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The Real Reason You Are Overwhelmed

We think that our growing To Do list causes us to feel overwhelmed.  Interestingly when we feel overwhelmed, our natural tendency is to avoid doing anything at all. It's a funny little glitch in human behaviour that the feeling of overwhelm... ...causes us to avoid tasks... ...which then causes the To…
Kim Christiansen
June 19, 2020
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Are Your Habits Serving You?

How did you start your day this morning?  Was it similar to how you started your day yesterday?  Over the past month?  The past year? While many of the choices we make may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, they are often the result of our habits. "We…
Kim Christiansen
June 2, 2020
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The Hidden Costs of Clutter

Save Time, Energy, and Money Through Decluttering What are the costs of clutter?   You might be surprised by how much your clutter is actually costing you in terms of the drain it places on your time, energy, and money. Time Whether it is improperly stored information, tools, or items, studies…
Kim Christiansen
May 10, 2020
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Working from Home (WFH)

3 Tips for Making Your WFH Experience Productive   The #1 concern that I hear from people working from home is the lack of differentiation in their day between work and personal.  This is followed closely by concerns about feeling isolated. Here are 3 things that you can do to…
Kim Christiansen
March 25, 2020
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The Power of Coaching

In July 2018, I enrolled in a monthly coaching membership program.   My thought at that time was that I would give it a try for a month or two to see what it was all about. Fast forward 19 months later and I am still enrolled, and still growing and…
Kim Christiansen
February 10, 2020
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The Key to Productivity

I was sitting across from my coach (virtually) and we were talking about how I often have the thought that I have "too much to do". "Is this thought serving you?", she asked. "It might not be serving me", I responded, "but it definitely feels like it's the truth." It…
Kim Christiansen
January 25, 2020
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What Is Holding You Back?

I am terrified of flying.  I know that a fear of flying is not rational (it's statistically safer than driving, and blah, blah, blah), so for a person who considers herself extremely rational, I am also FRUSTRATED with myself for my fear of flying. It wasn't always this way.  20…
Kim Christiansen
January 18, 2020
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What’s the Obstacle?

It was a beautiful sunshiny day in British Columbia, Canada, and the last thing that I wanted to be doing was sitting in my office, in my  uncomfortable chair, writing about productivity.  I opened my laptop and noticed a couple dozen new emails in my primary inbox.  Then I noticed…
Kim Christiansen
January 6, 2020
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How to Bust the Busy Syndrome

Because I was raised with an extremely high work ethic, I equated high performance with large amounts of time spent on work.  I was willing to put in 40, or 50, or even 60+ hours in a week to demonstrate that I was a high performer.  While it was true…
Kim Christiansen
January 3, 2020
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The POWER of Perspective

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result."  Yes, different results ARE the outcome of different actions.  However, if you want to change your actions, you must first change your perspective. One of…
Kim Christiansen
January 2, 2020
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Stress Management

A Piece of Peace 6 Tips to Manage Your Stress By Kim Christiansen I was a self-proclaimed 'stress bunny'. Ok, I was called that by a work colleague at the height of my anxiety-induced state a couple of years ago, but I owned it. I was hopping around blindly trying to…
Kim Christiansen
August 25, 2019
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My Money Mindset

I had the wonderful opportunity to hear one of my mentors speak recently about her receipt of a very prestigious award. As I listened to her speech which chronicled her journey, it struck me that the key to her success was her choice to approach adversity as a temporary set-back,…
Kim Christiansen
December 17, 2018
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The Gift of Time

I feel like I have been given the gift of time. A couple of year's ago, my body and my mind were tired, I felt overworked and stressed out, and I felt like I had no time for myself or others. A typical day would find me come home and…
Kim Christiansen
September 28, 2018
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Financial Freedom

During a recent visit from my sister's family, my 9-year old nephew asked me why I persisted in asking my daughter, who is two years older than him, to help out around the house so much.  From his young perspective, it seemed like she was being asked to do a…
Kim Christiansen
September 13, 2018