarring and disorienting. So today I want to look at a fundamental illusion about change. Once you see it clearly,…

Crisis Times Call for Special Skills – This Helps When It’s Not YOUR Crisis

Crisis times are, by definition, unexpected. They introduce urgency into your life and throw things into turmoil. Initially and inevitably, you feel out of control in a crisis. But the reality is that crises are always about some kind of a change. And we do have choices about how we respond. Not all change is a…

Values Provide a Powerful Frame for Your Time Choices

Values are about what we aspire to. And they function like boundaries in a way. When you have clarity about what you value, this gives you a frame. Then, within that frame, you make time choices that are congruent with what’s most important to you. I’ve written in the past about internal and external values.…