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Improve Your Self-Management Skills

Improve Your Self-Management Skills

A bird doesn’t question whether it should fly to move forward; it just flies. This is how the bird survives, a powerful instinct with which we are all born. Unlike the bird, sometimes we get in our own way. How can you get out of your way and control your destiny forward? Improve your self-management skills, those essential skills for thriving and progressing in your life. Learn to manage YOU in order to take responsibility for yourself and your life!…

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Work-Life Balance and Vacation

Work-Life Balance and Vacation

Summer is here once again and so are vacations–days off, long weekends, or a multiple-week haitus from going into the workplace. It’s called “vacation” for a reason. I notice that far too many colleagues remain accessible while they are purportedly on vacation. Having recently taken my first disconnect-from-all-things-work in a long time, I became aware of the pressure to remain available via technology, especially email. Technology, while eliminating reams of paperwork, is supposed to make life easier. Instead, technology has…

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Just do it: say “No”

Just do it: say “No”

“No”: such a small word with so much power. When you get used to saying “yes” all the time, trying to say “no” may feel foreign to you. Some people say “yes” to everything and everyone because they want to please others. Truth is, they end up pleasing everyone but themselves! Saying “yes” to others means saying “no” to yourself. Although “yes” has a positive connotation most of the time, it can weigh you down like an anchor. Saying “no”…

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Set Your SMART Goal for 2017!

Set Your SMART Goal for 2017!

Forget the pressure of making a list of New Year’s resolutions, which risk becoming a distant memory by the end of January. Instead, set SMART Goals. SMART is the acronym for: • Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Realistic • Time-Bound Each of these elements must be present for us to achieve any goal we set out to accomplish. When we set a goal without a plan for achieving it, we are missing a key ingredient for successfully achieving that…

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Is stuff taking up too much of your physical AND mental real estate?

Is stuff taking up too much of your physical AND mental real estate?

Imagine that you’re moving house…. you don’t want to pack up all that stuff you no longer use so you only take what you absolutely need, want, and love and turf the rest. Yes, you read that right. Unused, unloved and unwanted items should be discarded or donated because they often take up valuable physical AND mental real estate. That dusty souvenir from Aunty So-and-So that we keep in case she comes to visit, that too-tight piece of clothing we…

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Time Management… Where does the time go?

Time Management… Where does the time go?

Our lives are filled with obligations, activities and commitments. Take a moment on reflect on your weekly schedule. Ideally for this exercise, use a daily planner and enter all your commitments. One week (7 days x 24 hrs = 168 hrs) Sleep (~8 hrs x 7 days = 56 hrs) Wake time ~16 hours per day (Monday – Sunday) Answer the questions below: How many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including naps? How many hours do you spend…

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