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Pedaling and Peaceful Productivity

I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in New York City. The weather was absolutely perfect, so my husband and I used bicycles as our primary means of transportation. Interestingly, biking the streets of New York City helped me reflect on a few critical lessons for living a life of peaceful productivity.

Time Management Tip: Pomodoro Technique

Created by Francesco Cirillo in 1980, Pomodoro cycles are proven to help maximize work sessions and reduce procrastination through the use of frequent breaks. 

A Lesson from Jeff Banister

Jeff had one appearance at the plate, he hit a single, and never got another chance at bat. Of all the amazing lessons one could learn from this man’s ongoing resiliency and strength, my favorite lesson comes from the following quote.

Thoughts on School-Life Balance

With college starting back up, many are already feeling the pressure of assignments, bills, and other commitments piling up. Stress begins to set in, and our thoughts are consumed with “what do I need to do next?” and “what am I forgetting?”  Most likely, the idea of achieving work-life balance is in the back of every student’s mind, a far off, unattainable dream.  

So how do we reach this dream?

Small Steps to Living Big

July 2nd at noon marked the halfway point of the year. Yes, we are already in the back-half 2021, moving quickly towards to end of another year. Don’t wait until the end of the year to start making it matter. Start now. Start taking small steps to help you feel proud of your life now.

Hybrid Work At a Glance

If you are looking for a silver lining to the pandemic, one is the positive impact it has had on remote work. Before the “largest remote work experiment in history” many employers were skeptical of their teams working from home. 2020 gave many employers no choice but to have their employees works remotely.

To the Graduating Class of 2021

As many young people graduate this month and begin new chapters, I encourage us to consider what we are teaching them. As you pen a card or offer a word of advice to the recent graduates in your life, I encourage you to impart on them some of the following themes:

Time Management Tip: 3 Technology Tips

With all the downfalls of technology, there are ways to use it to our advantage. The positive intentions of our devices can be realized if we are willing to take control over our tools versus letting them control us. Consider the following three tips to help you utilize your tech for a life of better balance.

Quadrant 1: Chance or Choice

Think about the last time you found yourself in quadrant 1 (Q1) of the Eisenhower Urgency Matrix. As a reminder, this is something that is both urgent and important. Once you have it in mind, trace back the path that brought you there.  What caused you to be in Q1? In truth, there are two ways to end up in Q1: by chance or by choice.

Time Management Tip: Meeting Best Practices

For many of us, meetings are a normal part of life. Since time is a limited resource, with no room to waste, consider the following best practices to make the most of your meetings.

Everything Is Going To Be Alright

I understand how you feel. Why should you make a plan, when plans just keep changing? I asked myself this same question as I firmed up my business plans for the year. Here I was planning, organizing, and worrying (just a little) about what was to come. I was listening to Alicia Keys and as she sang the line, “everything’s gonna be alright” I understood why we should keep planning.

Time Management Tip: Make a List

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the things you need to do, make a list. It’s a very simple and effective solution to keep you peaceful and productive. Follow three quick steps.