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When Everything Is Important

Before starting my own business, I worked with some really amazing people. One of my favorite co-workers was Matt, and I’ll never forget the day he blew my mind.

What's Important in Your Days

Even as a productive and balanced person, there are moments when overwhelm creeps in. The demands on my time, whether real or perceived, begin to mount and I feel there aren’t enough hours in the day to make it all work. I revert to a past version of myself who stressed through more than she savored her fleeting days. Perhaps you also know the feeling of this specific kind of anxiety inching inward, in an effort to completely engulf you.

Time Management Tip: The 80-20 Rule

The 80-20 Rule. Pareto Principle. Law of the Vital Few. The Principle of Factor Sparsity. Regardless of what you call it, it has the same powerful meaning:80% of your outcomes are due to 20% of your input. This means the inverse is also true; 20% of our outcomes are due to 80% of our input. 

Strike Out Swinging

When I was growing up, I played many sports. Please don’t misunderstand this to mean I was an athlete, I was more of a participant. Either way, I learned a lot from playing sports. One of the best lessons has resurfaced a lot lately.

Don’t strike out watching, strike out swinging.

Back to the Struggle

I think we have all been struggling, and I know a thing or two about struggle. Before my surgery, I struggled a lot. Although I was often able to satisfy the minimum requisites to stay afloat in life, I often missed the quality of it all. Along with the rest of society, I shifted to a surface-level survivor with a knack for re-activeness. I was a duck on lake; gliding along the surface, but paddling for my life just beneath the water.

Time Management Tip: Eisenhower Urgency Matrix

Work-life balance starts with knowing what is important. Since time is a finite resource, there will always a trade-off and we must learn to prioritize. Additionally, when everything is important nothing is important. So, I encourage you to become familiar with a great tool called The Eisenhower Urgency Matrix.

The Space Between Learning and Doing

You see, that is where all the potential and opportunity live, and often die; in the space between what we learn and what we do with that knowledge.

Time Management Tip: Utilizing Peak Performance Time

Here is the thing about time…it’s finite. Although I have tried, I cannot find the way to make more hours in each day. Therefore, I have settled on becoming a master of maximizing my time. One of my favorite ways to do this is utilizing my Peak Performance Time.

Covid-19 is Your Surgery

The past few weeks have somehow felt familiar. I couldn’t place it at first, and then it hit me with such clarity; this virus is my surgery all over again. The abrupt halt of activities and re-shuffling of priorities is exactly what I experienced 6 years ago with a Ravitch procedure gone wrong.

Time Management Tip: Habit Stacking

Habit stacking is right for you if you’ve been wanting to develop a new time management or other positive habit, but just can’t seem to make it stick.

Steps for Weekly Planning

Friday planning is the best way to wrap up the week you are in and prepare for the next. It really is as easy as 1-2-3. So check out the steps below, grab your folding weekly planning sheet, and give it a try!

Time Management Tip: Ways to Say No

In my years as a time management professional, few topics have come up as often as the act of saying no. Yet, even with the acknowledgement of its value, it can still be challenging to say "no" when we are confronted with a demand for our time.