Why Am I Procrastinating?

Everyone procrastinates from time to time – it’s human nature. We put off writing a report, calling potential clients, or starting what we consider a boring job. Here are a few of the excuses we give: I don’t have enough information. I’ll have more time tomorrow.   I...

How to Create a Powerful To-Do List

You stink at remembering things. Blunt, but true.   In speaking engagements, I often tell participants, “You are fired from the job of remembering stuff.”   Yet, so many people rely on their brains to keep up with the things they need to do.   If you...

“Break it Down” vs. “Dive Right In”

You are (metaphorically) standing in front of a large task. A daunting task. A beast.   Do you flare your nostrils and start working on the first thing that comes to mind that will help you accomplish the task?   Or, do you squint your eyes and start listing...

How to Attain an Imperfectly Balanced Life

When you Google the keywords “life balance goals” you get over 247 million results.   Seems like a few of us have goals to be more balanced.   Goal Setting Theory is one of the most well-researched models of human motivation. The theory explains that when we...

Are YOU Your Own Worst Enemy?

I am my own worst enemy.   I am also the person who pushes me toward excellence.   I make me miserable some days with constant mental replays of my darkest moments.   I set (and achieve!) goals for things I did not think were possible.   I struggle...