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When You’re Staring Blankly at Your Computer

Posted by reallifee on Mar 17, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 2 comments

When You’re Staring Blankly at Your Computer

When you’re staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you’re not doing what you need to get done, it’s easy to fall into some time investment traps such as: thinking you’ll just stay up as late as you need to in order to get the work done, which leads to wasting time and being sleep deprived. trying to get yourself motivated, which isn’t always necessary and can lead to more procrastination. or sticking with the task but having it take waaaaayyyyy longer than it should take. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone, and the key is often to step back. Not to just clear your mind of anxiety, but to actually address...

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So Humbled…

Posted by reallifee on Jan 1, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

So Humbled…

A few times a year, I send out an update to a small circle of personal friends who live around the world. It’s my way of keeping in touch with people who I may not be able to call or see on a regular basis. As per my custom, I sent out my end of year reflections and after doing so, I thought these also might resonate with you. So here is my personal sharing on what I’ve been learning on the balance between being proactive and yet staying humble to the reality that we’re never completely in control–and that’s OK: My learning has centered around three main themes: You never quite know what will happen so it’s important to enjoy and...

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I Quit

Posted by reallifee on Sep 9, 2013 in E Notes, E Tips, Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation | 0 comments

I Quit

In 2007, when I began my personal journey toward creating a peaceful, balanced life aligned with my priorities, I realized authentic success required quitting many things. This included not only cutting back on activities but also quitting attitudes that kept me bound to a life driven by production instead of connection. I quit trying to maximize the quantity of activities and relationships in my life, and instead focused on cultivating quality and depth. I quit focusing solely on the quality of work I was doing and started to more deeply value the quality of life I was experiencing. I quit attempting to please everyone and began to discover what it...

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I Was Wrong…

Posted by reallifee on Aug 5, 2013 in E Notes, E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I Was Wrong…

I wanted to tell you a story about me, Africa, and a lesson that took a couple of years to sink in… So in 2011, I visited Uganda, and during my time there, I taught a time investment class to local young leaders. (That’s me in the photo at right.) I shared about all sorts of things from the reality of the Dynamic Priorities Model (those of you who have read chapter 4 of my book know what I’m talking about) to the importance of routines. Then we got to the Q&A, which I found absolutely fascinating because travel opens your mind up to different ways of looking at the world and broadens your perspective. This experience in Africa was no...

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Leveraging Anxiety

Posted by reallifee on Jul 31, 2012 in E Notes, E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Leveraging Anxiety

This summer, I’ve been in the trenches with all of you, working on HUGE, complicated projects I’m happy to report that I’m wrapping up my final chapter of my first time management book for McGraw Hill and should be able to easily turn in the manuscript early. Although this has been a very intense two months, it’s been fantastic to see that my principles withstand the test of extremely challenging circumstances. Plus, I’ve learned some important new lessons that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. One of them is this: The Importance of Leveraging Anxiety It may seem odd for me to encourage you to “leverage anxiety.”...

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Right to Roam: Work on the Go

Posted by reallifee on Jun 26, 2012 in E Notes, E Press, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs | 0 comments

Right to Roam: Work on the Go

Work in London! Or your local cafe! In a recent London Evening Standard article, “Right to roam: How to hot desk at London’s coolest clubs and cafes,“ Elizabeth provides insight on the effect that work environments have on one’s productivity. Take a trip and check out the article! About Real Life E® Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule MakeoverTM process. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance...

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