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Thrive more in your life and work by shifting your focus from being busy to being effective.

Being over busy seems to have become accepted as the norm in life and work. But being constantly busy creates many problems. Some are obvious like feeling overwhelmed, stuck, stressed and exhausted. It is difficult to feel like you are thriving in your life, work, or business when this is your reality. However, there is an another big problem with being busy that will keep you stuck, but is often overlooked. It is this: Just … [Read more...]

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10 compelling benefits of slowing down in your life and work

We seem to live in a world that runs at a million miles an hour, and we allow ourselves to get swept along with it. Many people think that being busy is just part of the way life is. I disagree. I think it is a choice we can make. Just because everyone else is travelling on the busy train doesn’t mean that it is the right thing to do or that you should ride that train with them. Being constantly busy can be really damaging to the life, … [Read more...]

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12 ways to be less busy

Being too busy seems to be the default way of living and working these days. Some people even play the busy card like some kind of badge of honour. But let’s be clear, it isn't. Being too busy all the time comes at a high cost, in many ways and on many different levels. Being over busy could well be costing you the life and results you really want. That is because it wreaks havoc on so many things. Here are just a few examples of the … [Read more...]

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How to stop being too busy

Being constantly too busy seems to have become the norm in life, work and society. But being busy all the time brings with it significant issues. Things like: increasing feelings of stress, frustration and overwhelm negatively impacting wellbeing, health and quality of life no time, space or energy for new goals or creating change neglecting more important things damaging relationships reducing personal effectiveness makes you … [Read more...]

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4 things highly effective people never say

Highly effective people aren’t that way by accident. They have learnt to master habits and behaviours to set themselves up to succeed. If you want to become more effective so that you can achieve your goals faster, easier and consistently, it is well worth studying the habits and behaviours that highly effective people have. You can find clues just by listening to the language that they use. It gives great insights into the mindset, habits … [Read more...]

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Is your cell phone killing your personal effectiveness?

I have never been a really big cell phone user. But recently I noticed that I was using it a bit more than I really wanted to or was healthy. Instead of using it with a set purpose or intention I had, on occasions, started to use it in a way that damaged my personal effectiveness and didn’t best serve my life, business and relationships. So me, my husband and son sat down to have a family meeting on the subject. We discussed what purpose … [Read more...]

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Why your to-do list is killing your results

Some people who use to-do lists achieve amazing results. Yet some people feel having a to-do list isn’t really helping them get anywhere at all. Why is this? Well, many people are using their to-do list to manage day to day “noise.” “What is wrong with that you?” you may ask. Well, when you are mostly doing tasks that are driven by getting day to day noise nailed, you might well be getting stuff done, but it isn’t the stuff that will … [Read more...]

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Easy Way to Boost Productivity and Improve Time Management

In the quest to boost productivity and improve time management, often the simplest and easiest tweaks and changes can reap big benefits. Here is a very simple, easy and effective method you can experiment with and implement straight away: Allocate a set amount of time for every task you have to do. The reason this is so effective is because: With no set time to get a task done, often, tasks end up taking more time than they need … [Read more...]

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