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Task list

Realistic Expectations

How often do you feel frustrated or overwhelmed when you don’t get through your long task list? Or can’t keep up with a tsunami of incoming email? Or don’t make much progress on your big project because you are constantly putting out fires and getting distracted?  Wish list  Let’s start with your task list. As…

action impact productivity

Activity or Impact?

Have you ever gotten to the end of your workday and felt like you were extremely busy, yet didn’t accomplish anything that really mattered? Ever notice that you spend more time playing defense and responding to everyone else’s needs (i.e. email), but don’t have time for your own priorities?   Many of us start the day…

Intentionally unproductive

Intentionally Unproductive

Have you ever felt guilty or lazy for doing something ‘unproductive’? Whether we are watching tv, scrolling through social media or taking a long nap, how often do we feel bad about our choices? When our lists are long, the email volume is growing exponentially, and the piles of laundry seem to multiply overnight, we…

Journey of change

Journey of Change

We all struggle with change. Whether you are trying to eat better, get in shape, lose weight, or get more sleep, throughout our lives we will always be building new habits. So what makes the difference between dreaming about a better version of yourself and actually achieving your goals?  Don’t think – just start I…

Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

The holiday season often is filled with joy and celebration, but also can cause stress, distraction and anxiety. Our days are packed with shopping, gatherings, travel and celebration, which can be tough to juggle when you still have to handle your regular workload. The first things to fall off our calendars and task lists are…

Productive email

Productive Email

Many professionals receive upwards of 75-200 emails each business day. Some people are so overwhelmed by the sheer volume of email that they end up piling on new communication tools such as chat and text messaging simply to get a timely response from their equally-busy colleagues. We are often caught drowning in the tsunami of…

Courage to Rest

Courage to Rest

How could something as natural as rest require courage? Consider for a moment how you felt the last time you left the office early and walked past your coworkers or boss who were likely going to spend several more hours at their desks. Or when you stepped out for a walk during lunch on a…

Success in Work and Life, work-life balance, work-life integration

Success in work and life

We’ve all heard the term ‘work-life balance’. There are even new and creative versions of that term, such as ‘work-life integration’. Ultimately most of us feel overwhelmed with all of the things we have on our plate at some point in our lives, and are eagerly looking for ways to find more time in the…

Managing distractions

Managing distractions

Our world is filled with distractions. We often get to the end of a long day and feel frustrated because while we were very busy, we didn’t actually get any of our important tasks completed. We all have the same 24 hours in a day; the ability to manage our attention is what creates a…

Email after hours

Email After Hours

Do you remember the days when the only way to access your work or email was through the huge computer sitting on your desk? We had to drive all the way to the office if we wanted to get anything done, and most of us were excited to finally have the flexibility to work from…