A million years ago (2002 actually), I was selected for a development programme at the company I worked at. This meant that in addition to the normal workload of a manager with 7 staff members (quite substantial), I had to somehow squeeze in another 10 hours a week. And I was already working through lunch and until 5:30 – 6:00 every night.
I felt like I was this close to burn-out and it was only February.
My saving grace was that I had a coach! And one of the first things I worked through with her was…time management. I told her that my goal was to only work until latest 5 o’clock every night, take regular lunch breaks and have time to join the gym.
Within 2 months, I had the life I’d dreamed of, I had time for everything and yes, I’d joined the gym. Working with a coach accelerated my progress like nothing else had before, not only with time management but also my general career progress.
I was sold on coaching and wanted to help other people improve their lives in the same way. So I got trained and started coaching my own staff and a couple of other people at the company, and eventually started taking private coaching clients.
And that’s where I am today – I inspire busy women to break out of overwhelm, make the most of their time and take purposeful and focussed action so they have the time and freedom to live life to the full.
25 things I never tire of, in no particular order
1. rain and grey skies
2. sunsets – oh, how I love sunsets!
3. my children’s laughter
4. reading in bed
5. a lovely cold glass of water
8. inspiring confidence in people
9. the smell of bookshops
10. buying notebooks
11. walking on grass, barefoot
12. garlic and garlic bread
13. the beach
14. travel…. and watching people at the airport
15. ice-cold weather
16. soppy love songs
17. the smell of coffee
18. hugging and kissing Dion and the twins
21. hearing “I love you”
22. walking into an uncluttered, organised room
23. feeling a gorgeous texture on a handbag or wallet
24. creamy pasta
25. baking muffins
My values are…
I’d love to hear your values. Share them with me at marcia AT purposefultimemanagement.com