productivity

Nov
11

Top 10 Holiday Planning Strategies

Ah, Thanksgiving, a time to be grateful and happy. Gratitude activates the hypothalamus, which controls a wide array of bodily functions and has a general, positive effect on your metabolism. It lowers stress levels and releases dopamine, causing you to feel good. Those good feelings affect those around us and cause even more happiness and […]

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Nov
02

Honoring Yourself To Grow Your Business, Art and Life

As small business owners and creatives, we’re often so busy that the thought of doing one more thing seems impossible or like a terrible burden. There is so much to learn and practice to be on top of our game and cultivate our craft that there’s rarely much time or energy remaining to develop ourselves. […]

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Sep
22

Are You Asking for the Help You Need?

Insight From My Students A key component of the new online course Transform Your Procrastination is the direct engagement between students. Each student is asked to participate in the lessons by posting in the Transformation Community Forum, where I also post and reply to students.   One issue that comes up in the Transformation Community […]

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Sep
13

Why Always Putting Others First Sets You Up to Fail

A common issue I see in the Transformation Community Forum in my online course is the failure that comes with putting others first – before yourself. While many of my students are fairly able to get work for others done in a timely fashion, taking care of themselves leads to continual procrastination. This often impacts […]

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You Have More Control Than You May Imagine

You have more control over your life than you may imagine… Watch the video for more You can create Happiness and Success despite current circumstances. This is my final video in the 21-Day Facebook Live Challenge. I decided to take it on, because I wanted to get comfortable in front of a camera and feel […]

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Jun
16

Personal Development and Facing Your Own Procrastination

Personal development requires awareness and making changes.  It is not an easy, overnight miracle. It takes time and learning how to do things differently, plus determination to put new knowledge into practice. For procrastinators, it’s undoubtedly hard because it takes more to get yourself together and act on that new understanding right NOW.   Often […]

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May
08

One Big Lie Creative People Tell Themselves That Prevents Growth

While I’m not sure that the one big lie we tell ourselves is much different from anyone else, I know my fellow creative class are making up similar excuses to mine. I tell myself these little “untruths” which are all aspects of the same lie: that I have to be in the mood to produce […]

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Apr
24

3 Ways to Diminish Your Creative Fear

Cue the Procrastination Everything  starts with an idea. Many times… a big, shiny, bright, new idea. I often become lost in vivid daydreams of a new idea, viewing it from different angles, seeing my expanded vision in Technicolor and imagining crowds of people admiring and loving my creation. I’m so excited about my idea. I’m […]

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