Why do I procrastinate?


What am I waiting for?It’s easy to give in to fear and not act.

If we don’t act, we say to ourselves, we can spare ourselves the anxiety of having to face a less-than-perfect self.

If we do act, and it doesn’t go well, we’re forced to acknowledge we’re not perfect and risk shame, guilt, and other uncomfortable emotions.

But once we choose to realize that perfection, procrastination, and blaming are no-win situations, we can move forward. [Read more…]

1 small change to transform your time management

Everything in our lives is connected

The various segments of your life, like your finances, relationships, physical well-being, and career, are all connected and make a whole. If you change one, it will impact the others. Turbocharging your time by developing a good system is about positively impacting your highest priorities with the least amount of energy.

Creating a system will help you get much more done than if you don’t have one. Think about some of the biggest systems we have: government and corporate bureaucracies. While many of us think of the word “bureaucracy” negatively, the fact is they are systems that coordinate and accomplish huge projects.

The parts of a system, by definition, are interconnected and influence each other. Changing one part of a system will affect other parts, even if you can’t see a direct connection. It’s critical to keep that in mind, whether at work or at home. [Read more…]

The problem with time management isn’t time


Time management is about discipline
“How do I find the time?” and “How do I get more time?” are common questions for many of us with hectic schedules. 

The phrase “time management” is convenient shorthand we all use, but if we’re going to get to the heart of the matter, let’s be crystal clear about the following fact: You don’t have a time management problem, you have a self-management problem.

Time management is really about how you manage your energy; how you set priorities and goals; how well you stick to the plan and adapt to changing circumstances; what you do in the face of distractions; and, perhaps most fundamentally, if you’re really chasing the right things. It’s about how you manage yourself, not the number of hours in a day.

Everyone gets the same 24 hours allotted each day. Some people get a lot done; others talk a lot about what they’re going to do. Some get all of the right things done; others spin their wheels chasing the wrong things. Some keep working toward their goals day in and day out; others get discouraged and quit. [Read more…]

The road traveled

No, you can’t have it all.

When you choose a road, you say no to all of the other possibilities as they exist at that moment.

If you choose to work longer, you choose to spend less time with your family. If you choose to sit in front of the television or computer screen, you choose not to exercise.

What is that thing you MOST want at this moment? Are you willing to pay the cost of going for it? Are you willing to forego other things? Are you willing to “miss out” on things in order to follow your path?

Get the Nerve!

It’s all about results

What results are you getting?Hand writing New Mindset New Results with black marker on transparent wipe board.

You might ask, “At what?” It doesn’t matter. Your relationships, your career, your weight, your communication, your life.

You can tell a lot by your results. If you’re not getting the results you want, it may be time to change what you’re doing.

It may be time to stop complaining, criticizing, gossiping, and blaming others for your life.

Are you getting the results you want in order to have the life you want? Yes or no?

If the answer is no, it’s time to do something else.

In order to have something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

Get the Nerve!