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Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

Free Printable: Christmas Savings Plan

Since half the year is almost over, this means we need to start saving up for Christmas now. We’ve created an amazing and simple 28-week Christmas Savings Plan worksheet for you. Christmas will get here quicker than you can get a tan and before you know it, you might feel sweaty about not having a budget in place for all your loved ones’ presents. The key to saving is to start where you are comfortable and be as consistent as possible. If it’s $10 a week, $20 a week, or $30 a week, the amount is up to you. And, […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Why It’s Ok to Say No

There are many reasons why it’s ok to say no, especially in the current world. Many of us suffer from anxiety and depression which makes it even more important to learn how to say no. Saying no sets boundaries. It helps us excel at the things we actually love. When we spread ourselves too thin, our performance, mood, and overall health suffer tremendously. If you are not yet convinced that it’s not ok to say, here are 5 reasons that might gently empower you to say no the next time you just can’t.   It’s Your Life You can’t control […]

Big Picture, High Performance

5 Hacks for Big Goal Attainment

Are you tired of hearing about goal attainment by now? Hopefully, not too much but rather, you feel that we are that team that may not talk to you often, but we are all rooting for you behind the scene to do something great for yourselves this year. Some may think that a life full of unfinished goals may be daunting and full of pressure to achieve all the time. But, a life without any goals whatsoever can be unfulfilling. Some of the best tips below are so simple. The first one is to write things down. You know that […]

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. […]

Big Picture, High Performance

3 Things You Need to Know About Grit

There are 3 things you need to know about grit. It’s not the gunk that’s stuck on your sinks and shower tubs. It’s not that feeling you get when you’re exfoliating your face either. And, it’s definitely not the texture you feel in your mouth when you eat one of those baked goods that are not fluffy and moist. Grit is defined as having perseverance and passion for long-term goals (Duckworth, 2016). But, what does grit feel like? Think back to finals week for school or when you had 52 deadlines set for the coming week. You know you have […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Using Your Thoughts to Your Advantage: The Importance of Mindset

By now, you probably feel like we are trying to change you so much that you might not even recognize yourself. The idea of mindset will be the last topic regarding change but it will be something that can be built on for months to come. We can change what we drink, what we eat, what blush we use, and even what shoes we wear. Those are all pretty easy in the big realm of things and it simply takes some level of physical self-control. [Putting that piece of pie down right now.] But, when it comes to changing the […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

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 […]

Big Picture, High Performance

Why Goals Don’t Matter

Let’s get serious about our goals before 2017, but let us tell you that goals don’t matter. You read that correctly. Hang with us for a few minutes and you’ll see why. If you are really serious about setting goals, then you need to know it’s more than just a pretty Rifle Paper planner from Nordstrom, pretty pens, and having all of that look pretty for a picture. Goals are messy, they never go quite as planned, and can bring heartache before you get to taste the fruits of your labor. We’ve been told that achieving goals feels like an […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

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 […]