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You Are Trapped

Posted by reallifee on Aug 18, 2014 in Encouragement, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

You Are Trapped

We’re all in this together… When I worked with Phil Lawler on setting the trajectory for him to have a more fulfilling life, we worked on everything from tackling work projects as an IT professional to reading his backlog of books to applying to business school. My time coaching has helped Phil, particularly through the graduate school application process. But he also has taught me things like sending me an exercise I could share with you about how to get out of being Trapped By Our Own Low Expectations. Here’s Phil’s take on how to breakthrough. How to Free Yourself From Limiting Expectations Step 0: Set aside some YOU time during the day...

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Please don’t… JUMP!

Posted by reallifee on Aug 4, 2014 in Encouragement, Psychology | 0 comments

Please don’t… JUMP!

It’s essential that before you take action on your commitment you:  Stop Take a deep breath Think through what you actually need to do BEFORE you do it. Why is this important? To avoid these two results: Absolute Paralysis because you know you run the risk of hurting yourself and/or drowning if you jump off this high dive of a habit change or plunge into this mountain of a project from your current place of preparation. Hurting Yourself/Drowning because you force yourself to jump off the high dive without having the preparation and skills to complete this objective successfully. I’m not suggesting that you get lost in planning and never take...

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Forbes link: Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?

Posted by reallifee on Jun 24, 2014 in Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Forbes link: Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?

Keeping your life in balance does not just mean doing the basics to survive. In order for your business to thrive, you need to as well. If you find yourself feeling like you do nothing but work, check out my article on Forbes “Why Does It Feel Like I’m Always Working?”. It is just as important to schedule in personal time and tasks as it is to schedule your work ones. When you have the proper fuel for yourself, you have the fuel your business needs to grow.   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...

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Tame Your Inner Routine Rebel By Recognizing These Roadblocks

Posted by reallifee on May 12, 2014 in Encouragement, Psychology, Relationships | 2 comments

Tame Your Inner Routine Rebel By Recognizing These Roadblocks

But I don’t waaant to. Attempts to start or follow a routine come to a screaming halt when your inner routine rebel just doesn’t want to cooperate. No matter how much you recognize on an intellectual level that you need more structure, on an emotional level, you resist it. Why? Why keep yourself in a place of frustration and guilt when you could experience the freedom of operating along strong, powerful routines? As a time coach and the author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress, I’ve investigated this question alongside my coaching clients, many of whom tend toward the naturally spontaneous...

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Get Out of the Trunk

Posted by reallifee on May 7, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Get Out of the Trunk

Recently, I did something fairly typical: I set a boundary on my time in what I perceived to be a polite, yet also clear and direct manner. However, I received an atypical response: The person I set a boundary with (who was a stranger whom I had just met once before) told me that I was a warm person but had come across as cold… The logical side of me thought, “This is ridiculous! Someone I don’t even know doesn’t have a right to give me unsolicited feedback on my behavior. Also, I’ve set these sorts of boundaries before in the same manner and not received this response so this impression of me being ‘cold’ has more to do with the...

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When You Think You’ve Lost

Posted by reallifee on Apr 15, 2014 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

When You Think You’ve Lost

Last week as I was going through my morning ritual of clearing out my e-mail inbox, I came across Marie Forleo’s video interview of Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of the recently released book Thrive. The video initially piqued my curiosity because of the emphasis on getting enough sleep, which I find to be a big issue for many people who find effective time investment a challenge. But to my surprise, I discovered through the interview that Arianna and I had been going through parallel experiences: 2005-Arianna founded The Huffington Post; I founded my first business 2007-Arianna woke up in a pool of blood from overwork; there was...

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