Your Perfectionism Holds You Back — How to Fight It With 3 Powerful Tips

Your perfectionism isn’t a positive trait, even though there are ways that our culture often seems to reward it. In fact, your perfectionism stands in your way. It never, ever helps you get to your goals. Finding time to accomplish your goals can become challenging when your expectations are so high that they are impossible…

How Your Proactive Time Choices Help You Optimize Your Time

Your proactive time choices put you in charge of your time. And in a very real sense, when you’re in charge of your time, you are in charge of your life. But positioning yourself to make proactive time choices may not come naturally. And the path to making proactive time choices is not always clear.…

Offering Support –How to Do It Without Giving Yourself Away

Offering support and encouragement when it’s needed is an important part of your relationships.  But how do you do it and still address your own needs? Indeed, balancing your needs and responsibilities when others unexpectedly need your help or support presents a major time management challenge. You may not even want to think about it…

In These Hard Times, How Gratitude Makes a Difference

Hard times are the times when gratitude makes the biggest difference. And yet, hard times are also the times when it can be most challenging to find gratitude in your heart. The times we have been living through may well rank among the most difficult in our lives. And finding gratitude may have seemed impossible…

Focus on Your Minutes to Make Your Hours Shine

Your minutes are the building blocks of your hours. And yet, if you’re like many, you often overlook small increments of time, especially when you’re busy. Finding time to get everything accomplished in the time that we have is a constant challenge. And unfortunately, sometimes it can feel like you’re just barely keeping your head…

Excellent or Perfect? How You Answer Really Matters

Is it excellent or perfect? What you think about this question, and where you draw the line, makes a huge difference in your life. Maybe you are wondering, today, whether your desire for excellence is healthy or something that steals your time and peace of mind. Here are some considerations to help you explore what…

Fear of Mistakes and Perfectionism — How to Let Go and Live

Fear of mistakes is a time thief that slows you down and keeps you from exploring, innovating, and learning as you go. And it’s a fear that is a powerful fuel for perfectionism. I speak from experience, as I’m a recovering perfectionist. And what that means in practice is that I’m inclined to check and…