Stop Second Guessing

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your self confidence? One symptom I routinely see with lower self confidence scores is the habit of second guessing most decisions.  How much time do you spend second guessing your decisions? Do you hear yourself saying “I should have” or “I shouldn’t have” after every singleContinue reading “Stop Second Guessing”

Blurred Lines Between Work and Life

Working remotely can be a real blessing, but the line between work and your life can become quite blurred if you aren’t intentional about your time allocation. If you are finding yourself overworking as a remote worker, I suggest you create boundaries around when and where you will work. Here are a few hacks toContinue reading “Blurred Lines Between Work and Life”

Focus is the Hocus Pocus

Focus is the hocus pocus with respect to changing how you manage your allocation of time each day. When you can focus and accomplish exactly what you planned, in the time that you allocated, you can eliminate the creation of time debt. Time debt is just like money debt, you have to pay it backContinue reading “Focus is the Hocus Pocus”

Basing Decisions on What Others Think

How much time do you spend thinking about what other people think about you? Do you make decisions from this space? In other words, do you decide not to do or do something because of what you think other people will think? Think about this. You are convinced you are a mind reader and youContinue reading “Basing Decisions on What Others Think”

Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast

Intermittent fasting is quite the popular topic these days. There are lots of articles promoting the benefits of this type of eating including the fact that it’s more in line with our body’s natural rhythm.  It occurred to me a while ago that limiting any kind of consumption to a defined period would be anContinue reading “Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast”

Addicted to Email?

Up until about a year ago, I didn’t realize that I was addicted to email. It was just like a little slot machine on my phone dinging away and encouraging me to look at it all the time. Once I did look at it, I got sucked in and either spent my free time workingContinue reading “Addicted to Email?”

The Urge to Prove Yourself all the Time

I grew up in a situation where I believed that I was not as good as the other kids. My dad had a heart attack when I was 6 and didn’t work while he recovered. My mom was a stay at home mom. My clothes for school were crocheted or from a second hand storeContinue reading “The Urge to Prove Yourself all the Time”

Boredom as an Opportunity

What do you think about boredom? Is it something to be avoided at all costs? Do you immediately look for something productive to do to avoid being bored? As a Type A personality, this was definitely me. I remember my parents both told me repeatedly that “there’s always something that needs done, go find it”Continue reading “Boredom as an Opportunity”

Are you an Overachiever?

I’ve met a lot of Type A’s in my life, including the one I look at every day in the mirror. One thing we all have in common is that we are achievers. We like to set goals, we like to win, and we like to do it quickly without a lot of drama. WeContinue reading “Are you an Overachiever?”

Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!

The words of the Foreigner song Urgent come to mind when I think of my life. I urgently lived my life for as long as I can remember. There has always been a sense of urgency in everything that I do. My relationship with time was that it was scarce and if I wanted toContinue reading “Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!”