Staying in the Flow – The To Do Lists...

Sep 13, 2016 by

Are you using to-do lists throughout your day? If not, you may be missing out on one of the post powerful productivity tools out there. It doesn’t matter if you use the old-fashioned notebook and pen, or a to-do list app on your phone. You might be wondering why to–do- list work. There are three reasons why they work so well when it comes to keeping you productive.             To-Do Lists Force You to Plan When you sit down to make out your to-do list you’re forced to plan your day. You’re taking a look at everything you’re working on and deciding what you need to take care of today and in what order. Depending on how you make out your list, you may even think about what items...

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6 Steps to Get Into The Zone

Sep 6, 2016 by

You’ve got a task that you need to complete. It’s something that you want to do and it contains enough challenge to keep you engaged and on-task without feeling anxious or doubting your ability. What’s the best way to get it done? Get yourself into the zone and you’ll find that you’ll complete it more quickly than you thought possible. So how do you get into the zone?     Here are six simple steps that can get you into the flow.           Step 1: Time – make sure that you give yourself enough time to complete the task. Rushing through or attempting to do more than one thing at a time will lead to failure to launch! Put away all things that do not pertain to the task you...

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2 Action Steps for Embracing Imperfection...

Aug 30, 2016 by

      Don’t Procrastinate          Let’s just dive in! First off, do the work that you need to do in order to get where you want to go. Where is it that you want to go? Well, it should be towards a place where you internalize the power inherent in the mistake making process. This is a state of mind where you actively look for the lessons contained in all mistakes. You then use that lesson to alter the behavior or behaviors that caused the mistake to occur. Once altered, that particular mistake becomes impossible to repeat. The problem is that many people will put off doing this work. Why? Because it is easier to remain where you are, unsatisfied and unfulfilled, than it is to change the behaviors that...

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Done is Better Than Perfect

Aug 26, 2016 by

    There’s a saying you may have heard that affects people in all walks of life, and that saying is: What does it really mean though, and how does it affect your life? In most societies, the relentless pursuit of perfection is a normal part of everyday life. Whether you have a job or you’re in a business where you work for yourself, this pursuit can stop you dead in your tracks. This is because if you constantly insist on perfection, it’s rare that anything will actually get done! Daily productivity is important no matter who you are, or what you do. A stay at home mother needs to be just as productive as the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation, just at different tasks. Yet, insisting on perfection in every task renders each...

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Why Do Classes Cost So Much?

Aug 24, 2016 by

        Being Grandma to these guys  . . .       I am often shocked by the prices that are charged for kids’ classes and activities. It’s often $20-$25 per hour! Speech Crafters Club is generally about half this amount (because I am blessed), but I still have to cover such expenses as room rentals, equipment (like our club projector and document camera), supplies, member handbooks, forms, ribbons, staffing (mostly my kids), videotaping, CRM, database entry, website management, billing, etc. People love to bash capitalists these days, but running a business isn’t cheap! The software just to send out these emails costs me $167/month!         Money is money…..   But, let’s face it. Money is money and choices have to be made where you allocate it. Fact is,...

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Can Public Speaking Skills Benefit Everybody?...

Aug 23, 2016 by

  Let’s talk about Fear…   Did you know that the biggest fear most school age children have is being called on by the teacher?  Not because they aren’t prepared as some may not be, but more often because the idea of speaking in front of a group of people paralyzes them.  Who hasn’t been there?  The teacher calls your name, you stand and when you try to speak…nothing comes to mind.  Confident public speaking is a crucial skill that is often overlooked and under-developed in a child’s formative years, yet it can make a huge impact on how well your child sees his potential as well as how they develop and succeed in school. A child who can effectively communicate orally with peers or an audience is likely to be viewed in a more...

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5 Easy Ways to Embrace Imperfection...

Aug 16, 2016 by

  Embracing imperfection isn’t as hard as it sounds. In fact, when you do learn to embrace and celebrate your imperfections, it can have a profound ripple effect that affects all aspects of your life! Here are 5 tips to get you started.       Smell the roses…     1. Accept that nothing in this world that has natural origins, as we humans do, is perfect, or is ever going to be perfect. Knowing this should allow you to slow down and smell the roses! And just because you know nothing is perfect doesn’t mean you have to stop trying your best. It simply means that you can stop worrying about being imperfect, because everybody is!     You are perfect for your gift…   2. Begin to see your imperfections as...

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