11 Unusual Planning Tips to Tame Your To-Do List

After a while, the same old planning tips just won’t work anymore. Maybe you’ve tried choosing your priorities. You’re sick of action plans. And you’ll scream if one more person tells you to “Eat that frog!” So what do you do when you have a mountain of work but no motivation and no strategy? I’ve…

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Spring Edit! 21 Habits for a Happier, More Productive Life

It’s spring here in Los Angeles, and it’s a beautiful time of rebirth and renewal. The flowers are blooming, the baby bunnies are out bothering my dog, and many of my clients have caught the “spring cleaning” bug and are actively editing their lives and businesses. Could you use some spring inspiration? I’m spending this…

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5 Ways to Prioritize Your Projects

When you find yourself procrastinating and neglecting your to-do list, then it’s time to prioritize. This week I had a call with a client who normally makes great progress and is always ready to listen and learn. But after choosing her goals, making her 12 week plan, and breaking down all her projects into bite-sized…

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It’s My 40th Birthday but These Treats are for You!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . my birthday, of course. 🙂 As I mentioned in a recent video, my original 40th birthday plan was to be enjoying myself on a Disney cruise this week, but obviously, that had to change. I may be at home watching Disney movies instead of…

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10 Easy Ways to Check Off Everything on Your To-Do List

If your to-do list is a mess, then you’ve already lost the day before you’ve begun! A sloppy, disorganized, unstructured to-do list is the calling card of someone who doesn’t know how to set priorities and manage her time. Don’t let this be you! Your to-do list doesn’t have to illicit feelings of shame or…

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Annual Goals Stink! Here’s Why a 12 Week Plan Works

One of the first things I ask my new clients to do is throw away their yearly calendars. Yep, no more stretching your focus across 12 months. If you’ve ever made new year’s resolutions, only to give them up before spring rolls around, then you understand that annual goals just don’t work. The Edit My Life…

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3 Quick Fixes for To-Do List Overwhelm

Whenever my life feels crazy, I write a fresh to-do list. It might take a while to gather up all the bits of paper, Post-It notes, and tasks hastily scribbled on napkins or envelopes, but nothing compares to that sense of relief when everything is rewritten (or typed) clearly and in a single spot. A…

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