Tag: productivity

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

How to Keep Up With Your Summer Goals

Can’t we take a break from our goals during summer? It’s time to relax, enjoy the long days, and to be honest, it’s too hot to really do anything. Sitting next to a fan or being at the beach seems to be the only viable options to surviving the heat. Thinking about goals in the heat becomes a distant memory because you’re sleepy, thirsty, and overall fatigued. To be honest, keeping up with your summer goals isn’t about getting a pretty planner or pens. Your motivation is waxing and waning and literally melting with the heat. You don’t have the […]

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, Mindset

Pursue Meaning, Not Happiness

As we wrap up focusing on January’s theme of change, we want to touch base on happiness. We are all about finding happiness, keeping happiness, and even training our brains to be happier. If you’ve figured anything out by now, it’s that being happy is really hard to do. Waking up happy and staying pretty happy feels almost impossible if you are emotional or easily affected by life around you. It’s being human and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The crazy thing is that we’ve been going about this all wrong. Here’s the revelation: Pursuing happiness only makes 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 […]

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, 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 […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

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, […]

Big Picture, High Performance, Mindset

When Sh*t Hits the Fan & How to Deal

What it feels like when sh*t hits the fan. You wake up one morning, get news that turns your world sideways? Then, you have kids crawling up your butt, your coffee is burnt, your car won’t start, and your shirt is inside out. Your first thought is probably, “Did sh*t just hit the fan?”. Maybe some of you heard about “retrograde”. It’s a thing when some planets line up and apparently try to ruin your life somehow. For some, retrograde was very real. For others, they were oblivious. And, for some (*raises hand ever so slightly*), they knew about it […]

Blogging, Business

How to Become an Expert at Anything

Our culture loves experts. Look at the YouTubers that make millions of dollars by filming themselves and posting the video to the Internet. Those YouTubers wouldn’t be making millions of dollars if it weren’t for their audience that values and respects their opinions and see them as experts in some sort of capacity. Yet many of those “YouTube gurus” didn’t even graduate college, they’re not prior millionaires, or have any other claim to fame or expertise outside of their YouTube channel. So why are they considered as “experts” or “household names” in their field? It’s because they have a large […]