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10 Questions to Debrief the Year

What are questions that are helpful to you when concluding your goals, events and projects? Do you ever find yourself asking the same questions in the reflective process that eventually become a mainstay of your own personal debriefs? Or, perhaps you’re new to the self-reflective process and not sure where to start, what do you […]

A Word or Two on Gratitude Can Make A Difference

  A tool of positive transformation can be found in gratitude. I used to just reflect, think, react and act on appreciation. However, nothing I find, is as potent as the visual form. It’s been a long while since I’ve kept a diary, this year I’ve returned to writing down my appreciative thoughts in a […]

Mapping the Road Ahead

From 2010, I’ve started each year with a rough personal plan on paper, a starting point if you will. I utilized a tool often used in project planning, some know it as mind mapping others know it as road mapping, but instead of diagrams, I combined it with sticky notes. Sticky notes makes sense for […]

Strategies for the Year Ahead

After reviewing the results of last year’s plans, I’m looking at the New Year as a new chapter, new goals to establish and carrying over some from the previous year. Advising a friend of mine who was searching for a way forward, having suffered a huge loss in 2014, I had this to say about […]

Meeting Optimization & the Unmeeting

There isn’t a manager I haven’t met who hasn’t rolled their eyes at the mention of scheduling a “meeting,” from time to time. Some are essential and others not so much. How does one optimize meetings then (more tips from some of the world’s productive people as found at fast company.com)? Ask yourself next time […]

2014: Keeping It Simple

To get organized, as I have in past years, I started to brainstorm on my home office wall 2014 goals deduced from 2013 lessons. Imagine a rainbow of post-its in tree diagram form with one to three word points per categorized goal on all four walls of a room. Early on this exercise could take […]

What I Learned From Oprah

“I know many of you grew up with me! Some of you started watching when you were 10 with your mothers and now some of you are mothers yourself (laughingly, Oprah mentioned that this was an indicator for her to stop doing the Oprah show, which aired as the top rated daytime talk show for […]

Short Term Milestones That Will Have you Ditching Lofty Resolutions

As mentioned in my previous post, I may not make new year’s resolutions per se, but I do understand what it’s like when faced with a lifestyle change and the challenges that come with it. Here’s a tip that helps continue the momentum once the initial excitement of starting something new wears off. Set the […]

Resolutions or Choices?

Are new year’s resolutions just choices wrapped up in annual clothing that we declare we will wear for as long as it remains fashionable or until we reach our lifestyle goals? A joyous occassion, the new year is a time where you get the chance to do it all over again whether or not you […]