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Reframe the situation

Positive way to deal with adversity starts with challenging negative beliefs Goal of this intervention is to give you a more effective and productive way to deal with minor adversities that may come your way in daily life. By minor adversity, we’re talking about a friend not returning your phone call, or a comment your boss made…
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Be Planful. Have a Routine and Systems

Systems are things like a set of folders on your desk labeled with your main 5-6 work categories. When items come in you put them in the folder and then schedule work time for each “bucket” of work. Bucket examples are administration, marketing, customer care, accounting/invoicing, production, development, etc. Consider what tasks you need to…
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Be Focused.  Try: Frog. AM Habits. To-Do List.

Each night make your to-do list for the next day. Star your top 3 priorities and pick your Frog. Your frog is an important (vs. urgent) item on your to-do list. It doesn’t matter if you get it done the next day but is something you really need to do the next day because it…
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Be Clear. Try Nightly Brain Dump & Clean Sweep

Each night take 30 minutes for this game-changing routine! It can be at the end of your workday or at the end of the day. Start by “picking up” from the day – papers, tools you have used, notes, etc.  As you clean up it often triggers your mind of things you need to do.…
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An easy routine to keep your weight in check

Betsy Ludlow, Founder-Zone Positive Goal of this intervention is to provide you with an easy routine to keep your weight in check. I don’t know about you, but I have been fighting the battle of the bulge for more years than I care to remember. It’s not that I’m really overweight, but I know in a flash…
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Bedtime Blessings: Giving thanks each day for blessings

Goal of this intervention: “Bedtime Blessings” is one way to learn how to increase your happiness. It is designed to increase your life satisfaction and to sweeten your memories about the past. As put very eloquently by William Penn, "The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles." We…
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A Four-Step PLAN to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, otherwise known as "good intentions," are those things that are set at the beginning of the year when people feel they can wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start. It is said that 80% of all News Year’s resolutions fail. A survey conducted by Gail Kasper, LLC (www.gailkasper.com) finds that…
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New Year Planning

I hope you are doing well and are getting ready for a great New Year!! If you are in the mood to reflect on the year and plan forward, my favorite planning tool is attached.  This Goal Planning Workbook is a great way to implement your New Year's resolutions and creating a game plan for a productive and…
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An Attitude of Thanksgiving

In a time where it seems like each week you hear of someone new laid off or out of work, people are short on money and struggling to make ends meet. Stress is high, nerves are short and tempers are quick. It can be easy to forget the many things we have been blessed with…
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Avoiding sink holes: Identify and deal with negative beliefs

The goal of this intervention: This intervention is a continuation of the cognitive behavior theme and a sequel to the Reframing the situation exercise. It delves deeper into how some beliefs are formed and what can be done to challenge these beliefs before they lead to regrettable actions. The goal of this exercise is to become more…
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