This weeks guest, Elizabeth Saunders, author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment, will help you to reduce stress in your life, spend more time with those you love, and do it all guilt free!! As an entrepreneur, Elizabeth realized her business was overtaking every aspect of her life, leaving her depleted, full of stress and guilt. She was was forced to master her own schedule and over the last 7 years, has been helping others do the same. Are you a devout planner or the spontaneous type? Either way, Elizabeth will help you to learn how to find a balance. Steps Towards Balance 1. Do you want to change? 2. What are your priorities? 3. Create actions towards your desired change -Create a specific action with deadline. -Put it in your schedule -allow yourself to be imperfect! 30 minutes is a great start Hints to completing your To Do List. 1. Set lower expectations of what you want to accomplish 2. Clarify which way do you except change -Build Change: Modify things 1 at a time, and build a new habit step by step. -Embrace Change: Change a ton of things all at once. 3. Set Realistic Goals -Professional goals: 1-2 per week -Personal goals: 1 per week -Annual goals, (some people find annual goals overwhelming) -Write goals in schedule 4. Try an organizational app. -Evernote, an external hard drive to your brain -Wunderless -Things -Good old notebook 5. Daily planning -Look over the previous day: what did/didn’t get done -look over the coming day: adapt and adjust -times to look over schedule: morning, after work, bedtime 6. Ask for help Create Successful Workout Routine -The night before decide what time you need to go to bed and what you need to prepare for your workout (clothes, lunches, etc.) -Some find working out has to happen first thing in the morning, before starting their day. -Some have a ritual of coffee and newspaper, but have a set point where you stop and transition into your exercise routine. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Elizabeth offers one on one training, group training, employee training. Find Elizabeth at: RealLifeE.com Twitter: Facebook: Leave a review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, text OSFreview to 33444 To leave a review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast click NOW! Want to contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: RyanTX2LA@gmail.com Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.” And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!