Are You Rigid or Focused? It’s a Difference That Matters.

The difference between being rigid and being focused or disciplined has a big impact on your success. Yet, quite often these qualities are conflated. Finding time to get everything done requires that you do some planning.  If you don’t, you’ll be at sea in the midst of a floating array of seemingly random (and demanding)…

7 Productivity Tips for an Energized Month

Productivity tips come in handy when you’re busy and your energy is flagging. And when are you NOT busy? Indeed, productivity tips can really save the day when you’re striving to accomplish daily tasks. And they are especially key when you are also aiming to work toward long term goals. Maintaining the daily while moving…

Here’s What Gets You to Your Goals

Your goals are important to you, right? But far too often, they seem more like dreams than goals. Does that sound familiar? Finding time for what matters most is a daily challenge, as is taking the steps to move your goals toward becoming realities.  That’s why it’s so important to remember, as you negotiate your…

Delayed Gratification: The Skill that Empowers

Delayed gratification isn’t a skill that people naturally gravitate toward – not in today’s world. In fact, when fast food and quick sound bites tend to be our daily fare, it’s hard to even picture how delayed gratification could be a good thing. But believe me, it is. Why? Well, we live in a very…

Positive Productivity: How to Boost Your Energy and Move Yourself to Success

Finding time to enhance your productivity by accomplishing daily tasks or working toward long-term goals requires focus and discipline.  And it requires energy. So, building in small rewards for yourself along the way helps. How? Well, it boosts your focus, helping you stay on track. And your rewards also provide breaks that motivate and refresh! When you are consistent…

Discipline? Rigidity? Flexible Focus? Find Your Sweet Spot

When does discipline fall over into rigidity? And how about flexible focus? When is it too flexible? These are questions of balance and involve developing and fine-tuning your time skills, not to mention your self-knowledge. So, let’s step back for a moment. Picture yourself planning time to dive into a project that you love working…

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…