Chunked Planning for Increased Focus — Here’s Part 2

Finding time to get everything done that you need to is a perennial challenge. And a time tool that I call ‘Chunked Planning’ gives you a big boost in your time management efforts. In my last post, I explored some of the ways that you can allow yourself much more flexibility in your day by…

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…

Decluttering, Gratitude, Flexibility and Gmail — Time Finder Favorites

Decluttering was high on the list of readers’ priorities this past month. That’s just one of the things we discovered as we looked back at our top posts. Looking back provides a base, always, for stepping ahead. This is true whether you’re analyzing the performance of your blog, setting priorities for a new month, or trying…

Flexibility May Be the Missing Ingredient When You’re Stuck

Flexibility is an important time skill. It allows you to put your own unique ‘stamp’ on the tools in your time management toolbox. That’s because ‘one size fits all’ certainly is NOT the case when it comes to managing your time. Indeed, if your stance toward time management is rigid, you are going to run…

Letting Go, Moving Ahead, Finding Time by Staying in the Flow

There’s a flow to time. Have you noticed? Nearing the end of another week, I’m guessing that, like me, you’ve needed to let go of some plans, while finding time for unforeseen new tasks. Our lives fluctuate while time, like a river, continues steadily along its course. Sometimes it feels relentless, that flow. When you’re…

Flexibility and Goals – Can They Co-Exist?

Flexibility is so important in our fast-paced, ever-changing world. And yet, what goals, dreams and ambitions seem to call for are qualities like focus, discipline, and determination. So can you exercise flexibility and still hold goals as priorities? How is it possible to hold these two important attributes — flexibility and being goal-directed — and find time…

Resilience Means Dancing in the Rain (or Snow)

Resilience is a skill (as opposed to a character trait). It’s a choice that empowers, energizes, and keeps you going, no matter what. You’re probably familiar with the following statement about this skill – here shared by Roy H. Williams, who quoted a young rabbi, saying: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about…