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Waiting. We've all been there, and we'll probably be there again. Actor and podcast host Jessica Lorion is currently in a season of waiting, but what sets her apart is her approach to the day to day as she looks to the future. Whether you're in a period of postponement or supporting someone who is, Jessica's story and practical advice will leave yo…
 
Raise your hand if you've ever felt self-conscious or worried about what someone else might think of something you really want to do. Charleston wedding photographer and educator Natasha Coyle has been there. From starting a successful business with no experience to going viral on TikTok, Natasha knows a thing or two about pushing through nerves an…
 
Pardon my progress, but a LOT has been happening behind the scenes around here. This past week I started a brand new, full-time role with an amazing, mission-driven company. As you can imagine, a whole lot of thought and deliberation went into my decision to say YES to becoming Head of Community at Clockwise, and that's exactly what I'm revealing i…
 
Whenever a big change is on the horizon, it can feel a little like a New Year. You get this jolt of energy to look at your life, habits, routines and more to make sure you start things off on the right foot. I've got a BIG change coming in the next week, so press play on this super short episode to find out what I'm doing to get ready, get set... a…
 
Hit the drive thru. Grab and Go. Eat on the Run. There’s no doubt we’re busy, and far too often our mealtimes turn into GO TIME. Emily Johnson, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, has a pantry full of tips for being more intentional with what you’re putting on your plate. From starting your day with a restorative morning routine to shifting your …
 
There’s no such thing as a self-made man (or woman.) We need other people to thrive. But how can you be intentional about creating your own cheering squad, support system and personal board of directors? That’s exactly what Ashley Joy and I dive into in this episode. From finding a mentor and working with a coach, to cultivating friendships and mor…
 
As this episode goes live, it's August 30, 2021. Hurricane Ida made landfall on the coast of Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane yesterday. As I recorded this episode, it was still night. Hundreds of thousands were in the dark, without power. We don't know what's waiting for us at sunrise. We don't know what's up ahead. When you're feeling unsure a…
 
Full disclosure: I've got a love/hate relationship with productivity hacks. They're certainly no substitute for purpose-driven time management, but they can be fun, quick and easy. Tune in and walk away with 7 simple productivity hacks that you can start using today. Just wait til you hear how a single sticky note could change everything!…
 
When you’re faced with a BIG decision it can feel pretty overwhelming. What should I do? Is this right for me? Should I ask for advice? Who do I ask? There is DEFINITELY a better way than head-spinning and spiraling over what to do. Find out how to play the long game, the 5-7 words that change everything, and why you need your own “kitchen cabinet.…
 
Work/life balance. Is it even real? One minute I’m reading an article with tips for better work/life balance, the next I’m hearing a speaker say that work/life balance isn’t real. Well, which is it? Join me as I dive deep into the topic of work/life balance, how it shapes our time management, and affects our attitude. We’ll go back to the beginning…
 
I’ll just say it. I hate the phrase “Brain Dump.” And honestly, there’s a better way to get stuff out of your head when you feel overwhelmed. Meet the Mind Sweep. When everything is swirling in your head, procrastination has set in or your productivity has tanked, the Mind Sweep is your new bff for getting everything out of your head without making…
 
Managing money can be pretty intimidating - especially when we have so many other responsibilities on our plates. Navigating things like credit scores, credit cards, and credit card debt can add to the stress we’re already feeling on our quest to find our version of work life balance. Fortunately, financial coaches like Kristen Ricupero exist to gi…
 
This past year, the conferences on our calendar went virtual and we networked via Zoom squares. Now, as conferences are beginning to take place in person once again, your formerly stellar conference skills might be feeling a little rusty. That's why I've compiled my ultimate list of tips to help you make the most of your next conference. Find out e…
 
When things go south. When all hell breaks loose. When your day goes up in flames and everything goes wrong, how do you bounce back? A Reset Ritual is your ticket to going from super stressed to calm, cool and collected. Find out what a Reset Ritual is and how to create your own so you can keep moving forward when everything goes haywire. You'll de…
 
We’re all guilty of procrastination, but what do we do about it? Your first step might be simpler than you think. In this episode, we’ll start by recognizing what procrastination looks like. Sometimes it can really sneak up on us and feel productive, even though it’s not. Then, I’ll tackle five of the most common reasons why we procrastinate and ho…
 
Why exactly do we procrastinate, and what can we do about it? In Part 2 of our three-episode series on procrastination, find out how self-control and motivation fit into the procrastination equation, plus three ways to knock something off your to-do list without even doing it. And then - walk away with five questions to ask yourself so you can get …
 
Procrastination. It’s one of the topics you’re most curious about, and for good reason. We ALL do it. And when we do, we can be really hard on ourselves about it. So what do we do? How do we stop waiting and START doing? In this episode, part one of three on procrastination, you’ll find FIVE things you should know about procrastination. From person…
 
When there are a million different things vying for your attention, staying focused can feel pretty impossible. You get distracted, and everything takes longer than it should. If that's you, you're not alone. Consider me your Productivity Personal Trainer in this episode where I'm sharing 3 simple exercises you can start doing today to stay focused…
 
All work and no play make Anna a dull girl. Same for you? But sometimes it feels like there's never enough time to let loose and have fun. Let's fix that by making time for more FUN, and begin by making a bucket list. Whether your bucket list is for summer fun, yummy brunch spots you want to try, or your lifelong list - having a plan, and putting i…
 
What’s my secret to getting things done? It’s all in designing an Ideal Week - creating a template for how you’ll spend your time in advance. In this episode, I’m sharing why you need an ideal week and why perfect is NOT our aim. Plus, you’ll walk away with simple steps to design your own ideal week and walk into your weeks with clarity, confidence…
 
Do you want to start your week off on the right foot? Of course you do! Whether you call it getting a game plan, doing a weekly planning session or Sunday prep, the success of your week (and your stress levels) can be directly linked to how well you plan ahead. This week, I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing the exact steps I take every single …
 
When many of us migrated from office buildings to our kitchen tables, spare bedrooms, and home offices in 2020, Alexandra Samuel got to work pouring her decades of remote-work expertise and productivity tips into the ultimate guidebook for remote work. Find out what it means to work like a "business of one," how to navigate micromanaging bosses and…
 
As someone who speaks out against wearing busy as a badge of honor, you can guess that I’m not an advocate for the 24/7, "Hustle Til You Drop" culture that seems to run rampant in the business and professional worlds. In this episode, I’m exploring the fine line between hustle and hard work, how to know if you’re getting a little too close to burno…
 
Setting and sticking to healthy boundaries is much easier said than done. Saying "no" can also be super challenging, and the next thing we know we're overwhelmed and spread too thin because our calendars are filled with other people's priorities. Listen in as Ciji Townsend, host of the Being Balanced podcast shares what really it means to be balanc…
 
You want to manage your time well, but it's easy to get distracted when there are so many shiny new strategies, methods and tools to test drive. Where do you begin? How do you use them all? It's a little overwhelming! Sometimes getting back to the basics is best. Join me for a refresher on where to start, and the three time management tools everyon…
 
Corinn O’Brien has found her secret to living happier, feeling more successful, and being more efficient at work than ever before. It all started by unlocking her Genius Zone work - where passion meets proficiency. After taking a hard look at how she was spending her time, Corinn created opportunities for others, increased her impact and is living …
 
Are you making the most of your time at work? Sure, you might be crossing lots of things off your list. And yes, you might “feel” really busy. But the real question is this: How much time are you spending in the Zone - aka your Genius Zone? Find out what’s in YOUR unique Genius Zone, why it’s so important and how to clear your plate of the other st…
 
The 24/7 nature of the modern workplace means that the boundaries between work and “not work” are blurrier than ever before. It’s even hard to know where your job title ends and your identity begins. Trust me, I’ve been there. In my conversation with Millennial Career Strategist Adunola Adeshola, she tackles toxic work environments, desperation hir…
 
Welcome to my bookshelf! In this episode, I’m sharing my favorite, must-read books on time management, productivity and work/life balance that I reach for again and again. From starting new habits that stick, to test-driving tons of productivity strategies, to making the most of your 168 hours - any of the books on this list will shift your perspec…
 
Truth be told, I always thought that hiring a professional organizer was for fancy people. After working with Sara West, owner of South Coast Organizers, I learned firsthand the absolute joy and relief that comes from working with pro. Tune in and learn Sara's best tips for decluttering, being intentional with your stuff, and what it's really like …
 
When I picked up the book Peak Performance, I did NOT expect the secret ingredient to recording-breaking success to be REST. Especially because I’ve (wrongly) believed for years that I’m not good at resting. But rest is far too important to put on the backburner, and it deserves a spot on your to-do list. If you want to be your best, in this episod…
 
Are you a leader? Chances are, even if you don't see yourself as a leader - others are looking to you because of your unique impact on the world. Not sure what that impact is? Career coach LeeAnn Moss is here to help you level up your leadership at work, home and in the community by sharing her best tips for cultivating your soft skills, making tim…
 
Kat Schmoyer is a multi-passionate dreamer of big things. Coach, business cheerleader, wedding planner, and Founder of Creative at Heart - an education brand on a mission to equip and encourage through community and connection. Listen in on my conversation with Kat and hear all about what it means to be creative at heart, what it's like to craft an…
 
Stepping away from work for more than a few days - whether you're a corporate professional or a business owner - is challenging. How do you maintain your momentum? How do you meet your financial goals if your income or benefits are reduced? How do you create a plan for yourself if there's no HR department to do it for you? Today is Day 1 of my mate…
 
What even is productivity? Somewhere along the way, being productive evolved into doing as many things as possible, as quickly as possible. Cue the overwhelm and neverending to-do lists. Business Coach & Finance Teacher Katie Wussow knows that true productivity comes from doing the RIGHT things. But how do we know if we’re on the right track or if …
 
No one likes to be “hangry.” Fortunately, there’s a simple alternative to the empty fridge, “let’s just order takeout again,” blues. It’s called meal planning - and it’s a game changer. Whether you’re a seasoned meal planner or you’re curious about how to get started, this episode has practical, tactical how-to’s on the menu. Save time, save money,…
 
We're often taught that singing our own praises is a bad thing. Some of us were even told to "just work hard and keep your mouth shut" in order to move up the ladder. Danielle Bayard Jackson, owner of TELL Public Relations knows that there's a better way, and in this episode she reveals her pro tips for being your biggest own biggest cheerleader an…
 
There are a lot of opinions out there when it comes to goal setting. Long term or short term? How many should we have? How specific should they be? And what about SMART Goals? Or is it SMART objectives? It can get a little overwhelming to sort through what’s what and actually start making plans. In this episode, I’ll talk through different types of…
 
If the thought of advocating for a higher salary, better working conditions, or raising your rates gives you hives, you NEED Lelia Gowland in your life. As a negotiation expert and author of You Got This: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiation for Professional Women, Lelia's got you covered when it comes to asking for what you want. From her unique “par…
 
You don’t need me to tell you what a time-waster technology can be, but for all of its distraction, it does have some very redeeming qualities. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we bring intention how we use our tech, what information we allow ourselves to consume, and what truly adds value to our lives. Do you need a Digital Declutter?…
 
Our many passions and pursuits make us the multifaceted, unique people we are - but it can be easy to spread ourselves too thin while fulfilling so many different roles and responsibilities. In this episode, Lauren Carnes shares how she embraces what she calls “the both/and” and how she brings intention to her many roles: photographer, communicatio…
 
Anytime is a good time for a fresh start, but the beginning of a new year has many of us thinking about new, good habits we’d like to add to our work and personal lives. From meal planning and exercise, to waking up earlier and less screen time, habits are the building blocks of our lives. Tune in for three simple ways to take your good habits from…
 
As we’re coming up on the end of 2020, we’ve got 2021 on the brain - and that means New Year’s Resolutions. But did you know that most resolutions barely make it past the two week mark? In this episode, I’m uncovering the 5 common mistakes we make when setting resolutions and tackling each one so you can do things differently and make your resoluti…
 
We aren't iPhones with charging cables, but we need to recharge just the same. Tune in to find out if you're being intentional about planning for rest, recreation and relationships. Need more recharge in your life? I'm sharing exactly how you can Look Ahead each week and make sure you're replenishing physically, mentally and emotionally so you can …
 
Mapping out how you’ll spend an entire year can feel kind of daunting, especially on the heels of the crazy year that we’ve just experienced. In this episode, I’m sharing the exact steps I take each year to plan with purpose and set myself up for success in the year ahead. Whether you’re feeling unsure, overwhelmed, excited or maybe even a combinat…
 
The holiday season can be one of the toughest, most stressful times of the year. Throw in a pandemic and it's easy to understand why we don't feel merry and bright all the time. But don't worry, I've got you. In this episode you'll find five ways to slow down and savor the season. Plus, special guests photographer Sarah Becker, virtual assistant Mo…
 
The thing about Imposter Syndrome is that it can strike at any time, and almost all of us have felt it at some point. Imposter Syndrome can impact how we show up in our personal and professional lives, turning our work/life balance upside down. In this episode, I'm sharing a mortifying personal experience with Imposter Syndrome. Then, I'll dive int…
 
If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for ways to maximize your time and be more efficient so you can spend it on what matters most. One way to streamline your time management at work and at home is with task batching. Listen in as Time Management Coach Amanda Warfield shares her best task batching tips. Whether you’re a batching pro or you’…
 
Can I become a morning person, even if I'm a night owl? How can I create a morning routine that helps me start my day off right? Will I ever be able to wake up early? How to I make my mornings even better? These are all questions I've been asked in the last few months, and I'm tackling all of them inside this episode of It's About Time. Tune in to …
 
Live Your Wildest Dreams sounds like something you’d read on a cheesy motivational poster, but that’s exactly what Kristin Brabant is doing. When most of us were staying at home during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Kristin took a big leap and pursued her lifelong dream of moving to Mexico. Find out how she serves clients internationally wit…
 
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