Tag: productivity

It seems like common sense and straightforward: In order to stop making excuses, you have to recognize that you’re making them in the first place. Excuses are excuses, right?

You’d think so. But time and time again, our minds play tricks on ourselves into thinking that, well, these excuses are far more important than they actually are. We tell ourselves that instead of excuses, they’re REASONS. And there is a big difference between those two words,

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Does anyone else feel like they take their routines a bit for granted once they switch up? Even if you didn’t necessarily like your last routine, there was a comforting sense of familiarity. Once it shifts for whatever reason—whether by choice or not—it’s like our whole balance is off. And it’s not so much about getting used to your new routine as it is about establishing it,

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Happy Monday! As you settle down for the start to a fresh week (perhaps with an extra cup of coffee), let’s reflect on how we spend our weekday lunch breaks. Obviously, every company structure varies from the next and each office setting is different—but overall, can we agree there are some consistencies?

Like Consistency #1: We need to give ourselves a lunch break.

Did you know only 1 in 5 Americans take advantage of their standard one-hour lunch breaks?

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Let’s be honest- we’re not always telling the truth about how productive we are. Admit it- you probably spend ten hours or more per week watching TV, right? Probably another five with email?

Yikes. It’s embarrassing just to think about. That’s why I started tracking myself- I was way underestimating the time I spent on non-productive tasks.

If you’re a business owner or just a busy person in general, it’s important to understand that there are many different tools that you can use to keep yourself on top of all your responsibilities.

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Ever find that between emails and that written to-do list that you’re not exactly sure what you’re supposed to be working on?

Yep, me too, until I found a central place to keep it all.

Literally- all.

My podcast. My blogs. Things my VAs are working on. Email newsletters. Graphic design work. It’s all in one beautiful (and free!) place. So allow me to blow your mind today and be prepared to rip that paper to-do list up once and for all.

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Life in your twenties and thirties can be confusing. One minute you’re on top of the world, and the next it can feel like pretty much everything is crashing down. I always thought a quarter life crisis was something you had once, like when a middle aged single dad goes through a mid-life crisis and buys a yellow Porsche and takes up tennis and maybe also joins Tinder. Turns out though, the quarter life crisis can strike any time,

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There are more opportunities today to create success in unconventional, out of the box ways than there ever used to be. You can build your own brand, create a business based on what you have to say, start your own store, publish books….and you can do it on your own terms. You can work from home in your pajamas, or a beach in France. You can build an empire with nothing else but big ideas,

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Goal setting is HUGE! Without goals to work towards, success is pretty much impossible. It’s in your nature to need to grow, think bigger, and want more. Goals give us something to look to, something to focus on, and something to get us through the times that we want to give up and never work again. Goals are good. Goals are necessary.

The #1 Reason You Don't Reach Your Goals

Unfortunately, most people never reach their goals.


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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know my biggest self-sabotage is overloading my schedule. But when you want to write a blog, run a business, make money, and enjoy life all at the same time, it gets hard to figure out how to actually manage your ever growing to-do list effectively.

I used to think my to-do lists were just about fitting as much stuff into each day as possible.

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My past few weeks have been a little insane – totally burning the candle at both ends, and I hate to say it, but it’s catching up to me. I learned a long time ago not to allow overwhelm into my life, but there are definitely still times when I reach a point that I’m straight up burnt out.

How To Stop Being Burnt Out

Now is one of those times.

What leads to burnout?

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