Focus

Guest Post: “7 Steps to Help You Achieve More by Doing Less” by Captain Orjiugo

“I don’t have time”. This is one of the most commonly used (and misused) expressions of all time. As a matter of fact; apart from “I love you”, it is the most abused expression I’ve heard. There are several things wrong with that mentality. First, it presents time as though it were some luxury item …

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"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work." - John Lubbock

Clearing Mental Clutter: Kicking Worry to the Curb

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when I suffered from a touch of insomnia right as I started working on this post. I mean, what’s more fitting than staying up all night worrying about writing an article on worry? As I tossed back and forth (earning an annoyed glance from my cat each time …

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“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

5 Steps to Clean Up Your Calendar and Reclaim Your Time (Clutter Part 3)

Time is arguably our most valuable commodity. Although it may take effort, there are always ways to replace money we’ve lost or squandered unwisely, but time wasted is gone forever. So it only makes sense that if we want to live our best life, we need to carefully budget how we spend our time, plan …

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"Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions." - Unknown

7 Tips for Reducing the Physical Clutter in Your Home and Office (Clutter Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we talked about the 3 main types of clutter – physical, time, and mental – and how each type of clutter distracts us, keeping us from being able to fully focus our energy on our real priorities. In this post, we’re going to tackle the physical clutter. Because it’s …

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“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.” – Andrew J. Bernstein

Focus Enemy #3: Overwhelm (and 4 Tips to Regain Control)

I’d been looking forward to this day for over a year. Last week, it finally arrived. I’d been trying to create some space in my schedule for large blocks of uninterrupted time to focus exclusively on the things I want and need to do to build my writing/coaching business. As I finished up one last medical writing assignment, I …

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“Success, meaningful success, begins when we take ownership and actively take responsibility for our part in the shortcomings of our life.” – Eric Thomas

The Limelight Effect: Are You the Captain of Your Fate? Or the Victim of Fate?

Have you ever had one of those moments when you read or heard something, and all of a sudden everything made sense? Like the mystery of the universe, or at least your universe, finally revealed itself? I had one of those moments recently when I was reading the book “Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail …

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