Feeling Stuck About a Project? Well, This Will Surely Help…

When you’ve got a project on your horizon and you’re feeling stuck, what do you do? It can feel overwhelming, and the more time passes, the larger the project looms. So, the first bit of advice I’ll give you is simple: Remember that a project isn’t a monolith. (Click to Tweet) Indeed, any project has…

Procrastination Prison-What is Keeping You Trapped?

Procrastination is a prison built out of denial, delay, frustration and failure. But you don’t have to stay stuck there. It may feel like a prison – but in reality, you ALWAYS have the key right in your hand! Overcoming procrastination requires more than efficiency tools. You need to go deeper to get at the roots of…

Brainstorming with a Twist to Find Energy and Time

Brainstorming is a very effective tool for loosening up your energy and thinking when you’re stuck and accessing creative, and sometimes unexpected, ideas. Today I’m going to explore ways that brainstorming can also be a vehicle for turning negative thinking on its head. When you use brainstorming this way, you fundamentally and powerfully transform your energy and…

Emergencies Happen and You CAN Prepare for Them!

Emergencies are, by definition, unpredictable. The lake-effect snowstorms that have battered Buffalo and surrounding areas are a very good example. Coming so early in the season, the unprecedented blizzard conditions created millions of emergencies, large and small, in millions of lives.  And unfortunately, from what I’m hearing, lots and lots of people were unprepared for…

Your Time-Using It Well, Even When a Meeting Is Wasting It!

Your time is yours, and the way you spend it defines your life, moment by precious moment. The more aware you are of your time, the more irksome it is when it feels like someone else is taking it from you!  So, the first thing I’d remind you of is this:  Your time is always…

Perfectionism Trap: 3 Time Tips to Free You!

Perfectionism is NOT the pursuit of excellence! That’s a crippling illusion.  In reality excellence is choked and stifled by perfectionism. As artist and writer Julia Cameron has written: “Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing 

Flexible Focus from the Finding Time E-zine

Flexible focus is a very helpful concept, and one that builds on yesterday’s article about finding the balance between creativity and discipline, and moving efficiently from one project to another. So, to continue and take a look at flexible focus, I thought I’d share an article from the