Will this matter a year from now?
Richard Carlson wrote: Ask yourself this question: ’Will this matter a year from now?’ You get stuck in traffic or make a mistake at work. The project is delayed or you have an argument with your spouse. The client bails or your inbox is overflowing. Carlson wants you to stop sweating the small stuff by […]
Please stop making excuses and do these 3 things
I’m a total geek when it comes to thinking about systems and streamlining. Which is probably why I return time and again to this Timothy Ferris quote from The 4-Hour Workweek: Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of […]
What do you want freedom from?
What do you want freedom from? The stress and anxiety of an overscheduled life? Too much time spent working to make a living without having a life? The friction and energy drain of trying to keep up with the Joneses? What do you want freedom from? Focusing more on money than meaning? Living for the […]
Learning to say Yes and No with ease
A client recently made a distinction about the type of speaking engagements she accepts. She’s not interested in creating content and traveling to deliver a presentation to grow the knowledge of an audience. Instead, it’s only worth her time if she’s building the skills of audience members. Which means at the end of one of […]
Will you take the energy challenge?
Often I hear someone say they wish they had more time. Maybe you’re someone who says this. But time isn’t always what people are really looking for. More than time, I think most of us want more energy to do the things that matter most. Wishing for extra time Recently a client said, I wish there […]
Not everything in life can be equally important
There’s a movement underway to get back to the basics. To move away from possession-cluttered, debt-overloaded, work-burdened, and time-starved lives. To make lifestyle choices that minimize the “more is better” mindset, and maximize the reality that simplicity means more time, balance, and satisfaction. It means less not more Simplicity is clarifying what matters most and […]
Here are 4 steps for intentional living
I’m in the life design business. While I’m not an expert on anyone’s life but my own, I AM an expert at facilitating individuals through the process of intentional life design. Why intentional living? Because it’s a game changer. It’s a line in the sand between half living and a life fully lived. It’s the […]
Making time for what matters most
You’re living a busy life. Caring for children, caretaking elderly parents. Working and making ends meet. Running errands, marking off chores, doing what needs to be done. And if you’re like most women, time feels in short supply. I wish I had more time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. I’ll get around to it […]
Would you try to change a tire on a moving car?
Would you try to change a tire on a moving car? Probably not, right? It makes sense to slow down, pull over, take stock, and then make the necessary repairs. The same can be applied to the importance of stopping to assess your life—where you are, where you’re going, and where you need to make […]
Is your attention being diverted from what really matters?
I was having an extremely busy day filled with meetings, deadlines, and project work. It seemed every few minutes there was some new distraction—some were external, such as a phone call or colleague stopping by with a question. But some distractions were self-generated: I kept interrupting the flow of work to focus on something else. […]