6 Simple Ways to Stay Relaxed When You Work From Home

It can be difficult to unwind and relax when you work from home, but it’s important for your work-life balance.  Working from home creates a unique dynamic, and you might work more than you would if you were in an office. The best way to prevent this is to set aside time to relax during…

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4 Essential Ways to Improve as a Teacher

Most people want to be better at what they do, even if they’re already good at their jobs. This is especially true for teachers for two main reasons: (1) you can help more people achieve their goals when you’re a better teacher, and (2) you can achieve your own career goals and personal goals. Are…

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3 Things I’d Do Differently If I Started My Business Today

I’ve had my own life coaching business for 11 years, and how I keep things running smoothly now is WAY different than it was more than a decade ago. I’ve had to learn to adapt and pivot and edit as my followers’ needs and society’s tastes changed over time. But if I could take a…

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How to Make Time for Self-Care and Strategic Breaks

There’s a funny phenomenon called the “point of diminishing returns.” It’s the exact moment when whatever you’re doing isn’t getting you the results it once was. You might hit the point of diminishing returns when that 10th spoonful of mac and cheese suddenly doesn’t taste as good as the first few bites. Or when posting the…

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The Most Unusual Way to Be an Optimist | Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

It’s no secret that I’m a happy-go-lucky optimist. In fact, people often tell me that my “walkin’ on sunshine” attitude is annoying . . . or worse, totally fake. I can’t help it! Call me a weirdo, but thinking positively is a natural part of my personality that developed after I survived my suicide attempt…

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5 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

My clients like to tell me that time works differently for some people. “Sage, I swear Oprah or Beyoncé or RANDOM LEADER IN YOUR FIELD has more time than me! My minutes disappear too fast.” Well sure, super successful people might have a million helpers and the money to pay them. We’d do a lot of things differently with…

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Prioritize and Plan Your Life With a Time Budget

I’m a bit of a nerd, and you’ll often find me curled up on the couch watching some fantasy movie like The Lord of the Rings. There’s a great line from the first movie where the wizard Gandalf is talking with the hobbit Bilbo about why the one ring must be destroyed. After some arguing between…

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