What I Wish I Knew Earlier in my Life

I gave a speech this week for our local Young Marine’s organization to celebrate the promotions of all the great kids who worked hard this year. I decided to talk about what I wished I knew when I was a kid. I didn’t figure some of this stuff out until recently, so I thought IContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew Earlier in my Life”

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Current research states that we make about 35,000 decisions per day. So it makes total sense that being efficient at making decisions would make us more efficient with our time usage, right? Many of my clients tell me that they aren’t very good at making decisions. This definitely isn’t true or they would starve toContinue reading “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”

Using Your To Do List as a Weapon

I can’t relax until everything I decided to do today is done. This is the thought several of my clients have had this week. I have it all the time as well. It might just be the calling card of the high achiever. It’s a very all or nothing statement. It’s driving us to pushContinue reading “Using Your To Do List as a Weapon”

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?”

Better Sleep is a Habit

Not getting enough sleep is both a cause and an effect of chronic stress. Sleeping resets our system and it’s also when we learn. Not getting enough sleep leads to all kinds of health and productivity issues which in turn lead to more stress. Being under constant stress leads to an energizing cocktail in ourContinue reading “Better Sleep is a Habit”

The Magic of Future You

Did you know that you have a magic tool inside of your brain that will literally help you achieve any result that you want to get? It’s called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) and it’s where all of our senses except for smell flow into the brain. It’s a traffic cop that decides what informationContinue reading “The Magic of Future You”

I Don’t Feel Like It

I’ve spent the last several hours with some emotional unrest. Today is my day to blog and I found myself procrastinating. I’ve gone back and forth on a topic, taken a walk, and taken a nap. All of which did nothing to get me the result of a written blog post. OK, Holly, what areContinue reading “I Don’t Feel Like It”

Do you Procrastinate?

Do you know why? You might think you are broken, but I’m here to tell you that procrastination is a defense mechanism that the brain uses in order to avoid pain, conserve energy, and seek pleasure. If you are thinking that something will be hard, boring, painful, a lot of work, not very much funContinue reading “Do you Procrastinate?”