The Challenge with Time Famish and 3 Ways to Cope

In Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive, she talks about the concept of “time famish”: essentially, it’s the sense that you’re starving for time. Not enough quality time with family, not enough waking hours to get everything done at work, and not enough time to enjoy life.

Ever had that feeling? I know that I have. In fact – sometimes in my life, I feel like there’s so much I want to do any try and experience that I feel a real sadness that there simply isn’t time for everything.

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Caught Between Your Business and Your Day Job?

Ever feel like you have a split personality because you’re straddling the line between your business and your day job? Like you have to be in one mode to be effective in one realm, and a completely different mode to be successful in the other?

Welcome to the club!

Okay, I’ll let you in on my version of this scenario. To be honest, sometimes I get super overwhelmed with trying to to function well in two completely different realms – maybe you can relate.

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The Skinny on Focus: 3 Tips to Stay More Focused through the Work Day

Focus is a big deal these days, mostly because it seems so hard to come by (thanks a lot, social media!). There’s always something else that will demand your attention, whether it’s the laundry, a phone call from your sister, your cat, someone texting you… or even realizing that you really need to file your nails (guilty!).

Anything can be a distraction if you let it. But the good news is that focus can be honed. It’s a skill and a muscle that develops just like our ability to remember names and faces. And don’t tell me you’re just “bad at names.” I worked a job for four years that required I remember the names and faces of hundreds of clients, and believe me, when you practice, you get better.

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So, how exactly can you increase your ability to focus? Here are three steps that I have personally used to become more efficient, productive, and yes, better focused.

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