Archives for May 2015

An attitude of gratitude

Develop an attitude of gratitude

You don’t see with your eyes.

I know, it sounds strange, but you don’t see WITH your eyes. You see THROUGH your eyes.

You see with your brain. [Read more…]

Mind the gap

Mind the gap sign with speeding train in London underground.We get so busy chasing, chasing, chasing things that we don’t slow down long enough to really examine where our time goes. We don’t know how to do everything we think we need to get done. Frustration increases. Burn out is on the horizon.

Of course, we have to make sure we’re chasing the right things. That’s a given.

If we’ve been good about identifying the things we really want, it can still be difficult to get it all done. [Read more…]

3 ways to make it easier to say no

The phrase Get More Done on a blackboard with a clock

When I was getting my Ph.D., I knew a professor who said no to a lot of things. It was a bit awkward to be on the receiving end of his no, but that wasn’t his concern. When most other people would have said, “Yes,” he simply said, “No.” And that was it.

I soon realized it was no coincidence that he produced countless articles, received numerous grants, and won major awards in his field. He knew that saying yes to the wrong things would take him away from his goals.

Answer this very important question for yourself: Do I have a hard time saying no to people or things? [Read more…]

Forget about your to-do list

Pen in the hand isolated over white background

I hope you’re going for everything you want this year.

If you’ve been following along since January, you’ve been taking small, doable action steps to get closer to your dreams. That’s how it’s done, small steps, day in and day out.

You already know by now that you can’t do it all in one day. And you know that you’ve waited long enough to get started, so stop procrastinating!

I’ve taken you through beliefs, priorities, the wheel of life, setting SMART goals, small actions, and steps for figuring out what you want.

In the past month, I’ve encouraged you to get out of your rut, strike while the iron’s cold, and take a step back when you need to catch your breath.

All of this will be useful to remember when you jump in to do the work of your life.

Let’s take the next step right now: Forget about your to-do list. [Read more…]