Are Distractions Sabotaging Your Success?

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Running two businesses and having a life that includes the people I love and activities that fuel my soul takes determined focus. Like you, I wrestle with the myriad of interruptions and distractions that divert my focus from what’s really important when it comes to having thriving businesses. My biggest culprit: all methods of communication including e-mail, instant messaging, social media, phone calls, and texts. Communication is vitally important to me – it is one of my top five values, making it also one of my top five temptations! Adding to that temptation is the fact that most communication, in … Read More

What’s Trending: Productivity or Play?

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There’s been a little buzz online around the idea of being unproductive lately. The author of one article boasted of wasting time – extended shopping sprees and daydreaming. She proudly stated that she spent “full-on days wasting time.” Another article suggested that the productivity improvements he implemented cost him dearly. While he was able to work smarter and faster, there were some serious downsides: the impact his out-of- control schedule had on his relationships. The way I see it: there is a tension between productivity and play. We need both! A similar tension exists keeping a healthy body – it … Read More

Time is Money – 5 Tricks to Investing Wisely

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As a child, I stored my valuables in my very own safe. I kept things like my diary, specials notes, and who knows what other very important stuff under lock and key. After all, I had four pesky younger brothers. As an adult, what I value is demonstrated by my calendar and my checkbook because how I spend my time and money tells the truth about my priorities. Money and time are similar; both are limited resources. In order to manage my money well I need a budget. And if I am successfully going to manage my time, I will … Read More

Why I Need a 48 Hour Day

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Have you ever pondered the number of hours you would need in a day if you were to do absolutely everything you were supposed to do? I am talking about diligently brushing your teeth three times a day, flossing, exercising, stretching, drinking eight glasses of water, getting a full eight hours of sleep, eating healthy meals, sticking to your budget, learning something new, etc.. Don’t forget the things you should be doing regularly, such as check-ups, car maintenance, yard work, changing furnace filters, figuring out the five things you are thankful for today – the list is endless! Add to … Read More