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...

“Work Smarter!” you say? How annoying.

Work smarter…not harder. ~Allan H. Mogensen, the father of flowcharts, ca. 1930   For knowledge workers, “hard” work is often measured by time spent – an eight-hour day becoming a ten-hour one, for example.  Hard workers put in extra hours, check their work email...

Your calendar is a shield, not a sponge!

Your calendar is the shield with which you defend your balanced life.  However, too often we treat it as a sponge for other peoples’ priorities.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives three tips to use your calendar as the important time management tool...