Small Steps Help With All Your Goals in the New Year

There’s no better time than the New Year for a quick reminder that small steps really work. Indeed, planning, implementing, and then sustaining your success strategies is a process. This is true whether we’re talking about small or large goals. You have to first identify and visualize them. Then you build and maintain your momentum…

Like the Daffodils, Find Time to Bloom, No Matter What

Finding time to bloom is a process that nature treats us to every spring. And if you live in New Hampshire, you know that it can be an up and down process, coming into bloom From bulb to bloom… I’ve been thinking about what’s involved in blossoming, as I watch the green shoots of daffodils…

Want to Bloom? Remember, It’s a Process, So Let It Unfold

If you want to bloom it’s important to know that it’s a process. Nature treats us to the fruits of the process every spring. But it starts long before we see the blossoms. We had one very warm, spring-like day this week. That led me to think about what’s involved in blossoming. It’s an excellent model…

Practice Makes Progress — Let Go of Perfect and Focus on Process

Practice is a very powerful tool for developing and sustaining skills. And yet, for many people the word has negative connotations. How many of you remember being called inside to practice the piano when you wanted to be playing with your friends? Not fun. And practice can feel boring and/or painful at times. Think about…

Directionless and Lost? Internal Values are Your Unerring Compass

What images come to mind when you hear the words ‘internal values’? It sounds kind of dry, but your internal values provide the context for all the choices you make about your time. Whether these are consciously-held values or not – they function as your guide. So, the more you can be clear and aware…

Working Smart Starts with Knowing YOUR Work Style

Working smart is all about making the most of your time. And while time tips can help you on that front, the most important element in working smart is knowing how, when, where and why YOU work best. Your work style is unique to you. So observing yourself as you move through your day is the…

Transitions and You – How is Your Transition Vision?

As promised in my previous post, here’s your exercise for checking your transition vision. This exercise gives you a leg up, when it comes to navigating through changes. Each transition is different, but knowing how you approach them makes your transitions much more manageable. And here’s something important to keep in mind: transitions are opportunities,…