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Stop Stealing Productive Time

When I work with corporate clients, one of the biggest complaints is the number of meetings in a day. Often, these meetings start first thing in the morning, which steals the most productive time for them to focus and do in-depth work. They may get little 30-minute...

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How Helen Moses stuck to her goal with STICKK

A few months ago, Helen Moses, a private client, told me that she committed to her business coach to exercise 60 minutes every day until her 50th birthday, which was sixty days away. When I asked Helen how she was going to accomplish that, she said: "I'll join Planet...

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Gut-Friendly Snacks to Add to Your Pantry

Snacking at work can sometimes be a distraction to get us through the day, and also part of what creates community among co-workers. You might share a celebratory cake for birthdays, or indulge in communal meals for holidays or other exciting workplace announcements....

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What Do You Need to Give Up to Get Better?

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. On June 1 I launched a new keynote, What’s Your Joe Joe®? I’m a professional speaker whose topics are on productivity and health with titles of Email Extinguisher, Conquer the Calendar, Task Mastery, and Energy...

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The history of 25 in 25® Exercise Challenge

In 2003 I decided to try something with my family to keep them active during the holiday season. I created the 25 in 25® exercise challenge. Whoever made it through to December 25 received an extra gift from me. The story of 25 in 25® Exercise ChallengeIt is the...

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#MeToo Made Me Think I Was Ill

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. The symptoms started with a few pounds on the scale in just a couple of weeks. A few pounds on a 5’2 100lbs ish person is noticeable, and I could feel it. My sleep was horrible,...

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Status: Weary, Tired, and Worn Out

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. I try not to answer “how are you?” with “I’m tired,” but today, I have three times because I am dragging-my-ass-barely-keeping-eyes-open-not-safe-to-drive tired. And three times, no one has believed me. Most of the...

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Accidents of inconvenience

A few weeks ago I had so many accidents in one week it was comical. Sunday morning, before meeting friends for brunch, I went on a one-hour bike ride with my husband on the greenways near our house. It was three hours after a rain and the bridge, which is slick even...

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Someday is my Four-Letter Word

Originally published in Money, Inc. I’m a natural goal setter, but sometimes we set goals for the future so we can make an excuse not to take action right now. Someday has become a four-letter word in my vocabulary if I can’t think of a reason why I can’t do it now....

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