Procrastination

During the Super Bowl, probably about halftime, I was on my way home after running some errands. I had the radio on and was listening to an interview with Tim Urban about procrastination.  Tim, a blogger whose blog, Wait but Why, explores procrastination.  He described his early theory that procrastinator’s brains were different than non-procrastinators. […]

Finding Balance and Focus: Matching Our Lifestyle Choices to Our Goals

The congruence of our lifestyle choices with our goals is as much a predictor of whether we’ll meet those goals as it is whether or not we’ll enjoy the journey. When I was young I could dance the night away, grab a couple hours of sleep, take a shower, drink a cup of coffee, and […]

Finding Balance and Focus: Being in the Moment

Meeting the commitments we make to our families or companies is tough enough, but the real challenge is being present in the moment and focused on what’s occurring. When my son was a toddler and wanted my attention he would walk over to me, reach up, place a little hand on each side of my […]

Finding Balance and Focus – Negotiating Change to Our Personal and Professional Commitments

The proportion of time and focus needed by our professional and personal lives changes over time, whether it is due to a sentinel event, such as a promotion, the season, an addition to our family, or something unexpected such as an illness. Often we try to continue to meet the commitments they made, while trying […]

Finding Balance and Focus – Contingency Planning

When we have other people dependent upon us in our personal lives, such as children, a significant other, or aging parents, it’s essential we develop contingency plans in case we’re not available, whether it’s for an afternoon or permanently.    This includes planning for every type of contingency that can occur, thinking through and writing down […]