Archives for February 2014

Critical tools for setting priorities so you can get everything done

Critical tools for setting priorities

Here’s this week’s Q&A:

“When I get really busy at home and at work, everything seems important and I don’t know where to start. How do I prioritize my tasks?”

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of your daily tasks, especially with all of the distractions from technology, interruptions from colleagues and family members, and new responsibilities arriving all the time.

You can determine what’s a high priority and what’s not by answering these three critical questions: [Read more…]

Change this one surprising thing to get the results you’ve been dreaming of

Celebrate your success!

For the past few months, I’ve been talking about self-management, time management, setting goals, going after your dreams, and a lot of other things. Hopefully, some of it has inspired you to make some changes.

Some of you, though, may be thinking, “This stuff doesn’t work.”

I get that. That’s the perspective I had when I started my own journey. I didn’t believe in most of this stuff. It worked for other people but I didn’t believe it was possible for me.

Putting the tools in place really does work for people—including you. I’m going to share with you a letter I got from Kandy Buntyn who attended one of my training classes in Houston. [Read more…]

Simple tools for taking the fear out of starting conversations

Take the fear out of starting conversations

Today’s Q&A:

“I want to do more in my career and life, but I’m not that good at talking to people. How can I improve my conversation skills?”

Starting conversations is an area that so many people get nervous about. They shrink from talking people they don’t know well (or at all).

Much of this anxiety is comes from the fear of being embarrassed, being awkward, making mistakes, feeling like you’re not interesting enough, or simply not knowing what to say. [Read more…]

5 ways to stop the negative voice in your mind so you can finally have peace

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Are you struggling with the negative chatter that goes on in your mind? The one that tells you you’re not good enough, you won’t be successful, you just don’t have enough willpower, and other such atrocities?

One of the most powerful things you can do is free yourself from that negative voice in your head.

One of the most powerful forces that creates the negative chatter, makes people feel stuck, and keeps them in that position is fear. Like most people, you might be afraid of a lot of things: making mistakes, embarrassing yourself, being rejected, failure, and even success. [Read more…]

When to walk away from a job you hate and how to find a better one

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Here’s today’s Q&A question, and it’s an interesting one:

“I’m stuck in a job I don’t like, but I haven’t been in it very long. How do I know when it’s OK to go? And what if I have trouble finding something better?”

Wanting something better for yourself is always commendable. With that, though, there can sometimes come the guilt of leaving behind a boss or co-workers to whom you don’t want to be disloyal.

You have enough anxiety in your life—there’s no sense in worrying over something you can’t do anything about. This is your life, and your needs come first. Everyone understands that. People don’t stay in jobs forever. [Read more…]