distractions

Feb 09

Finding Focus: An Entrepreneur’s Tips on Smoothing Out a Rough Start

At the conclusion of WAC’s community events, participants are asked to volunteer their feedback about what they’ve learned from the presentation. This takes the form of “Baby Steps” that they plan to take in their careers and personal lives. These…
Jan 21

My 2015 Word of the Year is….Focus!

Self-Compassion. It was my 2014 Word of the Year, and it was timely. It had been the necessary prescription to get me through the infancy of my new business and the community that formed around it. As WAC is entering…
Oct 13

Satellite Strategies: Tips on Working from Home Productively

Is the modern workplace outdated? Well, consider that in the 21st century more business is done in a global economy, shattering the old 9 to 5 workday model. Factor in the increasing time and expense of commuting, plus the recent…
Oct 06

Watch it, You Jerk!: Overcoming the Deep-Seated Anger of Road Rage

If you have met me, you’ve probably concluded that I’m an outwardly happy person. You’d say that Anger and Deborah just don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, and I would agree. That’s likely the reason I was so…
May 16

3 Great Steps Toward Maximizing Time: My Lessons From Laura Vanderkam’s 168 Hours

Much acclaim is associated with Laura Vanderkam’s exploration of the myths, misconceptions, and outright misallocations of time that contribute to sabotaging our lifestyles. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think is the book title that I’ve been repeating…
Dec 06

Tool or Torment? Making Email Work for You

Ah, email etiquette. We read articles and hear talk show segments about it all the time, but how many of us truly put such thoughtful advice into practice? This special function has revolutionized the way we communicate in business, but…
Aug 15

Work Distractions No More!

Work can be very boring. Even if you are doing something you love, we all crave some type of distraction during those long weekdays. Digital Distractions The Internet is my number one source of distraction. There are endless ways I…