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Encouragement

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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99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself

Posted by reallifee on Mar 31, 2014 in Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs | 0 comments

99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself

Your business has taken off, but now you have too much to do. No matter what you do or new systems you try, you just simply cannot complete it all. If this all sounds just like you, check out my article at the 99u: Stop Doing It All Yourself: How to Delegate When Your Overwhelmed. In it I give specific advice on how to get the most out of your first hire from the...

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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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It’s Not You, It’s Your Support Structure

Posted by reallifee on Feb 17, 2014 in Encouragement, Internships & Jobs, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

It’s Not You, It’s Your Support Structure

When you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or unmotivated, it’s easy to isolate yourself, especially if you have introverted tendencies or work alone. You think: I just need to focus more, work harder, and avoid all distractions until I get this done. Yet often, the best way to make it through a difficult time in your business is to reach out to others. But what if you don’t have a support network in place? When you’re already overwhelmed, it can seem intimidating to even begin to think about building one. To provide some extra support for you, I’ve created a guide to assist you in the process. Start with one or two of the following new people, and then gradually...

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On When You Feel Ignored

Posted by reallifee on Feb 4, 2014 in Encouragement, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

How to Keep Calm and Carry On When You Feel Ignored

When you’ve tried so hard to address team members’ emotional hurdles to accepting change and walked them through how to apply the change to their work situation, your blood can start boiling when you still don’t see the desired results. “How could they be do disrespectful?” you seethe. “Do they even notice? Do they even care?” Before you stomp over to people to tell them exactly how you feel about their impertinence, step back and take a deep breath … and one more. As a time coach and trainer and the author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment, my specialty is in working with people who really struggle with getting in control of their time and...

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From Resolution to Routine to Reality

Posted by reallifee on Jan 20, 2014 in E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology | 0 comments

From Resolution to Routine to Reality

It’s a bright and shiny New Year. If you’re like most of the world’s population, you’ve made resolutions or at least thought a bit about what you would like to see happen in the coming year. Maybe it looks like training for a marathon or learning a new language or strengthening your friendships. If you are members of Spire or something like it, you have a forum for posting your intentions for 2014 and a crowd of supporters to cheer you on. But sometimes the distance between ambitious goal and successful execution creates a chasm too wide to leap across. When you get to a place where despite your best of intentions you can’t seem to regularly move forward on...

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