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  As the resident self-improvement geek of the Pursuit of it All gang, I like to wax poetically about all things inspirational. If there’s a new book out there, I’ll read it. New podcast? I’m on it. Crazy new technique? I’ll probably give it a whirl. But friends, I’m feeling like I might have fallen down on the job with you. How is it that I’ve never shared with you my obsessive love commitment to vision boarding? Geez. It’s, like, “Inspiration 101.” For those of you who are new to the concept, vision boards (sometimes called “dream” or “inspiration” boards) are…

4 Ways To Battle The Afternoon Slump At Work — without caffeine!

  It’’s 3:30 PM. You’’re sitting at your desk. You’’ve not moved for two full hours and yet suddenly realize you’re exhausted. Recognize the scenario? Of course you do, it’s called real life, also known as the afternoon slump at work. I’ve always had this problem. No matter the job, no matter the setting, afternoon fatigue and I are age old frenemies. Fighting energy drain at work is a battle that most people face. When our energy levels falls into the red zone, we reach out for a caffeine or sugar fix to get us through. Amirite? What if I told you I’ve found better ways to battle that slump?…

Prioritize your tasks in one hour per week!

  A few years ago I stumbled across a strategy that forever changed how I operated my life. This strategy came from Kate White, the author of my two favorite career books: Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do and I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This. She was also the editor-in-chief of five major U.S. magazines, including Working Woman, Redbook and, for 14 years, Cosmopolitan. She. Is. A. Badass. And she’s filled with wisdom that any woman, in any stage of life, can benefit from. Drain the swamp as you slay the alligators. It’s not phrase you hear very often —…

  A morning routine (or lack thereof) can make or break you, especially as a working parent trying to get everyone out the door by a certain time. I’m not one of those “skip a meal” types who can barrel on through the day on energy drinks and a candy bar. My blood sugar starts the downward spiral around 10 AM if my belly’s empty, and I start nearing hangry level as lunch approaches. Heaven help me if lunch gets delayed, too. It can be hard enough to tackle a busy day with a smile, let alone with the added…

What's a Bullet Journal?

  In 2010 I attended a workshop offered by my employer about organization and time management. I know what you’re thinking. “Really, Liza? Slacking off on the job?” No. Thankyouverymuch. I’m lucky to have a day job with a large company that’s big on proactive self-betterment. Learning about leadership and working smart (or S.M.A.R.T.) are encouraged, and there are courses and workshops offered internally to help. Life long learning, you guys. It’s pretty awesome; I’m lucky to love my job and my co-workers. The Beauty Of Task Lists Anyway, a few years ago there was a workshop focused on how to…