Let Your Productivity Fuel Your Procrastination

Do you struggle somewhere between productivity and procrastination? You feel productive and “on a roll” with one thing, but totally avoid something else? What if you could use that productive tailwind that gets created from checking things off your to-do list to fuel those things you DON’T love to do? Do the icky thing first. Start […]

Scheduling Blog Posts Made Easy: CoSchedule

Wouldn’t it be great if every time you wrote a blog, it only took the push of one button to do the trick and share it to every social media site you wanted to, as well as sharing it to your blog, whenever you wanted it to. If only it were that easy …. Well, […]

The Road to Nowhere

Einstein’s supposed definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.” Today, I found myself doing just that. I was sighing, and wincing, and totally frustrated. I kept plugging away, not realizing, that what was best for me, was to just STOP. My dog, Little, gives me a […]

Take Ten!

In one of my former lives, I was a Professional Ballerina. Yes, really. I worked 6 days a week, 10 hours (or more) a day, striving for the kind of perfection that can only be achieved by perseverance, tenacity, and sheer-willed stamina. When I just couldn’t seem to “get it right,” I would try, over […]

Productivity

Are you as productive as you’d like to be?  It is such a common complaint: How can I get more done? The true challenge with this, is that time is static. You can’t stretch, or bend time. An hour is still an hour, no matter how you look at it. Certain tasks also take a […]

A Little Distraction = Good. A Lot of Distraction = Lost. Find Your Balance.

Cars whizzing by, a gentle breeze, and the smell of charcuterie and freshly-roasted coffee beans in the air, I am easing into the perfect amount of just enough distraction to write, and yet not too much to get distracted completely by. Writing in a white room, with no sound, and no stimulus can actually become […]

too many tools, not enough time?

In talking with a couple of my clients this week, I realized that I can dole out “easy” to do to done tips all day long, but when you are feeling swamped with too much to do already, it can feel daunting to try to learn one more new thing. When you are feeling busy, […]

stop spinning your wheels and finish something

When you juggle multiple tasks at once, bouncing back and forth, you can feel like you never accomplish anything. All the little baby steps add up eventually, but completion gives you the confidence and the motivation to move forward. Loose ends and incompletions drain your energy, affecting everything you do. What are some things you […]

Mental Break

Today, I found myself a victim of working harder, and not smarter. I was sequestered away in my office, with no distractions, no clutter, and the gentle hum of the air conditioner to block out any outside noise. With all of that, I found myself struggling, straining, stalling, and all of those other dreadly words […]

Be the Quarterback

Katharine Parker: Ugh! What a slob. Tess McGill: You were so smooth with him. I probably would have… Katharine Parker: Never burn bridges. Today’s junior prick, tomorrow’s senior partner. So, how do you think the party’s going? Tess McGill: Pretty well, I think. Should I stop serving now? Katharine Parker: Better make one more round. Tess […]

Making Good Time

Managing time is an odd concept. It makes it sound as if you can make more time, or that you have more time than there is. No matter how you stretch it, there are still only 24 hours in a day. We find ourselves overcommitting, getting busier and busier, and things don’t take as much […]

When You’re Off Your Game, Get Back In

Yesterday, I got off my game … Through a series of events out of the ordinary, I had a “rough day,” and got distracted from my purpose. In handling the immediate, I allowed the big picture to fall away. My weekly Wednesday newsletter that I am committed to having go every Wednesday, is going out […]

Get Mobile

There is a saying, “you can’t take it with you,” but these days it seems like you can. With the launch of the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad 3 today, the forces of technology are conspiring in our favor to make it easier for us to get more mobile. To me, mobility […]

Teleclass 101

You have valuable information to share and want to share it in a group setting. It is a great way to create an interactive group with multi-sessions, or share your wisdom in one content-packed class. I just came across a new site that helps you put yourself out there and allows you to record your […]

Revving Up Your Motor

Summer can often mean vacation, hiatus, or sabbatical. Whatever you call, it is natural to take a break in the summer months, to get some much needed relaxation and recharging. I am returning from a hiatus of a wedding that took months of planning, and was amazing, but now it is time to rev up […]