The “Shoulds” Amnesty

Think about your To-Do list (either your on-paper list, or a computer list, or the things floating around in your head).

Sit with it for a moment. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much guilt and pressure are you […]

By |June 7th, 2013|Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist|3 Comments

Ever wish you could delete EVERYTHING in your inbox?

Photo credit: Ervins Strauhmanis via Creative Commons

Ughhhhh. You can feel it, can’t you? The weight of all those dozens (hundreds? thousands, even?) of emails just sitting there in your inbox.

Some of those messages in your inbox go back weeks – maybe even […]

By |April 10th, 2013|Email Fitness|0 Comments

The Value of Vacations (4 lessons I learned from my recent trip away)

I’ve just got back from a week away — my first decent vacation since (dare I say it?) June 2011. Sure, I had a few mini-retreats last year, but only a couple of nights at a time. Never quite […]

When my smartphone became a not-so-smart-phone


I was a latecomer to the mobile phone world. It was a conscious choice to wait and watch as my friends navigated the pitfalls of technology.

When I finally took the plunge into smartphone world, I was determined that I […]

By |January 18th, 2013|Managing your time and energy|0 Comments

My favourite quote when I’m “off-track”

Today I want to share one of my all-time favourite quotes:

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When I read this quote, it gives me permission to bathe in self-acceptance.

This quote is by Stephen Covey — the author of “7 Habits […]

Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist (part 2)

If you didn’t already know, I am soooo far from perfect …
Sometimes people think I’m some time management whiz who has everything under control. Because I’m an ‘expert on procrastination’, people often assume that I never procrastinate.

Ha! Believe me, […]

By |November 19th, 2012|Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Sneak Peek! Get UNSTUCK with my new eBook.

Want a SNEAK PEEK of the new eBook? Click on the image for an instant download:

Hot off the press! The most popular tips from my webinars in one eBook.

My mantra with this eBook has been “80% out the door […]

By |November 11th, 2012|Managing your time and energy|0 Comments

Today I experienced flow …

This post is something I sent to all my newsletter subscribers. I want to share it here too.


Today I experienced a wonderful (yet rare) state of



I’ve been productive yet remarkably calm.



Time feels ‘spacious’.



(It might explain the reason why I’m […]

By |October 18th, 2012|Managing your time and energy|0 Comments

A World Without Procrastination

The post below was originally published as a guest post on the Stratejoy website.

It was one of 16 finalists in an essay contest entitled: “What would your TED talk be?”

Although it didn’t win first prize, it was great to […]

By |October 11th, 2012|Managing your time and energy|0 Comments

FAQs about Action Power Hour

What’s an Action Power Hour?
An Action Power Hour is a dedicated 60 minutes to actually get stuff done during the webinar.
Why is it called Action Power Hour?
It might be stating the obvious, but here goes: It’s an hour dedicated […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Managing your time and energy|1 Comment