productivity

Are Goals Really That S.M.A.R.T.?

Last week, I recommended an e-book about goals. It led me to some thinking about the process of making goals. There are some out there who don’t believe in setting goals, such as well-known Minimalist blogger, Leo Baubata, who wrote a post entitled “the best goal is no goal.” Leo even had a “showdown” with best-selling […]

How to Get Out of that Sticky “Stuck-ness” Place and Move On

You are plodding along, on your mission, forging ahead, when all of a sudden … you step in it. You feel like your legs can’t move, you can’t breathe, and you want to run. You have just entered … the sticky stuck-ness zone. Like quicksand, the more you resist it, the worse it gets. Complaining […]

So You Wanna Write Something

If you know it’s time to write your free Report, Download, or E-book, and you are dragging your heels, time to dig in. Think of how much better you’ll feel when it’s checked off the list. I am a Master of Productive Procrastination myself, and have been sitting on the notes for a new opt-in […]

SAVE TIME LATER, BY MAKING TIME NOW

Biggest way to save time, stress, and money? File as you go. Now, this could apply to everything in your life, not just your email inbox or your paperwork. Zenhabits and mnmlst author Leo Baubata recommends doing dishes as soon as you are done with them. Much easier to face a couple of dishes now, […]

Easy Email

If you are person with multiple streams of income, or just multiple online personalities, it can be hard to keep track of multiple email addresses too. When you want to keep work, personal, group, or your business emails separate, there are several ways you can keep your worlds streamlined, without having to check multiple places. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]