You’re doing too much. All of us (if we have good, honest friends or mentors) have probably heard these words at some point. Some of you are there right now. You’ve been running at a sprint for weeks—maybe months!—and it’s starting to catch up with you. Why do we find ourselves here over and over […]
Last week, we explored how Q4 pushes people to accumulate tasks, activities, and obligations. The driver behind that accumulation? Urgency. Urgency drives us to go, go, go. We move through the day at a frenetic pace, cramming in everything we can. We fight accumulation by simplifying. We fight urgency by stopping. When we stop, we […]
The global landscape has undeniably shifted, with more of us working from home than ever before. While this offers incredible flexibility, it also brings unique challenges, particularly when it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The Remote Work Revolution: A Double-Edged Sword The benefits of remote work are plentiful, from eliminating stressful commutes to […]
Imagine for a moment you’re at dinner with two friends. One friend is a super high-acheiver, working 65 hours a week, exhausted, and burnt out. They barely made it to dinner on time and will check emails the whole night. Their list of tasks is endless. The other friend feels stuck at work and is […]
It’s 6:30 a.m. and your alarm just went off. You get out of bed, shower, brush your teeth and put on a pot of coffee. Every day. Like clockwork. Your morning routine is automated. You don’t really have to think about it. It’s a ritual. We have processes in place for some of the simplest […]
Dread. Shame. Frustration. Hopelessness. We all feel many of the same things when we’re trying to make changes in our lives and just aren’t getting to where we want to be. We’ve all experienced the disappointment that comes with not being able to stick to a habit that really matters to us. As a Full […]
Have you ever picked up your phone and ten minutes later wondered what you were supposed to be doing? We’re constantly connected to our devices, and this makes us more disconnected from ourselves, others, and being present. The inability to stay focused has become a common 21st-century problem. We’ve all felt that sense of overwhelm […]
If we’re truly honest with ourselves, we are all involved in work that we love but aren’t necessarily the best at. Consider for a moment Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who had dreams of being an opera singer. The problem? She simply could not sing. Her social standing, wealth, and passion allowed her to […]
“I haven’t seen you in forever. We should get together soon!” How often have you had this conversation with a friend you ran into at a birthday party or going for a jog in the park? It’s been months since you’ve seen one another and, unfortunately, it’s looking like it might be a few more […]
Your Ideal Week is a football field. On Monday, you’re starting at your own goal line. As the week progresses, you’re throwing screens and crossers, running the ball in chunks and moving down the field, crossing midfield on Wednesday with your eyes set on the end zone—the weekend. If you look at the Ideal Week […]
No good comes from ignoring a check engine light. It’s not going away on its own (in fact, it will most likely get worse). But in life, we do this with ourselves all the time. When we fail to evaluate and improve on the shortcomings of our performance, our problems only grow. Whether you’re established […]
Chances are pretty good you’ve helped a friend or family member move at some point—voluntarily or otherwise. Let’s be honest: It’s a task no one enjoys. It’s labor-intensive, tiring, sometimes boring, and you’re likely spending an entire day doing it. No amount of free pizza is worth that. Still, you love your friends and family […]
It’s that time of year: Spring cleaning. It’s an annual tradition that goes back forever, and most of us get a piece of the action. Seven in ten Americans participate every year. You can find countless spring-cleaning checklists, tips, and shortcuts. But most of these lists miss the messiest part of our lives: our to-do […]
Have you ever been stuck on an important project? You have a big idea, you know it’ll be great for your business or personal life, but you can’t get moving? Yeah, happens to me all the time, too. Missing our goals isn’t a great feeling. As we approach the end of the year, it’s natural […]
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