Your Time Choices Make Your Day, Your Week, and Ultimately, Your Life

Making conscious time choices is a skill that you hone with practice. And it’s a skill that serves you well, no matter what your goals are or what is happening in your life. I recently read a quotation from legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden. He included it as part of his e-mail signature, and it…

Be Playfully Productive to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing

A productive day feels good, doesn’t it? Indeed, productivity is something we often seek. And yet, it can be an elusive goal. And being productive loses its meaning whenever you make it the be-all and end-all. When it becomes a value or goal in and of itself, you begin to feel like a hamster in a…

Want to Be More Productive? Lists and Templates Really Help

Enhancing your productivity isn’t rocket science. By having effective and easy to use lists and templates at your fingertips you’ll be taking a giant step toward more efficiency and effectiveness. How? Well, for starters, it’s important to not let your lists and templates become so detailed that they are overwhelming. But, at the same time,…

Unexpected Boundary – A Rainy Day Gift from the Universe

A time boundary is a gift you give yourself. That’s the most useful way to think about it. And your time boundary isn’t a negative thing at all. It helps you focus your energies because you say “No” to what’s less important. And that gives you the space and time and energy to say a…

Jump-Start Your Day by Setting It Up Ahead of Time

You can jump-start your day and set the tone for the hours ahead by investing some thought and planning the night before. This is a very powerful time tool. That’s because the energy that you bring to the beginning of your day sets the tone, in a profound-yet-subtle way, for everything that follows. So anything…

Perfectionism and Procrastination – Twin Thieves of Your Time

Perfectionism and procrastination are two of the biggest time wasters out there. Discouraging and debilitating, they eat up your energy, sap your confidence, and take away your time. And as if perfectionism alone weren’t bad enough – it is like rocket fuel for procrastination.

Beginnings – Find Time to Make Yours Successful!

Beginnings can be a challenge for many of us. Quite often the toughest moment in a project or activity is taking the first actual action step. Despite your best efforts at mental rehearsal and preparing the optimal environment, the first step can look almost insurmountable