Rising Star Systems

The Ugly Truth About Time Management

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”– H. Jackson Brown If we all get the same amount of time, why is it that some people seem to […]

The Top 5 Priority Pitfalls

urgent, important, prioritize

One of the most important success and leadership skills, in the time management area, is the ability to create clear priorities and align your choices with those priorities. Making these fundamental decisions are part of our executive function. And with the amount of stress, overwhelm and challenges in our everyday lives, knowing and honoring our […]

Top 5 Task Management Essentials

task management, time management, overwhelm

Today’s blog is the third installment of my Time Management Mastery series. If you missed the first 2 in the series, you can find them here: Top 10 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail Top 10 Causes of Procrastination If you find them valuable, please leave a comment and share them out to your community. I […]

Top 10 Causes of Procrastination

procrastination, guilt, panic, excuses

 I’ve been putting off writing this blog post on procrastination… (only slightly kidding) Let’s talk about procrastination – procrastination is an overwhelmingly common time management problem: 20-25% of people procrastinate chronically. 88% of workers procrastinate 60+ minutes daily on the job. 80-95% of college students procrastinate to some degree. 75% of people consider procrastination […]

Why Do Artists Need Professional Development?

Joan Miro, professional development, artist

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The Power of Habits

Here it is the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you make them? Have you kept them? No? Well, you’re not alone. “Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% […]

Choose a Theme for the New Year

focus, theme, goals, plan

This time of year you hear a lot of talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Do they work? Don’t they? Everyone has a theory. I’ve written about methods I recommend for creating a successful New Year’s Resolution in the past. And, of course, I’ve written a ton about setting goals and creating plans. But this year, […]

Procrastination as Information

procrastination, resistance

When clients admit to procrastinating on an action in session, they are usually shrouded in shame and embarrassment. As if somehow they are a failure, because they’ve been procrastinating. Does this sound familiar: It feels like there’s a part of you that knows you “should” be doing this action and that part even wants to […]

Is Action Your Missing Piece?

action, results, goals, law of attraction

In my fifteen years as a business coach for the professionally creative and creative entrepreneurs, I’ve seen a lot of incredibly smart, very talented people struggle to bring their dreams to fruition. When I first started – I believed that this was largely due to a lack of knowledge in business fundamentals and business skills. […]

The Magic of Action – Free Webinar!

free webinar

Do you struggle with procrastination? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff to do – so much you are frozen by it? Or are you really busy – but lack confidence that you’re doing the right things to create success? Action is required to bring any goal to fruition. Without action, inspiration and […]