Tag Archives: planning

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 […]

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 […]

4 Items to Help Jump Start Your New Year

As you one year passes by and another approaches, are you figuring out where the time went? Or, are you thinking about goals to work towards in the new year? Here are a few go-to items you can use to plan and organize. Calendar 1: I use Excel or post-it notes, but any simple chart […]

Daylight Saving Time Reminds You to be Prepared

Are you prepared if an earthquake hits? Recent disasters along the Ring of Fire had me thinking about emergency evacuation plans and potential disasters closer to home and for travelers. Some common sense tips could help in the wake of an emergency. If you time your evaluation for emergency evacuation plans and supplies (from smoke […]