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This ONE Practice Changed my Week

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Do you find that you never have enough time to finish your to-do list?

For the last few weeks, I have been sharing my approach to getting things done, so I don’t feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, and I am not firefighting.  

I have broken down how I start with a yearly vision and my review process.  

I wanted to offer you some additional insight into how I prioritize and focus weekly.   

Setting time aside to reflect, plan then schedule (you can...

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My Mid-Year Review Practice Part 2

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

If you want to skip to a section:

  1. Document Check
  2. Q2 Check
  3. Midyear Review
  4. Next Steps

Document Check

I try to take the time to document my progress in many different ways, so I start off by reviewing things I have already...

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My Mid-Year Review Practice

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.Something I need to continue to improve on is taking the time and space to reflect on my progress and shift.  I don’t have a boss or supervisor to monitor my work or suggest a different approach.

In the simple graphics below, I illustrate how my approach to my time has evolved:

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In the coming weeks, I will be sharing an update on how far I have gone with my yearly vision (how I refer to my goals).

Rather than focus on specific numbers, I start with how I want to...

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What Has Improved My Productivity During COVID

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is using my vision and theme to define my actions that ultimately determine my results. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

I have worked from home for about two years now, but I am always learning new ways to stay on top of my tasks and get things done.  It is my job to engage and interact with others but to be able to...

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100% of Us Do This

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Did you figure it out?

Come on, guess!

Fine, I will tell you…

It is procrastination.

Why?

Because as humans, we are not designed to do scary things - and our brains are trying to protect us.  

We create habits to avoid things - to protect and relieve ourselves from perceived fear and anxiety, such as rejection, judgment, or failure.

This habit is called procrastination.

This video gives you a great starting point on how to change your habit of avoiding: 

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My Five Top Tips to Stay on Top of Your Goals

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I'm super excited to share a recent webinar I put together for She Leads Africa on Staying Motivated on Your Road to Goal-Setting.  I outline five things you can keep in mind to keep moving forward:

  1. Define Your Why
  2. Set Aspirational but Appropriate Goals
  3. Embody Success
  4. Ask for Help
  5. Track Progress and Evolve

Click to watch the 33-minute video below.

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You can find my slides here.

Let me know which of the five thoughts I shared you are going to implement today.

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Want a thriving coaching business? Forget everything you learned in your coach certification

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Massive time commitment.

Not too bad of a financial investment.

Quantum leap in my perspective on how to run a coaching business.

Forget almost everything you learned during your coach certification (International Coach Federation aligned or accredited training). Launching and running a coaching business is not as easy as building a website.  The Coach Master Toolkit (CMT) program forces you out of your comfort zone and challenges most of your beliefs about having a practice. At the same...

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Why I Created Twitter Lists

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals.  Twitter is not the primary social media platform I use to find clients, but I still want to make sure I have a small presence there because a lot of tech entrepreneurs spend time there.  To increase my visibility, I need to create systems to be consistent. You can follow my journey to...

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Why I Updated My Instagram & Twitter

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals.  I want my social media handles to reflect the value I provide. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here.

Research shows that service providers have to engage with potential clients 7+ before clients decide to work with them. Great content pre-sells my coaching and will...

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What My 2019 Week Looked Like

Since my full-time working for other company days, I have always tried to use themed days.  When I worked with a team, I would set aside specific days for different teams and administrative tasks.  My team knew I only had HR and people related conversations on Wednesday unless it was urgent. Themed days allow me to keep on top of all recurring parts of my business and different projects.  Over the last year, I have tried to do the same.  I plan to update my 2020 Week based...

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