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Why Tuesdays Are The Most Productive Day of The Week

Why Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week.  We are past Monday and we are into our groove.  You have to wake up refreshed and ready to accomplish big goals.  If you are not getting the results you want, you have to change it up.  Keep moving forward but tweak the process so you get the results you desire.

Part of obtaining your goals is the journey.  What you learn about yourself along the way makes it all worth the challenges you face.  How strong are you?  If you give up too early, you will never know what your mind can endure.  You will never know what you are willing to sacrifice.

Why Tuesdays Are The Most Productive Day of The Week

If you enjoy the journey and have a positive mindset, you will be able to demand more from yourself.  If you didn’t accomplish what you wanted on Monday, use your energy built up and make Tuesday a spring board.  Most of the people around you will be the most focused, as well.  Use their energy!

Max Messmer, Chairman of Accountemps and author of Managing your Career for Dummies, believes that Mondays are spent catching up from the previous week and a lot of time is spent planning for the days ahead.  He said in a press release, “On Tuesday, employees may begin to have time to focus on individual tasks and become more productive. The goal should be to maintain the positive momentum established on Tuesday throughout the week.”

Take advantage of your Tuesdays.  Start the day ready to go.  Wake up early and have your goals in place.  Know exactly what you want to accomplish on this day.  Your Tuesday will set you up for the rest of the week.  You will have more energy and more focus.  Know how to use your time wisely.  Just like understanding the mornings are when you brain is most active, Tuesdays are the most productive day.  Take advantage of them.

August 29, 2017 0 comment
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what is the best way to start your day

People who want to be more successful want to know what is the best way to start your day.  Simple: wake up early.  Early can be relative but I’m talking about earlier than everyone  else.  If you are not a morning person, you need to train your mind and body to wake up before 6am.  You can train yourself by setting your alarm earlier and earlier.  Mel Robbins talks about the 5 sec rule.  Don’t keep hitting snooze, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1 and jump out of bed.  Don’t linger around in your comfy bed, it will be that much harder to jump out of bed the next time your alarm rings for the 2nd time.

what is the best way to start your day

Use this extra time in the morning to get a head start on your day.  This is quiet time you need to use to accomplish tasks that get you closer to your goal.  I find when I wake up in the morning, I am the most creative.  I like to spend the early morning hours blogging or reading.  It fuels my brain and gives me energy.  The coffee helps too!

Enjoy the peace around you.  Soon you will be hustling kids to school, fighting major traffic jams, dealing with all kinds of issues at work.  You deserve this time just for you.  I only wish I had more of it.  The mornings and the weekends I find extremely valuable for things I want to accomplish for myself.  The better part of the day seems to be for everyone else around me.

My challenge to you is to take the remaining days of this week and wake up an additional 45 minutes before your regular time.  Do things you normally can’t get to because of your hectic days.  Do things for you.  If you don’t find it useful, you can go back to your normal ways.  I have a feeling something will ignite in you and using this time in the morning will make you a more productive person.

Rise and Shine!

 

August 22, 2017 1 comment
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Comfort Zone

How you Get Yourself To Cross The Line

As stated by Alan Henry on Lifehacker, “Your comfort zone is a behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk.” First, you have to recognize your comfort zone. Know the space where you feel safe and acknowledge the line you typically will not cross. Be cognizant of this state. It is human nature to want to stay within this sphere and feel sheltered.

Most people are concerned if they step out of this sphere, negative things will happen and they could become emotionally scarred. People do not want to be embarrassed, hurt, look silly or shamed and would rather stick to their safe place, “comfort-zone.”

This so-called safe place will lead to stagnation. You are guarding yourself from greatness. How far could you actually go in life and how much could you accomplish if you were not afraid. Are you actually afraid of making a fool of yourself? I would be more afraid of not accomplishing the goals I set out for myself. You cannot let the negative thoughts control your future – they will think I am weird, creepy, obnoxious, annoying, etc. Do not allow your fear of what people will think of you; stop you from your full potential.

So what if you fail? The question you should really ask yourself is, “What if I don’t try?” If you do not try, you will never know what you could have accomplished. Take me, for example. I started writing articles about eight (8) months ago. I was embarrassed and uncomfortable to tell anyone. I was worried what people would say, if they would think I was silly, and if I would be humiliated. I did not know how my friends, family, and co-workers would judge me so I did not mention it to anyone. I just wrote because I enjoyed it. One day, I got the nerve to post one of my articles on LinkedIn thinking no one would notice. A friend of my happened to see the article and posted it on Facebook for all to see. I was anxious and did not know what to expect. To my dismay, people were extremely supportive.

I even received positive feedback from my teenage daughter’s best friend, Brianna, which inspired me to write this article. I watch these beautiful, hardworking girls every weekend play competitive volleyball. Sometimes I wonder if they could step out of their comfort-zone what could they accomplish on the courts. Do they get caught up with what their teammates think, what the parents think, what their coaches think that they would prefer to play it “safe” so they are not ridiculed. These girls have so much potential but outside influences hold them back. I would love to give these girls the confidence to take risks and feel discomfort so they know, at this young age; it is not as scary as they think. If they could take risks as teenagers, it will be much easier to do as adults.

You can learn many great lessons when you step outside your comfort-zone. Think about the excitement you will feel and the confidence you will gain. Make a conscious effort to break from your routine. Start small by taking a new route to work, pick up a new hobby, talk to someone you have never talked to before. Explore and see what you discover.  You will be amazed how productive you will come and how much fuller your life will be.  Analyze weekly and see what else you can uncover about yourself.

 

 

February 8, 2017 0 comment
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Another Parent Talking About Your Child

This is For Working Moms Who Can’t Make Every Practice:

If you have read any of my blogs or my profile, you know I am a proud mom of three active daughters in Volleyball. In fact, they all play competitively and are on the top-tier teams. To say the least, I am extremely proud of them and their dedication to the sport. Although I make it a point to be at all their tournaments, I am not able to make it to the majority of their practices. There are sacrifices we make as a working parent and this is one of them.

January 27, 2017 23 comments
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