By: karengray | April 16, 2018

Managing Your Time...

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after another?


At the end of the day do you feel completely sapped and drained of energy, and yet you can’t point to anything you accomplished that had any real significance?


Yes?


Then you are probably confusing the urgent with the important.


The Eisenhower Matrix

President Dwight D. Eisenhower developed the "Eisenhower Matrix." It's a tool for figuring out what's important versus urgent in order to increase your productivity by allowing you to focus your time on tasks that are important but not urgent.


The Eisenhower Matrix allows you to sort your task list according to what's most i...

By: karengray | February 22, 2018

“I love to procrastinate!”

 

I read this statement, written by a very talented career coach in an article all about how to avoid procrastination. Her statement made me chuckle. It certainly got my attention,, and made me read the article. The article was full of wonderful advice and tips on how to better manage your time so that you stop procrastinating. And as I read, I felt more stressed and anxious with the pressure of having one more thing to do, and one more thing that I may not be successful doing.

 

Instead of adding another thing to my already overflowing to do pile, I wondered if there was a way that I could re-frame my idea of what procrastination is, and if I can use my gift of procrastination to my advantage.

 

And that...