Taming Your Tasks with…

Tweet Lists Last time, we started talking about using lists to help tame Entrepreneurial ADD (or its equivalent). I talked about how lists can start to bring order into the blizzard of tasks that we seem to have every day. I pointed out a couple of different ways to keep track of your tasks on the lists and to keep track of the lists themselves. (In a nutshell: use a paper version or a digital version.) And I shared how I use Evernote to keep track of my lists. Today, I want to share a bit more about how I … Continue reading

Taking Back Control of Your Day

Tweet In a recent post, we talked about accountability and how you can become your own accountability partner. The technique we shared is very effective for making sure that the one thing you are trying to change gets done – every day. In this post I would like to share a tip to help you deal with the multiple things that attack you every day. Because, even while you are working on the one thing, you have a lot of other things that have to happen each day, as well. Even if you don’t have Entrepreneurial ADD, unless you live … Continue reading

Be Accountable to Yourself

Tweet Accountability is one the major success factors. I have clients who confess that the primary reason they keep hiring me over and over is the gentle accountability that they get from it. (Sure, they get lots of other benefits beyond that, but when they think about the prime benefit they get, the accountability is the one they cite.) Because of the accountability, they get so much more accomplished. And it doesn’t matter whether we are talking business goals or personal transformation. But what if you aren’t my client? How can you get the accountability you need ? One way … Continue reading

Deal with Immediate Stress – Immediately

Tweet When stress rears its ugly head, the best thing you can do is address it immediately. The sooner you become aware that you are being stressed – and take action on that awareness – the faster you can escape its clutches. Many of us are so used to stress that we don’t notice when stressors are attacking us. We walk around oblivious to the many small things stressing us and let the stress build… and build… and build. Finally, we explode. Or, perhaps, we have a sickening feeling in the pit of our stomach. Or, maybe, it’s a pounding … Continue reading

Conscious Competence in Stress Management

Tweet Recently I talked about a way to reduce your stress during the upcoming holidays. If you live in the U.S., you probably had your first chance to practice over Thanksgiving. How did you do? Did you have any “aha” moments? As a quick recap, in the post I just mentioned, I talked about changing the story you are telling yourself and discovering that it changed the meaning of the event… which in turn, reduced the stress (if you changed the story in a helpful way. If you didn’t, you may have increased the stress. Oops.) In the post I … Continue reading