The Cascade Effect and How It Gets You Unstuck

Springtime in New Hampshire means melting snow and loosening ice jams. And it makes me think of what I call the Cascade Effect. What is that? It’s what happens when you’re feeling stuck and you take action. What you’ll notice is that your action has an impact, not just on your immediate issue, but on…

Getting into the Flow — Something Time and Rivers Have in Common

Flow has such a gentle, inviting sound, doesn’t it? Flow is something you relax into. And once you’ve done that, then flow carries you. So why do we struggle so with flow? Flow can’t be forced. The following passage from the Talmud is one that has always fascinated me. Who forces time is pushed back…

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…

Focused or Rigid? 3 Essential Steps for Flexible Focus

Being focused is a powerful feeling. Have you experienced it? Focusing on a project, right up to its successful completion is just wonderful. You feel carried forward by the flow of your concentration. And your confidence grows as you stay on track. But rigidity is another matter entirely. Fear-based and destructive, rigidity comes to the fore when you want…

Time Wasters – 5 Tips for Taming Them and Finding Time

Time wasters eat away at your time and rob you of focus and energy. And they can be really sneaky – those time wasters. I’m betting that you’ve figured out where your really big distractions are. You’ve got your eye out for them — but maybe it’s the small time wasters that throw you off. Here…

Project Got You Stuck? Step #1 – Find Time to Start!

When faced with a new project, do you find yourself stuck before you begin? Whether you stall out or rush in, you’ll find these tips about preparation extremely helpful. You benefit in a number of ways by engaging in thoughtful mental and physical action steps prior to starting your project. You maintain your motivation and 

Distractions Tripping You Up? Tame Your Time Wasters Today!

Distractions can almost feel like they have a will of their own, can’t they? It seems like finding time and staying on track shouldn’t be so hard. But if you underestimate the power of distractions, you’re going to lose your focus frequently