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Prioritizing

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

Overwhelmed, Overworked and Wearing Too Many Hats: Use This 5-Step Plan to Avert Total Burnout

Julie Niehoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

We've all been there. Running your own company or working as part of a team, it is the result of taking on too much. You were hesitant to say no and failed to delegate. Now you're on the verge of burnout even if you once loved your work.

5 Real Life Tips for Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

. It can be difficult to figure out how to be successful and how to make the most of the time that you have. Here are some real life tips for success that productive and effective people use to get the most out of their time and their lives.

How to Make Those New Year Plans Stick: Advice from Chalene Johnson

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We're busier than ever. Yet what keeps us so busy is rarely the same as what contributes to our success. Mostly, it distracts from it.

Ignore Your Inbox

Rory Vaden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

By allowing your inbox to control your time you've been able to stop thinking about what you should be spending your time on. Your inbox shouldn't define what is important enough to have your attention, though -- you should.

Is it Possible to Give Too Much??

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

t's amazing how much more you can give when you're careful not to give too much. It's also pretty remarkable just how much more support you receive once you open yourself up to it and let the universe know you are ready.

7 Ways to Run Meetings That Don't Waste Your Time

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.17.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Which kind of meetings does your company have? Here are some strategies to fend off the more pernicious elements of contemporary meeting mania.

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.11.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Here are 10 ways to take control of your organization's culture, create a place where employees want to work, and save time and money in the process.

What Productive People Do To Get It All Done

Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Hannah Morgan for U.S. News If you struggle to check everything off your list, you aren't alone. According to a 2012 survey by LinkedIn, only 1...

How I End Every Day With Zero Emails and You Can Too

Fauzia Burke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Fauzia Burke

Valuing my time by managing my inbox better has not only helped my business, it has also helped my life. You don't have to be a slave to your inbox. Every day is precious, so make sure you are doing awesome things with your time.

Nell Minow: Your Happiness Comes First

Nell Minow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Nell Minow

We make our biggest mistakes in our professional lives when we try to make them fill the space we are missing in our personal lives.

My Worst Parenting Decision

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Whatever we imagine is going on without us, can go on without us. In fact, all things either continue, or will wait for us. There is never an extra moment with our children.

Prioritizing for Productivity

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Have you noticed that solopreneurs and small business owners everywhere are talking about being overwhelmed these days? And everyone knows, whether consciously or subconsciously, that being overwhelmed is the mortal enemy of productivity.

5 Excuses Parents Need To Stop Making

Christine Koh | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Christine Koh

When you become a parent, your priorities naturally shift. But that doesn't mean you should disappear.

Are You Really As Busy As You Think You Are?

LearnVest | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I certainly think I'm busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning.

Out With the Old, in With the New

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Every year, like most people, I make my New Year's resolutions on Jan. 1. And then I battle with them for the rest of the year.

Are Your Priorities Falling By The Wayside? Here's How To Follow Through

Monique Honaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Monique Honaman

If someone were to look at how you are living, would your actions support the priorities you deem most important? Are you making the time to clarify, then focus, on your priorities? Are you ensuring that your actions follow suit?

Don't Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good (Or, Lessons From an Imperfect Garden)

Anne Phillips | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Anne Phillips

I used to spend a lot of time in my garden to achieve a more manicured look. At that point in my life it was about impressing folks. It was more about how people saw me. Now that I am older I worry less.

Playing With Bubbles: How To Get Things Done

Denise Scarbro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise Scarbro

Our to-do lists may not always be as carefree as a game chasing bubbles, but it certainly does not have to overwhelm us if we know how to approach things. There are four things we need to do to keep this game running smoothly.

What Does Your Heart Have Time For?

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Whenever you are trying to make those tough decisions in your life, stop and ask yourself -- what does my heart have time for? I did, and things were quickly put back into perspective.

Early Warning Signals to Help You Know If You Are Losing Your Passion for Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

How do you recognize when you are working too much and for the wrong reasons? Who today truly keeps their perspective of what's normal or acceptable when it comes to work? Surviving the economic crisis of 2009 has pushed the limits of what is normal working behavior.

How to Enjoy Your Life Even When You Can't Slow Down

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The secret of lifetime happiness isn't doing less. It's learning how to enjoy all the responsibilities that make your life worth living.

6 Ways To Refocus And Recharge

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Shambaugh

Remember, as human beings we run on energy. Occasionally our tank is drained and we need to fill it up again before we can keep going. It's up to us to maintain a level of full engagement in our lives.

When Managing Complexity, Less Is More

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded -- whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work.

Take Back Control Of Your Work... And Your Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Human beings aren't designed to do two cognitive tasks at the same time (much less three or four). The research is clear that we're far more efficient when we do activities sequentially, rather than simultaneously.