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Completing Past Our Reactions

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

Due to challenges with the placement of the cover of my new book, Tuck Me In, the printer decided to pull their contract. The email notifying me of this was easily something I could "react to." I was just about to begin one of my bi-weekly Hour of Focus calls and given the nature of the call I chose in the moment to reply to the email with a simple -- please reconsider.

You're Too 'Busy'? No You're Not. Here's Why.

Gene Marks | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

You're working on a new project or putting together that important proposal. You're following up on your emails and trying to squeeze in lunch. And you've got to pick up your kids at daycare soon! You're busy, busy, busy. Too busy to get to everything. Except you're not.

Keep Your Dog Leash

Martha Ringer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

People are always asking me what to keep and what to toss and how do you make that determination. I start by asking myself am I regularly using it? Ne...

The Essential Piece

Martha Ringer | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

For years I have been teaching about completing and how essential determining the next action is to moving something to completion. I love this word "...

Day is Done

Martha Ringer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

The day is not consciously declared over and gets dragged into the night with us. There is no end to one day before the next one begins. Sleep can become one more to-do rather than a nourishing way to replenish.

How to Do Anything in 12 Steps

Patti Digh | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Patti Digh

Treat yourself as kindly and compassionately as you would treat a friend who needed a restart button. And don't wait until Monday to start over. Start over right now.

Do-Nothing Time

Martha Ringer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

That willingness to be fully present with ourselves creates calm, opens space and allows us to create from our fullness. Do-nothing time is golden and we are worth it.

Curbside Calm

Martha Ringer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was in Washington DC at Regan airport at 6:30 AM January 25 standing in the curbside check-in line for my flight to LAX. This was the morning before the anticipated biggest snow fall in a hundred years. The lines inside the airport were twice as long as normal so the freezing cold outside was preferable.

Gentle Doing

Martha Ringer | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I have a great editor who rates a Treat before it gets edited. This Treat in its former version needed work. Sometimes I see the vision of the Treat and I am not sure how to translate it on paper.

3 Tricks to Staying Focused On Daily Goals

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

If your expectations meet your results, you will feel accomplished -- otherwise, forget it. You might find a cure for cancer, but if you don't finish the report that has been on your list of to-do's for two weeks, it's going to bother you.

Finding New Routes

Martha Ringer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was in LA doing my best to avoid another hour of traffic and a friend directed me via another route using an App. Love those Apps. Not only did the new route get me there more easily with less stress, I also found a new Whole Foods and neighborhood in LA I had not seen before.

Why It's Time to Shatter the Myth of Confidence

Kris Safarova | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Kris Safarova

Do you believe you need confidence to succeed? I certainly did for far too long. Let me start with a personal story that illustrates, what I call, the myth of confidence.

Keeping the Awe Alive

Martha Ringer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I know the key to moving things forward is active involvement and I watch that happen as I work with clients.

'Finishiative'

Martha Ringer | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

Walking on the trail the other night close to dark I greeted the only other person still walking. She turned around laughing and said, "Did you just say good morning?" I stopped, turned around laughing and said, "I sure could have."

The Exquisite Sound of the Moment

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was reminded, while working with a client in her home office recently, why I feel honored to do this work. During the second day I provide an extended time to actually work without interruption in completing next actions.

Up-to-the-Minute

Martha Ringer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

Is your life at this time "up-to-the-minute"? By that I mean are you on top of what is on your plate? Are your incompletions identified and tracked with next actions written down? Have you recently touched everything in your office and home, making a conscious decision if it needs to stay or go?

There Are Those Who Make Things Happen, Those to Whom Things Happen, and Those Who Say, 'What Happened?'

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

So identify whether you make things happen, let things happen, or ask about what happened and decide whether you are satisfied with your direction. If yes, congratulations for being happy with who you are. If no, you know there are other choices and so try them out, you may surprise yourself.

7 Reasons You Need A Personal Management System

Josh Patrick | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Josh Patrick

I find that when I use a personal management system I get three or four times more accomplished than if I just wing it. What about you, do you have a personal management system?

Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive meeting that adds so much more value than the things you would have done on your device.

The Crucial Difference Between Getting Things Done And Being Busy

| Paul B. Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business

"You never want to confuse activity with accomplishment." --John Wooden Wooden may be the most successful coach who ever lived. His overall record ...

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

The Ultimate 'Wait-Loss' Program

Derek Rydall | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

The false idea that we must wait for something or someone to change before we can step into our vision is a core reason we get stuck and feel like a victim.

'Thinking Hard'? Hardly.

Todd Brown | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Todd Brown

If you can walk, can you walk faster? Of course. Apply some effort, move those muscles more quickly, and your speed increases. If you can think, can you think harder? I don't think so.

Are You a Worksop?

Todd Brown | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Todd Brown

It's been 30 years since the publication of The Meaning of Liff, a dictionary parody that sought to give names to "common experiences, feelings, situations, and... objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no word exists."

Are You Committed? Should You Be?

Todd Brown | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Todd Brown

What determines how much I have to do? Peter Drucker, one of the finest business thinkers of the last century, said that as knowledge workers we define both our work and its results. This would imply that we somehow have control of what's to be done.