Stuck in a Rut? This Counter-intuitive Tip Gets You Moving Again

Are you stuck in a rut? It’s a terribly frustrating feeling that can become nightmarish when a deadline looms. You want to get moving. The clock is ticking. And you are still spinning your tires, stuck in a rut. Being stuck in a rut is no fun… Here in New Hampshire, wintertime snowbanks capture this…

Beginning with the Ending Gets You Unstuck and Moving

“In my end is my beginning.” T.S. Eliot famously wrote that in his “Four Quartets.” It’s a line that I have always found very hopeful. And it can be especially helpful to call it to mind if you’re procrastinating about making a beginning of any sort. When Beginning is Hard Indeed, the most challenging step in…

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…

The Cascade Effect and How It Gets You Unstuck

Springtime in New Hampshire means melting snow and loosening ice jams. And it makes me think of what I call the Cascade Effect. What is that? It’s what happens when you’re feeling stuck and you take action. What you’ll notice is that your action has an impact, not just on your immediate issue, but on…

Spinning Your Tires? Get Unstuck by Opening Up and Letting Go

Feeling stuck is no fun. Especially when you’re busy or working on a deadline, getting unstuck becomes a priority. Yet the more stressed you feel, the harder it is to free yourself. Have you had that experience? When you’re stressed and stuck, spinning your tires faster isn’t going to help. And this is true, whether…

Perfectionism Making You Into a Procrastinator? 3 Messages to Watch For

Perfectionism slows you down and holds you up. When you give in to perfectionism, you have trouble knowing when tasks are finished and letting them go. In fact, perfectionism and procrastination are two of the biggest time wasters there are. They are very debilitating and discouraging. They sap your confidence and devour your energy. AND,…

Why Resolutions Fail, and How You Can Change That Today

Resolutions. Did you make any this year on New Year’s Day? And how is that going for you right now? I’m not going to quote a lot of statistics (though they are out there, and they are pretty bleak-looking).  I’ll just say two things about resolutions: They are made and broken every day; and Each…