Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

The entrepreneurial dilemma: Do you really have to choose?

Over at Inc yesterday, columnist Jessica Stillman focused on that perennial question of trade-offs. Randi Zuckerberg had tweeted a statement that seemed to encapsulate the entrepreneurial dilemma Stillman wanted to highlight: “Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” It i… read more »

Random life updates

The good news is that the 1-year-old is usually sleeping through the night. The bad news is that the 4-year-old woke me up at 5 a.m. today because the slippers she elected to sleep in had fallen off her feet. We had a discussion about not calling Mommy unless it is an actual emergency. I could not get back to sleep, so I decided to get up, shower, and work, but as soon a… read more »

Do flexible schedules lead to loneliness?

Thanks to alert readers who sent me a recent New York Times article by Cristobal Young called “You don’t need more free time.” The thesis, based on time diaries, is that leisure time is a network good. It is most enjoyed when it is experienced at the same time as other people. Young implied that this had negative implications for flexible schedules. Whil… read more »

That sense of being on the clock, and how to escape the ticking

When I give workshops, I like to have a few participants keep track of their time for a week beforehand. I find these time logs give me a good sense of what people in the audience care about. We talk about challenges and strategies, and people can learn from each other. Some issues are unique to industries, but some keep popping up again and again. One I saw a lot in m… read more »

Gym on Weekends – Working Mother Sticky Situations Videos

Back in April, I recorded several videos with Working Mother magazine about the “sticky situations” working parents face. I was sharing them for a while, then the website crashed. Now it is time to continue sharing them! This particular sticky situation – You like to go to the gym on weekends, but that is also time to spend with kids! So what do you… read more »