Two important questions to ask yourself each day.

I love processes and habits.  They help me keep moving forward even when I’m not motivated, save my energy and brain power for challenges that need solutions, and create consistency.  I also like to try things I learn about, so … Read more

Five ways to prevent burnout.

The older I get, the faster life moves. How is it April already?   The first 13 weeks of the year have been a whirlwind for me. I built a plan and then changed the plan within weeks. I’ve since been … Read more

Improve your success with these six questions.

My quarterly planning session is complete!  My business partner (my husband) spent Friday afternoon planning the next quarter. Here is what we did:  This process works for us. It’s a great afternoon of good discussion and support for each other’s … Read more

Checklists are your friend.

Goals tell you where to go, but your habits and processes help you get there.   I have a process to plan my week.  A process that allows me to ensure I work on my goals and do my success activities.  … Read more

Don’t throw your junk in my backyard.

You have a bag of stuff, and I have a bag of stuff. Everyone has a bag of stuff.   What is in this bag? Well, that is as unique as you. It’s all the heavy stuff you carry around that … Read more

Manage all your great ideas…Park it!

This month, I will be running my quarterly planning workshop.  90-day planning cycles were a game changer for me when I introduced them to my businesses.   The 90-day plan works best when you stay focused on the plan you built … Read more

Quite your mind with this strategy.

I will finish February, Time Management month, with this exercise shared with me in a workshop.   In the workshop, we discussed ways to prepare for a meeting or presentation.   The trainer gave strategies for preparing in Body, Mind, and spirit … Read more

Need help staying focused? Try this!

February is Time Management month, and I want to share one of my favorite time management and focus techniques with you.   It has been around forever, but it remains very effective. Wondering what it is?  The Pomodoro Technique.  Have you … Read more

You can have control of your calendar

In our accountability group, the topic of time management comes up a lot, and I mean a lot.  Members often feel like they have no control over their calendars.  They are the whim and mercy of customers, vendors, staff, and … Read more

Celebration Time! (Sing it with me)

As entrepreneurs, we do amazing things every day.  Yet, we are so busy looking forward that we forget to celebrate.   Celebration is fun and motivating.  It’s essential to recognize your efforts, celebrate your wins and cheer for yourself when you … Read more

Six reasons why done is better than perfect

My first career was as an accountant, and I still hold my designation. As an accountant, I like precision. I remember sitting in board meetings and answering questions to the decimal point.  I remember the year that the finance department’s … Read more