In the morning I’m shoveling feed into cattle bunks. By 8:30a I’m cleaned up and on the road to a client’s house. Then I run into the store…Women wear multiple hats in a day, which means we have multiple transitions that reduce our efficiencies and derail our focus. Being mindful of your transitions is key to having a day that flows smoothly. Learn simple ways to improve your transitions so you can increase your productivity, save time, and minimize overwhelm.
I am an Enneagram Two, and I help because I truly love to help. A “healthy” two can ask for help and offer help out of a place of gratitude with healthy boundaries. When I’m “unhealthy,” I help because I have guilt and selfish ambition. I work with women who are exhausted because of the mental and physical battle — feeling like they “have to” do things and their time isn’t their own. And it’s wearing them down to the point of tears.
When you are clear on your values, you are more productive on a day-to-day basis, have less overwhelm and more direction. When I started diving deeper into how to have more productive and meaningful days — I learned that productivity and values are directly related. Learn how your values help lead the way!
Are you lazy or is something else in your way? Women give me millions of reasons for not being motivated to organize, sort papers, conquer a project, self-improve. It can be paralyzing to face the piles and consider new ways of doing things. Identify if you’re just being lazy or not.
I love working for myself, but I miss having a team to source ideas and energy, and share the workload. There are so many benefits to working for yourself, but you are missing the one thing that offers you success: a built-in support system. A team of support can keep your productivity up and your mental stability on par. By not having a team of support you may be leaving precious resources and benefits on the table!
Do you think you need to do everything yourself otherwise it won’t get done right? Or fall victim to the idea that there’s no one willing to help? Become more efficient by knowing how to delegate.
Are you one of the millions who have invested in a planner hoping it will make you more productive this year? Here’s the secret — it’s not the list that makes you more productive, it’s the way the tasks are executed. Here are five keys ways to get more checked off your to-do list this year.
When you are balancing work, home, meals, kids, volunteer work, and a million other things — margin is your secret tool and super power! Margin takes discipline and forethought, and it will be one small thing you can change in how you plan your day that will make a tremendous difference. Starting today.
If you need support on what to save and how to store your keepsakes and memories, I’ve put together a free cheat sheet to help you get a jump start.
I don’t want to be busy for the sake of being busy. Do you? Sometimes, we make ourselves busy in order to avoid dealing with the crummy tasks and situations. And sometimes we stay busy to give the illusion that we are important or accomplishing tasks. And most often, we are busy — thinking we are doing what’s on the list, but we never make forward progress.
Spring is here and you’re itching to start purging the house and say good-bye to the winter blues. I’m right there with you! But spring is also a season where graduations and end of school year activities start to pop up. Which means more things on our calendar and less time to get it all done. So we need to get a jump on figuring out how it is all going to get accomplished.
All the paper in your household fits into three categories. That’s it. Three categories and all those piles will be organized and have function. You’re thinking, how could it be that easy? That’s just it. We make productivity and organization way too complicated.