Productive and Profitable, 3 Steps to Creating a more Productive and Profitable Workspace

Productivity and Profitable in 3 easy steps, presented by Spa Life creator and founder, Diane Halfman, in a Webinar hosted on November 29, 2016

Diane Halfman is a celebrity Speaker, Philanthropist and the international Premier Expert in the science and psychology of SpaLife. SpaLife is a lifestyle that accepts the notion that accomplishment and harmony can co-exist. She believes everyone deserves to experience surroundings that feel like a sanctuary of beauty. As the SpaLife Curator, she shows high-achieving women entrepreneurs how to create a life where ambition, accomplishment and harmony coexist.

Her process shows you how to bring balance into the Nine Elements of your life. This helps you eliminate clutter and consciously create a life that allows for more peace, joy, and satisfaction. While designing your SpaLife, Diane helps you create the ideal environment that inspires your goals and stimulates your optimal excellence, productivity and profitability.

Live the Life you were meant to , 3 secrets to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live

Live the life you were meant to, Diane Halfman, Founder and Curator of Spa Life, gives you 3 secrets to live the life you meant so you can Step into Your SpaLife!

Diane Halfman is a celebrity Speaker, Philanthropist and the international Premier Expert in the science and psychology of SpaLife. SpaLife is a lifestyle that accepts the notion that accomplishment and harmony can co-exist. She believes everyone deserves to experience surroundings that feel like a sanctuary of beauty. As the SpaLife Curator, she shows high-achieving women entrepreneurs how to create a life where ambition, accomplishment and harmony coexist.

Her process shows you how to bring balance into the Nine Elements of your life. This helps you eliminate clutter and consciously create a life that allows for more peace, joy, and satisfaction. While designing your SpaLife, Diane helps you create the ideal environment that inspires your goals and stimulates your optimal excellence, productivity and profitability.

Clutter to Drama Ratio,, What is your Clutter to Drama Ratio and how it effects your relationships

Clutter to Drama ratio, What is your clutter to drama ratio in your relationships, and how that is not supporting you, discussed by Dianne Halfman, founder and curator of Spa Life

Diane Halfman is a celebrity Speaker, Philanthropist and the international Premier Expert in the science and psychology of SpaLife. SpaLife is a lifestyle that accepts the notion that accomplishment and harmony can co-exist. She believes everyone deserves to experience surroundings that feel like a sanctuary of beauty. As the SpaLife Curator, she shows high-achieving women entrepreneurs how to create a life where ambition, accomplishment and harmony coexist.

Her process shows you how to bring balance into the Nine Elements of your life. This helps you eliminate clutter and consciously create a life that allows for more peace, joy, and satisfaction. While designing your SpaLife, Diane helps you create the ideal environment that inspires your goals and stimulates your optimal excellence, productivity and profitability.

Creating Relationship Harmony, Relationships Affect Ability To Have Spa Life

How relationships impact your ability to have a Spa Life, and the ability to have harmony in your relationships, by Diane Halfman, founder of Spa Life, On map it Monday.

Diane Halfman is a celebrity Speaker, Philanthropist and the international Premier Expert in the science and psychology of SpaLife. SpaLife is a lifestyle that accepts the notion that accomplishment and harmony can co-exist. She believes everyone deserves to experience surroundings that feel like a sanctuary of beauty. As the SpaLife Curator, she shows high-achieving women entrepreneurs how to create a life where ambition, accomplishment and harmony coexist.

Her process shows you how to bring balance into the Nine Elements of your life. This helps you eliminate clutter and consciously create a life that allows for more peace, joy, and satisfaction. While designing your SpaLife, Diane helps you create the ideal environment that inspires your goals and stimulates your optimal excellence, productivity and profitability.

Personal and Professional Values, Incorporating Your Values into your life

 

 

Diane Halfman is a celebrity Speaker, Philanthropist and the international Premier Expert in the science and psychology of SpaLife. SpaLife is a lifestyle that accepts the notion that accomplishment and harmony can co-exist. She believes everyone deserves to experience surroundings that feel like a sanctuary of beauty. As the SpaLife Curator, she shows high-achieving women entrepreneurs how to create a life where ambition, accomplishment and harmony coexist.

Her process shows you how to bring balance into the Nine Elements of your life. This helps you eliminate clutter and consciously create a life that allows for more peace, joy, and satisfaction. While designing your SpaLife, Diane helps you create the ideal environment that inspires your goals and stimulates your optimal excellence, productivity and profitability.

Personal and Professional values, How to incorporate them into your daily life and keep the top of mind, by Diane Halfman, Founder and curator of Spa life, inspired by Jim Bunch’s request that I share my strategy for incorporating my values into my life.

The “Must Have” Elements to Create Lasting Change

Any meaningful change requires both a compelling vision and a plan of action.

Often, when we aren’t successful at creating the lasting change we want, it’s because we are lacking in one of those two areas. Either we launched into action without a clear vision, or we had lots of great ideas but no plan of action.

To create a future that makes you excited and proud, you first must get specific aboutwhat you want your life to look and feel like. Once you can vividly feel this vision, it’s much easier to transform that vision into reality by then creating an action plan that sets you up to win AND anticipates the challenges that might arise.

When these challenges do appear, most people try to use willpower to keep their vision alive. At the gym, for example, it’s common to hear things like “No pain, no gain” or “I can DO this.”

Unfortunately, while it may help us achieve some short term results, our willpower is destined to fail over time. As humans, we are wired to avoid pain. This means our will to win eventually fails, and our vision simply doesn’t materialize.

Instead, try focusing on changing your environment and setting yourself up to win.

Your environment impacts everything.

If you’re trying to lose weight, would you put cupcakes on the counter, and stare at them all day saying, “I’m not going to eat those,” OR would you not bring cupcakes into your house at all?

Change also begins with your environment if you are looking to reduce clutter in your life and create more peace, calmness and happiness.

Why not immediately remove the “stuff” that is cluttering up your life and blocking your vision?

Is junk mail piling up? Try placing a recycling bin right where you enter your home. Immediately throw out any mail that you don’t need.

Cabinets overflowing? Reduce the number of place settings in your kitchen cabinets from 16 to 8.

Get rid of these “cupcakes” from your environment and you’ll have a better chance at turning your vision of your dream home and life into a reality.


Are you ready to start living your SpaLife? Get your copy of my “Nine Secrets to Step Into Your Spa Life” ebook today.

Clearing the Way for the New Year (radio interview)

 

I was blessed to have the opportunity to be interviewed recently by Dr. Anastasia Chopelas, founder of the Diamond Healing Method.

Dr. Chopelas is an expert when it comes to energy flow, and healing energy in particular. Since a large part of my work is teaching clients about having a clutter free, Spa Like environment, this interview created some wonderful synergy,

Dr. Chopelas said this about our interview:

“If there is anything I know about energy, it’s that it must flow.  The biggest block to flow is clutter and disorganization.  It can suck up your time, energy and will power faster than anything.  This is a perfect topic for the beginning of the year.  I know that the beginning of the year is common for making resolutions.  Instead, why not put new systems in place?”
 
Diane has solutions and systems for you.  Let’s focus on the energetic aspects of organization in many aspects of your life and how a little time spent every day can make a huge difference in your life, success and well being.”

Listen to our complete interview at http://bit.ly/dianehalfman

Hope you enjoy!

Strategies for Going from Clutter to Calm (online interview with tips)

Creating the right environment around you is EVERYTHING.

It needs to support who you are and what you really do, so that you don’t spend 6 weeks per year LOOKING for stuff, like the average person does.

For more tips like this, check out a recent interview that Realtor, Ginny Williams, did with me, on her “Get a Real Estate Life” Google Hangout.

This was a lot of fun, and I highly recommend setting aside some time to take a look at it.

15 Minutes — The Difference Between Organized and Overwhelm

I believe we can all agree that time is one of our most precious commodities. Some talk about wasting time or managing time. I like to look at it as how do we get to create the best time for us. For what is wasting time to some may be the perfect experience of time for others. That’s where priorities come in. By listing all the things that you have to do, all of the things that you want to do, and all of the things that you dream to do, you can get a better picture of what you want to be investing your time on.

Sometimes it’s a tragic event that gives us a reason to pause of how we are spending our time and really taking the time to look at what is most important to us. At some point it is wonderful to realize that we can create how we experience life and what we devote time to.

It may feel like some days are led by circumstance however everything that is presented to us we make the choice that leads us to sway aimlessly or choose a different direction that inspires us. Organizing your day around the priorities that are most important to you will lead to a much more enjoyable experience of life.

One of the easiest ways to see how we are investing our time is to utilize the alarm on our phone or watch or the simple egg timer. Set your timer for 15 minutes before any task and when the alarm goes off it will bring awareness to see if you have focused on what you set out to do or if you got derailed with a phone call, email or other task. Being aware of how you are spending your time is the first step to having more control of what you decide to be doing. The timer is not meant to be punitive, judgmental or rigid, it is merely an awareness tool to keep you on track with what you have decided is important for you to be devoting time toward.

By crafting tasks in 15 minute increments you will get more accomplished because you are better utilizing time by being more deliberate and focused with your actions. When the alarm goes off take a minute and ask yourself how you feel. If you are energized and engaged in your task then set another 15 minutes and keep going. If you feel tired, distracted or bored ask yourself what you need. Perhaps you need 15 minutes to go for a walk, drink water, eat a snack, take a power nap or stretch. Allow yourself the 15 minutes to get what you need so you can then be fresh and ready for the next 15 minutes.

These 15 minute increments can be used to check email, social media, return a phone call or change the laundry. As you become more deliberate with your time you will notice you enjoy what you are doing more fully. If you are repeatedly finding yourself not wanting to engage in an activity or are continually getting distracted then it is best to ask yourself why you are choosing to do it. Perhaps it’s an activity that would be better off if you delegated it to someone who enjoyed doing it. If you have decided you don’t really enjoy something however you know the end result will give you ultimate enjoyment then utilizing the 15 minute increments can make it much easier. If I am doing a lot of computer work (not my thing!) then I like to use 15 minute breaks to do something mindless like check Facebook or do Words with Friends. I feel like it’s a reward for being focused and then it’s easier to reengage my brain for tedious work when I know a break is 15 minutes away! If you know you work better in 30 or 60 minute segments then by all means set your timer for those time frames. Find your personal sweet spot of best attention and focus.

Make note of what is your most productive time of day as well. Are you better able to focus from 8-10am, 12-2pm, or 6-8pm? What is you most creative time of day? When you know your most energized time of day then schedule the most focused activities and tasks for those times so you will be more naturally productive.

What environments do you work best in? A formal office, the living room, your back yard or Starbucks?

When we look at our precious commodity of time there are many ways to devote to using it. Take the time to see how you are using yours through the 15 minute strategy.

What are you creating today in 15 minutes?

Yours truly from Clutter to Calm, 

Diane

The 8 Action Files that keep you on task

How your inbox and to do lists are keeping you unorganized: The 8 Action Files that keep you on task

So how many times have you picked up your mail or a stack of papers looking for something you “just had”? A lot of time can be wasted picking though the same stacks over and over again. An alternative is to ask yourself what is this mail, note or business card for?

By having an open file box in a visible place such as your kitchen, entry table or office desk sets you up for successfully dealing with paper and being able to get your hands on what you need immediately. By having 8 hanging files labelled with what action needs to be taken, you only need to handle that paper once until you actually need it or use it. Below are the 8 hanging files you will need for your action box.

  1. To Pay. Even with online bill pay there is always a couple things you have to write a check for. Something like property taxes with the amount due can be a good trigger for what’s coming up to pay. You can better budget knowing what’s due that may not be part of your monthly auto bills. You can even keep your current checkbook in the file for easy access.
  2. To Call. You can keep a piece of paper in this file and write a list of people you need to call. You can have one piece of paper for business calls and one for social calls. You can keep notes for calls like Post It’s or business cards. I like to keep a To Call list on my Notes section of my phone. See my Phone Notes Blog for more details on this. Even being electronic you may have notes or information you need for a call that you can keep in this file.
  3. To Write/Email. This can be for hand written things so you could put a thank you note in this file for anything you need to write including stamps. You can also include anything you need to write on the computer or email. This could also be doctor forms or business forms that need to be filled out.
  4. Waiting for Response. This would be the notes, paper or information you need for someone who needs to get back to you. Perhaps a utility bill that you’ve left a message and they need to get back to you. Or perhaps a note for a meeting you need to review when a client or colleague returns your call.
  5. Coupons. This is the place to stash any coupons, gift cards, discounts, on line deals you’ve bought or offers. Make note of the expiration dates. When possible put these things on calendar when you are going to use them so you get the most value out of them and use them before they expire. If you know you will not be using it before the expiration date either don’t get it or don’t put it in here in the first place. In the mail when you get the coupon books or ads only tear out what you know you will use or the “that would be nice” or “someday I might do that”.
  6. Errands. This is for any piece of paper you would need to take with you outside of your home. It could be a receipt to return something, a boarding pass for a flight, forms from a class or seminar or school papers for kids.
  7. To File. This is an easy place to put papers that need to go into your filing system. See my 10 Tips to Organize your Office Blog for a quick and easy way to find all of your files more quickly.
  8. To Read. Anything you want to read. If it is a magazine and you only want to read one to two articles then tear them out and put them in this file. This includes mail you want to read later in more detail. Again, ask yourself if you really are going to set the time aside to read whatever you put in there. If it’s something that comes every month ask yourself will I read it this week and even before the next edition arrives? Better yet cancel any magazines that you consistently don’t make time to read. You can take this file with you when you leave the house in case you have 5-15 minutes waiting for an appointment where you can read some of these things and then recycle them. If you find this file is getting very thick either set time aside to really read these things or recycle them for more relevant or pressing items you need to read. If you are going on a trip or want to dedicate some weekend time to read you could put the magazine or longer reads in a Travel Reading bin to read for those occasions.

Feel free to book an individual session or attend one of our group classes listed under events on my website www.DianeHalfman.com if you would like more support in building this tool.

Yours from Clutter to Calm,

Diane