How to Be More Productive

Your schedule is overflowing with appointments, meetings, activities, and events.

You regularly find yourself procrastinating because you’re confused as to how you should prioritize tasks and to-dos.

You haven’t taken a vacation in months. You’re so exhausted, you can hardly remember what it feels like to relax.

You want to tackle an exciting personal project, but aren’t sure how to work it into your calendar.

 

Plus, you’re downright tired of saying you “never have enough time.”

In fact, deep down inside, you secretly feel like you’re not in control of your schedule.

The situation has gotten worse over the past few months, and you’re seriously doubting if you can make amends when it comes to managing your time at home and at work.

Is there any way you can get off this persistent, dizzying merry-go-round of stress, frustration, and disappointment?

What is not managing your time costing you?

You say, “I’ll take that wonderful tropical vacation with my family I’ve been promising them…but not now. It’s not the right time. I’m too busy.

You declare, “I’m going to arrive on time to meetings. It will help me build better relationships with my colleagues and clients. But I can’t figure this out right now, maybe when I get a break in my schedule.

You might even say, “This year, I’m going to hand in my projects and assignments on time. Oh, but I’ve got so much to do at home and in my volunteer work. I’ll just figure it out as I go along. I’ve gotten along okay this far.”

But what are you REALLY missing out on when you don’t take the time to take time management seriously?

You’re missing out on a cool, calm, and less-stressed life.

In fact, when you dig a bit deeper, you realize you’re not taking action in your life…you’re just reacting.

You are:

  • Needlessly overwhelming your life with non-urgent/necessary meetings, events, activities, and functions
  • Trapping yourself in a perpetual state of exhaustion by not taking breaks from your daily routines
  • Constantly stressing yourself out when it comes to paying bills late or turning in projects and assignments past the deadline
  • Ignoring your wellbeing without realizing how detrimental it’s becoming to your body and mind
  • Not getting ahead as far as you would have liked in your professional career or personal commitments
  • Denying yourself rich and rewarding relationships with family and friends
  • Spending your energy and money on causes that don’t ignite a red-hot passion in your heart
  • Letting your personal dreams and goals slip from your fingers for some unknown and unforeseeable date in the future
  • That’s not the life you’ve envisioned for yourself, now is it?

The worst part about all of this, is that this self-destructive cycle goes on day after day, after day.

Things aren’t getting better; they’re getting worse.

You’re seriously doubting when it will be YOUR time.

Here’s a little secret: that time is NOW.

You’re not alone when it comes to having trouble managing your time and energy.

Let’s take a minute to talk about a client of mine who we’ll call “Rosemary.”

Rosemary was a busy woman taking care of her family. But between errands, appointments, shopping, and preparing meals, she never felt like she had time to relax. She felt completely drained and exhausted. Rosemary realized the situation was severe, and contacted me for help.

During our coaching sessions together, we reviewed her schedule in-depth and found practical ways to streamline her responsibilities, get things done, and have time to rest and recharge. By making a just a handful of changes to her schedule, Rosemary was able to have more time to herself, while still having time to take care of her family.

Another client of mine, who we’ll call “Mariana,” had a similar problem when it came to making time for herself and her business.

Mariana was a small business owner. She had no problem when it came to relaxing after work, or on the weekends, but struggled finding time to work on  administrative items for her fitness coaching business. Her schedule was constantly changing because of her coaching classes and clients. She knew something had to change.

During our coaching sessions, we reviewed her schedule and created a regular business routine and systems to help her save time and energy. Mariana now feels in total control of her business administration. By making time for herself in her business, she’s been able to make her coaching practice grow, and flourish.

For both Rosemary and Mariana, the solution wasn’t something that was unheard of, or required enormous sacrifices.

All they needed was some help to reframe how they viewed their time, and the courage, and commitment to put themselves first, so they could help themselves, and others around them, thrive.

So, what was the game-changer for them?

The answer: personalized time management coaching.

Imagine what it would be like to be in control of your schedule.

You’d have a satisfying sense of relief knowing you’ve finally put yourself and your needs first…and not someone else’s.

You’d have time to read that best-seller by your favorite author while soaking in a deliciously warm bubble bath…on a weekday!

Maybe you’d take that dream family vacation you’ve been meaning to take for years. Your partner and children are absolutely thrilled!

Perhaps you’d finally get that passion-filled personal project underway. You feel alive, vibrant, and excited…something you haven’t felt in years.

What’s more, you’d have the tools and the knowledge you needed be in control of your schedule.

And most of all, you’d be refreshed, rested, and ready to do your best at work, school, home, and beyond. What a feeling!

So, are you ready to take the next step to make your time management dreams a reality?

About your time management coach

Hi, I’m Rashelle Isip. I’m a New York City-based time management coach who is passionate about helping people live more organized and balanced lives.

I’ve been featured in a variety of popular online and print outlets including Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Time, House Beautiful, Business Insider, and The Atlantic.

I’m also author of four books, How to Be More Organized Right Now,The Order Expert’s Guide to Time Management, 31 Easy Ways to Get Organized in the New Year, and How to Plan a Great Event in 60 Days.

I absolutely love teaching people how to better manage their time and their schedules. I believe that deep down, we all know what we want from our schedules, but sometimes we need a bit of help in making our dreams a reality.

The way I see it, time isn’t meant to be battled or fought. We just need to learn how to work with it, and not against it!

It is my pleasure to help you become more savvy and confident when it comes to managing and protecting your personal time.

Media appearances by Rashelle Isip, The Order Expert

Here’s what some of our clients have said about our coaching:

 

Rashelle taught me to be more comfortable when it comes to keeping my own time boundaries, because it means I can move them, stick with them, or get rid of them. It’s a nice new way to look at my schedule.  – S.A., New York, NY

 

We spent quality time determining how to best move my creative projects along. Having a physical system in place supplied a great foundation for applying my goals and managing time using my favorite calendar/journal. Rashelle was a wealth of ideas as we brainstormed together best methods, and I can truly say my mind is clear and I now spend more energy working towards my goals. Thanks Rashelle!   – R.H., New York, NY

What would it be like for you to have a schedule that works for you, and not against you?

This could be your new reality…

Honoring your goals and dreams by making time for them.

Your goals and dreams are meant to be achieved. What would it feel like to get that vibrant life you’ve always dreamed of, out of your head, and into reality? You could write that book, plan your wedding, train for a race, or spend more time with your family — whatever your heart desires.

 

Having your yearly vacation time scheduled and booked.

Whether you crave a white sand beach, a breathtaking mountain vista, or the solitude of the plains, you deserve to take your vacation and personal time. You absolutely need to completely rest your body and mind on a regular basis. No more wondering if, or when, you’re going to take your breaks.

 

Enjoying time spent dreaming, planning, relaxing, and playing during the weekend and weekday.

Self-care is an absolute must in today’s busy world. Just imagine having time to relax and play on the weekends, and having must-needed downtime for yourself on weekdays. There is time available for you to use every single day; you just need to know where to look!

 

Feeling super-confident in your ability to evaluate and accept invitations to meetings, events, and activities.

Invitations will always flood your inbox. But what if you could gracefully accept and decline invites while feeling confident, and staying on track with your goals? That’s a total scheduling game changer.

 

Knowing how to delegate work and responsibilities to others at home, work, and school.

Your time is precious. All the more reason to delegate work and responsibilities to others so you can focus on what you need to get done, while involving others  in a positive and meaningful way.

 

Making best buddies with Father Time, instead of treating him like an emergency.

The passage of time never ends. The trick to making amends with Father Time is knowing what’s important, and what’s not, at any given hour or date on the calendar. One you have the skills you need tucked under your belt, you’ll be able to gracefully weather any scheduling mishap or snafu with ease and dignity.

How can time management coaching help me?

Time management coaching can help you better manage your roles and responsibilities, as well as the ebb and flow of daily life.

It’s important to keep in mind that every coaching client is unique.

Some clients need more help with evaluating and prioritizing tasks, others need help saying “no” to invitations and requests, while others need to practice eliminating and reducing distractions in their daily life.

While every client is different, there are some universal themes that come up in time management coaching.

Below are just a handful of the skills you may learn over the course of our time spent together.

You’ll learn skills to help you:

  • Create personal time and structures for yourself, your personal projects, and professional pursuits
  • Prioritize your goals and the steps you need to take to reach them
  • Evaluate invitations to personal, professional, and academic meetings, appointments, activities, and functions
  • Review your schedule and calendars with purpose, clarity, and ease
  • Put your vacation, personal, and break times first
  • Carve out time to spend with your family and friends
  • Uncover your best times of the day to work, study, and play, at your best
  • Reduce or eliminate distractions from your daily routines
  • Streamline your workflow and routines through simple systems and delegation

Who is time management coaching for?

Time management coaching works best when a person is motivated, dedicated, eager, and excited to make positive changes in their life.

Not only are they ready to learn, but they are 100% willing and committed to put what they’ve learned into regular practice, every day.

Maintaining a balanced schedule, setting boundaries, and keeping commitments requires care and attention, just a like a garden needs the care of a watchful gardener!

That being said, time management coaching is for people who are:

  • Motivated and dedicated to changing their life for the better
  • Eager to put time and energy into improving their work-life balance
  • Willing to explore and try new ways of doing old things, while having fun in the process
  • Interested in working with a dedicated coach in a one-on-one setting, on a regular basis
  • Excited about creating, and maintaining, a schedule that allows them to live the life they’ve always dreamed of

When are YOU going to get serious about managing your time?

Are you going to put off or put aside being a better manager of your time for a few more weeks or months…perhaps even years?

Are you going to wait until the time is “just right?”

Or, are you going to make the commitment today to finally take control of your calendar…and your life?

Please complete the time management coaching application below to get started.

You can expect me to get in touch with you in the next 24-48 hours. I look forward to helping you manage your time!

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