Preparation is Key When There’s Trouble on the Horizon

Preparation helps, no matter what is headed your way. And here in New Hampshire, we’ve got a big snowstorm coming. Weather is, at once, predictable and unpredictable. And snowstorms are a very good example. Depending on how things play out, we might wake up to a beautiful winter wonderland tomorrow, or we might experience power…

Preparation Up Front — Your Powerful Everyday Stress Reliever

Preparation relieves everyday stress by enhancing your flexibility. Knowing that you’re ready for anything is powerful. It means you don’t have to scramble when something unexpected comes up. And up front preparation doesn’t just reduce stress. It also enhances your ability to focus, making you that much more efficient and effective in each moment. And…

Give Yourself a Leg Up — Prepare Ahead of Time

When you prepare ahead of time, you give yourself a significant gift. That’s because preparation is a time management skill that enhances your flexibility. This is especially important and true when something unexpected comes up. The more you prepare ahead of time, the more you can focus effectively and efficiently on what’s needed in each…

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…

Project Preparation – 5 Timely Tips

Starting a project and following it through to completion involves time management skills that translate into lots of other situations, Not long ago I shared a post about finding time to start your project. There are two key components to this enterprise: Getting yourself ready and Preparing your environment. If you neglect either one of these components, it’s going…

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…

Preparation Pays Off: 3 Tips to Save Time!

Preparation is a time management skill that enhances your flexibility – especially when something unexpected comes up.  The more prepared you are ahead of time, the more you can focus effectively and efficiently in each moment. And yet, preparation may not be an activity that you think you have time for. This is especially the…