Making Proactive Time Choices — Is this Part of Your Toolbox?

When you are making proactive time choices, what are you actually doing? I often recommend striving to not be reactive in your decisions about your use of time.  But what does this really mean? What are the significant differences between making proactive time choices and being reactive? And what steps do you need to take…

Set Smart Priorities Using This Quick Visualization Exercise

Decluttering your to-do list is very often a matter of learning to set smart priorities. And like all skills, the more you practice the more ‘muscle’ you develop. Ultimately, when you set smart priorities your actions are more in sync with your goals and values. You’re more productive and you feel more satisfied as you…

Got a Project? This Helps You Make a Successful Beginning

You’re in the right place for a powerful tip to create a successful beginning for any plan or project. It’s simpler than you might think. As we’ve often written here, time boundaries are vital. They help you give shape to your priorities as you make them real. But time boundaries don’t actually help answer the…

Using Your To-Do List — Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Using your to-do list gets you from where you are to where you want to be. Your list is your road map. Maybe it’s the map for your day. And maybe it extends to your week, month, or even your year. The thing is, making the time to create your to-do list is important. But…

Competing Priorities Clamoring for Your Attention?

Multiple, competing priorities are a fact of life. And finding time when you’ve got lots of balls in the air can be a big challenge, can’t it?  At times, do you feel so busy that you don’t know where to begin? Maybe it’s the beginning of school for you or for your kids. New routines…

Want to Find Success? First Find How You Define It

It’s not unusual to want to find success. But what does that mean to you? Have you paused and pondered what it will look like when you find success? You see, your definition of success has a profound effect on how you spend your time. And yet, it’s easy to spend precious time pursuing what…

When You Set Time Priorities, Do You Make Space for Change?

Finding time to set time priorities is an important time choice.  It gives you a clear path to your goals. When you set time priorities wisely, you are claiming your power and, ultimately, finding time for what’s most important to you. But life isn’t predictable. Change is predictable, but… Change is a constant in our…