How To Make Your To-do List Smaller!

You can’t do everything. There simply aren’t enough hours in a day. Instead ask yourself: “What am I willing to give up in order to gain more hours for the things that really matter?” ~ Harold Taylor Does ‘busy’ rule your world and make you feel overwhelmed? Does your list of commitments, tasks, and action […]

A Time Management Lesson From A Fruit Smoothie

True story … One morning I was observing the process my hubby uses to build his breakfast smoothie. Most days he struggles with getting all the yummy ingredients into the small container we use. Consistently, he saves the big chunks of fruit for last, and then it’s battle-royal getting it all to fit into the […]

Unplug Yourself

We’re plugged in 24 hours a day now. We’re all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can’t unplug from that machine, eventually we’re going to become mindless. ~ Alan Lightman The laptop on your desk, the netbook by your bedside, the smartphone that’s never very […]

Productivity Myth #1: I Can Do It All!

Like it or not, you cannot do everything you want to do, need to do, would like to do, should do, and have to do. Not only do you have to contend with your ever-expanding task list, but there’s also the endless connections, interruptions, distractions, and time demands that are coming at you at an […]

The Power of Next!

When you look at your never-ending to-dos, projects, and commitments, do you feel a little defeated? Do you wonder how you’ll find the time to get it all done? Do you even know where to begin? And no matter how much you’ve accomplished you’re certain you’ll never get caught up. We’ve all been there. I […]

Do The Big Thing First

We often assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Untrue. Incorrect. Wrong-o. Productivity is getting important stuff done consistently. And guess what? Not everything you do has the same level of importance. Being productive is about maintaining a steady average speed on a few things, not maximum speed on everything. Get your […]

Set time limits on your tasks

Remember way back in the day, when we had the luxury of time for making long-term plans that moved along at a nice and easy pace and all of our work got done by the end of the day? Yeah, me neither. Speed and flexibility are today’s buzzwords and limiting how long we spend on […]

Unfinished Business is an Energy Killer

How many projects and tasks have you got on your To-Do list that have been there a very looooong time? If you’re like many people, you probably have a few. Those incomplete items are slowly sucking the life out of you and are killing the motivation you want … and need … to get more […]