Do you feel like life is a bit out of control? I get you! There is chaos swirling around us. We hear daily of pandemic news, political debates, social unrest, and economic catastrophes.

How can we focus during these times?

Jon Gordon writes,

"Three things you control every day are your ATTITUDE, your EFFORT, and your ACTIONS.

As I write, I keep being reminded of one of my favorite saying, "grit with grace." I think I first heard that phrase spoken by Carrie Wilkerson. Wow, what a concept.

Today, let's look at ways to dig deep and bring back control into our everyday lives.

Today, I was working with a client who is building her first landing page. We had finished the technical aspects of integrating a payment system and importing her contacts, ensuring they were tagged correctly. Today’s session was brainstorming the content and key elements for her to craft her message.

While I do not claim to be a marketing guru, I have done a lot of training in marketing and I know what works for me.

As we spoke, I pulled out some notes started rattling off some key components she would cover on her landing page. What do you think the next question was that she asked?

“Do you have that written down?”

She wanted to see the information and create based on my building blocks. I assured her I would send her my brainstorming notes after our call. Next steps? I created what I call the 7 Critical Components for a Magical Landing Page.

Today’s episode covers the broader picture of creating your message for your landing page.

I have a free resource for you that shows you the 7 Critical Components for a Magical Landing Page. Visit to download now.

I want to shift our perspective. Write another formula to success. We need to manage our time and energy, not control it. It is not work-life balance but work-life rhythm.

As women, we wear so many hats. We put so much pressure on ourselves to conform to outside standards. You know what? I will get the things done, but it just may look a little different from what someone else feels is the best way.

We usually don’t have the luxury of offboarding life crisis and chaos to others. They have to be handled, often in real-time. – Lisa Olinda

Additional Resources

Manage Your Time & Energy Blog Post


I thought I would take a few minutes today to introduce myself and let you get to know me. Whenever I say that phrase "getting to know you," I just start mentally humming the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I.

"Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me.
Getting to know you. Putting it my way but nicely.
You are precisely, my cup of tea."

Today, let's focus on you "getting to know me," and hopefully, I will be your cup of tea!

If you would be interested in having a 15-minute session with me, visit and schedule a time, or you can send me questions at

Michael Hyatt says,

The secret to becoming more productive is not managing your time but your energy.

How do we manage to rest in a time of crisis? 

Let’s focus for a few minutes as I bring you a 3-2-1 chaos buster punch on REST. 

If you have watched the Disney movie UP, you have seen how the dogs are distracted every time a squirrel passes. I currently feel like I have a ton of squirrels in my day.

Learn how to manage your attention during chaos?

Here are three thoughts to provoke you, two ideas to inspire you, and one item to act on!

Today, I am just NOT feeling it. I want to be productive, but every cell in my body is screaming NO!

Do you ever have days like this?

Anne Frank says,

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”

While it may appear to an outsider that I am just lazy, really, I am dealing with resistance.

What is resistance? I like this definition:

A force that tends to oppose or delay motion.

What force are you dealing with today that is hindering your motion? Mine is a complicated combination of fatigue, personal matters, and another area that I will address later.

Today, let’s focus on pushing through resistance and progressing forward.

What do you do when your website has been hacked three times in the first year of business?

Your WordPress site is not safe just because you are a small business owner. When I started my business website, I was hacked three times in the first year. Website security became very important to me quickly.

I have a free infographic to help you manage your WordPress chaos with ease. Click here for the free download.

I have done webinars and public events teaching about email. I recently had an associate ask for tips on creating folders and setting up rules in their desktop Outlook.

Let us look at a few ways YOU can control your email chaos in  Outlook.

You can read more about this episode at

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"I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo."

The quote above may seem like a strange quote, but it resonated with me as I struggle to grasp the swirling chaos of the world around me.

So many events are out of my control. People are dying, many unjustly. Businesses are struggling due to COVID-19. Some are being looted and destroyed.

How do we move forward? I feel paralyzed. I have so few answers and so many questions. Much seems uncertain right now.

Today, let's focus on being productive even when chaos is all around us.

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