Why We Procrastinate

I used to think that procrastination was just plain laziness. Recently, however, I discovered that procrastination is a type of self-soothing activity to avoid anxiety. A self-soothing activity is something…

Idea Killers

Idea Killers

How You Finish is More Important Than How You Start

The story of Secretariat is extraordinary in terms of both the records that he broke, and also in the way he did it. Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973…

To Decide Is to Act

If you look up the word “decide,” most dictionaries will say something to effect of “making up one’s mind.” When you look at the actual Latin origin of the word,…

Skill vs. Capacity

A skill is usually a measureable ability, whether it is physical or mental. The ability to code a website from scratch in less than an hour, or the ability to…

Mindful Productivity

During a brainstorming session, I had a difficult time connecting to my client. His mind seemed to be pre-occupied on other things. We would talk about a problem, and then…

Hyperfocus vs. Hypofocus

When we think about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), we typically think of a young child running around from one activity to the next.  When we think of Adult ADD,…

Breaking Down Deadlines

  I will admit that when I was in high school and college, I would always wait till the very last second to write my reports.  When I say “last…

Multislacking

  I stumbled upon a new word the other day completely by accident: multislacking. It is the act of doing a lot of without getting anything done. Now, you might…

Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen Leads to Disaster

I saw this show on the Food Network where a bunch of celebrity cake designers had to work in teams in order to create showpiece cakes. The cakes that these…

Meet With Yourself

One of the ways that I stay on top of all my work and appointments is to set up a weekly meeting with myself.  That’s right.  I meet with myself,…

Plan Your Vacations First

I was helping my client, Twyla, put together her training schedule for 2012. One of the things she complained about for the past few months is not being able to…


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