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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Life Editor’s Picks: Terrific Timers

The best productivity tactic I use is free or inexpensive and keeps me racing through my to-do list: it’s timers! My clients are always surprised when I suggest they get a cute timer for their desks or timer app for their phones because it seems too good to be true. Can something so easy really…

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Editor’s Notebook 147

The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week How to Deal With Draining Relationships. This is why setting firm boundaries to guard your energy is so important. And don’t be afraid to give someone…

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