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Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

5 Hacks to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

How many of you have been sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Over 40% of people who set goals drop them before the end of January. But, have no fear, it’s never too late to pick them back up again. Here are 5 hacks to help you get your New Year’s Resolutions back on track.   RECONNECT WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS Our favorite reason here is to reconnect with your reasons for any goals you’ve set. I’ve heard more than once now from some internet friends that they’ve been feeling out of sorts and I […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

How To Deal With The Eternal Optimist

The eternal optimist, we all know one. They are the people who walk around with a smile on their faces despite world hunger, diseases, wars, and dogs in the Sarah McLachlan commercials. They are the people who are fervent believers in the good of people, no matter how many times they’ve been robbed or disgraced. They are also the ones who are certain in their hope that people can change for the better. They are an amazing race of humans. I happen to be married to one, my two best friends are these type of people, and my boss, Teri. […]

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5 Hacks to Stay Accountable

We’ve talked about productivity hacks in the past here, here, and here, but this one is a little different because the focus is on accountability. Accountability is your way of being responsible and proactive with your any of your goals. Everyone has different tricks and tips to help them keep moving towards their goals. But, as easy as it is to set goals, it can be just as difficult to keep up with them. Life always gets in the way and we easily quit going to the gym or quit altogether. So, here are 5 easy hacks to help us […]

Business, Productivity & Planning

The Power of Writing Things Down

When’s the last time you wrote someone a letter, on nice stationary, until your hands cramped? We’re willing to bet not since 7th grade when you passed notes to your best friend between classes with the final sentence being “write back soon or else!”. Communication since the turn of the dial-up internet has been all about sending quick emails. Then, when cell phone providers started giving everyone free texts, it became about quick texts. Getting a call from someone these days feels more like a threat than a welcomed treat. If calling is almost extinct, then writing with a pen […]

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5 Hacks to Stop Wasting Time

So far this month, we’ve talked about making big changes such as: letting go of things in life that no longer bring you contentment, how to be happier and healthier, how to manage your money, and how to find balance in your life. These changes, if made properly, may help us all move forward in life in the best, most positive way possible. As we continue with this theme, we will discuss one of the biggest changes that challenge many of us year after year: how to stop wasting time. The more positive twist with the same idea is “how […]

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5 Easiest Productivity Hacks for the Holidays

I’m obsessed with getting as much done as humanly possible. Every single day. Is anyone else as obsessed with productivity as I am? Sometimes I trick myself into thinking I’m a robot, and then I get tired or near burned out, and I remember that I’m a mere mortal human. And during certain times of the year, where the season is especially busy (like summer and holidays), getting as much done as I want becomes a real struggle. During the month of December, we are going on half-horsepower for #TeamTeri behind the scenes here, in anticipation for feeling extra tired […]

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Top Productivity Hacks for Moms

It’s funny and humbling when your Chief Visionary Officer (aka Teri) asks every few weeks about productivity while being a mom. The conversation usually goes something like this: “How are you actually getting anything done with two kids and a dog, don’t you have to always feed them, clean your house, do your laundry, and wait, you ran today? 11 miles??? Do you even sleep?” I’ll be honest with you, I need sleep. I am one crabby piece of toast if I don’t get sleep. I’d love the usual 7-9 hours that all doctors recommend for that bright, shiny complexion, […]

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How to 10X Your Productivity, Today

I’m all about productivity and literally squeezing in as much as I humanly can into a single day. I’m a firm believer in taking big and bold action to “take the bull by the horns” in order to achieve a goal, but with action also comes the question, “So how can I actually accomplish all the actions I need to get done?”. Here are 3 simple yet very effective tactics to employ in your daily life so that you, too, can 10X your productivity today. 1-Minute Rule This tactic is great for those of us who can never seem to […]