Returning to Normal – Myth?

I spent three weeks on vacation recently. I returned home and expected everything would return to normal in just a day or two. It hasn’t. However, in pondering the return to normal, I decided that it may never happen. We … Continue reading

The Procrastination Zone

I don’t think anyone would argue that procrastination is habit-forming.  Once we stop doing productive things, we get into a habit of doing unproductive things – procrastinating.  Procrastination is intentional.  We choose to do it – either consciously or unconsciously.  … Continue reading

Incremental Time Management Might be for You

I was toying with the idea of transferring some of the principles from Jeff Olson’s 2005 book, The Slight Edge, Secrets to a Successful Life, into ‘incremental time management.’ Why incremental time management?  If we can do something incrementally, a little … Continue reading

Will You Have Regerts?

There is a television commercial sponsored by Milky Way. A tattoo artist is distracted by a Milky Way candy bar while tattooing a man’s arm. The tattoo should say, No Regrets. But, it says, No Regerts. We get distracted by … Continue reading

Quitting or Taking a Break?

Have you abandoned your New Year’s resolutions? It’s nearly the end of January and there are still eleven months left this year. We start out each year with great intentions. We are even successful for a short while. Then, life … Continue reading

Time Management – Favorite Distractions

February 2, 2010 I can’t remember what conference it was, but someone said something close to ‘choose your distractions wisely.’  I use that often in talks I give – along with ‘choices have consequences.’  I purposely chose the term ‘favorite’ … Continue reading