“Why is it so impossible to make progress on my to-do list?”

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To-do lists can be the key to productivity, but only if they are believable and achievable. Trying to be productive working from a brain-dump of everything we want to get done is NOT believable; it’s generally NOT achievable. I hear this frequently when working with clients on productivity: …

How my three-pocket grey yoga pants increase my efficiency at work.

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Our brains are amazing devices. Plasticity allows our brains to adapt to changing situations and environments without conscious choice on our part. (Bare with me here, this little bit of geekiness will be necessary to the story.) According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): “Plasticity refers …

Do you know your Valentines’ love language?

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My husband and I have been married for nearly 25 years. Considerably less than some folks I know, substantially more than others, but I’m feeling pretty darn good about it. What makes our relationship work are probably the same things that make relationships work for a lot of …

Are you creating productivity or producing?

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Productivity vs. producing. Is there a difference? Productivity: the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services.  Producing: to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.  I recently completed a six-week course on productivity. One of the first …

Struggling With ADHD? You Are Not Alone.

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Current statistics estimate that anywhere from 2.5% – 4% of adults are challenged with ADHD. If you think you are alone, you’re not. The grocery store, PTA school meetings, restaurants, and really everywhere you go are filled with others who move throughout the day with ADHD. Difficulty focusing, …

How important is it to know someone’s love language?

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My husband and I have been married for nearly 24 years. Considerably less than some folks I know, substantially more than others, but I’m feeling pretty darn good about it. What makes our relationship work are probably the same things that make relationships work for a lot of …

“for now I’m going to . . .”

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As a coach, I hear a lot of “I can’t . . . “, “I’ve never been able to . . .”, “I will never be able to . . . . ” and any number of variations of the theme of defeat. I was so excited last …

Do you give too much time away?

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Most of us are giving, caring, and compassionate individuals. We like to say “yes” when we can. We want to help. We want others’ to appreciate the resources we have to offer.  But when does giving your time away cross the line into self-sabotage? Here are some examples …

Snowmageddon and the power of an aspirational To-Do list

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Do you have a “gotta get it done” To-Do list? I’d say most of us would answer “yes” to that question. Next question: Do you have an “aspirational” To-Do list? “What’s that?” you might ask. For me, it’s a list of things I’d like to do but aren’t …

On a scale of 1-10, how present do people think you are?

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I talk to my mom nearly every evening. Since we talk so frequently, there’s not much new stuff going on in either our lives that requires a ton of concentration to communicate around. So I find myself doing other things during our conversations. Not long ago, she mentioned …