Priorities

5 Ways to Create More Time in Your Day and Your Life

During this week of Thanksgiving here in the US, many people will be driving or flying to visit family.  It is an opportunity to take a few days off and recharge your batteries.  Looking back over the year, how have you been spending your time?  Are you spending your time on the most valuable things?  Are you doing things that make you happy?  Are you spending all of your time on work and not taking time for yourself, family and…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q & A – 11/13/17

  Client Question: “I am a new leader and I have so many things on my to do list that I don’t even know where to begin.  How can I prioritize better?” This is a common challenge that many leaders are facing today.  You have more work to do and there are less people to get it done.  Let’s start with your to do list.  It is great that you have one so that you don’t forget anything. What if…
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Are You Spending Your Time in the Best Way?

Lately I have been taking a more serious look at the things that I have on my plate and asking if those are things I should be doing?   There is only so much time that each day and spending time on the things that aren’t adding value is not a good use of the time.  But if you are really trying to accomplish the goals that you have set for this year, then it is time to review the non-value…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 7/3/17

Monday Morning Leadership

  Client Question:  “I can’t seem to get everything done.  The to do list between work and home just keeps getting bigger.  How can I accomplish more?” One of the first things to do in this situation is to look at how you are spending your time.  Are you focusing on what you need to focus on?   Are you spending more time than you should on social media, watching TV or Netflix?  It is so easy to get sucked into…
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Are You Taking the Time to Look at Your Day?

Do you find that your days, weeks and months are running together so much that you barely can keep up? I used to compare it to being on a merry-go-round that never seemed to stop. With this pace, it becomes a challenge to make sure that you are focusing on the right things. Some people like to take time before leaving work or before they go to bed to plan out their next day. If it becomes too long of…
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Where Do You Want to Spend Your Time?

Every day you have a schedule that may include any of the following depending on your situation: meetings, conference calls, dr appointments, kid activities, dinner, grocery shopping, etc. This feels like a merry-go-round that you never get to stop riding. When do you have time to just sit and think about what you want to do? You probably don’t, because there are so many other people pulling at your available time. What do you want your life to look like?…
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How Can You Focus on Only What is Essential?

​I have had this book for a while on my Kindle called “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown.   I decided to start reading it last night and the first thing it made me think about was the things that interrupt your day which cause you to lose focus.  I thought it would be good to share with you what I took away from just the first chapter alone. It begins with a story of a guy who is stressed…
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How Can You Prioritize More Time For Your Own Development?

​In yesterday’s post the focus was on ensuring that you are growing and developing yourself.  When you look at how busy your day is and the back to back meeting schedule, how would you fit it in?   Stephen Covey said ” The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”  This is where you have to take control of your calendar vs letting it take control of you. The easiest thing to do is…
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Are You Ready For The Hard Truth?

It is a huge challenge to juggle everything that needs to be completed between work and home. Our to-do lists continue to grow, no matter how many things are crossed off. This creates that feeling of being overwhelmed. Being able to create boundaries in your life can help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed and allow you to take back the decisions about where you spend your time. Here is some advice that I received in my career to help…
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Be Intentional. Plan Your Day. Achieve Success.

Imagine yourself driving to work.  You left a little late but thought you could still make it to work on time.  Everyone is slowing down in front of you and now you see that there is an accident up ahead.   You are getting stressed out and anxious because your meeting starts in 30 minutes and now you aren’t sure you are going to make it.   How many can relate to that story? As you walk into the office rushing to get…
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