Are you working all-the-time?

Do you forget to shower or have lunch because it’s not clear where your workday ends and real life begins?

When that happens, you’re never getting the break you know you need in order to do your best.

But, you may be thinking, there is so much to do. Everyone needs something, email never stops, and you like the feeling of being productive and available.

It’s a cycle many of us believe we thrive in. I’ve heard more than a few executives, business owners, and freelancers pride themselves on working all the time. As if this is what it means to be successful.

What better week to create more personal freedom and reinvent our work lives than when many of us are celebrating our independence?

Check out my quick tip for doing just that in my latest column at


One little word is getting in your way

"Don't should all over yourself."

I say it to clients often, so much so that many now catch themselves mid-sentence while we're speaking.

Should is prolific. It's what parents and teachers told us when we were younger and what you say to yourself more often than you may realize.

It also is a big contributor to feeling stuck.

Keeping reading for my latest column at about the trouble with should and how to banish it from your vocabulary.