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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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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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