5 Tools That Will Force You to Write That Blog Post

This is how many of my blogging sessions go. I sit down with the intention to write a post responding to an article I read in the Atlantic. But first, I should probably check the bulletin boards I frequent to see if there are any new postings since 10 minutes ago. ...more
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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

A Lesson From NaBloPoMo: 6 Ways To Get Work Done!

Looks like NaBloPoMo has already taught me something: Life is just as important as committing to this blog. This blog is part of my life. Yes, I want to commit, and yes, I want to be consistent. But little blips here and there are fine. The thing is, the hardest part of getting shit done for me is definitely finding the energy to begin. I'm not too bad at procrastinating, but if I had to tell you one thing I struggle with, that would be it. ...more
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Building Rituals: The Dilbert Guide to Managing Life

Every day when I make a cup of tea in the microwave I think of my Aunt Klara.While staying at her house in New Hampshire years ago, I dropped a tea bag into a cup of water and put it in the microwave. "No!" she (very nearly) shrieked. "You have to microwave the water without the tea bag!" And then she said why ... and I think it was something to do with the microwave making my teabag radioactive or something like that. I can't quite remember....more

How to Make "Time Constraints" Work for You

Are you stumped by the whole “Time Management” and “Productivity” thing?Have you taken those “productivity” trainings and wonder how the heck you can fit those “habits” into your life?Are you perplexed by how to squeeze this whole “business” thing into 3-4 hours, between day job and/or mom-duty?Jenn Aubert from LearnSavvy.co and I jammed about “Time Constraint”… and how to shift your perspective to turn it from a challenge into a GOOD THING....more

How to Stay Productive Between Jobs

As many of you know (because I mentioned it on the blog a few times), I was recently between jobs for about a month and a half. I actually just recently started back at the Capitol a few weeks ago! The experience of being unemployed is still fresh in my mind, and I know better than anyone how disheartening and difficult it can be. One thing that I felt to be most important was staying productive every single day. I pushed myself to apply for a certain number of jobs each day, update resumes and cover letters for different industries, and look for freelance work to get me by temporarily....more

Is Your Time Worth More Than You Think?

Time is our most valuable resource. Yet, we are all guilty of driving further down the road to get gas for five cents cheaper, taking on a time-consuming home improvement project, or going from store to store just to snag a few sale items. We sometimes fail to realize that the time we spend, often unnecessarily, can really add up. ...more

30 Day Challenge: Wake Up Earlier Week 3 & Final Recap

I did it!I finished my 30 Day Challenge to wake up earlier....more

7 Things to Do on Sunday for a More Productive Week

Picture the scenario. It’s Monday morning. You can barely drag yourself out of bed. You’re exhausted. You get ready for work, barely making it out the door on time. You don’t have a lunch packed, so you’ll grab some fast food on your lunch hour. You sit down at your desk and sigh. Your desk is a mess because you couldn’t wait to get out the door on Friday afternoon. Your email inbox is full, more junk mail than work mail. It’s going to be a long day. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? We’ve all been there. But it doesn’t have to be that way....more

5 Ways to Find More Energy

It is August, the hot, lazy, dog days of summer are here. It is a perfect time to relax, sip a cool drink and lounge around  doing as little as possible. And yet, I suddenly feel energized, inspired by potential and looking forward to the days ahead.  What is keeping me from wanting to be a slug, crawling under a rock for a nice long nap? A few weeks ago, I was feeling exhausted and burned out. Now, I am optimistically planning projects for the future. Where is all this energy coming from?...more