When procrastination makes things feel way bigger than they are, start small.

I really didn’t want to file the tax extension.

I am on the board of a small nonprofit. And I oversee the financial work. We are in the midst of finding a new accountant. And because it’s run o...

And how to change, if you want to.

I have an acquaintance. She’s a parent of elementary aged kids. She has a full time job. She has many friends that she enjoys spending time with when she can, and she enjoys working out in the morning.

And she’s exhausted all the time....

Spoiler alert: using tools to re-engage mid-project instead of waiting until the end.

The road to a PhD is long.

For my kind of PhD, the kind involving science in a lab, you spend a lot of years standing near a bench, replicating experiments over and over. During the yea...

The key to reaching your goals is to shift away from reaction mode and toward intentional work.

I work with a lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Most of the work that I do is about strategy and execution. Figuring out exactly where these CEO’s and business o...

Research says less stick, more carrot will improve performance and get you to your goals.

I used tell myself that I was going to fail every test that I was about to take.

That the A’s that I had received to that point were a fluke. And given my poor study habits and the...

Your aggressive deadlines are causing more harm than good.

I had a unique consulting client late last year.

It was a small business, biotech but a bit outside of my usual startup clientele. But the project was a fascinating hybrid of business and productivity. My work wi...

It's messy (and a little scary) but it works.

My beloved dog, Rosie, almost died last winter.

My sister and I were hiking with her on some trails near my home. I have hiked or snowshoed with her off-leash hundreds of times. As long as we aren’t near any roads, I know she...

Sometimes you just need to focus on the math.

I was recently introduced to a woman who has dreamed of starting a non-profit organization for several years.

Her son has a rare medical diagnosis. And while he is fine now, she went through a scary few years. She wants to st...

Some days we're less inspired than others.  It doesn't have to mean anything.

I am in a motivated phase of my life. I’ve done a lot and been through a lot to get here. And I’m at the point where I enjoy the work I do, I enjoy the calm that organization brings me, and I...

Stop avoiding or procrastinating because of this one thought.

I have a new consulting client. Well, one that I’ve worked with before. I enjoy working with the management team. And its a project like many others that I have done in the past.

My first deadline is a few wee...

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