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Work-Life Balance

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 in Business, Business Coaching, Motivation, Productivity, Professional Development, Work-life Balance

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Work-life Balance is Achievable

The results are in and an overwhelming number of working mothers have  said that more time with their families   is far more important to them than money.

Some fifty   percent of mothers expressed  that they would even       take a cut in pay an even turn down a  promotion to have more time for their children. Another forty percent  said that activities such as soccer games, piano lessons, recitals, and parent teacher interaction was far more important to them.

There are a variety of ways to increase family time.

Working mothers…

Flexi-time,  Working  Voluntarily Reduced work Time  Tele-working   Job Share  Career Break    Family Leave ….For the mother working 9-5 these terms may or may not mean that opportunities exist for balance! Research shows that more professionals are demanding work-friendly atmospheres.  In fact, many are transitioning to corporate jobs that are sensitive towards their need to have balance in their lives.

So, what are some simple things that working mothers can do to create boundaries, and, time for family?

Time Management

Everyone has 24 hours each day! Maximize the time spent with your family by responding to family members with care.  In your response to a love one, paraphrase at least one thing that that person said to you during  the conversation. That let’s the person know that you were paying attention.

Set Priorities

As a family, establish which values you consider high priority, i.e., faith, family meals, time together whether a movie at home or mini-vacation, and up keep of the home.  Set goals that are doable, and, prioritize  family-related ones.  Realize that being everything to everyone is impossible! Be honest with yourself and others about your  availability. M

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Multi-tasking Myths

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Business, Business Coaching, Productivity, Professional Development, Success

Work life balance

Why Multitasking Isn’t What It’s Hyped Up to Be

When you’re a family guardian, your rundown of to-dos presumably feels unending: regular checkups, distributing pharmaceuticals, preparing suppers, shopping, booking home visits, also watching over your own particular family, living up to expectations, and, goodness, attempting to cut out a couple of minutes of peace and calm… what’s more, that is just Monday.

Keeping in mind the end goal to handle the comprehensive rundown of obligations, numerous parental figures swing to multitasking to finish it all at all measure of time. I characterize multitasking as directing two (or more) inconsequential exercises in the meantime – lets say, doling out a solution while chatting on the telephone with your tyke’s educator. “Did I simply give both of you or three pills, Mom?” You see where this is heading.

The fact of the matter is, viable multitasking is an interesting expression. Examination has demonstrated that your cerebrum can just process one movement at once. In any case, what the mind is to a great degree great at is quickly changing starting with one errand then onto the next.

Consider this: “Changing from assignment to undertaking, you feel that you’re really paying consideration on everything around you in the meantime. Be that as it may, you’re most certainly not.” You’re truly flipping between errands at stunning rates. Evidently, we were never multitasking. It’s a myth!

For a considerable length of time, we’ve been persuade that individuals who are successful multitaskers have either hereditarily acquired this one of a kind capacity, or, through steady practice, have obtained the aptitudes needed to capacity at more elevated amounts than whatever remains of us. Interestingly, numerous family parental figures really try to be capable multitaskers on the grounds that they accept it’ll in the long run make life simpler for everybody.

You may say, “I have a huge amount of things to do and just such a great amount of time to do them, I need to multitask.” But constant multitaskers eventually lessen their forces of mental association, exhibit expanded trouble exchanging in the middle of undertakings, and report more social issues than low-multitasking companions, as indicated by Clifford Nass, an educator of interchanges at Stamford University. On top of that, the quick swapping between assignments additionally creates beats of anxiety hormones, which add to heath issues like memory brokenness.

Be that as it may, there are a few new propensities you can embrace to relieve stretch and empower you to concentrate all the more effectively:

1. At the begin of every day, organize your errands into three gatherings: the assignments that you must do, undertakings that you ought to do lastly those assignments that you might want to do. Concentrate just on the “musts” – everything else is icing.

2. For family guardians, vulnerability is the main assurance, so when spontaneous occasions appear, hit the interruption catch and see where to incorporate these spur of the moment assignments on your schedule. Only in light of the fact that an assignment comes up out of the blue, doesn’t mean it’s consequently an “unquestionable requirement.”

3. Don’t go only it. As you calendar your day, recognize a relative or companion that can assist and after that request help. Requesting help can be engaging.

4. When things go haywire, step away for a couple of minutes. The basic demonstration of changing your physical position has an enormous passionate effect. Once you’ve recovered your cool, give back your consideration regarding your “must” rundown.

5. Know that multitasking may feel great, similar to an old shoe, yet making a purposeful regard for limited your center and compartmentalize will help you abstain from feeling overpowered.

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How to Be Likeable

Posted on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog, Business, Business Coaching, Families, Productivity, Professional Development, Success

Ways to be likeable

Every day, the larger part of us burn through 70 to 80 percent of our waking hours imparting. The capacity to speak and be available with one another is a standout amongst the most essential things we learn as people. Viable correspondence makes an obligation of closeness, decreases clash, improves individual and expert connections, and by and large, helps you get a greater amount of what you need out of life. Be that as it may, when confronted with the opportunity to listen to what somebody needs to say, to tune in a “be available,” a large portion of us for the most part miss the mark. We’re occupied with pondering ourselves, or our errands, our work or in such a large number of cases, we’re occupied centered around gadgets.

Email. Cell phones. The 24-hour news cycle. In a period of widely inclusive innovation, we’re busier and more diverted than any other time in recent memory. As we jump more remote down the multitasking rabbit opening, it turns out to be more hard to do the one thing that may be vital to our own and business achievement: focus.

Giving somebody our full, full focus is major to our business and interpersonal connections. Truly listening to somebody, looking and listening to them, makes them feel increased in value, and makes for a positive feeling about you.

Likewise, individuals who are great audience members are more preferred, appraised as more appealing and accumulate more trust than the individuals who are less capable at tuning in, as per Graham D. Bodie, teacher of correspondence learns at The Louisiana State University. On the off chance that that is insufficient inspiration to keep your eyes, ears and brain open, great audience members are additionally high scholastic achievers, have better socio-enthusiastic improvement and are significantly more prone to get advanced at work.

So how would you get to be somebody who focuses?

“Being available with some individual, listening to what they need to say and not simply sitting tight for your swing to talk,” says Bennett. “Truly “getting” the individual. Understanding what they’re letting you know and why. That is the manner by which associations with other individuals are shaped.”

Keeping in mind the end goal to really associate with somebody, it’s key to be mindful of how our psyches and bodies carry on. “The more mindfulness we have, the more we will be able to be attentive and speak with other individuals,” says life/business mentor Ellie Gordon, a prepared psychotherapist and originator of the $60 million-a-year hosiery business, Hot Sox.

Like any muscle in the body, being perceptive means rehearsing and adding to the accompanying expertise set:

Be a good observer

Take the individual in, says Gordon. Be aware of their non-verbal communication. Reflecting the way a man is standing and holding himself or herself is a capable approach to fabricate trust and comprehension. It makes the other individual feel great and listened to, whether they’re a grandchild letting you know about their first day at school or an associate verbal blistering you around a late professional.

The eyes have it

The capacity to keep up eye contact is a critical powerful device that passes on feeling, forms associations and demonstrates enthusiasm, as indicated by a Michigan State University study. Additionally, individuals who turn away their look are frequently seen as conniving.

Looking at somebody without flinching as opposed to looking around the room or at your mobile phone is the least demanding—and now and then hardest—approach to keep up your core interest. The key is to keep up a proper measure of eye contact—50 percent of the time when talking and 70 percent of the time while tuning in.

Tune in

“Being available with some person who gives you the space to talk and offer yourself with them has a tendency to make a bond and positive sentiments,” says Bennett. Notwithstanding, listening doesn’t mean simply being physically peaceful. It means calming your brain and really listening to what the individual is letting you know. Shockingly, a considerable lot of us are poor audience members because of the basic reality that we can think speedier than we can talk.

While a large portion of us talk at a rate of 125 words for each moment, the human personality is equipped for comprehension somebody talking at 400 words for each moment, as per research by the University of Missouri. Henceforth, we’re just using 25 percent of our mental limit, leaving the remaining 75 percent to concentrate on bills, excursion, work or whatever else that pops into our brain at any given minute.

“It requires center and a deliberate push to say, ‘I’m not listening to that general automaton in my mind,’ says Gordon. At the point when your psyche meanders, individuals notification, and it detracts from the legitimacy of the discussion.


Feeling for somebody is truly being able to comprehend the “humankind of a circumstance” and realizing what it intends to be in the other individual’s shoes.

Being comprehended is a key piece of interpersonal correspondence. When we genuinely feel listened to, in the passionate feeling of the word, we feel more fulfilled by our connections, as per Bodie’s exploration. Also, individuals who have a high EQ—passionate insight—are fit for settling on better choices basically in light of the fact that they have the ability to see a circumstance from another person’s point of view.

“It’s not listening to the story in your mind,” said Gordon. “It’s seeing into the hearts of others. The abundance and profundity of where you can run with one another is really significant.”

Past this, there are specialized clever little tidbits you can use to focus, such as rehashing a man’s name or even the words they utilize. Both of these things pass on that you’re tuning in, says Bennett. Be that as it may, in general, the way to focusing is being authentic.”It’s the mix of a tranquil personality and a genuine expectation to listen to the individual that you’re associating with.”


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Ways to Increase Productivity

Posted on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog, Business, Business Coaching, Productivity, Professional Development, Success, Work-life Balance


Many people use the terms productivity and multitasking synonmously; however, they are quite different terms. Technology feeds into the delusion that the more devices you can manipulate, the more you’ll get done! The truth of the matter is that you’re simply being diverted. Fully concentrating on one task at a time is vital to efficiency.

Diversions like writings from workers or “dire” messages from customers are tedious all naturally. Be that as it may, did you realize that it takes up to 28 minutes for your mind to refocus in the wake of being intruded? Amazing! A two-moment intrusion can prompt a full half-hour gone down the channel. Eight little diversions and a large portion of your day is shot.

These 5 stages can send your profitability levels through the rooftop, and none of them include multitasking – or email.

1. Set your bar for to-do’s and outcomes

It’s anything but difficult to float off into online networking, get stuck wiping out your inbox and even be attracted to careless PC diversions. This is most normal when you are vague or unverifiable about your next steps.

Overhaul your errand list all the time and dole out every thing a couple of certain, noteworthy steps prompting finishing. With this effective weapon close by you won’t need to settle on any choices about your next steps. This alone will support your efficiency exponentially.

2. Establish your bar for interactions with others

In the event that you make a culture that says you are always available, you are requesting inconvenience. We show others how to treat us. On the off chance that your workers, customers, relatives and companions get a good reaction from you every time they intrude on, they will keep on taking your time and consideration. You and your business merit better.

Make particular times for your open entryway approach and stick to it. Proceed, have those troublesome exchanges with the individuals throughout your life – acting naturally utilized doesn’t mean you have relaxation time staring you in the face seven days a week.
3. Be mindful.

Multitasking is just a lingering procedure. When you are indeterminate about your heading or miserable about needing to tackle your next errand, an interference feels like a help. You may let yourself know that a customer needs an answer immediately or that you’ll baffle a worker in case you’re not accessible quickly, but rather you know it’s not genuine. In the event that you are always bouncing starting with one thing then onto the next without consummation you are abstaining from something. Ask yourself for what reason. When you have your answers you can make important move to do and finish more.

4. Use discretion with reminders

In case you’re completing a task on your laptop, close any windows you needn’t bother with. For example, online networking notices, and email aren’t necessary at this important time. There are not very many things that can hardly wait an hour or two. It feels great to be an asset to others, yet it feels better to be effective.

5. Utilize a clock.

Your mind can concentrate deeply on one thing for up to two hours on end. Envision what you could accomplish in two continuous hours! A significant number of my customers say that once they apply these profitability rules they achieve more in a solitary morning than they already did in a whole week. Set a dated clock for one hour and get the opportunity to work. At that point, set it for five minutes and enjoy a reprieve; extend your legs, change your surroundings. Bring the clock with you so you don’t stray or get stuck in a superfluous discussion. The clock rules!

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Unleash Your Confidence

Posted on Jul 17, 2008 in Blog, Business, Business Coaching, Happiness, Motivation, Productivity, Professional Development



It’s an endless loop. You need achievement in certain areas, and that influences your self-assurance. Your brought down self-assurance implies you are more averse to make progress, and in this manner it proceeds.

This can be particularly decimating when you are attempting to get more fit. To begin with, being overweight makes you more prone to have certainty issues. What’s more, odds are you’ve attempted to get more fit some time recently, maybe many times. Since you’re attempting once more, you may as of now feel like a disappointment.

Be that as it may, disappointment is only a provisional barricade on the road towards achievement. Each fruitful individual has experienced disappointment, and frequently a lot of disappointments. Incredibly famous agent, altruist and director Ed “Genuine Ed” Mirvish once said he’d presumably had a larger number of disappointments than triumphs; he simply didn’t discuss his disappointments so individuals didn’t think he’d had any.

You can move beyond any barrier on your voyage to achievement, however to do that you will require certainty. When you are certain of yourself and a definitive result, nothing can stop you! In any case, how would you get certainty when you simply don’t feel that way?

Here are some surefire approaches to build your certainty until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you will succeed – and you will!

1. Look like it.

On the off chance that you stroll around unclean, with unkempt hair and loose, indistinct garments, you seem as though you couldn’t care less about yourself, and you will feel that much as well. Try not to hold up till you’ve accomplished your fancied weight to begin thinking about what you look like. Stay clean, get a decent hair style and purchase a couple bits of garments that will keep you looking great until you fit a littler size.
2. Act like it!

Do you attempt to stow away out of sight? Do you stroll with your head down, staring at the floor? Do you hunch your shoulders over, trusting nobody will see you? This demonstrates an absence of certainty. When you embrace these stances you are underlining your sentiments of deficiency. You will never begin feeling more sure in the event that you hold yourself along these lines.
3. Alter the way you talk to yourself

We all have words going through our brains consistently. We are ordinarily not in any case mindful of our interior dialog, however it’s there and it both reflects how we feel about ourselves and manages how we consider ourselves. Quit permitting yourself to intuitively undermine your certainty. Pay consideration on what you are stating to yourself. When you discover yourself saying things like “you’re not going to have the capacity to do that” or “she won’t care for me in light of the fact that I’m fat” or whatever other negative remarks, alter them out.

Say positive things to yourself. You can even say them so everyone can hear. You may feel senseless at to begin with, yet you’re as of now saying a wide range of negative things to yourself. Why might saying positive things be any sillier? Rehashing constructive attestations will help you trust yourself as an able individual. What’s more, you are one!
4. Set little objectives – and accomplish them!

In some cases a major objective can be overpowering. Trust me, when I expected to lose 160 pounds of fat that could have been far excessively threatening for me. Every little objective you accomplish conveys you closer to your substantial, energizing objective. In any case, likewise, for each little objective you accomplish, you will turn out to be more positive about your capacity to make more noteworthy progress.

On the off chance that your definitive, energizing objective is to run a marathon and discover you can’t run two miles, then you could feel awful about yourself. In the event that rather you set the objective of running two miles, you work to accomplish it and like yourself, as you ought to. Hey, you ran 1.5 miles! That is great! Presently you can set your objective at running 2.0 miles!
5. Be upbeat and thankful

You have issues, I have issues, we all have issues. None of us has an impeccable life on the grounds that there is no such thing, and on the off chance that we did have a flawless life, despite everything we’d discover something we needed to enhance. That is the way we people were made, and that is the reason we accomplish so darned much! On the off chance that we didn’t have the normal commute to enhance things, despite everything we’d be living in hollows.
Bliss is just 10 percent our circumstances. It is 90 percent the way we decide to view things. Pick consistently to be grateful for all that you have in life – enough sustenance, cover, family, companions, hydro, a vocation… whatever you have, be grateful for it in light of the fact that somebody who might be listening doesn’t have it. Also, pick each minute to be glad. This doesn’t mean you need to be content with the way everything is, except there’s no motivation to mope around about it. Move in the direction of transforming it if conceivable, and if not, acknowledge it and go ahead with life.

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