10 Things I Do To Stay Efficient As a Working Mom

I recently joined the ranks of the employed. Again. It'll be my second time balancing this whole kids, job, life thing. Maybe balancing is an ambitious word. Surviving. It'll be my second attempt at surviving this whole kids, job, life thing. It's exactly as I recalled it. Whole lotta less time for the life part....more

Don't Hijack Your Own To-Do

After an hour of sales news, company updates, and an inspriational kick-in-the-pants broker moment I leave my Monday morning sales meeting with a head buzzing with ideas and a fire in the belly will to get out there and Hustle Harder....more

9 Apps I Can't Live Without

I've admitted before I am a bit addicted to my phone. In my defense, my phone actually makes me far more efficient than before I had it. I can work from anywhere, which really is both a blessing and a curse. Nevertheless, I have some apps I absolutely love. So for this edition of Things I'm Loving, I'm focusing on the apps I'm loving right now. ...more
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Mum, Forget About Efficiency

Forget about being efficient or productive when you are with your children; it will save you hours of agitated frustration on your part and angry resistance from your kids. Mothers learn to operate in two gears, fast and furious when they are alone with the kids sleeping or at school and slow and steady with incredible patience when they are interacting with their kids....more

Necessity's a Mother

"Mater artium necessitas," Latin, William Horman 1519"Necessity is the Mother of Invention," English, Richard Frank, 1658"The Mothers of Invention," Classic Rock Band, Frank Zappa, 1960s & '70s"Necessity's a Mother," SunbonnetSmart.com, Robin, 2012 So many tasks, so little time.How DOES the blogger of today handle family, pets, finances, clothing and food production while, most likely, holding down a job, or maybe two?...more
@elaineR.N. @SunbonnetSmart.com after livung with children so long, sometimes I can plunge into ...more

Why You Need Systems and Procedures as an Entrepreneur

So you’ve started your business and your humming along.  You’re thrilled to be free of the restrictions and red tape of working for “The Machine”.  Yet if you truly want to be free, you need systems and procedures. “What?! You say. I don’t want to be bogged down by such things! That’s part of why I left corporate! ...more
This is a really great post to help business owners and bloggers stay organized while staying ...more

A Little Goes a Long Way

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading a lovely little book called The Power of Small by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval....more

Thank you for the comment!! I loved the book and I plan on reading it again very soon. I ...more

Don’t Be Tripped Up by “What’s Next?”

Most of us have an inner voice that’s always asking, “What next?” It seems that it’s never satisfied and is always pushing us forward. We can feel pressured by this voice to always do more.This human condition causes us to move out of present time and into the presumed future. In other words, we get ahead of ourselves, trying to see what we need to do next. When we have a dream, we may have a feeling that we have to create something BIG RIGHT NOW....more

10 Years Later, As Much As Work Changed, It Stayed The Same

One of my daughter's friends opened a time capsule on Whidbey Island around midnight on New Years Eve to highlight what was,and what has, changed in the first 10 years of this millennium. With no time capsule to review, I have to rely on my memory to think about what has changed in my life over the past ten years. What surprises me the most, as I reflect back on the last decade, is that the changes in my work life are not as dramatic as I would have imagined. ...more

I hardly consider myself a Luddite, but I'm suprised how little has changed for me. A ...more