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Feeling Overwhelmed? What is YOUR True Limit?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2017

True confession here. Although the majority of my clients at one time or another turn to me for some time/energy management help, I’m always walking that journey alongside my clients. No matter how much I know (and practice) of optimal time management practices, I still find myself at times, well simply, overwhelmed.

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A 3-Step Process To Go From Meeting Fatigue to Meeting Magic

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 30, 2015

I work with a lot of highly analytical and smart people. (If you’re one of my past or present clients reading this – yes I mean you!) And one of their big frustrations is meetings!

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Renaissance (Wo)Man Or Expert? Time Management For The New Millennium

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 9, 2015

This past year I had the honor and privilege of leading a Lean-In Circle. The participants were an amazing group of women and leaders and I was honored to spend the year with them. While we didn’t entirely follow along the Lean In curriculum as specified by Sheryl Sandberg and co, we did take advantage…

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Time Management For The Busy - What's On Your "Not-To-Do" List?

Time Management For The Busy – What’s On Your “Not-To-Do” List?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 22, 2013

A little while ago I was interviewed for an interview series that gives advice to mom entrepreneurs starting their own businesses.

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Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 2, 2013

Here’s the truth: you will never respond to every email, you will never catch up on every interesting FB post or tweet, and you will never read every article that might be relevant or beneficial to your career.

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do you spend too much time on email

Do You Spend Too Much Time On Your Email?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 13, 2013

If you’ve ever cleaned your inbox to “inbox zero” (or close) just to have it fill up again right before your very eyes – you know what I’m talking about – email takes up TOO MUCH TIME!

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Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 28, 2013

Lately I feel like so many of my clients are coming to me with the desire for a “weekly schedule.” The common hope is that a weekly schedule will simultaneously keep them from the pitfalls of too much social media and email time while making sure they are getting done what they REALLY need to…

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Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are "Too Busy"?

Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are “Too Busy”?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 25, 2013

Be honest here – when someone last asked, “How are you?” – weren’t you even slightly tempted to answer “Busy!” These days it seems as if the lament of not having enough time has become a national refrain. Everywhere, people find themselves constantly in a rush, over-booked and over-scheduled with little time off.

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How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 9, 2012

Recently I was driving my son to basketball practice (usually a wonderful father-son activity) and I suddenly realized I was actually en-route to my daughter’s preschool, having completely missed the freeway exit I needed to get to basketball! It struck me that this instance of driving on “auto-pilot” is the perfect metaphor for how many…

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