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Are you thinking about Thanksgiving already? I am because we’ve been coordinating with our families for what days we’ll be where. Checking and rechecking people’s schedules to make sure that we have the days right and can maximize our family time. It’s all sorted now and we know our plans for Thursday and Friday. I’ve … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/weekly-and-daily-planning">Continue reading <span>Weekly and daily planning</span></a>

Weekly and daily planning

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving already? I am because we’ve been coordinating with our families for what days we’ll be where. Checking and rechecking people’s schedules to make sure that we have the days right and can maximize our family time. It’s all sorted now and we know our plans for Thursday and Friday. I’ve […]

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Over the weekend I started thinking about “if then else” statements. It’s usually something like “if (x = y) then {do this} else {do this}”. If it’s Greek to you, that’s okay. In my previous career, I was a computer programmer, so it’s not that weird that it would pop to mind. And it’s one of the most basic … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/goal-achieving">Continue reading <span>It’s not Greek (and goal achieving)</span></a>

It’s not Greek (and goal achieving)

Over the weekend I started thinking about “if then else” statements. It’s usually something like “if (x = y) then {do this} else {do this}”. If it’s Greek to you, that’s okay. In my previous career, I was a computer programmer, so it’s not that weird that it would pop to mind. And it’s one of the most basic […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #39 Have you ever been offered something and later realized it would have been *exactly* what you needed? Or had someone share a product or service that looks interesting, but you’re not sure how to decide if it’s something you actually need right now? There are three question you can ask … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/3-questions-decision-making">Continue reading <span>The 3 questions to answer for faster decision making</span></a>

The 3 questions to answer for faster decision making

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #39 Have you ever been offered something and later realized it would have been *exactly* what you needed? Or had someone share a product or service that looks interesting, but you’re not sure how to decide if it’s something you actually need right now? There are three question you can ask […]

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I was thinking this morning of last week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie titled Saying no with confidence. And I was wondering what topic would build on that a bit. I thought about different ways to more clearly know in advance what to say no to. I thought of how we say yes and no to things that take … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/decide-to-say-yes">Continue reading <span>How do you decide to say yes?</span></a>

How do you decide to say yes?

I was thinking this morning of last week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie titled Saying no with confidence. And I was wondering what topic would build on that a bit. I thought about different ways to more clearly know in advance what to say no to. I thought of how we say yes and no to things that take […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #38 Have you ever been in any of these scenarios? Receiving end of a sales conversation where you aren’t interested and just want to leave You’ve done a free session someone offered and it went well, but you’re not interested in working with them further, but you *have* to listen to … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/no-with-confidence">Continue reading <span>Saying no with confidence</span></a>

Saying no with confidence

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #38 Have you ever been in any of these scenarios? Receiving end of a sales conversation where you aren’t interested and just want to leave You’ve done a free session someone offered and it went well, but you’re not interested in working with them further, but you *have* to listen to […]

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been complimented on something I would not or could not have done three or four years ago. And because I have this newer to me skill, I’ve saved myself (and others) time, energy, and frustration. So, what is it that I’ve been complimented on? You might already have … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/saving-time-and-energy-with-no">Continue reading <span>Saving time and energy with NO</span></a>

Saving time and energy with NO

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been complimented on something I would not or could not have done three or four years ago. And because I have this newer to me skill, I’ve saved myself (and others) time, energy, and frustration. So, what is it that I’ve been complimented on? You might already have […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #37 Are some distractions so much a part of your day that you don’t even notice them anymore? Instead of being distractions, they’re just part of your day or just the normal way things happen. I talk about how to recognize these things as distractions (and time sucks) and what to … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/normalized-distractions">Continue reading <span>Have you normalized your distractions?</span></a>

Have you normalized your distractions?

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #37 Are some distractions so much a part of your day that you don’t even notice them anymore? Instead of being distractions, they’re just part of your day or just the normal way things happen. I talk about how to recognize these things as distractions (and time sucks) and what to […]

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent part of Saturday setting up my new computer in my office. You probably didn’t know that I spent most of September working in my living room on my old laptop off a card table. Yes, part of it was that I wanted a change of scenery, but … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/is-your-technology-distracting-you">Continue reading <span>Is your technology distracting you?</span></a>

Is your technology distracting you?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent part of Saturday setting up my new computer in my office. You probably didn’t know that I spent most of September working in my living room on my old laptop off a card table. Yes, part of it was that I wanted a change of scenery, but […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #36 Have you ever been told when making a decision to make it and to just “trust that everything is going to work out”? Or setting a goal or an intention and heard “set your intention, but don’t be attached to them”? They have a ring of truth to them, but … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/trust-and-intention">Continue reading <span>Thoughts on trust and intention</span></a>

Thoughts on trust and intention

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #36 Have you ever been told when making a decision to make it and to just “trust that everything is going to work out”? Or setting a goal or an intention and heard “set your intention, but don’t be attached to them”? They have a ring of truth to them, but […]

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Yesterday, driving home from church I was listening to the Good Life Project podcast by Jonathan Fields. He was talking with Nilofer Merchant (who I had never heard of, but LOVED their conversation – although this is a common thing for me and this podcast).  You can find the podcast here (the part of the … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/even-if-it-doesnt">Continue reading <span>Even if it doesn’t work out, it’s okay</span></a>

Even if it doesn’t work out, it’s okay

Yesterday, driving home from church I was listening to the Good Life Project podcast by Jonathan Fields. He was talking with Nilofer Merchant (who I had never heard of, but LOVED their conversation – although this is a common thing for me and this podcast).  You can find the podcast here (the part of the […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #35 Does your email feel like a black hole of time and energy? Mine did. About once a month I would turn on the TV to a series or movie that I’d seen many times before and spend a couple hours on my laptop going through it. And I’d be frustrated … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/managing-email">Continue reading <span>Managing email</span></a>

Managing email

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #35 Does your email feel like a black hole of time and energy? Mine did. About once a month I would turn on the TV to a series or movie that I’d seen many times before and spend a couple hours on my laptop going through it. And I’d be frustrated […]

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One of the things that used to feel like a black hole of time and energy, especially in my business, was my email. Seriously, there was so much of it. I regularly had 100 unread emails and most of those were weekly newsletters or updates from businesses or people I wanted to stay connected with. But … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/black-hole-of-email">Continue reading <span>The time and energy black hole of email</span></a>

The time and energy black hole of email

One of the things that used to feel like a black hole of time and energy, especially in my business, was my email. Seriously, there was so much of it. I regularly had 100 unread emails and most of those were weekly newsletters or updates from businesses or people I wanted to stay connected with. But […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #34 Productivity isn’t just about getting things done, it’s about getting the right things done in a timely manner. But how do you do that? 0:00 – Intro to Wednesday LIVE with Evie 2:30 – Intro to topic, where I was last week 5:15 – Productivity defined (how I used to … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/4-steps">Continue reading <span>4 steps to getting the right things done</span></a>

4 steps to getting the right things done

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #34 Productivity isn’t just about getting things done, it’s about getting the right things done in a timely manner. But how do you do that? 0:00 – Intro to Wednesday LIVE with Evie 2:30 – Intro to topic, where I was last week 5:15 – Productivity defined (how I used to […]

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Last week there was no Wednesday LIVE with Evie because, as I shared, I couldn’t come up with a topic. What I didn’t share was that I wasn’t feeling great and focusing on anything beyond the surface level at the beginning of last week wasn’t happening. So, lots of things that I wanted to get done last week … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/lots-didnt-get-done">Continue reading <span>Lots didn’t get done</span></a>

Lots didn’t get done

Last week there was no Wednesday LIVE with Evie because, as I shared, I couldn’t come up with a topic. What I didn’t share was that I wasn’t feeling great and focusing on anything beyond the surface level at the beginning of last week wasn’t happening. So, lots of things that I wanted to get done last week […]

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It happens every couple of months. I sit down to write this article to you and decide the topic of the week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie and nothing comes. No topic or article will show up. It happened yesterday. It happened today. Nothing. However, I did have an idea early today. I could not do … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/it-happens">Continue reading <span>It happens every couple months</span></a>

It happens every couple months

It happens every couple of months. I sit down to write this article to you and decide the topic of the week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie and nothing comes. No topic or article will show up. It happened yesterday. It happened today. Nothing. However, I did have an idea early today. I could not do […]

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Wednesday LIVE with Evie #33 Have you ever forgotten to do quick tasks that you were absolutely sure you’d remember to do? Or maybe you heard something that you wanted to remember later, but later you have no idea what it was? I shared about the habits that are involved in with capturing tasks and … <a href="http://oneinsightcloser.com/blog/the-habits-of-capturing">Continue reading <span>The habits of capturing tasks and ideas</span></a>

The habits of capturing tasks and ideas

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #33 Have you ever forgotten to do quick tasks that you were absolutely sure you’d remember to do? Or maybe you heard something that you wanted to remember later, but later you have no idea what it was? I shared about the habits that are involved in with capturing tasks and […]

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