Getting Stuff Done – A Perspective & Some Practical Tips That Help Me

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I like to plan, but my life…it rarely goes as planned. Knowing that plans don’t always pan out can make this perfectionist respond in one of two ways: getting frustrated and deciding that planning is pointless and giving up or clamping down tighter and attempting to force things to happen. Sadly, neither of those options is particularly effective. That’s why I’ve adopted another way of approaching life, planning, and more. Viewing and doing life from an alternative perspective has brought a sense of freedom and confidence. I also find myself depending on God in greater ways. I am pretty sure … Read More

Procrastinate on Purpose & Enjoy Increased Productivity

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Typically, procrastinating is a something to avoid. Google it! There are dozens and dozens of tips and tricks to help you kick the habit of procrastinating! What if the real problem is that you’ve been procrastinating at the wrong things? What if procrastinating could be a desirable habit when it is applied to the right things? If you are a pro at procrastinating… this ought to give you some hope! 24 hours – no matter how you slice it, that’s how many hours you get each day. If you are getting the rest you need, exercising, spending time with God, … Read More

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

7 Reasons to Bring Recess to Work

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Sign hanging on a computer screen that says Recess

Remember when you were in elementary school and someone asked you what your favorite subject was? More often than not, it was recess! Back then, you relished the free time and the chance to mingle with friends. The fact that it provided a much needed break from the rigors of academic subjects, a chance to be active, and an opportunity to learn how to manage unstructured time were not even considerations. Neither were the skills you were learning, like resolving conflict, sharing, leading, collaborating and negotiating. Mostly you knew that you enjoyed recess; that is was fun! You probably didn’t … Read More