Friday, August 16, 2019

7 Strategies to Maximize Your Time by Pat E. Perkins

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Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by other’s requests? Have you ever used the excuse, “I just don’t have enough time in the day”?

In today’s world, it’s too easy to waste time by distracting emails, text messages and endless social media posts. Time is one of our greatest resources. In fact, it is a gift that if wasted, can never be regained.

Here are seven success and time mastery tips to help you stay focused and productive on what matters most to you. Since we all have the same 24 hours in a day, put your primary focus on what you can master, your own time:

1. Start with an important question: “What is my intention for the day?” Your intention is something you plan to be and/or have today that if you fulfill on this would reap you the greatest return on investment of your time and attention.

2. Clarify your purpose: Why is this intention most important for me today? The answer to this question can provide the motivation you require to carry you through the day.

3. Set your priority: Did you see I didn’t say priorities for the day? Yes, having a list of high value/return actions to accomplish is important. However, this turns into a long To Do list and often is the reason for overwhelming lack of follow through. Choose one priority that provides the greatest ROI for your time right now. Then, choose the next one thing and so on that’s congruent to your intention.

4. Schedule your priority: Put your priority, commitments and recurring activities in existence in your calendar as non-negotiable. One of the ways we allow other people to take our time is because we haven’t already allocated it in to a space on our calendar.

5. Establish clear deadlines: Appropriately estimate the work effort associated to each activity you are committed to accomplishing. I recommend working in time blocks of 30, 60 or 90 minutes at a time. This concentrated focus will allow you to get real about the amount of time it takes to bring a task to completion. We often underestimate what there is to do; then, rush to get it done. You can avoid this by setting deadlines and sticking to them.

6. Learn to Say No: No is a complete sentence! You’ve heard this before, but do you practice it. Women tend to say Yes to most requests made of them. We don’t want to let others down. Honestly, it’s the Superwoman syndrome. We want others to think we can do it all. Give that up! Remember, we teach people how to treat us.

7. Celebrate your accomplishments: Take a pause to acknowledge yourself and reflect on your daily, weekly and monthly accomplishments. Incorporate a Wins & Accomplishments Journal to capture your greatness. This will remind you who you are. Reading a quick win will spark a memory and put a smile on your face to help you keep advancing!

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One (wo)man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another (wo)man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” ~Charles Richards


Find out more about Pat at www.PatEPerkins.com
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Are You That Boss Lady? by Dr. Jena L. Bell

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The Boss Lady, she has come to know who she is and what she wants. She has become the very change that she desires. With every glance in the mirror, she sees the woman who overcame and continues to become the best of who she is destined to be. She has declared she shall wait no more to be recognized, no longer hold back her brilliance and fully embraces her power to make bold steps, even when scared.

Are you that Boss Lady?

It’s a reality check to each boss lady to check the stories you tell yourself and to be in alignment with that which you seek to be. Maybe you consider yourself to be true, authentic Boss Lady, but at times feel like an imposter. Everything that you want has not materialized. The business is not where you want it to be. Do you ever feel like giving up? Let’s face, it’s time for real talk. In the life of an entrepreneur the road can be tough, but what you come to learn about yourself is you are tougher. While these are real emotions and pare for the course, the essence of who you are, is not lost. You are who we are because of who you have become. Most entrepreneurs won’t discuss the challenges for fear of vulnerability, but the reality is, this is the reality. The road to financial success and independence is wrought with trials along with the successes. In my own journey there have been wins, losses, victories, and defeat. But with every effort, with every step I take, I get closer and closer to where I desire to be. What I have come to learn, is that the yardstick continues to move, by choice. The ideas continue to emerge, the goals get bigger because the vision gets clearer and my willingness to push farther gets stronger.

What keeps you grounded and inspired along the way? It’s important to stay the course on the journey because entrepreneurship is one of the key pillars to building wealth. The Boss Lady, must step boldly to build a sustainable, economic blueprint.

To stay the course, here are my top 6 go to strategies:

1) Don’t Give Up: In times of stress, destress, step back, reposition and continue pushing forward.

2) Take Care of Your Health: Your Health is your wealth. Without it, the financial returns will be far less valuable.

3) Have a Plan: Planning charts a path to where you want to go and reassess when needed.

4) Have a Cut-off Time: The conventional wisdom says go 24/7. But in reality, it”s not sustainable over time. Plan for downtime.

5) There are No Failures: When things don’t go as plan, devise a new plan.

6) Seek Help: The bigger the vision, the more people you will need. You will burn out trying to doing it all.

If you are struggling in your business or want to level up in your business, let’s Connect for a discovery call to see how I can best help.

Jena L Bell, Author, Mirror Affirmations, International Speaker, Business Coach and Founder, Purpose on the Rise and Pathways to Abundance. I can be reached at www.purposeontherise.com or Connect with Jena, Instagram, Linked-In, Facebook.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Many Faces of Change by Corvet Williams

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Have you heard the saying that the only thing that is constant in life is change? At what age did you grasp what that really meant? How did it make you feel? Better yet, how does change make you feel and how do you respond to it? 
Change comes in so many ways from what we do to change things to how things change with or without our help. I'm a planner. I'm the type of planner that gets upset when things don't go as planned. My maturity has been challenged by allowing room for change within a plan. It's hard, not a very easy task but attainable. 
Then there is the change we drag our feet about. The change or changes we know we need to make but are scared to make because of the unknown. Because of the fear of change and what comes or doesn't come with it. I bet you can relate to that! I like the serenity prayer that states “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” Powerful! And courage is the keyword. We need the courage to make that big leap into a new career position, not knowing if we can succeed. We need the courage to leave that not so healthy relationship. We need the courage to speak up for change. We need to have the courage to ask for that raise. We need the courage to move. We need the courage to let a loved one go out on their own. All of that courage is needed to make a change. 
Let's not forget the human body that changes. We are considered lucky or blessed to see old age, and that too comes with many changes. Physically, mentally, etc there are multiple changes that we know about and others we find out about along the way. Like I knew my hair would gray, I just didn't expect ALL my hair to turn gray. How funny is that?! What about changes in family life? One day you are a mom with a full calendar of things to do for your kids and now they are grown and gone from home and you are twiddling your fingers trying to figure out what to do. You see how constant change is all around us? Everyday. Some changes we don't see them happening and some blindside us. 

What were the biggest changes that challenged you? How did you deal? How did it make you better? Share your experiences. It can help the next BOSS be prepared for her next life change.

Find out more about Corvet at www.corvetwilliams.com Twitter: @CorVet