Beat those resolutions

2016 New Year’s Resolutions, Part II

I hope that you have read 2016 New Year’s Resolutions, Part I and found it useful!  Do you have a plan yet on how to keep those resolutions?  If not, that’s ok!  Read below for some more ideas.  And if you do, that is also great!  You should still take a look below to see […]

Start Yoga 2016

Beginning Yoga

It is the New Year and, like most people, I have decided that I need to get back into shape.  Over the last year, I have gone from training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) twice per week and running 5 days per week to doing one workout every couple of weeks.  I have noticed a change […]

Complete those Resolutions in 2016

2016 New Year’s Resolutions, Part I

Complete those resolutions! Part I 2016 is just around the corner and its New Year’s resolution time again!  45% of Americans will make those pesky resolutions this year and, as you already know, most of them will fail.  It is very unfortunate, though, because the New Year is a great time to make the decision […]

Don't fail at your New Year's resolutions

Why Resolutions Fail

It’s that time of year again!  45% of Americans are going to make a New Year’s resolution.  46% will keep those resolutions for 6 months.  8% will keep them for the whole year.  We’ve all done this, I think.  But, why is it so hard to complete those pesky New Year’s Resolutions?  Take a look […]

No More Procrastination

Understand Why You Procrastinate

I am a recovering procrastinator.  I wrote recently that about the role of identity in procrastination but today I would like to talk about how that identity forms and how it relates to something called the 6 Human Needs.  You are not predestined to be a procrastinator regardless of whether your parents were procrastinators or […]

Tracking your time for productivity

Track Your Time – EXERCISE

The process for tracking your time is not complicated but it can be a difficult habit to cultivate if you have never done it before.  Take a look at the process below for one way in which you can track your time:   GET A SMALL NOTEBOOK OR POCKET JOURNAL (ideally one that has a […]

Track your time for productivity

Auditing Your Week

Why audit your week (assess how you spend your time)? Auditing how you spend your time can be both eye opening and motivating.  Many of us assume that we are wisely utilizing our time throughout the days and weeks of the year but reality is often quite different than our expectations.  There are many benefits […]

Beat Procrastination through identity

Stop Identifying as a Procrastinator

Procrastination is a problem for many people.  For those of us who have suffered from its wrath, escape can seem impossible.  It is vital that you understand why you procrastinate BEFORE you try to kick the habit.  One of the most basic reasons why you procrastinate is not what you think. You are a procrastinator […]

Motivation and Inspiration Intro

Ali’s Welcome to!

Hello world and welcome to!  This site has been in the works for a number of months.  My husband, Jim, and I have been plotting and planning (insert evil laugh here) to bring something that we created (in addition to our children) into this world.  As he shared, some fortuitous events transpired in the […]

Motivation Site Introduction

Jim’s Welcome to!

Welcome to’s inaugural post!  How do you look at the challenges that life sends your way?  Do you see them as an obstacle or, worse, an ending?  Or, do you look at them as the opportunity that they are?  Your mindset can make all of the difference in how you tackle the things that […]