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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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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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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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Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Posted by reallifee on Jan 13, 2014 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Why am I not doing what I know I should do? This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can’t seem to implement real changes in our behavior. As a time coach, I’ve seen over and over again that when people hit this road block, it’s time for them to stop and examine their emotions. Our analytical minds may resist this idea, viewing the ominous forest of feelings as suspicious at best, and terrifying at worst. We may even find ourselves thinking that acknowledging the role our emotions play in our time management (or as I like to call...

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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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