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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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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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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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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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