Musings about living an imperfectly perfect life: Creativity, entrepreneurship, authentic living, and finding our superpowers.

This Messy Life Lain Ehmann is a superhero. Shh. Don't tell.

05 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Man vs. Man: Why Do We Fight Our Better Selves?

Callie was working on a book report today, and she had to choose what kind of conflict was presented in her book: Man vs. Man, Man vs. World, Man vs. Self. In her case (the Hardy Boys) the conflict was Man vs. Man. But it got me thinking that most of the conflict we have […]

25 November 2014 ~ 2 Comments

The Myths That Are KILLING Your Productivity – #2: You Just Have to Do MORE

The Myths That Are KILLING Your Productivity – #2: You Just Have to Do MORE

We’re back with Myth #2 in the series of Myths That Are KILLING Your Productivity. Today, I tackle the idea that you have to do MORE to be productive. We often think that if we’re not making progress, we just have to do MORE stuff. But actually, the secret to productivity lies in doing LESS. […]

19 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Myths That Are KILLING Your Productivity – #1: One Size Fits All

The Myths That Are KILLING Your Productivity – #1: One Size Fits All

I got such a great response from our two videos on “Procrastination: Friend or Foe” that I decided to do a whole series on myths that are killing your productivity. Here’s Myth #1: One Size Fits All. Have you ever fallen victim to the “it worked for them, it must work for me” trap? Or […]

11 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Procrastination Part II

We talked previously about how sometimes procrastination is NOT a sin… and it can actually SERVE you. But if the big P is keeping you from accomplishing your goals and the stuff you gotta get done, then there’s a problem. This video will go over the three reasons underlying procrastination, and what to do about […]

10 November 2014 ~ 6 Comments

Procrastination: Friend or Foe? (Part I)

Common wisdom says that people who get things done AHEAD of time are vastly superior to those of us who wait until the last minute. I DISAGREE. Even though I’m someone who typically had school assignments completed way in advance, some people actually NEED to procrastinate. Here’s why: Are you a procrastinator by nature, or […]

05 November 2014 ~ 7 Comments

The Day I Finally Said “Screw It.”

I’m not a big swear-er. But there are times when a bit of colorful language is called for. Watch this video to see what brought me to that point and what I did after. Don’t worry – it’s strictly PG! AND… after you watch, please think about joining us for the Energy Jet-Pack Five-Week Challenge. […]

25 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Enough with the Excuses!

Excuses are like bellybuttons. We all have them – but some stick out more than others. That really makes no sense, but it’s still kinda funny. The point is, excuses are everywhere. But when you start to believe your own excuses, you are in BIG TROUBLE. Here’s why: What is your favorite excuse? How’s that […]

22 October 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Why You Should NOT “Manage Your Time”

So many people think that if they just move the right tasks into the right holes, they can fit more in – kind of like Tetris. But the truth is, when you focus on time management, you’re looking at the wrong thing. Here’s why:

21 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How to Tackle a Big Project Without Getting Overwhelmed

When we think about working towards a big goal or project, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We try to tackle it all in one gigantic step instead of breaking it apart. But even when it’s broken up, it can seem very intimidating. Where to start? In this short video, I show you how to get […]

20 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments


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