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Shed the Guilt and Grow Your Business

Posted by reallifee on Apr 21, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Shed the Guilt and Grow Your Business

Starting a business—or taking your company to the next level—requires, by definition, shaking up the comfortable state of normalcy. While this change can ultimately lead to good outcomes, you will make other people unhappy in the process—guaranteed. Whether it’s your current boss, significant other, parents, clients, or even yourself, someone will respond negatively to the change, which may fill you with an enormous sense of guilt. When left unchecked, this guilt can lead you to: Avoid making decisions Allow people to disregard your boundaries Overcompensate by giving much more than is appropriate Never really take the next step in your life and your...

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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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Three Lessons I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

Posted by reallifee on Jan 27, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Money & Finances, Schedule Makeover | 2 comments

Three Lessons I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

Reduce Stress and Tame Your Eagerness to Please When I started out in business with an eagerness to please my clients—no matter what—I put more stress on myself than I needed to. For instance, sometimes I would work on a project that required someone else to give me information before I could move forward. Unfortunately, they didn’t always feel the same sense of responsibility to meet deadlines that I felt. That meant that they gave me what I needed to complete the project at the last minute, and then I had to work really late to get everything finished on time. Over the years, I learned to set boundaries and to realize that I’m not responsible for other...

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Focus On Your Talents and Keep Practicing

Posted by reallifee on Dec 16, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Focus On Your Talents and Keep Practicing

As a time coach, I empower clients to accomplish more with peace and confidence by identifying and focusing on what they have the power to control. So when research comes out like the recent New York Times article on talent, my immediate question is: How can people think about this research in a way that motivates positive action? From my perspective, talent should be seen as potential energy whereas practice is the force that releases the power of this potential energy. As the New York Times op-ed elucidates, talent does matter in terms of your maximum possible performance. However as my friend and fellow time management expert Cal Newport beautifully illustrates in...

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Use “Naked Planning” to Keep Yourself Accountable During Projects

Posted by reallifee on Dec 2, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Use “Naked Planning” to Keep Yourself Accountable During Projects

Does the thought of planning fill you with dread? When you do force yourself to plan, do you realize at the end of the day that you never actually looked at your list? If so, it could be time to step out from behind all of the project management software, notebooks, and to-do lists and participate in some naked planning. What do I mean by naked planning? Invite another person into the process of planning your days to keep you accountable. Why? The most successful people I know acknowledge what’s hard for them and then put the right support in place to help them achieve their goals. By baring your planning to someone else, you can get over your embarrassment and...

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Your Sleeping Habits Are Killing Your Productivity

Posted by reallifee on Oct 22, 2013 in E Tips, Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Rest & Rejuvenation, Social Media & Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you worried about the amount of sleep you get at night? And do you feel your sleep patterns are having a negative effect on your working life? Don’t worry. It’s possible to rid yourself of bad habits and increase your productivity and efficiency levels at the same time. You Are Sleeping Too Much We all know we’re supposed to sleep eight hours a night if we’re going to be healthy, wealthy and wise. Don’t we? Recent studies on sleep deprivation appear to tell us differently. For some reason, we still cling to the old myths and worry about a perceived lack of sleep and the effect on our waking hours. According to a study by the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in...

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