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Santa Approved Methods To Eliminate Holiday Stress

Santa Approved Methods To Eliminate Holiday Stress

Do you cringe each year in November when you first hear holiday music playing in the department stores? It can be like a sparkly red and green flashing alarm going off in your brain saying Oh no! It’s that time again – time for holiday parties, shopping for presents, house guests, traveling, decorating, gift wrapping, and elf hiding…

The holiday season is supposed to bring cheer and happiness but for many people, it is synonymous with stress and chaos. With the deadline of Chrismahanukwanzakah quickly approaching, the to-dos multiply exponentially and might leave you fearing you will never have enough time to get everything done. It’s no wonder already busy people have come to dread the scent of pine cones and chiming of sleigh bells.

Stress and chaos often come from the feeling of having too much to do combined with the uncertainty of getting it all done in time. Can you relate? My holiday anxiety has steadily decreased each passing year after figuring out the root cause and choosing to eliminate holiday stress from my life.  Previously I approached each holiday season with too much optimism and was not realistic about what I could actually accomplish without stressing myself out. I had an ideal of what activities our family needs to do, what the house needs to look like, how large our holiday meal needs to be, and how perfect the gifts for our family and friends need to be. What I never planned on, was how high my level of stress would be – and I mean rip-your-own-hair-out high! I had been approaching the holiday season all wrong. Are you?

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Business Growth: 4 Steps to Less Stress

Business Growth: 4 Steps to Less Stress

Years ago, did you dream of owning your own business? Did you realize you’d face obstacles getting it started and have plenty of hurdles to overcome? You probably did, but you might not have foreseen the massive amount of stress you’d experience managing day to day operations. Are you now doing just what you need to get by because the idea of growing your business seems totally overwhelming?

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3 Methods To Get The Most Out Of Downtime Between Appointments

3 Methods To Get The Most Out Of Downtime Between Appointments

You probably want to maximize time but often think, “Where does the time go?” It seems to just disappear into thin air sometimes. Hours fly by. Minutes feel more like seconds. Time you could otherwise invest in your family, business, hobby, community, or other activity that supports your goals is often lost. Where does it hide? Likely, lost time doesn’t end up in the same place as lost socks from the dryer (still unsure about that answer). You can actually find lost time again and maximize it to make a huge impact on achieving your goals. A major key to doing so is to make the most out of your downtime between appointments. Here’s how:

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Stop Settling For Less – You & Your Business Deserve More!

Stop Settling For Less - You & Your Business Deserve Morte!

These past two weeks have been CRAZY! I’ll begin by telling you what propelled me to make several upgrades in my business recently. I desperately needed a new phone. It sounds simple but I had been putting it off for a long time because I dreaded the idea of starting all over with a new phone. I had numerous (now looking back, irrational) thoughts holding me back from making the necessary upgrade to my phone, and therefore my business.

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4 Techniques to Be More Productive: Will They Work For You?

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Have you ever woken up in the morning or stayed up late pondering the question How can I be more productive? Probably not. Instead, most people ask themselves questions along the lines of, How can I find more time? How can I get caught up? or How can I possibly get all my work done? As you search for the right answers you can easily be overwhelmed by all the information you come across including the numerous promises that a “productivity hack” or “productivity tip” will fix your problems and magically make you more productive.

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1 Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Clack, clack, clack. The sound of footsteps approaching my office again. It was Sally (we will use the name Sally to protect the innocent) at my office door asking me about a client file. Recently, when I hear the sound of my assistant entering my office I cringe and hold my breath. Could she really need me again? Does she have a question worth answering this time? Does she think I don’t work? How do I make it STOP!?…

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How To Stop Unwanted Emails

Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Ugh… The frustration of unwanted emails. We all have them and we all hate them. You sign up for coupons, discounts, e-books, webinars, and more just to find out that the emails to follow do not provide you value. The idea of taking the time to opt out from email subscriptions seems so much harder than just ignoring or deleting them every single time you receive another email. However, do you realize how much time you waste deleting trivial emails and searching through your inbox trying to figure out what is important? In my experience, people waste at least 12 minutes per day on average being distracted by, deleting, and having to search through and qualify emails as to their importance. Unwanted emails may seem like just a nuisance but they are a productivity killer!

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

I am a list-making, get-sh*t-done kind of girl. I work from a massive task list that usually has around 200 tasks at any given time. Yep, that’s right! I have over 200 pending tasks on my plate on any given day and do not feel overwhelmed. You may be thinking, “What!?” or “Why!?” or “How!?”

Just the thought of a huge task list may make you feel overwhelmed, but it gives me a great sense of peace because I have all of my thoughts, ideas, and tasks outside of my head and documented in one place that I can access whenever the time is right. My task list allows me the freedom to think past today, tomorrow, and even next week. It empowers me to make proactive instead of reactive decisions about how I invest my time. My task list also enables me to live my life from a place of authority which comes from knowing I’m in control of my day. Ready to gain more control over your life? Start with conquering your task list!

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9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

Are you still writing your to-do list down on a legal pad? Even worse, does your office look like a tie-dyed mess of brightly colored Post-it notes reminding you of upcoming appointments and to-dos? It’s time to step into the era of digitization, starting with your task list! That is a bold statement but you must go digital with your task list to be the most efficient and effective. It’s essential! Unless you’re obsessed with the old school method and could care less about improving your productivity, take advantage of current technology and reap the many benefits of going digital!

Here are nine great reasons you need to ditch paper and go digital with your task list today:

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