Do you race frantically around the mall trying to find the perfect gift during the holidays? Try out some Holiday Minimalism and stop the flip-outs and hissy-fits.
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with choices you just go with the status quo?
Do you ever make a decision and later think, ‘what was I thinking?’
You may be suffering from decision fatigue.
Have you read that behavior change takes 21 days?
I’ve seen this as a magical number in many books and publications, but it comes down to the person, the behavior change, how aligned they are with their current habit, and the tools in their arsenal to modify it.
Think you’re doomed to be a fat traveler?
Spend your weekends catching up from the tarmac treadmill?
Is your company supporting your quest to be healthy and productive as a traveler?
Do you ever finish your day and think about all the things you didn’t get done?
Do you feel like you’re constantly living off of someone else’s agenda?
Does the clock play tricks on you and suddenly it’s two hours later, and your work is still sitting there?
Do you ever find yourself focusing intently on a task that isn’t revenue-producing but makes you feel good because you’re able to check a box when finished?
Do you think because you’ve checked off all those boxes at the end of the day that you’re productive and efficient?
How often do you work with a headache, back pain, anxiety or just plain sick?
Presenteeism: Employees reporting to work when ill or not up to their usual level of productivity.
Are you a culprit or support an environment that unknowingly encourages this?
Remember when the end of summer meant new clothes, clean notebooks and sharpened pencils?
Remember how you were excited to start something new, whether it was a grade, course or school?
Don’t get sucked into the same old, same old.
Use this Fall Systems Checklist to clean yourself up and start fresh.
Do you think that the only secure, professional system is Microsoft Outlook?
Do you think because you use Google Apps you are automatically in the cool kids club?
Both systems can be sexy. Both systems can save you.
Business travel isn’t part of your job. It’s a lifestyle.™
By the time I got off the plane at almost 1:00pm EST, I felt like someone had taken a hammer to my head while there was a wild animal eating its way out of my stomach, and, of course, I was supposed to drive directly to work at a site visit with my manager. In that moment, I knew that if I was going to survive in this business, I had to get it together. My travel, my nutrition, my exercise, my sleep, and my work had to be very focused.. There could be no more Marcey-induced spontaneity if I was going to have any hope to not end up a fat, frazzled business traveler that looked ten years older than I was, and burned out after two years on the road.