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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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Live Life Now!

Posted by reallifee on Dec 27, 2013 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Relationships, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Live Life Now!

We are accustomed to waiting to make a change until we have a fresh start. We don’t begin a new workout until Monday, we already ate something unhealthy for breakfast today, so we can start our diet tomorrow and there is NO way we are going to start leading a better life until the New Year! For decades I coddled this mindset allowing the lunacy behind a clean slate to be the excuse for putting my betterment on hold. After all, it is the American way, right? Not true. There are actually a number of “weird” people out there who don’t mind stepping up their game on a Tuesday and don’t lose sleep over working towards something better in the last quarter of the...

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7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

Posted by reallifee on Dec 19, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Home & Entertaining, Psychology, Relationships, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

There’s a lot of pressure this time of year…. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, this can be a really challenging season. Not only are you expected to manage multiple extra projects (house decorating, present giving, and family visiting), but also you’re supposed to feel happier than ever (as the expectation is it’s the most wonderful time of the year). Talk about difficult! This can lead to a lot of guilt when you don’t feel that you’re living up to the ideals you have in your head or when you do live up to those standards but feel miserable while doing so and then feel even worse because...

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Why Logic is an Unproductive Way to Address Illogical Behavior

Posted by reallifee on Nov 5, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Psychology, Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Logic is an Unproductive Way to Address Illogical Behavior

Does this sound familiar?: You’ve been trying to implement a change on your team that will lead to increased productivity. Although you’ve explained why the new behavior is important and saves time, certain people won’t budge. And no amount of explaining—or even coercing—seems to bridge the disconnect between what people should do and what they actually do. The answer to the puzzle of why people don’t do what is logical and beneficial for the individual and the team, lies deeper than you might think. In such cases, you most likely have a logic-resistant emotional issue to address. As a time coach and trainer, and author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time...

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Guilt, Pride, Fear— And the Struggle for Balance

Posted by reallifee on Oct 28, 2013 in E Press, E Tips, Encouragement, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Guilt, Pride, Fear— And the Struggle for Balance

Everyone is different and that means the ideal work/life balance may look very different for you than for someone else. If you are struggling to find peace with how you invest your time, check out my article at Forbes.com “Guilt, Pride, Fear —And the Struggle for Balance” In this piece, I point out some Red Flags that can help you identify where you may be getting off track. With these tips, you can empower yourself to live a life of authentic success. 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 to feel...

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