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Archive for May, 2010


Summer Vacation

School is out for us and summer has officially begun.  Where did this school year go?  I was at a graduation party the other day and it seemed like everyone was talking about where they are going on their summer vacation.  Some are going to the beach, mountains, tropical destinations, hiking, white water rafting, and much more.  Others are simply staying put and finding things to do around town.  

Where are you going and what is the one thing that you MUST take with you on vacation?  For me, it’s my running shoes!

For every type of trip I’ve taken, I have made a list and keep them all in a journal.  I have a list for the beach, one for the mountains, for holiday trips to visit family, going to races, etc.  That way when I get ready to pack, I go to the appropriate list, make a copy, and start checking off the items as I pack them.  It makes the process so easy and I don’t forget anything! – and if I did, I write it on the list when I get back to make sure I don’t forget it the next time!

Start your list, begin packing early and enjoy your vacation!

Tell me where you’re going and what is the one thing you MUST take with you on vacation.  Would love to hear from you!

Have a great summer!


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Great Feedback!

I have been teaching the GO System quite a lot lately and I have received great feedback!  For those of you who have taken the course, let me know what’s working for you and share your success stories!  Post a comment and become a fan on Facebook!

Have a positively productive week!


Top 10 Time Wasters – Final 2!

Here are the final 2 with specific strategies for addressing these issues:

9. Procrastination

  • Investigate, identify and take action to eliminate the reason(s) for your procrastination.  Here are eight of the primary reasons that people procrastinate:
  1. Perfectionism
  2. Fear of Failure
  3. Impulsiveness (lack of self-control)
  4. Punitive parenting (a form of rebellion)
  5. Thrill Seeking (to experience the adrenaline rush of waiting until the last minute)
  6. Task-related anxieties (task is too difficult or too boring)
  7. Unclear expectations
  8. Depression

10.  Personal Disorganization

  • Implement ideas from this blog!

Look at all 10 issues considered to be top time wasters that I have been posting over the past few weeks, pick the one the affects you and implement the strategies suggested.

Have a positively productive week!

Taken from the GO System training course, written by Chris Crouch.


Top 10 Time Wasters – Continued

Here’s numbers 7 and 8 with specific strategies for addressing these issues:

7. Lack of Self-Discipline

  • Clarify your goals or the direction you desire to take in your life.
  • Read ‘Following Through” by Steve Levinson and Pete C. Greider
  • Investigate issues related to cognitive dissonance to see if they are limiting your ability to follow through.
  • Investigate potential sources for procrastination.
  • Minimize or eliminate distractions or barriers (real or perceived) that are preventing you from moving forward.

8.  Inability to say “No”

  • Practice saying “no” when you want to say “no”.  It gets easier with a little practice.
  • Investigate why you say “yes” when you really want to say “no”.
  • Clarify your priorities and decline activities that are not in alignment with your priorities.
  • Stop wanting everyone to like you all of the time.
  • Be patient when changing your behavior.

I’ll post the last 2 next week!

Have a positively productive week!

Taken from the GO System training course, written by Chris Crouch.