Managing your time and priorities

“Time is the coin of your life.   It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be sent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”. Effective Time Management really begins with planning based on your priorities.   Getting clear on your priorities will help you achieve them.    Time is a limited …

Today is a NO productivity day!

Everyone has a day or two now and then when they aren’t as productive as they could have been. But if you find yourself constantly working but not being productive, this is likely to cause several lasting implications not only on your morale but your future work as well. You May Experience Guilt When you feel you aren’t productive, you …

Why is being productive so important?

  This is the short version of the important of being productive.   So, you’ve likely been told that being productive is important, but you may not know exactly WHY?  And the answer honestly isn’t that easy, as being productive can affect different parts of your life. You Manage Your Time More Effectively One thing that productivity does is it allows …

Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback

If you’re looking for a character trait to develop, it would be hard to argue against developing greater than “RESILIENCY”. Few people are successful at anything on their first try. What resiliency does is that it increases the odds of trying again. And again. And again, until the objective is met. The level of your success is heavily dependent on …

Tips for Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Children

Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Growth Mindset Learning to embrace a growth mindset when you are young is the perfect time to adopt this positive attitude. Children who are growth-oriented are more likely to enjoy school, to achieve their goals, and to have higher self-esteem. Teachers and parents who are looking for ways to cultivate a growth mindset …

7 Tips to Build Passion About Your Job

You’re going to spend almost one-third of your life working. This can sound pretty dreary if you’re not satisfied in your job…and chances are you’re not. Statistically speaking, only about half of people feel satisfied with their jobs. This number drops even further, to only 12% of people who are passionate about what they do. How do you put yourself …

HOW CAN PASSION HELP YOU IN YOUR WORK?

A recent study has discovered 88% of people are unhappy in their job. The other 12% experience joy and passion for what they do. Are you in this 12%? If not, you’re not alone. Sadly, a lack of passion does more than make the day drag. When you’re not enthusiastic about what you do, you’re simply not going to be …

The Influence of Habits

When we aspire to change in our lives, we usually try to take things logically, but of course, there is huge emotion at play. We’ve been told to always have an end in mind, so we create goals. Yet while goals are very important in providing direction and hopefully a preview of our desired outcome, it’s fair to say that …

HOW TO CLARIFY YOUR STRATEGIC THINKING

Are you feeling a bit confused by strategic thinking? You know it’s essential for your career and your business, but how do you actually do it? Here are five questions to should ask yourself to really sharpen your strategic thinking. What do you want? The most important thing to work out is where you want to be. Everything—goals, strategies, steps, …

12 Steps to Strategically Balancing Your Life and Work

A healthy work/life balance is probably something you really want to achieve, but it’s getting harder and harder in this modern world.  The good news is that you can use your professional strategic skills to get some balance back into your life. Here’s how in 12 easy steps. Log Your Time Maybe you’re used to tracking your time for billing …