Tag: Three Principles


The Illogical Pursuit of Self-Help

The world of self-help – whether you are attempting to be more productive, reduce stress, overcome anxiety, lose weight, make more money, accomplish goals, fix bad habits, be healthier, etc. – can be boiled down to one overarching goal: We want to feel better. We want to feel OK at our most fundamental level. This is the promise of self-help. Life is

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Navigating Flight Claustrophobia

The claustrophobia was coming in waves. We’d been sitting on the tarmac for hours and I really wanted to get off the plane. So far I had been able to ride through the intermittent panic by distracting myself with repeated games of solitaire on my iPad. There were a lot of thoughts swirling in my head… “Think of a spacious, happy,

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peace and productivity

Stop Pursuing Peace and Productivity

Relentlessly pursuing peace and productivity are two sides of the same coin – neither of which can get you where you want to go. Our culture perpetuates the idea that busy = best. That if you have space in your days then you aren't doing enough with your time. Busy means that you are valued, contributing, and making progress. This busyness brings

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How to Tell If You’re Doing Enough

I had a great question from a participant at a recent Meetup Group: How do you know if you're doing enough? This man had a lot of evidence that he wasn't doing enough to get things done. To move himself and his projects forward. But the more we discussed it the more I realized something: This question showing up in his mind was his biggest piece of

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The Perfect Way to End Perfectionism

Sometimes when I need to start a project - a blog post, cleaning my house, a marketing campaign - whatever it might be - my brain starts mapping all of the possible ways it can do. While never this organized, it can feel a bit like this: Also, check

Productivity Increase: A Strategy-Free Approach It’s like I can see the endless decisions

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3 Ways to Stop Overthinking Naturally

https://youtu.be/PIV8WscbE7c In this week's video I tackle a really common challenge - not just for my clients but for most of us navigating this thing called Life: The Tendency to Overthink. Humans have the capacity to think. It is pretty extraordinary when you step back to consider this power. Even beyond what we think about - the fact that we think

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Strategy-Free Productivity

For a long time, I focused my coaching practice around helping people with time management and organization. From the beginning, I was less interested in giving people strategies and much more interested in helping them see how they find their own innate strategies. Teaching people to fish versus giving them fish made a lot more sense to me. What I

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How to Get Rid of Negative Thinking

Getting rid of negative thinking is the current über popular self-development strategy of the day. It looks logical - we'll feel better if we get rid of all the bad thoughts in our minds. If we can keep our thoughts positive we'll be more positive. Avoiding negative thoughts has become a cultural obsession. Ironically, we are pretty negative about

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Stop Waiting For Clarity to Get Started

It sounds reasonable that you would need to have clarity about how to start a project before actually starting it. But I haven't found this to be true. In fact I think the opposite is much more true. Back in 2007, I started out as a professional organizer. This was the focus of my business before I dove headlong into productivity and procrastination

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