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Taming Your Email

SIYP TEAM | March 14, 2017 | 2 mins read

One of my students had almost 100,000 emails in her inbox.  Every time she looked at her phone, her GMAIL icon illustrated the ridiculous number.  I asked her how it made her feel.  Her reply was, ‘stressed and guilty.’  The reality was that some of those emails were years old and frankly, those people were […]

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Productivity Tips: Stay Productive While on Holidays or Vacation

admin | February 21, 2017 | 4 mins 47 secs read

There’s no way productivity tips or ideas could solve this dilemma, right? After all, it hardly seems conceivable that you could stay productive and enjoy your trip at the same time?

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Improve Productivity: Do Not Let Challenges Derail Your Progress

SIYP TEAM | February 8, 2017 | 6 mins 6 secs read

Nearly everyone would love to improve productivity. One key is not letting challenges take you too far off course. To dramatically improve productivity, we must learn to roll with the punches and go with the flow… Okay, so life has thrown you’re a curve, or three, and you are tempted to give up, have a […]

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Improve Efficiency: Guard Your Productivity

admin | January 31, 2017 | 4 mins 37 secs read

Do you need to improve efficiency? Guard your productivity… Numerous studies have recently demonstrated that despite the fact people are working greater hours at both home and work, productivity is declining. Even though running themselves ragged, people are not achieving more. Want to improve efficiency? This is one of the major reasons you must make […]

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8 Apps to Help Us Increase Productivity This Year

admin | January 24, 2017 | 3 mins 6 secs read

Been thinking you need to increase productivity? It’s a new year. And with this new year comes an opportunity to set gigantic, awe-inspiring, goals and go after them with everything you’ve got. Your time to increase productivity is now! However, a crucial element of doing more, being more, and accomplishing more this year is our […]

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Work at Home Mom Tips: No, Mommy Can’t Give You Her iPhone!

SIYP TEAM | January 23, 2017 | 3 mins 51 secs read

Struggling to stay sane working from home? These work at home mom tips might be your saving grace! You have an important business call to make.  You have done the research.  You are ready and even though you are still in your Lulu Lemon yoga pants, your hair is in a top knot, and you […]

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How Increasing Positivity Leads to Productivity

SIYP TEAM | January 18, 2017 | 4 mins 29 secs read

Is increasing positivity the key to happiness? What about increased productivity? Would you believe that just might be true?! I recently read Harvard researcher and TED Talk super guru, Shawn Achor, discovered a correlation between positivity and productivity.  In fact, his research concluded that people who are positive tend to be 31% more productive.  (Watch […]

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Chart a Course: Step 3 in Your New Year Productivity Plan

admin | January 17, 2017 | 3 mins 24 secs read

You now have a plan to increase your productivity in the new year. You also know exactly where you are going. Now, you need to chart a course. You’ll begin by returning to each of the six balanced living quadrants and the individual goals you will take to increase your productivity in the new year. To […]

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Stop the Insanity!

SIYP TEAM | January 11, 2017 | 2 mins 42 secs read

As someone who specializes in mentoring people to achieve greater work-life balance and become more productive, I want to get out my pointy shoes and declare loudly – stop the insanity; booking appointments by multiple modalities is a surefire way to stress you out.   Consider this for a moment: * The average American spends […]

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A 3-Step Process to Increased Productivity in Your Life in the New Year: Step 2 – Defining the Destination

admin | January 10, 2017 | 3 mins 6 secs read

Increased productivity is a byproduct of increased planning. First, of course, you must know where you want to go. That’s why defining your precise destination is so critical. Let’s return to our trip analogy as it relates to a plan for increased productivity. If you were heading to a conference and had 2 days to […]

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A 3-Step Process to Increase Productivity in Your Life in the New Year: Step 1 – The Plan

admin | January 5, 2017 | 1 min 57 secs read

Think about it… if you had to be cross country in a very limited amount of time for a very important event, would you set out without a plan? Without knowing the address of where you were going and the most direct route? Would you “wing it?” Or would you plot your course on a […]

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4 Ways to Help Kids Stop Procrastinating & Be More Productive

admin | December 6, 2016 | 2 mins 27 secs read

Sometimes we forget kids are really “people” too. Little “people”. Adolescent “people”. Teenage “people”. But definitely “people”, who like me and you, have demands put on them day in and day out. And just as with the deadlines and pressures we deal with, sometimes those demands can feel overwhelming. Likewise, just as often happens when […]

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Obstacles to Success: How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done!

admin | November 29, 2016 | 2 mins 51 secs read

Procrastination is one of the major obstacles to success because it not only often puts us under a great deal of stress, it messes with our work-life balance. Thus, also affecting the quality of work we produce. Likewise, it can even mean we never achieve our greatest potential because we are constantly playing “catch up” […]

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Organize It! Organize Your Life When You Organize Your Inbox – 5 Tips to Taming the Email Giant…

admin | November 22, 2016 | 4 mins 21 secs read

– By the SIYP Team Email can be a major stressor at work. However, when you learn how to organize it, you may find your entire day becomes more productive. Vacations are wonderful, right? You get to have fun and relax – enjoying your days and nights with friends and family. Yet, as the vacation […]

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Become More Time Efficient with Sales: 3 Things Potential Clients, and Customers, Want to Hear

SIYP TEAM | November 10, 2016 | 3 mins 49 secs read

Recently, I was at a time share presentation. This was not, however, any sort of regular sales jaunt, it was an upsell from my existing investment. And one that should have gone much better than it did, given the professed experience of the sales person. If ever one needed to become more time efficient with […]

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Be Happy Now! Stop Putting Contingencies on Your Happiness

SIYP TEAM | November 2, 2016 | 3 mins 52 secs read

Over the course of my career, I have worked with thousands of people through courses, programs and coaching. Most say they want to be happy. By observation, the vast majority have had a degree of delayed gratification syndrome; in other words, they tell themselves that they will be happy when something occurs and have made […]

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Time Management Tips: Do You Own Your Schedule?

SIYP TEAM | October 26, 2016 | 2 mins 18 secs read

Do you worry about your time management? When it comes to creating a schedule, the first and foremost rule is that this is YOUR life; comparing yourself to anyone else is only going to serve to take you out of balance. People often come up to me and say, ‘I don’t know how you do it,’ or […]

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Get Out of the 92% & Get More Productive

SIYP TEAM | October 19, 2016 | 4 mins 33 secs read

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt Did you start 2016 with some resolutions? Maybe to get more productive?  Did you declare that you were going to get healthier, make more money, pay off debt or finally take action on a goal worthy of your life? If you are like the majority of people […]

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Greater Work-Life Balance: Create More Time During the Week With Your Meal Prep

SIYP TEAM | October 17, 2016 | 3 mins 27 secs read

Do you need greater work-life balance? A survey put forth by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that we spend approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes daily on food prep and clean-up. I find that interesting for several reasons because here in our home we focus on healthy eating, no fast-food, and sitting down […]

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Organize It! 3 Ways to Stop Sending Mixed Messages

SIYP TEAM | October 5, 2016 | 3 mins read

Have a crazy life? Want to organize it once and for all? Recently, we started our newest program – OYL Sales Academy. In this class, I assist people from many forms of sales to organize it – get organized, get focused and embrace their profession. One of my consistent areas of focus is ‘mixed messages,’ – items […]

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Social Media for Business: 3 Tips To Avoid Social Media Disaster

SIYP TEAM | September 27, 2016 | 4 mins 35 secs read

Social Media for Business: Become More Productive On Social Media Social media for business tips by Best Selling Author, Leader Among Women Entrepreneurs, & Productivity Coach – Susan Sly “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin You know you need to get to know social media for business. You have the best intentions. You […]

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My 5 Minute Life Hacks

SIYP TEAM | September 14, 2016 | 57 secs read

Life hacks are shortcuts – things we can do or use – to help us maneuver the things that come up in our daily lives quicker and easier. The Five Principle is one of my favorite life hacks. This, for me, is my saving grace to prevent overwhelm. When I have a day with a […]

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3 Tips To Get More Productive With Kids Back To School

SIYP TEAM | September 12, 2016 | 5 mins 1 sec read

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell Depending on where you are in the world, it’s very likely your kids are now back in school and […]

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Work Smarter Not Harder: If You are not Working Smarter You are Working Harder

SIYP TEAM | September 8, 2016 | 1 min 24 secs read

Do You Want to Work Harder Not Smarter? Learn to Sell Without Selling… According to Marketing Tech Blog, only 40% of salespeople understand customer pain. Yet, somehow the majority of people in sales seem to do all of talking. How many times have you walked into a store just to be accosted, possibly by multiple […]

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Stop Being Overwhelmed: 7 Tips To Get Over Overwhelm

SIYP TEAM | September 6, 2016 | 6 mins 59 secs read

Feeling Overwhelmed? A Lot Going On? 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Re-Gain Control by Best-Selling Author, Susan Sly “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi So, as I write this article, we have a lot of things going on. I am currently on a […]

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Increase Sales Opportunities: One Simple Tip To Sell With Greater Ease

SIYP TEAM | August 31, 2016 | 1 min 28 secs read

Why are some people able to sell with such ease? It is as if they were born to sell and need no help learning how to increase sales opportunities. Other people, however, couldn’t sell something if their life depended on it. Is it that some people are just born with the qualities and personality of […]

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8 Simple Sales Mistakes To Avoid

SIYP TEAM | August 30, 2016 | 3 mins 2 secs read

The difference between a good salesperson and a bad one can be massive. Some people just know how to sell – maybe they are born with it. For those who are not genetically gifted when it comes to sales, there is still hope. Even if you feel like you commonly make sales mistakes, you can always […]

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Setting Good Goals: Who Are You Proving Right By Giving Up?

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 1 min 25 secs read

So often, people set goals and have this picture in their head what it will look like when they cross the finish line. What often is not taken into account is the roadblocks that are encountered along the way. That’s why setting good goals is so important. Is setting good goals the key to achieving […]

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5 Tips For Success In The You Economy

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 6 mins 3 secs read

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln The You Economy is on the rise with more and more people, of all ages, embracing the notion that 9-5 in a cubicle just doesn’t work. People want to work; however, with the demands of life, they […]

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Bite the Lemon: Overcoming Obstacles When You Feel Like Quitting

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 3 mins 38 secs read

Overcoming obstacles isn’t always the easiest thing to do or deal with in this life. Time management often flies out the window at the worst time. Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all out, you felt good – empowered even – because you had a plan. Then, out of the blue, you […]

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Recognize These Top 10 Companies By Brand?

SIYP TEAM | August 19, 2016 | 2 mins 18 secs read

What do you think of when you think of top 10 companies – the top brands – in the world? What do they do to dominate their market? Starbucks Everywhere you turn, another Starbucks is popping up. They are everywhere – grocery stores, airports, and every other street corner. Starbucks might be pricey but customers […]

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One Simple Way To Keep Customers Coming Back

SIYP TEAM | August 17, 2016 | 1 min 42 secs read

While most of you would agree, trying something new can be a great experience. Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes. Yet, as a business, you ability to keep customers is vital to your success. When it comes to building loyalty among customers and clients, providing certainty is one of the most […]

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Become More Successful: 3 Simple Things Achievers Do Before Bedtime

SIYP TEAM | August 16, 2016 | 2 mins 17 secs read

What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness, while other seem destined for mediocrity? And there is more to it than just being born with a silver spoon. In fact, many of the greatest achievers and wealthiest people came from humble or disadvantaged beginnings – Oprah, Tony Robbins, Ralph […]

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Be Great In Sales Secrets: Crush Your Sales Goals By Using 4 Key Phrases

SIYP TEAM | August 9, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

What allows some people to be great in sales while others struggle to close even one deal? Is it simply product superiority? Is it a seductive advertising campaign filled with happy, gorgeous models? Well, maybe those could factor in, but in sales, people are buying people as much as anything else. Therefore, to be great […]

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Entrepreneur Tips: 10 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

SIYP TEAM | August 5, 2016 | 2 mins 6 secs read

Perhaps one of the greatest entrepreneur tips is that anyone starting a new business, a new endeavor, a partnership, or even just a change of profession, should be asking themselves pertinent questions to help to provide clarity on the future. Below are 10 questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before jumping in: What’s your why? Why is […]

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Be Successful: For Greater Success Ask Bigger Questions

SIYP TEAM | August 3, 2016 | 1 min 36 secs read

Ever wonder what is the magic secret that will allow you to be successful? When we were little, we used to ask all sorts of big questions… all the time. Why is the sky blue? Where do babies come from? Why do I have to go to school? Are there aliens? Admittedly, as a parent […]

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Reading For Greater Success – Summer Reading Recommendations Of Top Universities

SIYP TEAM | July 29, 2016 | 2 mins 12 secs read

One out of every four adults read exactly ZERO books last year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. That is quite a depressing stat. All of the great books out there, and 25% of people don’t read a single one. It’s truly amazing that people don’t spend at least a little time reading. The benefits […]

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Be More Productive Working From Home: Create a Summer Schedule That Works For You and Your Kids

SIYP TEAM | July 27, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

Be More Productive Working From Home By Finding a Summer Schedule That Benefits You and Your Kids   If you want to be more productive working from home, getting into a routine and consistently getting work done is imperative. Finding that groove is attainable for the majority of the year, but then summer rolls along. […]

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3 Ways To Create Financial Success for Kids Going To College

SIYP TEAM | July 20, 2016 | 4 mins 14 secs read

College Bound – Is Your Child Organized With Their Money? 3 Things to Do Right Now in Order to Create Financial Success With Your Kids “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Smith ‘Do you think you will cry?’ I […]

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Goal Setting and Goal Getting – What Successful People Do

SIYP TEAM | July 15, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

Goal Setting: The Most Important Factor in Achieving Goals Goal setting is the first step of turning your thoughts, hopes, and dreams into a reality – and it is a big step. How can you accomplish anything without having a goal to achieve? Unfortunately, a large percentage of people do not even have goals. A […]

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How I Overcome Obstacles In Goal Getting

SIYP TEAM | July 12, 2016 | 2 mins 56 secs read

5 Tips to Overcome Obstacles on the Way to Achieving Your Goals It happens! We set goals for ourselves from a place of high motivation. We want to lose weight. We want to make more money. We want to find the perfect partner. We are excited and start to take action toward our objective. Yet, […]

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10 Ways to Stop Procrastination

SIYP TEAM | July 8, 2016 | 2 mins 11 secs read

Stop Procrastination: Limit the Destruction Caused By Procrastination With 10 Easy Tips Researchers at the University of Sheffield, in England, recently began studying the effects of procrastination on coping with chronic illness. They have found that habitual procrastinators have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, procrastinators struggled with poorer physical health and well-being. Here are […]

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You Will Procrastinate… So Procrastinate Successfully

SIYP TEAM | July 6, 2016 | 1 min 49 secs read

Putting Things Off Can Lead To Big Problems Unless You Can Procrastinate Successfully Everyone procrastinates. If someone says that they never do, they are lying to you. Experts define procrastination as: the voluntary delay of some important task that you intend to do, despite knowing that you’ll suffer as a result. Oftentimes, the realization of short-term […]

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Be More Successful: 3 Easy Tips To Wake Up And Start Your Day Like A CEO

SIYP TEAM | June 22, 2016 | 1 min 55 secs read

Be More Successful – Start Your Day With the Right Success Habits Do you want to be more successful? How do you start your day? Do you hit the snooze three or four times? Struggle to get up and get ready for the day? Is drinking coffee or caffeine the first thing you do when […]

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Save Time: These Junk Mail Stats Will Blow Your Mind

SIYP TEAM | June 17, 2016 | 1 min 51 secs read

Get Rid of Junk Mail – Help Save the Environment, Save Time and Create Better Work Life Balance. These Junk Mail Stats are Scary! Need to find work life balance? Junk mail is literally one of the most maddening things we have to deal with. I understand that the production is due to people who are […]

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Remove The Monkey: Organize Your Life

SIYP TEAM | June 16, 2016 | 3 mins 7 secs read

Want to Organize Your Life? Figure Out – Which Monkey Is On Your Back and Remove the Monkey Now! We all have a monkey on our back. The question is how big is it? You may be a person who is somewhat organized. Or conversely, you may be a person with a significant degree of […]

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Be More Successful | Value Your Time – If You Don’t No One Will

SIYP TEAM | June 14, 2016 | 4 mins 41 secs read

Be More Successful When You Value Your Time Time is the one thing we all have in common. From the moment we are born, the clock of our lives starts ticking. 86,400 seconds, or 288 X 5 minute blocks, or 1440 minutes, or 24 hours in a day; ultimately, the only thing that varies, from person […]

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Get Organized | The High Cost of Disorganization – 3 Areas to Clean Up NOW

admin | June 13, 2016 | 2 mins 2 secs read

Photo Credit:Flickr/Benjamin Thompson Why Get Organized? Why Organize Your Office? Why Organize Your House? Why Organize Your Life? Sometimes, people talk about being disorganized off-handedly – almost as if it’s just a “quirky” personality trait. Makes you wonder if they realize the high cost of disorganization at all? When you get organized, you get clear. And […]

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Setting Boundaries to Improve Work Life Balance – 5 Ways To Back Out Of A Commitment Without Drama

SIYP TEAM | June 3, 2016 | 3 mins 15 secs read

Improve work life balance by setting boundaries For many achievers, filling a calendar is not a problem – it is done quite easily. On the other hand, many people will ask for our time, but the tough part is setting boundaries. Likewise, backing out of commitments when we have already given our word can be hard too. […]

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Be More Productive – Organize Your Office So You Can Make More Money

SIYP TEAM | June 1, 2016 | 1 min 44 secs read

Can you feng shui your office to attract more wealth? Is this a key that helps you to be more productive and be more successful in business and life? When you are in the right environment, you are able to think more clearly and create greater business opportunities. Feng shui balances the energies in a home […]

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Be More Productive – How Fixing Up Your Office Will Make You Money

SIYP TEAM | May 27, 2016 | 2 mins 21 secs read

Want to be more productive? Consider fixing up your office. You might make more money too! Think about your home office for a second. Is your office conducive to being productive? Do you feel powerful, focused, and at peace when you sit at you desk? Does the place you work help you to be inspired? […]

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Work from Home? Get Rid Of Clutter – How To Take The Headache Out Of Organization

SIYP TEAM | May 26, 2016 | 2 mins 24 secs read

Work from home? Ever wonder how to get rid of clutter once and for all? There is a secret to getting organized and organization in general. Do you have items that send mixed message? What you may not fully realize is that all items in our home are a catalyst for some form of energy. […]

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How to Organize Your Life: Eliminate Your Chaos With Simple Feng Shui

SIYP TEAM | May 25, 2016 | 1 min 59 secs read

Ever wonder how to organize your life? Consider Feng Shui… Do you ever feel stuck? Ever feel like you are working hard, but just not getting the desired results? Of course, we all do. Perhaps it’s time to change the environment around you. Sometimes feeling stuck can be the result of being overwhelmed with all […]

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Get Organized | How Your Environment Might Be Holding You Back

SIYP TEAM | May 24, 2016 | 3 mins 17 secs read

When you get organized magic can happen! How becoming more organized can improve your life I teach my students that internal chaos is reflected back to us by external chaos.  When we look outward at our space, we have mirrored back to us an amplification of something that is disharmonious within.  Tradition teaches that when […]

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Sleeping Like A Baby: Will It Help You Get Paid More?

SIYP TEAM | May 18, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

What is an extra hour of sleep worth to you? Will it enable you to get paid more? Want to get paid more? What if I told you that you could increase your income by more than 15% by sleeping for another hour at night? A research study published in the WSJ suggests just that. Two […]

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Sleep More for Better Life Balance: Sleep Is The New Status Symbol for the Wealthy

SIYP TEAM | May 17, 2016 | 5 mins 49 secs read

Can getting more sleep lead to better life balance? Why more and more successful people are making a decision to get some Z’s by Susan Sly It seemed like a good idea at the time, as most such endeavors do. Perhaps that is why so many of us have trouble finding true life balance. I […]

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Accomplish More & Be More Successful: 7 Habits Successful People Have

SIYP TEAM | May 13, 2016 | 3 mins 41 secs read

Can you accomplish more and be more successful? Of course you can! You always have the ability to accomplish more and be more successful. It starts with the right mindset, followed up by focused action and then, follow through. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – […]

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4 Reasons You Need A Life Coach or Life Planner Now!

admin | May 9, 2016 | 2 mins 29 secs read

Having a Life Coach, Success Coach or Life Planner – Why? Having a life coach, success coach, or life planner couldn’t possibly help you be more successful. Or could it? You’re not one of those people, right? You know – one of those people who needs a life coach, success coach, or life planner to help […]

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If You Don’t Get Organized Now You Will Hate Yourself Later

SIYP TEAM | April 15, 2016 | 1 min 46 secs read

Why get organized now? Learning to get organized now can be the greatest skill in the arsenal of a busy, success-driven person. Simply not having to search for lost items will save time and headaches right away, but once you really become organized and time efficient, your world will be much more clear and much […]

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Increase Productivity With A 6 Hour Work Day? Who is With Me?

SIYP TEAM | April 12, 2016 | 3 mins 20 secs read

Is the secret way to increase productivity a 6 hour work day? “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” – Andrew Carnegie Is there anything more maddening than sitting in traffic – inching down the street in the middle of a construction zone? The inconvenience of not being able […]

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Life Hacks: 7 Time Management Apps That Can Help You Be More Productive and Have Better Work Life Balance

admin | April 11, 2016 | 4 mins 57 secs read

Life hacks are intelligent shortcuts that we can take in our daily lives – work, professional, and personal – to live more efficiently, be more productive and experience better work life balance. While mobile phones have definitely made life more convenient, if not used responsibly, they too can become a huge time drain. On the […]

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Life Hacks for Time Management and Increased Productivity: The Pomodoro Technique & the Draugiem Group Study to Achieve Work Life Balance

admin | April 4, 2016 | 3 mins 3 secs read

The Pomodoro Technique™ is a time management method devised by Francesco Curillo in the late 1980’s.   To begin with this method of time management, you will create a list of projects or tasks you need to complete for the day. These tasks and to do items should each take approximately 25 minutes each (this […]

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Why Following Up Is The Key To Making Sales

SIYP TEAM | March 30, 2016 | 1 min 49 secs read

Ever wonder – what is the key to making sales? Follow up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! That is about the number of times that you should follow up with your potential customers if you really want to be one of the top sales people – making sales hand over fist – […]

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Entrepreneurial Chaos – 5 Tips To Stop Wasting Time And Produce Results

SIYP TEAM | March 25, 2016 | 3 mins 8 secs read

How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive? I have to stop wasting time!? Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years.  Although I started my first business at the age […]

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Without Proper Business Infrastructure You’re Sunk

SIYP TEAM | March 23, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

Proper Business Infrastructure Is Just As It Sounds – The Foundation to Any Good Business You might have a million amazing ideas, but without the right business infrastructure – knowledge, skill set, and organization to make those ideas into a reality – into a sustainable business – you are likely finished before you even get […]

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4 Basic Success Principles of Success & Principles of Successful People

SIYP TEAM | March 22, 2016 | 4 mins 14 secs read

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell We all have access to the same success principles and principles of successful people. We are all born with the same blank canvas; we all […]

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Create Boundaries to Save Time & Be More Productive

SIYP TEAM | March 16, 2016 | 2 mins 14 secs read

Who Doesn’t Feel the Need to Save Time and Be More Productive? Everyone – from every walk of life and in every area of business – often finds themselves wishing they could save time and be more productive. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we […]

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Personal Development Life Hacks: The #1 Fundamental Building Block For Greatness

SIYP TEAM | March 15, 2016 | 4 mins 15 secs read

Personal Development Life Hacks What does it take to realize true greatness? To go from good to great in your personal development? Everybody has their take on what is needed to achieve lofty goals. Skills, focus, passion, and desire are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful and personal development. […]

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Leadership Development: What Does It Mean to Be A Leader? Are Leaders Born or Made? Part 1

admin | March 14, 2016 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Whether leaders are born or made is a long-standing question among business leaders, academics, the military, and even athletes of every age.  Nearly every corner of society asks, “What does it mean to be a leader? What are leadership skills? Is leadership development a real possibility or is leadership something that can’t really be taught?”  […]

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Be More Productive: 5 Tips to Get Out of the Entrepreneurial Rut

SIYP TEAM | March 11, 2016 | 2 mins 43 secs read

Be More Productive Sometimes it can be tough to be more productive. As entrepreneurs, there will be times when the last thing you want to do is think about your business… As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we need to be more productive. We might say we are stuck in a rut. We might […]

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Entrepreneurial Advice From The Amazing Lisa Nichols

SIYP TEAM | March 9, 2016 | 1 min 43 secs read

I – and other successful entrepreneurs – often get asked for entrepreneurial advice. “How did you go from being on government assistance to building a multi-million dollar business?” This is the question Lisa Nichols is most often asked during interviews. And she has been interviewed a lot. And asked for entrepreneurial advice a lot. Lisa […]

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Work From Home Tips: Is Your Home Office Really Deductible?

SIYP TEAM | March 2, 2016 | 3 mins 50 secs read

Work from Home Tips If you work from home, can you always take the home office deduction? RECENTLY… I visited a friend who has her own work from home business which she runs from her condo. This particular friend, let’s call her Sharon, likes to work at her dining room table so she can look […]

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Learn to Think Outside the Box? Why Not Throw the Box Away to Be More Confident & Successful?

admin | February 29, 2016 | 3 mins 4 secs read

Why Learn to Think Outside the Box? Have you ever really considered what it means when someone tells you to, “…think outside the box?” Sure, you’ve likely heard the expression more times than you care to count, but have you ever stopped to think about what it truly means? Or maybe more important than that, […]

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Business Tips: The Secret To Business Success – Fire Yourself Everyday

SIYP TEAM | February 26, 2016 | 8 mins 21 secs read

Business Tips FOUR KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES ON A DAILY BASIS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH, LONGEVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF ANY COMPANY When Donald Trump uttered the words, “You’re fired!” he not only made those two dreaded words synonymous with failure, regret, anger and frustration, he also massively engaged an audience of millions watching, as […]

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10 Simple Money Hacks – Begin to Create More Wealth

SIYP TEAM | February 23, 2016 | 4 mins 33 secs read

Money Hacks Help You Create More Wealth Fast! MONEY!! Money is what makes the world go around. While there is often a stigma attached with being wealthy, it is the wealthy who can have the greatest impact on society. According to the Wall Street Journal, the top 20% of income earners in the US pay 84% […]

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Improve Your Business – Take the SWOT Test

SIYP TEAM | February 16, 2016 | 5 mins 12 secs read

The majority of small businesses fail – that’s the bottom line. That’s why it’s important to always seek ways to improve your business. Bloomberg says 80%; The Small Business Administration says around 50%; and Neil Patel and Rand Paul say as many as 90% of start-ups fail. Whichever number you believe most, the reaction is […]

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Internet and Social Media Tips – Questions Any Business Needs To Ask Before Messaging

SIYP TEAM | February 9, 2016 | 2 mins 45 secs read

Social media tips your business needs to know before getting started. Let’s be really honest about one thing – the internet is a noisy place.  Get rich quick schemes, sexually charged content, inflammatory political and social issues can dominate the landscape of what people are viewing. So how do you get your message across to […]

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Feng Shui Your Office For Greater Flow and Productivity

SIYP TEAM | February 8, 2016 | 2 mins 20 secs read

Ever thought about how or why you should feng shui your office? Chinese New Year is on February 8. In China and in much of Asia, they will be celebrating the of the monkey, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In honor of Chinese New Year, here is are some feng shui […]

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Achieve More: Three Things Achievers Do Before Bed

SIYP TEAM | February 4, 2016 | 1 min 44 secs read

Ever wonder how some people are able to achieve more than others? What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness and achieve more? While others, seem destined for mediocrity? Likewise, is there more to being able to achieve more than just being born with a silver spoon? In fact, many of the […]

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Epic Fail: Why Small Businesses Fail and Don’t Survive

SIYP TEAM | February 2, 2016 | 2 mins 45 secs read

Ever wonder how many and why small businesses fail?  According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn. However, the Small Business Administration published stats that say about half of all employer establishments survive at least five years and a third survive […]

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6 Easy Time Management Tips Anyone Can Use

SIYP TEAM | January 26, 2016 | 2 mins 32 secs read

The right time management tips and strong time management strategies can help you organize your life and get back in control so that you can have it all! Do you remember back in grade school, looking up at the clock, praying for the hands to speed up? Inevitably, that never happened, of course.  If anything, […]

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Stop Procrastinating and Get Organized: What is Clutter Costing You?

SIYP TEAM | January 20, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

You try and try to organize your life. Life organization is important for you both personally and professionally. Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things […]

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The Cost of Disorganization: Time to Organize Your Office

SIYP TEAM | January 19, 2016 | 2 mins 19 secs read

Think it doesn’t really matter if you organize your office? Think again! Get organized to get on track. Have you seen this person? The employee with a horribly cluttered desk, hopelessly rifling through piles of paper.  The small business that can’t seem to get orders right.  Or maybe the entrepreneur with countless scattered ideas but […]

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The Wonderful Things That Happen When You Learn To Delegate

SIYP TEAM | January 11, 2016 | 2 mins 32 secs read

Learning to delegate offers tremendous benefits to you in terms of finding life balance but also helps those you delegate to learn to be more productive and be more efficient… One of the biggest reasons people fear delegating, is their belief that it somehow makes them “less” (of a boss, mother, chairperson, etc…). Yet, ironically, the […]

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Creating An Epic Year

admin | December 1, 2015 | 21 secs read

A very special Step into Your Power ™ Call as Susan Sly welcomes Camille Lawson. Camille Lawson – RN, Sexuality, Hormone and Health Consultant Podcast : Play in New Window | Download (Duration : 37:17 – 34.3 MB) So many people set goals with excitement and determination and yet not everyone is able to stay […]

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How to Bounce Back When Your Schedule Throws You a Curve – Just Roll With It

admin | December 1, 2015 | 4 mins 57 secs read

When Your Schedule Throws You A Curve, Bounce Back and Just Roll With It “You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey Our house is very much what you would expect with four children, two dogs and two fish — extremely productive. Those of you who have […]

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Get Organized and Get Productive For Less — Black Friday Deals

admin | November 25, 2015 | 2 mins 8 secs read

The number 1 killer of productivity is lack of organization. Get organized and get productive. Don’t believe me? A 2013 survey by market research firm, Brother, estimated that the cost of disorganization to US companies is $177 billion annually. When you combine the time spent searching for misplaced items in the office with the time […]

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Stuck In A Rut? 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Get Out of a Rut

admin | October 29, 2015 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Ever wonder how to get out of a rut? As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we can get stuck in a rut. We might have difficulty finishing a task. Maybe we temporarily lose vision of where we are headed in business. Or perhaps we are so stressed out we can’t focus. Whatever the […]

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Powerful Affirmations: Why Entrepreneurs Should Meditate

admin | October 27, 2015 | 3 mins 52 secs read

Work life balance can be hard to achieve… Can powerful affirmations and meditation help? We have all been stressed.  We have all felt the anxiety that goes along with trying to balance work, family, and life.  Even just considering how to organize your life and your business at the same time can be stressful. Similarly, […]

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Become a Super Producer

admin | October 22, 2015 | 4 mins 32 secs read

What does it mean to become a super producer? “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson Not long ago I had the privilege of spending the day with Darren Hardy, President and CEO of Success Magazine™. Darren has interviewed the top producers on the […]

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The Art of Saying No

admin | October 15, 2015 | 3 mins 55 secs read

The Art of Saying No: An Exclusive Excerpt From Organize Your Life “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”  ~Mark Twain The Art of Saying No To the Good I once heard my fellow co-author, Jack Canfield, say, “If you want to be successful, you will have to learn how to say ‘no’ to […]

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Do Less To Do More

admin | October 1, 2015 | 5 mins 21 secs read

I humbled myself and got down on my knees, the cool floor pressing into my bones. “God,” I sobbed, “if you will show me the way, I will do the work.” Exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling shredded to my core, tears streamed down my face. How could it have come to this? Only a few months earlier, […]

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Entrepreneurial Chaos : 5 Tips to Stop Wasting Time and Start Producing

admin | July 22, 2015 | 3 mins 10 secs read

How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive. I have to stop wasting time! Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years.  Although I started my first business at the […]

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I Will Be Happy When…

admin | July 15, 2015 | 47 secs read

“You can begin to be great to-day in your own home, in your store or office, on the street, everywhere; you can begin to make yourself known as great; and you can do this by doing everything you do in a great way”  – Wallace D Wattles I will be happy when… I lose 10 pounds. […]

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Creating Happiness: 3 Actions to Achieve A Happy Life

admin | July 7, 2015 | 3 mins 22 secs read

3 Actions For Creating Happiness and a Happy Life Hi, my name is Matthew Ferry and I want to tell you about three actions that I guarantee will help you get into happiness.  Creating happiness isn’t easy necessarily. So, how did I come to these conclusions? Since 1993, I have coached more than 8,000 people to […]

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Susan’s Insider Secret to Stop Overwhelm: The Principle of 5

Susan | May 28, 2015 | 1 min 5 secs read

People are not organized when they are overwhelmed. When you are in overwhelm, it is challenging to take action and to even think about beginning a project. Watch Susan’s video as she explains ‘The Principle of 5’ and the freedom that it can create for you.

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Strategies for Entrepreneurs with Kids for Staying Sane During the Summer

Susan | May 21, 2015 | 3 mins 43 secs read

One of the things that many parents find challenging is embracing new routines when the kids get out of school. After the excitement of anticipating the fun holidays and adventures, many parents approach the end of the summer with equal enthusiasm; eager for their children to return to school. The question is this – can we have it both ways? Can we enjoy the summer holidays and also remain sane?

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Work-Life Balance Tips: Put it Away! :The Benefits of Locking Up Your Mobile Phone

Susan | April 7, 2015 | 2 mins 56 secs read

Today, many people live, breathe and exist with their phone as an appendage. An article in the Daily Mail reported that the average smart phone user picks up their phone 1500 times per week and spends over three hours per day using it. Essentially one day each week, in total, is dedicated to smart phone use. We are using our phones more supposedly so we can be more efficient however how healthy is it?

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Create An Extraordinary Life in 7 Steps

Susan | March 31, 2015 | 1 min 14 secs read

Do you want to create an extraordinary life? Learn how with leader among women entrepreneurs, Susan Sly. Susan guides you through 7 Steps to Take to Create An Extraordinary Life in this amazing podcast. Get your pen and paper ready. This podcast will transform your thoughts and make creating an extraordinary life simple and easy! […]

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Is Procrastination Costing You?

Susan | March 27, 2015 | 48 secs read

We know that procrastination is a problem.  However, how much does it actually cost you? It can be so innocent – saying we will save money when we make more money or start working out when we lose weight.  The reality is that the small things, procrastinated on, over time, do add up. Consider this: […]

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Does Your ‘to do’ list build up and create chaos? : Susan’s Top Tip

Susan | March 19, 2015 | 34 secs read

Are you allowing your ‘to do’ list to build up and create chaos, overwhelm and anxiety in your life? In this video Susan shares her top tip for getting things done!

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7 Steps to Create an Extraordinary Life

Susan | March 12, 2015 | 40 secs read

Join Susan Sly as she takes you through 7 Steps to Create An Extraordinary Life.

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Overcome Life Challenges

Susan | February 27, 2015 | 46 secs read

Everyone goes through life events that rock their world, whether it’s a job layoff, illness, bankruptcy, divorce, massive debt, etc. In this blogcast, Jeffery Boyle interviews Susan Sly, a Balanced Living Strategist, and discusses the steps we can take to overcoming life’s challenges.

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Getting Organized: Are You Operating in Chaos? 5 Tips to Create A Million Dollar Schedule

Susan | January 30, 2015 | 4 mins read

Although scheduling can sometimes feel overwhelming or confining, the reality is that it is essential to the prolific results that the majority of us want to achieve. Scheduling can in fact be liberating as we configure our time to align with the life we desire to establish.

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Organize Your Office: Cleaning Up a Small Workspace – Part Three

Susan | October 24, 2014 | 2 mins 54 secs read

An organized workspace is essential for productivity. It doesn’t matter if you are a student living in a dorm room with minimal space, someone who has a desk in the corner of their family room or working out of a converted closet. When we are serious about creating results in our lives, having a place to produce those results that is both utilitarian and inspiring is essential.

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Organizing Your Office: Cleaning Up a Small Workspace Part-Two

Susan | October 17, 2014 | 2 mins 24 secs read

In looking at workspaces there are several key aspects for productivity – functionality, inspiration and accessibility to necessary items.

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