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…

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…

Project Got You Stuck? Step #1 – Find Time to Start!

When faced with a new project, do you find yourself stuck before you begin? Whether you stall out or rush in, you’ll find these tips about preparation extremely helpful. You benefit in a number of ways by engaging in thoughtful mental and physical action steps prior to starting your project. You maintain your motivation 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…

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…

Project Preparation: Find Time to Boost Your Productivity as Fall (And School) Approach!

School time is drawing near.  Can’t you just feel it?  Whether you are 6 or 60, I bet 99% of us feel some kind of anticipation as summer winds down and the school year approaches. And with school come projects – short and long-term projects that demand focus and discipline to complete.  How do you…

Find Time to Prepare, Adjust and Carry On When Life Throws You a Curve

Finding time to deal with the curve balls that sometimes come our way is one of the biggest time management challenges you ever face.  Hurricane Irene gave many people in the eastern part of the US a good opportunity to prepare, adjust and carry on this past weekend. How did you fare?  I hope you…