If you could chat with your younger self, what advice would you give them?
It's been two years since I started this newsletter and went full-time on my consultancy! Time to reflect on what I've learned along the way.
September is like a mini-January with a new energy to push to the end of the year. What can you do to hang on to the ease of summer to harness that energy but not let it get frantic?
The shoulds are all the things you think you “should” be doing and the ways you make yourself feel guilty for resting. It takes practice, but it's possible to let them go and just be.
It started with my MS diagnosis but became an important daily habit. Over 2000 days of daily fitness later I've learned a lot about what I like and how to keep it going.
Once you know your Purpose and People, you can nail down how you will run the meeting (Process) and what you will produce from it (Product)!
First things first, for your meetings to be effective you need to know why you are meeting and who needs to be there!
Feedback is valuable and powerful for us to learn and grow... but it's also tricky to both give and receive!
When your best-laid plans go sideways, learn 4 ways to adjust and keep moving forward.
A story of a hard thing in my life, the silver linings I found, and an invitation for you to look for your own silver linings and connect with the people you love.
Sometimes you need to do an inventory of the many things vying for your attention and make sure you give it to the ones that actually matter.
Everyone feels unmotivated sometimes. Learn how to keep moving forward, even when you aren't feeling it.
You can't keep all your balls in the air all the time but that's ok! Learn how to decide which to drop and which to keep in the air.
Working harder and faster is often not the answer to achieving your goals and is likely to end in burnout. Try this instead!
When things are smooth, it's ok to be at 100 percent. But when they change, things start to break down. Learn how to live at a more manageable 80 percent.
Quitting isn't always a bad thing. In fact, it sometimes it's the best choice.
Learn the types of motivation, why it’s important to understand what motivates you, and how to increase your motivation.
My annual reflection for 2022 and what I learned to take into 2023.
2022 was a year of practising resilience! Check out my 10 most popular articles from 2022.
Set your course for the year ahead by focusing on processes, not outcomes.
Learn how to shape Your Way by paying attention to what truly matters (and letting go of the rest!).
Reduce your stress this holiday season by setting boundaries, planning ahead and prioritizing the things that matter most.
Take my advice... I'm not using it! A story of forgetting my own advice, and the 4 ways that helped me remember it again.
You can't know how others will react to the things you share, but the gift is in the sharing of YOU.
Once you know what NOT to do, you can prioritize what's left. Learn 5 ways to prioritize what’s important and get it done!
To get clarity on what to do first, you need to get clarity on what not to do first (or even at all!). Become a good procrastinator.
Learn to think about your time in terms of output, not outcomes, and make space in your life for the things that bring you joy.
When you say yes to something, you are saying no to an endless list of other things. Are you intentional about what you say no to?
A year after launch, here are some of my reflections on doing what I love while weathering the ups and downs of life.
There are a million ways to build a business and be an entrepreneur. Don't let others define what it means for you.
Learn 8 strategies to help make daily exercise a go-to in your productivity toolkit!
Exercise is one of the best tools in your toolkit to boost your energy, motivation, and overall productivity.
What does it really mean to waste time? It's not what you think.
A reminder that all the reflection, self-care, and intentional time management are in service of building resilience.
Some reflections on the bittersweet nature of getting older.
I love a good plan but it can easily become a crutch that prevents you from just doing. Learn 5 strategies to stop overplanning and get started!
Learn 5 strategies to follow in the weeks leading up to a vacation to set it (and your return!) up for success.
Working from home can blur the boundaries between work and everything else. Learn 5 strategies to set those boundaries!
Life is complicated and often messy, but there are opportunities to find our way back to pieces of old dreams or discover new ones we hadn't even considered.
Networking events don’t have to be terrible. Learn how to take a more intentional approach to how you spend your networking time.
Everyone needs me but putting myself first makes me feel guilty. How do I look after myself too?
Learn 4 ways to recover from and prevent burnout.
Burnout is the misalignment of expectations, priorities, and boundaries-with some fear-based decision-making added in.
There is no such this as work-life balance. Life is too complicated for that. Learn a different way of thinking about it and what to do instead.
My team is overwhelmed and I am being pulled in too many directions. I don't know where I should focus my time versus delegate versus hire. Help!
A story of two trips and getting back to basics to keep moving through the messy middle.
Why does it have to take a near-death experience to jar us out of our passive, reactive, approach to life? It doesn’t. Try this instead.
Learn how to use built-in Gmail features like multiple inboxes and stars to triage your emails and get your inbox under control.
The most important boss that each of us answers to is ourselves but sometimes we don't do a very good job. Learn 8 ways to be better!
What resources do you have to help teach young new employees some basic soft skills?
Reframe “I didn’t get anything done today” to “I took care of myself today so that I can do better tomorrow” by taking a Minimum Viable Day.
The cost of perfectionism is high. Learn why and how to use a daily reflection practice to help notice and manage your perfectionism.
My inbox was a disaster before I went on vacation, and now it’s even more out of control. How do I prevent this from happening again?
Learn why systems-oriented goals are an effective way to make progress on your goals and how to set them.
Here is my annual reflection for 2021 and what I learned to take into 2022.
2021 was a year of change for me, much of it captured in the articles I shared. Check out my 10 most popular articles from 2021.
I thought that as my business grew and I got more experienced things would be easier. But they aren't. Is it always going to be this hard?
As 2021 comes to a close, it's time to reflect back. Take time to collect information, evaluate, and learn to set yourself up for 2022.
The holidays are stressful. Post-covid they might be even more stressful. Learn 6 ways to help you prepare and enjoy the festivities ahead!
Read about how the 5 years after my husband finished cancer treatment helped me learn to not defer my life.
Money stresses me out. How do I start to get a handle on my finances?
Fear-based decision-making leads to over-packed schedules, commitments you don't want, and burnout. Learn 7 strategies to stop it!
Learn how to make intentional choices to build self-care into your life and establish your competitive advantage.
Learn why multitasking is unproductive and 3 strategies to improve your productivity and quality of work.
As an introvert, learning how to recharge, protect, and increase your energy is vital to taking care of yourself. Learn how!
Daily tracking and creating a streak is a powerful way to establish habits and move towards your goals.
You do not have to be available at all times. Instead, protect your time, set boundaries around your availability, and give yourself more space.
Not all meetings are created equal. Learn 8 ways to evaluate which meetings will be a good use of your time, which will not, and how to set your boundaries accordingly.
Email is a big part of our lives. Learn to set some boundaries so it doesn't take over!
Learn strategies to help develop the skill of asking for help, how to determine who to ask, and how to make the ask when you need it.
Learn how ritual supports deep work and focus and how to set up your own deep work ritual.
Learn how to to create a daily reflection practice to cultivate self-awareness and joy!
Change is hard, but a little self-reflection goes a long way. Learn 7 questions to ask yourself to prepare for a big change.
Learn how to map out your ideal week and get started using my handy template.
Learn about some words that are powerful to me, and think a little bit about the power of your words.
Learn how having language to describe your stress level is a powerful way to notice, clarify, communicate and manage it in healthy ways.
Learn more about the opportunity cost of saying yes, how to figure out which obligations to eliminate, and how to know when to say no.
We can’t change the past, but each of us has a role to play in building a better future. Learn, listen, and act.
Learn how themes are different from goals and how they can help you set some direction during these uncertain times.
Take some time to reflect on the changes to your routine and habits and try to set new ones to help get through this crisis in healthy ways.
What many people are experiencing now are not normal remote working conditions. Learn why.
Learn how meeting rhythms and consistent agendas foster clear communication and accountability to optimize your meetings.
Learn some communication tactics to collaborate, but not pull one another out of the zone.
Learn some ways to block out the noise and protect what success looks like to you, whatever that may be.
Learn 4 reasons why working all the time is bad for your business.
Learn 3 ways to make self-care a regular part of your routine, so you can feel energized and give yourself a competitive advantage in life.
Learn how we can live fuller, happier lives by thinking critically about our why, who, and how.
Learn tactics to maximize your energy through intentional decisions about who you spend time with and how you plan your week.
Learn 8 email response rhythms that prevent sloppy email etiquette and help you create consistency in how and when you respond to email.
Learn how to build a qualitative or quantitive decision matrix, how to add weighting to your options, and use an objective approach to come to an informed, intentional decision.
Learn a process to help organize and prioritize TODOs in an intentional, goal-oriented way so you can get them done!
In this follow-up to my previous post, ‘How to Happygolf Your Life’, learn how to identify your Right People through the Venn Diagram for Life and consider how to add more of those people to your circles.
My husband, Dana Janssen, shared lessons from the worst year of our lives. Learn more about what “happygolf” means and how to apply it to your life.
Learn 5 strategies that will help you make more room in your life and bounce back faster when something unexpected happens.
A reflection on the things that I am grateful for and how I have been trying to practice gratitude in my life.
Learn 5 steps to help you reflect on the last year so you can set goals for the new year ahead.
Learn a holiday time management process that will help you minimize your stress and set yourself up for a more manageable, stress-reduced holiday season.
Learn how understanding your energy can help you put your best into your projects, team, and the things in your life that are important to you.
Learn about a daily self-reflection practice, including a downloadable template, and how it can help make you a better project manager.
Learn to identify the barriers that stop you from self-promoting, reframe the vision of what sales looks like, create a self-promotion strategy, and utilize the champions in your circle to help raise awareness about all the neat things that you are doing.
Learn a few simple tools to help get a clear understanding of where your money is now, and what the future looks like.
Learn five tactics that will help give your mentee the best mentorship possible.
Learn how to figure out the type of mentorship you need right now, and how to maximize your time with your mentor.
Learn more about the difference between informal and formal mentorship and ways to build your mentorship network.
Learn three things that helped me learn to be an entrepreneur: Purposeful self-growth, mentorship, and pivoting.
Learn four tools/ideas that will help you overcome impostor syndrome and realize how awesome you really are.
Learn three tactics that can help you be more intentional about making self-care a part of your life.
Learn four processes that will help you be more intentional about how you prioritize and make decisions.
In this post, you will learn 3 ways to be more intentional about how you manage your tasks so you can actually get things done!
Learn 5 ways to have more effective, intentional meetings.
Learn five ways you can be more intentional about managing your email.
Learn some questions to ask yourself to gain awareness about how you spend your time, and how that awareness can impact your day-to-day life.
Learn the main difference between being an introvert versus an extrovert and learn some tactics to keep your energy up so you can be your best self.