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Beyond Time Management: How to Create a Business (and a Life!) That Works

Beyond Time Management: How to Create a Business (and a Life!) That Works

This webinar is a collaboration with the Onondaga county Small Business Development Center. We set out to talk about: • Why traditional time management doesn’t work for everyone (especially now) • How to choose goals & set priorities (when you have way too much to do) • The three routines that will keep you on …

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Do you have a complicated relationship with the snooze button? [The decorative image shows a woman's hand pressing the snooze button on her alarm clock while she tries to fall back asleep]

Do you have a complicated relationship with the snooze button?

If you do, you’re not alone. The vast majority of my clients have, at some point, lamented the siren call of the snooze button. While plenty of productivity experts swear you have to get up at 5AM to lead a productive life, I don’t necessarily agree with them. That’s not what this is about. But …

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It's more important to manage your energy than your time. Here's why.

It’s more important to manage your energy than your time. Here’s why.

Time is arbitrary. We each have 24 hours in a day, and they are relentlessly marching by. We love to try to cram as much possible in every waking hour, yet we often run out of steam by mid-afternoon. Why is that? You may remember this from science class: Energy is the ability to do …

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3 Routines That Will Help You Stay On-Track With Your Most Important Goals

3 Routines That Will Help You Stay On-Track With Your Most Important Goals

Ever created a brilliant plan only to forget about it two days later in the rush and crush of daily life? I get it. Me too! Here are three easy routines that have changed my life (no exaggeration). They will help you find the balance between big-picture thinking and daily actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0KyJ178_Ag Want help clarifying …

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Three Comforts and Three Questions For When Nothing is Going Right

Three Comforts and Three Questions For When Nothing is Going Right

Nothing really prepares you for that gut-punch moment of disappointment when you really thought it would work out this time, and it turns out, it didn’t. And when one disappointment turns into a string of them, they weigh heavier and heavier. Chronic disappointment becomes its own form of grief. In those moments, it’s hard not …

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Loving yourself is hard. Here are three ways to get better at it. [The decorative background image shows a woman wrapped up in a cozy grey sweater, snuggled into herself. The photo is cropped to focus on her gentle smile and her arms. The vibe is that she is learning to be kind to herself.]

Loving yourself is hard. Here are three ways to get better at it.

We can be so hard on ourselves, can’t we? We judge ourselves harshly, we hold ourselves back from being happy, we don’t give ourselves the things we need. It’s so easy to justify our actions as necessary, or selfless, or evidence of high standards that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. And we certainly …

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here are Five Practical Ways to Free Your Mind. [The decorative image shows a young woman sitting in a coffee shop, writing in a notebook. She has long, light brown hair with some waves. She wears a cozy white sweater. On the table there is a small cup of coffee and a plant.]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Five Practical Ways to Free Your Mind

Last weekend, my husband and I spent 30 minutes in line at a BBQ food truck, only to learn they’d run out of their top menu items. The woman working the window kept apologizing, as the couples in front of us grew more agitated. I could understand why people were disappointed after waiting in such …

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Summer Goes Fast! Here’s How to Make the Most Of It

Here’s the thing we all know but hate to admit: Our time is finite. And as Patrick Lencioni says, “If everything is important, then nothing is.” Imagine yourself on September 1. The morning air is getting cool. The kids are going back to school. What will have made this a worthwhile summer? Is it having …

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Three women snuggle on a porch. They look happy and content. The text reads "How to Survive the Busy Modern World When Your Love Language is Quality Time"

How to Survive the Busy Modern World When Your Love Language is Quality Time

Sometimes, the world feels relentless. We’re pulled in a thousand different directions every day, and not just logistically. Our hearts themselves are often pulled, bruised, tattered, and disconnected. Sometimes, the loneliest place to be is in the middle of a crowded room. The painful irony is that the more emaciated and disconnected your heart is, …

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