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Trick Yourself Into Getting Better: the “Yes…oh Sh*t” Strategy

Improving yourself is tough.  If you think about, the only way to get better is to push yourself out of your comfort zone.  To be better than you were yesterday, even if its just in a small way. Do you want to get better shooting the basketball?  Practice shooting more shots, shooting faster, shooting with […]

Turning Social Media Time Into Something Productive

I bet that most days when you fall asleep you feel like you had a full day but you didn’t get things checked off your list at work or at home. Why is that? Here’s the thing. Actually, there’s two things. First, time gets filled no matter what. You hear stories of women who are […]

Get Organized and Be Ready for All Events and Birthdays in 4 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than letting a family member or dear friend’s birthday sneak up on you. Although it can happen, last minute gifts are not typically where “best gift ever” memories are made. Life happens. Days turn into weeks and before you know it, another birthday has come and gone. Don’t let someone special’s birthday […]

Increase Productivity with the 24 Hour Grind Strategy

There are times in either my work or personal life that I am just flat out overwhelmed. I have so many things to do or accomplish, and I feel behind. I want to differentiate “overwhelmed” from the day-to-day need to get tasks done. Personally and professionally, there will always be things that need to be […]

How Busy Couples Can Save Money on Food, Eat Healthy, and Save Time

When you both work full time, it’s tough to find the time to cook dinner every night and pack lunches every day.  When you get home, it starts to get late quickly, you’re both tired, and it’s easy to just plop down on the couch and say, “Want to order pizza?” I’ve been there.  Trust […]

One Simple Self Improvement Strategy that Will Bring You Results

I’m very passionate about improving.  I think that self improvement is the key to unlocking our full potential in life.  We’ll never know what we’re capable of unless we continue to improve and get better.  I’ve tried dozens of strategies over the years in an attempt to get better at certain things, but there’s one strategy […]

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I Read 50 Books in 2015. Here are 5 Things I Learned

For the last few years, I’ve set the goal to “read more”.  It was always pretty vague, so in 2015, I decided to set the bar at 50 books.  That would be about a book a week with 2 weeks of vacation (which is ironic because I read the most while on vacation).  I read […]

How to Use a Planner – Just Like in School

One thing about adult life that is different than school is that no one tells you specifically what your “homework” or “tasks” are. And, you don’t get reminders, and you can’t call your friend from class if you forget what you need to get done. Lame. Unfortunately, that doesn’t also mean that there aren’t things […]

Productivity Tip: Get Chores Done During the Week and Leave the Weekend Open for Fun

I know your schedule when you get home, all too well. Leave work, go to the gym (maybe), eat dinner, watch shows, go to bed. I haven’t done any wide spread surveys, but I bet this is the way most people spend their weeknights, especially those with a 9-5 type of job. It’s a great […]

Don’t Put It Down Unless You are Putting it Away: Organization Tip

Are you finding that you spend your Saturday morning putting things away or “straightening” your house or apartment? I have a simple organizational tip that will save you time and save your Saturday morning! Picture yourself coming home from work.  Let’s say at minimum you have your briefcase or purse, the keys to your car, […]

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