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The Importance of Deciding

“You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide.”

Seth Godin

If you’re like me, there are things in your life you’d like to accomplish, but you never seem to get to them.

The Fallacy of “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead”

Early in our son’s career, he looked up to a business owner who regularly shared his mantra, “I can sleep when I’m dead.” This man was hard driving and focused. He drove a fast car and took exciting trips. Our son watched him and wanted the fast car and exciting trips. He (unfortunately) picked up the attitude of “I can sleep when I’m dead.”

To Everything There is a Season

As a farm girl from Northwest Ohio, I’m deeply attuned to the seasons of planting and harvest. I understand the time needed for a plant to develop the fruit of the harvest.

The Rx To Get Your Creative Mojo Back

In a former life, my job was creating and testing recipes in the Borden Test Kitchen. I got paid to play with food! It was an awesome job in many ways!

One day, I was testing recipe variations for the Magic Cookie Bar recipe made with Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. I had seven variations to test that day and wanted to complete them all.

The Day I Hit The Wall

Bandwidth: In computing, the amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. 

The first time I saw the red flags was during a conversation with a vendor, who is also a friend. We were discussing the next steps of an integration he was doing on my website. The next step was work I needed to do so he could move forward. 

Rhythms of Productivity

Over the past month, I’ve had some in-depth conversations related to productivity. I’ve also had some productivity experiences in my life that caused me upheaval and angst.

Busy vs. Intentional Action

I did it to myself. After a busy weekend taking care of family responsibilities and having a little R&R, I opened my calendar Monday morning. As I reviewed my day and my week, I looked at a meeting happening Monday evening. It wasn’t my meeting, but I provide some leadership development for this group. I knew there was some homework that wasn’t done to support an important discussion at the meeting, so I set aside my business to do list to work on the assignment.

The Reward of Accomplishing a Goal

The end of the year is upon us. For some, the holiday decorations are looking stale – you may have even taken them down at this point.

Many take stock of the year at this time. 2017 has been a year of preparation for me. I’ve been looking back, as well as looking forward. I didn’t accomplish some of the things that I wanted to in 2017, but I have certainly built a foundation for 2018 to be a great year.

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