Your Creative Self — Giving Yourself the Time and Space You Need to Create

Are you creative? If your knee-jerk answer is, “No!” please keep reading. The unfortunate myth is that being creative is some kind of mysterious gift bestowed on a few special people.  Something you either have or don’t. That is simply false.  But unfortunately, it’s a falsehood that cuts you off from mountains of possibility. Not…

Want to Accomplish Your Priorities? Well, Here’s One Thing That Helps

Accomplishing your priorities is one sure way to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. Yet staying on track with your goals is not easy. Indeed, after you’ve set your priorities, do you find it challenging to balance your goals against the demands and realities that your day presents?  And what about the special challenges you encounter when…

Challenges and Choices — Here’s Where You Make Your Lemonade

Life challenges crop up everywhere and present us with hurdles, large and small. Whether it’s a small annoyance or a major upheaval, we are constantly making choices about how to manage challenges. And beyond simply managing, you also make choices about how you learn from your challenges. How do you find the gems that are…

Your Boundaries, Your Time Choices, and Your Social Media Time

When you’re using social media, whether it’s for your business or your personal life, you really need to have strong boundaries. So today I want to walk you through some foundational boundary-setting skills. Setting boundaries is about focus. And it requires that you learn to be proactive about your time choices.  The most important thing…

Your Work Style — Don’t Ignore it When Making Time and Energy Choices

How would you describe your work style? Do you think you’d spot it if you ran into it on the street? Many smart, productive people probably would be hard-pressed to recognize, let alone describe, their work style. And yet, this is a foundational factor in everyone’s time choices and time success. Indeed, time and energy management works…

Thinking 15 is So Powerful, and It Changes Over Time

In my post titled Thinking 15: This Time Skill Takes Snippets of Time and Works Wonders I shared a powerful time tool that I call ‘Thinking 15.’ The idea is that our lives are full of snippets of time that often go unused. Why? Usually it’s because we think they aren’t long enough to get anything done.…

Procrastination, Your Moments, and the River of Time

Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles around for smart, productive people. People just like you. It robs you of the richness of your moments. then it adds immeasurably to your levels of stress and frustration. And finally, it drains you of confidence and energy. You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Procrastination…