Creative Thinking – Do you take time for it?

Let’s start by taking a look at creative thinking, what it is, and how we can start to think more creatively. The phrase most often used to describe creative thinking is “think outside the box.” I like to think about it as a way to think about something in a new and different way. Look…

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Skeptic or Cynic?

Happy Friday July 5th.  We have just celebrated another year of America’s Independence!  I often think about our founding fathers (and their friends and families who supported their decisions).  They faced profound difficulties (including skeptics and cynics) in declaring our independence from tyranny.  They then had to use incredible critical thinking skills to figure out…

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Productivity

Today I want to talk about how you can easily improve your productivity. Set up systems and processes that work for you. Processes give you a way to be more efficient since they are a system for tasks that are repetitive or ongoing.This can be something as simple as creating checklist for things you do repeatedly.…

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5 Mistakes That Destroy Your Productivity

Did you know that some things you think are helping your productivity, are actually keeping you from being productive? Here are 5 mistakes you might be making. You’re creating a to-do list with too many tasks on it. Your impossibly long to-do list that takes up several sheets of paper is a recipe for stress. There…

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The Secret Behind Being Productive.

You have goals you want to meet and, you hope, the motivation to reach them. However, sometimes you aren’t as productive as you want to be. There is no magic pill, one size fits all answer to being more productive. The secret to being more productive is not just one thing. It’s several little (and some…

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3 Quick Strategies to Boost Productivity

I work with Entrepreneurs to build successful business they love, however, being productive in all areas of your life is key to achieving any kind of success in your life. We’ve all been there. We sit down to complete a task only to get sidetracked or we forget what we wanted to work on. Then we stress…

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Little Concessions

Little Concessions Success demands sacrifice, and when working toward a goal, it’s often essential to give up certain comforts. While some sacrifices make you stronger, others chip away at your foundation, leading to complete collapse. If you’re not careful, you can slowly give up your power, agency and personal authority, until one day you realize…

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The High Cost of Burnout

The High Cost of Burnout Carl is exhausted. As a special education teacher he loves mentoring and supporting children with special needs. It requires patience, sensitivity, and perseverance – qualities Carl has, up until recently, had in spades. But there are some dark clouds circling Carl. “I’m tired and have called in sick more in…

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