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Erase “Work-Life Balance”: Change the Conversation (With Yourself) 2

Yesterday my daughter described a disagreement she was having with a friend at camp. She exclaimed that her friend’s idea was “so stupid!” I remarked that her words were not very descriptive of the point she was trying to make and rather likely to stir up anger in her friend, making things worse. I suggested…


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Why Smart Women Get Stuck Trying To Figure Out Their Next Career Move

[Below is an excerpt from my book, The Lighthouse Method, that describes a common problem: Why smart women get stuck trying to figure out what they want to do next. If you’re feeling stuck, I hope it will help you be less critical of yourself. To learn more on how to overcome this problem, please…


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A Crucial Time Management Mistake You May Not Know You’re Making

There’s a time management mistake that many people make. It’s a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed—the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do—and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with life. The mistake: believing that the aim of time management…


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Chalkboard and Bullets: Dawn’s Time Management for Mompreneurs

Everyone can benefit from taking a peek into Dawn’s system of time management for mompreneurs! After being disappointed with toy options for her own two daughters, Dawn successfully launched the first line of female action figures as a Co-Founder of IAmElemental (voted one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014 by TIME magazine). Here is how she…


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Carson’s Time Management Plan for Chaos Abatement

Coming up with a solid time management plan for chaos abatement has long been Carson’s priority. Like most caring and capable women, Carson is asked to do a lot. Plus, as a lover of life, she has a variety of interests. Currently, she is a non-profit builder, blogger, and mom of three. Like another busy mom featured in this…


Deep Work

Stacy’s Book Note: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

On my third day of reading, Cal Newport‘s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, my younger daughter, said “Mommy, I get now that deep work is important, but do you have to talk about it so much?” The book provides so many practical strategies to knowledge workers in today’s overwhelming busy, fast-paced, and highly distracting digital age…