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How I set up my Desire Map Planner & Bullet Journal

How I set up my Desire Map Planner & Bullet Journal for maximum productivityFirst up, I’m a planner and a recovering perfectionist (details here). I also love stationary and writing things down; almost as much as I love crossing things off my to-do list. I’ve always got an idea and they can “escape” as easily as they come to me. So, all that together, can be a slippery slope called perfectionism that leads to paralysis (couldn’t possibly write in my pretty new planner, etc.).

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Productivity that feels good: Taming the to-do list

Blog post: Productivity that feels good @ MCL ConsultingRight off the top: I am a planner. But I’m also a recovering perfectionist. My planning, to do list, and goal-setting can easily turn into perfectionist tendencies if I’m not super aware and vigilant.

I love a good to do list. I love to cross stuff off that list. It’s so satisfying, right?

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My 3 lessons learned about perfectionism

from a recovering perfectionist

 

Perfectionism has come up several times these past few weeks. (Or is it months? If I’m going to publish this, it should be accurate so which is it? I could sit here for a few minutes and try to remember more accurately, but if I stop writing another idea could pop in my head. Or I could fall down a rabbit hole of Instagram posts while trying to track my conversations on perfectionism and this piece would take months to write, or maybe not get written at all. Forget it. It’s not that important, so what was I saying again? Oh yeah, perfectionism.)

 

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What is Reiki? How does it work? And what does it do?

I still have a hard time succinctly answering the question, What is Reiki?. I want to say, Let me show you. But here is a bit more of an explanation of what is Reiki and how it works.

 

What is Reiki? An explanation at MCL ConsultingWhat is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese energy system for healing, promoting stress reduction and relaxation. The word Reiki translates to universal life energy. Reiki was discovered in Japan by Mikao Usui who began teaching Reiki in the early 1920s.

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September is the new January: Start fresh

I love September. It’s a great new beginning.

 

September is the new January

Kids are off to school to start a new grade with a new teacher and in a new classroom. They have new pencils and new notebooks. They are going to make new friends and learn new things.

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How to rock your lay off: 3 tips & lessons

Maybe you’re reading this because you’re going through a lay off. If so, your life is about to change dramatically and that can be pretty exciting (and scary). You have been presented with an experience. What are you going to do with it? I vote for rockin’ it.

And if you haven’t been laid off, would you like to feel lit up and fulfilled? Keep reading because these tips and lessons are for you too.

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Reiki precepts help develop leadership skills

In my previous post, I talked about how conducting Reiki self-treatment can help you at work. It can help you manage your stress level and become more self-aware which can help you stay at your peak. But Reiki self-treatments are just one element of learning and practicing Reiki.

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Feedback is a gift

Starting right now, I’d like you to assume that all feedback is given with the best of intentions and it is always delivered with respect. We’ll deal with the other situation later.

It’s not always easy being on the receiving end of feedback, even when it is delivered with the best of intentions and the utmost respect. Treating feedback like a gift can help. (more…)

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Want a fulfilling career? Answer these 3 questions

Your career is important. Here’s my logic

 

There are 365 days in a year; 104 weekend days and 11 public holidays. Let’s say you get 3 weeks of vacation time (15 days). You spend 235 days working a year. What?! That’s the majority of your days!

 

How many of those 235 days are you all fired up? (Wait a second, you do remember what that feels like, right?)

How many times do you say: this is exciting, this is fun, and wow I’m good at this.

How many times do you: laugh out loud, smile with teeth showing, and eyes twinkle.

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