The 10 Core Principles — How to Find More Time and Energy

Some years ago, I developed the 10 Core Principles of Finding Time. They are the result of the writing and research I’ve done over time, as well as many years of coaching experience in my off-line coaching practice. I am sharing the 10 Core Principles here as a refresher for readers of The Time Finder.…

Task Priorities — How to Set Them for Success

Setting task priorities is a key step in getting things done. If your tasks have been arranged in priority order from the most important to the least important, this helps you set clear boundaries. Why do I say that? Well, task priorities send a message. When you are sure about them yourself, others realize that…

Focus Keeps You On Track — 5 Tips to Help You Thrive

Your focus keeps you on track, but it can be hard to maintain when you’re busy and life is moving fast. In thinking about your focus and how important it is, this proverb may be clarifying: If you chase two rabbits, both will escape. Chinese Proverb So, step back and take an inventory right now.…

Work-Home Boundaries — How to Draw Them During a Pandemic

Strong work-home boundaries require making choices every day. You decide what balance to strike between work and home. But what if you are actually working from home, as so many are these days? Those boundaries are tricky to maintain in normal times. How about during a pandemic? Well, first let’s take a look at some…

Making Time for Emptiness Fills You in Unexpected Ways

What do I mean when I write about ‘making time for emptiness’? Well, more often than not, we strive to fill each moment with activity, productivity, and efficiency. That might seem like a goal we’d all want to be aiming for. Who doesn’t want to be productive and live days filled with accomplishments? But it…

Capturing Creativity — When to Ride the Wave and When Not To

Capturing creativity when it comes is a skill well worth cultivating. And if you’re a busy person (and who isn’t these days) you know that finding time to manage your creative ideas can be a challenge.  Indeed, if you’ve pursued any kind of creative endeavor, you know how wonderful it can feel to be in…

When Times are Calm, Do You Still Set Boundaries?

Whether times are calm or stressful, time boundaries help shape your energy and your time. And yet, we are most likely to think about the need for boundaries when we are most stressed. Stressful times… Establishing and maintaining your time boundaries is a challenge anytime. And when you are under stress, it can be even…