Category: Balance is B.S.

What Will You Do Today? #228

Published on January 1, 2020 Written by

What Will You Do Today? #228 Happy New Year! Is it a time of resolutions, new beginnings, possibility and the frenzy of getting back to work after the holiday break? Or is it something else. For me, there were several years the New Year was a time of grieving, somber moments and reflection. It was […]

Thank You, Tim Ferriss #227

Published on December 31, 2019 Written by

Thank You, Tim Ferriss #227 Completion. It’s a factor we need to free our energy and move on. Without it, life can feel like an amalgamation of all things stuck and immobile. For me, it messes with my emotions and often causes undue stress. For me, this means I need to get in action, or I’ll […]

The Guilt Of The Season #219

Published on December 19, 2019 Written by

The Guilt Of The Season #219 Why do we have guilt over not fitting everything and everyone in—especially at this time of year? I was asked this question during an interview and my take is this: many of us have bought into a “you can have it all” experience in life. We worry about others’ […]

Finding Time Where There Is None #215

Published on December 13, 2019 Written by

Finding Time Where There Is None #215 Our time is limited and during the holidays, schedules can feel even more compressed than usual. For our business, it’s also “annual season” which means we’re often working six- or seven-day weeks on top of the festivities and additional events. What can you do about it? Here’s a […]

It’s Like Laundry #208

Published on December 4, 2019 Written by

It’s Like Laundry #208 Eliminating waste is a great thing. When you think of waste, do you include time, energy and money? How about space? At the beginning of the year, I realized how much stress I had when my email inbox was full. Like all busy people, I receive many emails on any given […]

A Game-Changing Question #205

Published on November 29, 2019 Written by

A Game-Changing Question #205 Busyness. Overwhelm. The holidays. Family. Friends. Year-end. Work. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Retail madness. Overeating. Need I say more? It’s that time of year when we’re all supposed to be gearing up for gratitude and connection. What we’re socialized into with the Hallmark movies and holiday cartoons sells something different than […]

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190

Published on November 8, 2019 Written by

Playing Whack-a-Mole #190 If you’ve ever seen a game of Whack-a-Mole, you understand the sense of anxiety it creates. When it’s time to hit the moles, they seem to accelerate faster than you can react and it causes stress. Metaphorically speaking, this can be what a day in the life of any leader can feel […]

KISS #183

Published on October 30, 2019 Written by

KISS #183 Life seems to ebb and flow, to speed and relax. It could be seasonal, work or personally related. As the holidays approach, it certainly seems many people’s lives accelerate with events and festivities packed in all at once to celebrate the season. It happens every year, yet many people seem exhausted, irritable or […]

Overwhelmed or Grateful? #182

Published on October 29, 2019 Written by

Overwhelmed or Grateful? #182 What I’ve noticed is my life never really slows down. I’ve lived in the illusion that most of my world will correct itself once I get “this” or “that” happens. It could be an event, a series of events, a project, a set of tasks, a string of travel, family events, […]

An Experiment #180

Published on October 25, 2019 Written by

An Experiment #180 Imagine a day (or more) without your phone. What’s your first reaction to that suggestion? If it’s a strong, negative reaction, know that you’re addicted. When I work with teams, I ask for a device-free environment. It’s not always popular. However, it does create an environment for maximized success. Try it. See […]