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Are You In A Last Minute Frenzy?

“I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time and it has made a man out of me.” -Horatio Nelson Have you ever missed a flight? I have. The stress is enough to send one’s nerves into orbit. Is missing a flight the end of the world? Not really. But it’s not exactly […]

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When Is Someday?

There are 7 days in the week, and ‘someday’ is not one of them. -Unknown So, when is someday? Someday could be next Wednesday at 7pm, it could be the first Thursday of next month, or by the end of next year. And yes, someday could even be today. Could be. ‘Could be’ is good […]

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The best way to get something done

The Best Way To Get Something Done

Are you experiencing a few pangs of guilt, stress or anxiety over something you’ve yet to do? I don’t know about you, but my stomach does a little flip each time I’m reminded that I still haven’t gotten around to XYZ. When I was a kid, if I was procrastinating on starting my homework or a […]

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How To Trick Your Mind To Get Things Done

Part IV of a 4-part series on: Procrastination If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller Previously in this series we looked at how our choice of words, strategic timing and a small daily habit can help battle the universal challenge of procrastination. Today we turn […]

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Timing is Everything: One Way To Beat Procrastination

Part II of a 4-part series on: Procrastination Procrastination is a cruel thing, isn’t it? Regardless of the reasons we do it, the outcome usually ends in tears. We make these little deals with ourselves and breathe a sigh of relief as we buy more time. We’re off the hook …for now. And that’s part […]

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Procrastinating? 3 Things You Should Never Say

Part I of a 4-part series on: Procrastination. What stops you from starting that task? Perhaps the answer is one of the usual suspects: task too overwhelming, task too tedious or boring, an element of the unknown, a fear of success or failure, etc. There may, however, be another element at play holding you back, which often […]

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Why You Need An Accountability Partner

If another week’s gone past and you still didn’t perform the simple yet important task you assigned yourself, it begs the question: What’s your excuse?  Part of the problem may be that you’re only reporting to yourself. When there’s little to no consequence for not doing something, the chances are greater we’ll let ourselves off […]

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Get It Done! Completing Tasks

William James once wrote: “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” I couldn’t agree more. I thought I’d never finish this blog! I couldn’t resist a little humour… but there is admittedly some truth in it, too. Why is it so fatiguing? Because each and every time we are […]

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