Letting Go, the Wisdom of Simplicity, and Your Time

Simplicity is a value that we often neglect in our focus on getting things done. Indeed, strategic letting go is a key time skill to cultivate. But more often than not, our inclination is to try to do more. Most time management tools and tips have you aiming for amped-up efficiency and increased productivity. These aren’t bad things, per se, but…

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…

Managing Predictable Change to Free Up Time and Energy

Predictable change is very different from unexpected change. Both present challenges. And both require different time and energy management skills. As they say about our climate here in New England, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait – it’s sure to change!”  That concept, applied more generally, can be a very helpful tip for…

Prioritizing — This Heart-Based Skill Saves You Time and Energy

Prioritizing your tasks isn’t just about managing time. It’s also a key skill to enlist for managing your energy. It’s one of the best pathways to success that I can think of. And believe it or not, prioritizing can also be fun. Step back and think about what an ideal beginning to your day would…

Sudden Change? This Helps Keep You in Charge No Matter What.

Finding time and maintaining focus and discipline when world or life events are pressing is often very challenging. How successful do you feel at keeping your core values in mind and managing your priorities when you are confronted with sudden change? Crises and sudden change shake things up. Most of us feel comfortable when we…

Excellence Doesn’t Have to be Elusive – Here’s What Helps

Excellence is something that many of us strive for. A worthy goal, excellence is not something easily attained. So what helps? In a nutshell: focus and discipline. Think about an Olympic athlete, a successful entrepreneur, a musical prodigy. What do they have in common? Talent and something more… The journey to the realization of Olympic…

Priorities 101 — When It’s Not Just You, This Really Helps

Priorities are like your guiding star. And finding time by prioritizing is a powerful time management tool. Once you’ve compiled your list of tasks, it’s time to place them in order of priority. But things get a little more complicated when it’s not just you who needs to follow through. That’s when you need to…