Planning & Prioritizing

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Increase Alignment

The most important tool for strategic alignment is deceptively small. Quite simply:  The word no. It’s a little more complex than that, but not a lot. In order to put the MOST energy toward the things that do the MOST to move the mission forward, you have to say NO to a lot. Sometimes, it …

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How to create ease and flow in your business

Have you ever felt like you’re spinning your wheels in your business? Like no matter how hard you work, nothing works? You put incredible effort and passion into your work, but you feel like you’re screaming into the void. The world gets louder and louder. You’re probably inundated every single day with ads and DM’s …

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15 Journal Prompts For Your Best Autumn Yet. A decorative photo shows a woman holding a cup of coffee and a book on a blanket in her lap. The photo is cropped close to the items she's holding.

Here’s a question that changed my life: What would it look like if it was easy? The last three months of the year are abundant with opportunities to experience and express beauty, joy, and connection. They can also be ripe for sky-high expectations. Take a moment here at the beginning to consider what you most want …

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A Simple Way to Cultivate Presence and Purpose. A decorative image shows a small stack of white notebooks on a marble tray which rests on a wooden console table. Also on the tray is a brown glass bottle with a small bouquet of dried flowers.

One of the most powerful shifts I’ve experienced in this mid-life season is an elemental shift in focus from doing to being. I used to think that a focus on being meant rest, self-care, connection, fun, play. Then, for a season, I saw it as a different approach to productivity. I focused intently on the …

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Soulful Routines for a Purposeful Life. Decorative image shows a woman with a pen in her hand, gazing thoughtfully at something outside the frame. She has a notebook and a cup of coffee in front of her.

Like many things that shifted as I approached 40, I started craving routines with more substance. More oomph. More spark. I wanted to deepen the connection between intention and action. Actually, I wanted to deepen the connection with my own soul. I love to plan, and my monthly setup has been a favorite routine for …

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5 Sneaky Time Drains (And How to Avoid Them) [the decorative background photo shows a notebook, a pen, a cup of coffee, a few sprigs of lavender, and a collection of gold paperclips]

As you probably know, I’m a big fan of the Not-To-Do List. Deciding what you’re not going to spend time on is every bit as important as deciding what you are going to spend time on. What I’ve found, though, is that the most important Not-To-Do’s are the ones that affect how I feel, more …

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