Category: Using Resources Wisely

Getting off the hamster wheel

Hamster Wheel or Treadmill?

It’s common to say we say we don’t have time for things that are important. Yet we spend so much time wrapped up in things that we know aren’t a good use of our time. Scratch that. BECAUSE we spend so much time wrapped up in things that we know aren’t a good use of…
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sugget a work walk

Find the Opportunity to Walk and Talk

I’d like to thank Andrew Kaikkonen and the Lovers atWork Office Furniture team for inspiring this post and the outcomes in it.  Excellent people, ideas, and furniture solutions, in case you’re in the market! A few months ago, I suggested meeting for coffee and Andrew asked I’d be up for a walk instead.  The idea…
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"Want to feel better? Make small goals to empty your "I Should Do That Bag" lighten the mental and emotional burden you carry everywhere you do" with a picture of a woman carrying a full backpack and looking down.

Want to Feel Better? Empty Your “I Should Do That Bag”

The “I Should Do That Bag.” We all have one. We tend to add to it frequently and without much strategy. It gets heavier and heavier, and we carry it everywhere we go. No wonder we are so exhausted. Getting out from under the mental and emotional burden of our heavy load requires being more strategic in what…
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People Carrying a Lightbulb

How Do We Break the Cycle?

This is the third post in a three-part series on making wise investments of your time, energy, and money. Check out Are You Making the Most of Your Resources? and Why Are We Stuck? for more ideas. Most people don’t want to spend their day doing things that aren’t a good investment of their time…
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Why Are We Stuck?

Why are we stuck doing things that aren’t a good investment of our time and energy? In a recent post, I noted that if you’re like many leaders, you’re spending a lot of your time, energy, and money in three main areas that are holding you back from doing your best to lead people and achieve…
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Are You Making the Most of Your Resources?

If you’re like many leaders, you’re spending a lot of your time, energy, and money in three main areas that are holding you back from doing your best to be productive, lead people, and achieve success: FIREFIGHTING 🧯 Managing emergencies, reacting to unexpected problems, trying to quickly resolve symptoms with a patchwork of temporary and…
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