Your Planning Power — Here’s How to Build on What You Learn

Your planning power doesn’t just help you be more productive. It also helps you see where your time goes. And that, in turn, helps you find time for the things that are most important to you. How did you do with Thursday’s planning task?  Did you try it?  Remember, I suggested that you think of…

When the Unexpected Upends Your Plans, These 5 Tips Help

When the unexpected enters the scene and disrupts your carefully laid plans, what do you do? Well, here’s something to consider:  The more you plan for change, the less you need to change your plans. The best time management techniques will never provide you with the level of control you might wish you could exercise…

Snowstorms: Gifts or Disasters — You Get to Choose

Snowstorms are a fact of life here in New Hampshire. The weather is one ingredient in our lives that often presents tests for our agility and flexibility. And reframing these situations as opportunities rather than recoiling from them is powerful. It’s a seemingly small choice that offers you an endless wellspring of energy. Fundamentally, it’s…

Let Your Compassion Release and Refresh Your Energy

How does your compassion help you tap into your energy and free it up? Well, time management is about more than making and completing to-do lists, as you well know. For one thing, you need resourcefulness and resilience when setbacks arise and throw wrenches into your plans. Your instinctive response when plans are threatened may…

Circumstances Change, So Update Your Goals to Stay Current

When circumstances change, do you adjust or do you stay the course? And how do you decide? It’s a fact of life, that your circumstances change all the time. And in some situations, flexibility is what’s needed. On the other hand, sometimes discipline and focus are the skills you want to call on. This is…

Change, Whether Predictable or Unexpected, Always Rocks the Boat

Change is in the air at this time of year. But if you think about it, it’s really always in the air. Like your in-breath and your out-breath, change is a constant. This past weekend we nearly had a frost here in New Hampshire. Barely September, and already some of our tender plants were nipped by the cold. We were…

Back to School Time – Planfully Managing Your Transitions

Finding time to make transitions in a planful way isn’t always possible.  Indeed, as the tragic events in Houston painfully illustrate, sometimes powerful events topple the best-laid plans. But some transitions are predictable.  And when you take the time to plan for them, you’ll be all the better for it. Back to school A great example…