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Lisa Montanaro – Multi-Tasking Decreases Productivity: Fact or Myth?

Jan 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“To do two things at once – is to do neither.” ~ Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus, 100 A.D. When we need to accomplish many tasks, we do 2-3 things at once, sometimes more. We do this in order to be more productive. Multi-tasking has basically become the American way. In fact, employers often include “multi-tasking” […]



Lisa Montanaro – Done is Better Than Perfect

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

So, you are a perfectionist. And proud of it! And in some ways, that serves you really well. You maintain high standards, delivery quality, and people value your level of expertise. But sometimes, that perfectionism is causing you stress, procrastination, and depriving the world of receiving your great ideas and content. So what to do? […]



Lisa Montanaro – Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Oct 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

You have probably heard the phrase, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Some of you may live by that mantra. Others may feel the fear and let it paralyze them, never taking risks, living a life of safety and complacency. Fear is a natural emotion that we all feel at times, and that can […]



Lisa Montanaro – You CAN Have it All – Just Not at the Same Time

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Recently, I attended the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), held in Baltimore, MD. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing and hearing the closing keynote speaker, Dan Thurmon. I first encountered Dan at the National Speakers Association (NSA) annual conference in Anaheim in July 2011, during which he was inducted […]



Lisa Montanaro – Change is Good – I’ll Go First

Sep 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change. ~ Buddha The only constant thing in our lives is change. However, few people like — much less love — changing. There are many famous quotes about change, all conveying the same general message: that change is inevitable and […]



Lisa Montanaro – What the St. Lucians Can Teach Us About Running a Successful Business

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

I am always amazed at how travel can improve your business and your life. Recently, my husband and I visited the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. It was a fantastic vacation by all accounts. The island is a marvel of nature with soaring peaks, an active volcano, lush rainforests, volcanic sand beaches, etc. We […]



Lisa Montanaro – Know Your Limits When Volunteering

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Just Say No! Knowing Your Limits When Taking on Volunteer Leadership Roles As an entrepreneur or any other type of business professional, you are probably often asked to take on volunteer leadership positions, such as a Board member, a committee chair, etc. These roles can be incredibly satisfying from a personal and professional standpoint. However, it […]



Lisa Montanaro – In Defense of Balance for Entrepreneurs

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Anyone that knows me (or even just meets me) can tell that I love my business and work really hard. But I’m not only a passionate entrepreneur, I am a multi-passionate person! One of the worst mistakes I’ve ever made when I first became an entrepreneur was to “compartmentalize” my life. It dawned on me […]



Lisa Montanaro – How Do You Define Business Success?

Jul 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“Vision, Passion, Discipline, Risk: In a life filled with success, these virtues are at once inseparable and inescapable making one unstoppable.” ~ Anonymous Recently, I was coaching a business client, and we were having a conversation about business success. I asked her to share with me her definition of business success. After a pregnant pause, she […]



Lisa Montanaro – Multi-Tasking Decreases Productivity: Fact or Myth?

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“To do two things at once – is to do neither.” ~ Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus, 100 A.D. When we need to accomplish many tasks, we do 2-3 things at once, sometimes more. We do this in order to be more productive. Multi-tasking has basically become the American way. In fact, employers often include “multi-tasking” […]