Skating on Thin Ice? Let’s Get You Back to Solid Ground Today

What do I mean by “skating on thin ice”? Well, when you were growing up, did you occasionally hear an adult in your life say, “Careful, you’re skating on thin ice”? I know I did. And I bet quite a few of you did, too.  And I’m sure that we all had a pretty good…

Your Courage: Cultivate It to Make Change Possible

When you cultivate your courage you give yourself a boost, no matter what your goals may be. Even small steps sometimes require courage. But why is that? Well, for starters, even when they don’t serve you, it’s not always easy to step away from old pastimes or habits. If you’re working to change a pattern…

Are You Rigid or Focused? It’s a Difference That Matters.

The difference between being rigid and being focused or disciplined has a big impact on your success. Yet, quite often these qualities are conflated. Finding time to get everything done requires that you do some planning.  If you don’t, you’ll be at sea in the midst of a floating array of seemingly random (and demanding)…

Do You Multitask? Here Are Some Pros and Cons to Consider

When you multitask, it seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? I mean, finding time and being more productive is so important, why not multitask? Your focus when you multitask When you multitask it works against you if you’re engaged in activities requiring focus.  Tests performed by the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. conclusively…

Making Proactive Time Choices — Is this Part of Your Toolbox?

When you are making proactive time choices, what are you actually doing? I often recommend striving to not be reactive in your decisions about your use of time.  But what does this really mean? What are the significant differences between making proactive time choices and being reactive? And what steps do you need to take…

Practical Magic — Activate it With These 7 Powerful Time Tips

Finding time for what matters most to you is not a matter of magic.  Not at all. But it can feel like magic when you’re giving yourself what you need and moving steadily toward your dreams and goals. Each and every one of us can develop the skills and apply the discipline necessary to find…

Boost Your Productivity by Keeping Promises to Yourself

If you want to boost your productivity, what do you think is your #1 key? It’s not multitasking and it’s not packing your to-do list full to the brim, either. Certainly, your time management skills are very important if you want to be successful and boost your productivity. But let’s pause, take a deep breath,…