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Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Author and Time Coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ (www.ScheduleMakeover.com) process. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs. McGraw Hill is publishing Elizabeth’s first book: The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress
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How to Rebalance When You Get Off Track

May 5, 2015 One of the biggest misconceptions about time management is that if you just get the right systems in place, all of your time management stress will be solved forever. But that way of thinking is simply not accurate. Your systems and routines are extremely important, but they are not everything....

Taking the Idealistic Approach to Everything on Your To-Do List Is Not Ideal

May 1, 2015 Many of you are “idea” people who: Often think of different ways to approach a problem Like to do things “ideally” Care about quality Feel a bit dissatisfied with most results Your pursuit of excellence is a huge asset when pursuing your most important time investments as Cal Newport so...

The Secret to Reducing Deadline Stress

August 14, 2014 When you and your stakeholders don’t see eye-to-eye on the timing of communications and deadlines—stress happens. Why is setting time expectations so important? The challenge for leaders is that if you don’t set expectations, your stakeholders will. That means you may go for months—or even years—feeling like you’re constantly being...

Time Management: Taming Your Inner Rebel

May 22, 2014 But I don’t waaant to. Attempts to start or follow a routine come to a screaming halt when your inner routine rebel just doesn’t want to cooperate. No matter how much you recognize on an intellectual level that you need more structure, on an emotional level, you resist it. Why?...

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

February 10, 2014 This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can’t seem to implement real changes in our behavior. As a time coach, I’ve...

Why Even Your Surgeon Needs a Coach

January 14, 2014 How would you feel if you knew your surgeon had a coach? It’s natural if your first thought is: What’s wrong with him? But according to Atul Gawande, in his The New Yorker article “Coaching a Surgeon: What Makes Top Performers Better,” you should be thrilled. Atul found that coaching...

Stress Less By Setting Expectations With Colleagues

July 1, 2013 When you and your stakeholders don’t see eye-to-eye on the timing of communications and deadlines —stress happens! To help you prevent frustration and feel more in control, here's how to set expectations with customers and colleagues. So, why is setting time expectations so important? The challenge for government leaders is...

How to Beat Information Overload and Get Things Done

April 2, 2013 I’m finding that lately overwhelm is rampant. Whether it's checking email, going to meetings or using social media, the demands on our time are extreme and potentially endless. To combat this time assault, I’ve developed this two-part method: Ask Yourself, Why? Before you engage in any activity, always ask yourself...

6 Simple Ways to Expand Your Network

February 6, 2013 It can feel really overwhelming to think about meeting new people. How can you expand your network when you can barely keep up with the people you know? I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over investing in meeting new people is not a good...

Never Be Late Again With The 'On Time is Late' Principle

January 15, 2013 Life rarely perfectly follows a plan. But that doesn’t mean that you should just give up and not make a plan. It means that you should embrace a realistic expectation of what planning can and can not do for you: Planning Can Not: Guarantee everything will go perfectly. Make all...