Childhood Roots of Perfectionism — Find Them and Find Your Freedom

If you go back and explore your history, you may well discover your childhood roots of perfectionism. Indeed, perfectionism often takes hold in early childhood. And the earlier it starts, the deeper and more entangled are its roots. In previous posts, we’ve explored the challenges presented by perfectionism. So, now, I invite you to build on what you’ve…

Set Yourself Free from Perfectionism with These Timely Tips

When you’re free from perfectionism you have access to more energy than you might have ever known you had. So, where’s the key to that freedom? How can you give yourself this gift? Well, in a previous post about the dangers of perfectionism I shared some thoughts about the ways that it poisons your moments. And when you…

Stalled and Stuck? The ‘5-More-Rule’ Gets You Moving Again

When you’ve stalled and your project is stuck, it feels just awful. Stress rises and creative ideas are suddenly elusive. You need to keep moving to accomplish your goals.  But how often do you feel drained and guilty because your energy has abandoned you and your projects have come to a grinding halt? Stalled projects…

Does Perfectionism Poison Your Moments? Well, This Helps…

Whether you’re 16 or 66, one of the biggest time thieves going is what I call ‘Perfectionism Poison.’ Sometimes it’s subtle – sometimes it’s glaring. But on any and every level, perfectionism exerts a paralyzing influence. So, does perfectionism poison you?  If so, the first challenge is to recognize it. Only when you see it can you apply…

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…

Accountability Buddies: 5 Tips for Making the Most of This Time Tool

Perhaps my recent post about accountability buddies inspired you to give this time skill a try. If so, I’d love to hear how it went for you. Stick with it, as your buddy can offer powerful support as you move toward your goals. So, today I’m sharing 5 focused tips to help you make the most…

How to Boost Your Productivity Using Accountability Buddies

Accountability buddies? What are they? Well, when you’re working on your time skills and getting ready to step it up a notch, an accountability buddy might be just the ticket. Let’s say you’ve been honing your prioritizing and boundary-setting skills. And you’ve been taking the air out of your time myths, time thieves, and other Time…