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How to Diagnosis What’s Making You Chronically Late

Posted by reallifee on Jul 14, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

How to Diagnosis What’s Making You Chronically Late

Do you find yourself apologizing constantly because you’re chronically late? Do your friends not even bother to show up until at least 15 minutes after they told you to arrive, knowing they’ll still need to wait for you? Have you missed out on opportunities, had work rejected, or had to pay a great deal of money in ticket change fees because you just couldn’t arrive on time? Do you keep saying you want to break this bad habit but never really seem to change? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with running their life with clockwork precision. In fact, whole countries of people have this time challenge so one antidote for the stress caused by lack of...

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The Secret To Reducing Stress at the Office

Posted by reallifee on Jun 30, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Relationships | 0 comments

The Secret To Reducing Stress at the Office

When you and your stakeholders don’t see eye-to-eye on the timing of communications and deadlines —stress happens! So, why is setting time expectations so important? The challenge for leaders is that if you don’t set expectations, your stakeholders will. That means you may go for months–or even years–feeling like you’re constantly being thrown for a loop by everyone else’s whims. Most constituents don’t know what’s reasonable in your position so for everyone to be happy, you need to let them know what to expect. What’s one of the biggest problem areas? Communication is by far one of the biggest issues. If leaders don’t set clear boundaries on when...

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Diagnosing (And Curing) Your Communication Issues

Posted by reallifee on May 26, 2014 in E Tips, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Relationships, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Diagnosing (And Curing) Your Communication Issues

Communication is the life-blood to any  team or relationship and communication issues can destroy or connect. Whether it is at work or at home, curing your communication issues is one of the most important things you can do. However, these problems and their solutions are not always obvious, as they can range form over to under to simply ineffective communications. My 99u article covers many common communication issues and how to fix them. If you find that things are getting off track from either too little or too much communication check out my article Diagnosing (And Curing) Your Communication Issues over on the 99u blog. These tips can help you find the just right...

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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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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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