Time management and personal productivity is a challenge for every one of my clients. Being able to make progress, albeit little steps, every day in the direction of our goals is directly connected to how successful and happy we feel. Whether we are CEO's with many staff, or independent freelancers, we benefit from reminders of how to manage our time and attention. Here is a fabulous list from Entheos website.
Money is a huge issue for most of us; keeping it, making it, charging what we are worth, being honest about how we manage it. How we relate to money, although personal, shows up in other facets of our lives, especially our businesses. For example, if we have a sound system for managing your personal bank account, we'll also soundly manage your business budget, and visa versa. Here is a thought provoking blog about the emotional need for money, written by a successful business owner. It's a bit longer than a typical post, but it's worth every word.
I pulled this out for a recent client and thought it worthy to share to you. I wrote this a ways back to capture my goal in coaching, which can be different from other coaches. What do you think?
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humilate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or deescalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Goethe (19th century German scientist, writer)