You And Your Distractions

Eliminate Distractions: 4 of 4 We’ve talked about Step 1 in the process of eliminating distractions: What is distracting you, and what type of distraction is it. You have the What’s Bugging You? worksheet to help you with this step. We’ve been talking about Step 2 and creating strategies to eliminate distractions. So far, we’ve covered things, events, and other people’s behaviors. You have the D3 Worksheet to help you plan your strategies. Eliminate Self-Created Distractions Completing Step 2 is to…

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Establish Boundaries To Eliminate Distractions From Other People

Eliminate Distractions: 3 of 4 Creating strong boundaries is the strategy of choice for distractions involving other people. Whether we’re talking about others or ourselves, people can be the most challenging types of distractions to eliminate. People are complicated, and it shows in our relationships. (Read the first and second parts about distractions if you haven’t yet – then this will make more sense.)   Boundaries Other peoples’ behaviors are what push your buttons and…

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One Distraction At A Time: Strategies That Work

Eliminate Distractions: 2 of 4 A messy desk is a distraction. Clean and organize it for greater focus and energy. You have your list of the things you put up with: something that distracts you, diverts your attention, and robs you of time. (If you didn’t read the first post about distractions, you can read it here, and download the worksheet, What’s Bugging You, to use as you eliminate one distraction at…

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Distractions Rob You Of Time And Energy: Reclaim 10 Hours A Week

Eliminate Distractions: 1 of 4 You’ve learned to put up with a lot over the years: things that bug you, irritate and annoy you, and distract you from what you want to focus on. All of those things drain your energy a little (or a lot) and rob you of time. Every single day. How much time do you lose with distractions pulling your attention at work? At home? My…

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No is the Most Underused Word in a Business Woman's Life

“NO” Is the Answer To Reclaim Your Life And Time

“NO” is likely the most under-used word in a business woman’s life. Think about: How many women do you know who are overwhelmed, overloaded, and overworked? How many feel like there’s they just don’t have enough time to do everything that’s on their plate? Worse, how many feel guilty if they don’t get something done? (Does this describe you? Read on…) It’s such a damaging cycle. The stress of that…

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Your Words Determine Your Success … Words Have Power – Use Them Wisely

One of the first things I learned as a professional communicator is the words we use are only 7% of the communication process. Being such a small part of the entire process, how is it that words can make or break you? Here are two specific ways your words can make a difference to your success. First is in the definitions you attach to words. Take any common word, “family,” for…

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Partner With A Friend – Yes or No? Should My Friend Be My Business Partner?

Over 30 years ago I was a CPA and exceedingly unhappy working in one of the “Big 8″ accounting firms in Las Vegas. I needed a change. A woman I knew asked me to go to lunch with her. Over lunch, we talked business, of course. Eventually, she got to her reason for our lunch: Would I be interested in going into partnership with her?” Now, I was totally unprepared for…

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Fight, Flight, or Flow? Adrenaline Is A Killer

An adrenaline rush can be fun ad has it’s place. But adrenaline shouldn’t be part of your daily life. Our world is becoming increasingly complex. The demands of balancing work, family, and time for ourselves are overwhelming. We rush through each day doing, accomplishing and performing – getting things done while adding to a growing list of what still needs to be done. Where does it stop? This pattern produces…

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