Why You Don’t Need a Vacation to Boost Your Energy

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“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Michael Korda One of the greatest hindrances to success is our own minds. People talk about procrastination, but as Hillary Rettig, procrastination expert, points out, the main reason people procrastinate is because they believe there is no point- that whatever the thing is will fail. I’ve seen some other reasons as well- fear being a big one (many of my clients procrastinate on getting mammograms […]

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Attention Female Entrepreneurs: These 15 Mistakes Are Guaranteed to Ruin Your Life and Probably Make You Fat

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Mistake #1: Isolate and try to do everything yourself “Try,” as in, don’t even try, because you can’t. It just isn’t possible to do everything yourself. Isolation isn’t good for anyone, but generally speaking, it bums women out faster than men. “Psychobiologists…have proved that long-lasting loneliness not only makes you sick; it can kill you.” That’s the last place you want to be to create productivity in your work or your life- bummed out, sick or […]

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How My Authenticity Got me Featured on TLC’s Hit TV Show Hoarding: Buried Alive

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Watch episode [VIDEO] 2009 was a hard year for many between the Great Recession and subsequent financial and personal doubt infiltrating the world. I was nurturing a new business in NYC that I had just created in September 2008. In addition, I was struggling with another situation that I didn’t understand. The thyroid medication I had been stable on for about 15 years suddenly changed its formula at the end of 2008 without telling anyone- […]

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49 Productivity Hacks for the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

This is a collection of hacks- some of them are specifically Joumor principles, the philosophy that I teach entrepreneurs and CEO’s (many of whom have ADD and ADHD). Drink more water than you think you need An oldie but goodie- drink more water. I just drank a glass of water after writing that. It’s not original, but we need reminders. The goal of most of us is to be in flow- that state of creativity and movement and […]

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Nourish Your Babies: How to unravel your tasks and DO them

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Happy Friday, and a special welcome to all our new Joumor readers! Lately Joumor students (thank you, Nathalie!) have been tagging me on Facebook and sending me pictures of matryoshka dolls, referring to the Joumor principle: Matryoshka the task. It is REALLY FUN to receive these pictures and know they are thinking of Joumor out in the world! Do you know what a matryoshka doll is? Yes, those Russian nesting dolls that my grandma and maybe your […]

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The Grief of Letting Go

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In our final class of last month’s Productivity for YOUR Brain, students rated themselves on accomplishing their goals. One student rated herself a 5/5 but was close to crying. “I finished my goal the day after the first class. And I’ve done so much since then in the last month. But I feel terrible. Sad. Empty. Why? What’s wrong with me?” She had stumbled onto the Joumor Principle, The Grief of Letting Go, and was […]

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