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Okay, so I am a child of the 80’s and may, or may not have, gone to school wearing fishnet gloves, my permed hair tied up with a bandana, and a large crucifix around my neck.  I fondly remember The Material Girl in her early videos on Much Music in Canada and MTV here in the U.S.


Sigh…yes, Madonna eventually became the Material Mom and to fast forward time is now a mother of 6 with a fortune, according to Forbes Magazine of over half a billion dollars.  Yes, yes, yes – she likely has a team of chefs, nannies, drivers, and the like however how does she find time to be a mother and a mogul?  The answer is simple – she allegedly schedules time with her children individually.


That leads me to my first tip of The 3…


Schedule Time or It Doesn’t Happen


I teach my students, and stressed out consulting clients, to schedule time individually with each of their children, partner, close friends, and family.  The reality is that if it isn’t written down, it doesn’t happen.


With the end of the year closing in quickly, I suggest you take time in the coming days to look at your schedule, write out a list of the people who are most important to you, and schedule them in.  Yes, for the chaos minded there is a modicum of lack of spontaneity however the reality is that things are much less likely to happen for you busy people if they are not pre-planned.



How to Get People to Reply to Your Email


Okay, what began with a moment of frustration turned into a full-blown, tip filled, blog.  On a daily basis, I receive over 100 emails and despite the fact that I have someone who assists me with them, I could literally spend hours responding to the deluge of communication.


I teach my students to write short emails i.e. 1-3 lines maximum.  No one has time to read a variable War and Peace diatribe where you go over the gory details of every aspect of your back story leading up to the event.  No, the average person receives 88 emails per day and responds to about 37 of them.  The 51 who do not get replies are likely making common, fixable errors.


Check out my latest blog post (a quick read) on how to get email replies faster.


Will Becoming a Vegetarian Give You More Energy?


Yes, yes, yes – the debate rages on and the reality is this, coming from a vegetarian, the only way you will know if that fatigue, exhaustion, foggy headed, apathy is coming from your animal product consumption is to go veg for a period of time.


The Netflix documentary, What the Health, attributes many diseases to over-consumption of animal products.  This veggie girl will attest that energy is essential to being productive and frankly, you are not going to crush it the way you want to if you feel like dirt.


Check out the preview of What The Health on YouTube  and schedule in time to watch the documentary.  Again, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says, only you will know if your energy and productivity increase from a plant based diet when you go on one.


Alright productivity lovers and pursuers of achievement.  That is this week’s 3.  I would love for you to check out my new course – OYL Business Academy.  This program includes 8 sessions with me and 3 additional virtual workspace periods.  It is designed to help you step into your power™ when it comes to branding yourself and your business.  Click here to find out more.

Susan Sly

Author Susan Sly

Susan Sly is considered a thought leader in AI, award winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and tech investor. Susan has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime, ABC Family, and quoted in Forbes Online, Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance, and more. She is the mother of four and has been working in human potential for over two decades.

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