decision matters

Be intentional with your time

Find more joy, Improve efficiency, and Experience balance and harmony at home, at work, in life.

Circles of influence.

Not all activities matter equally

We can change the quality of our life by changing the activities we choose. Happiness and peak performance is when we align what we value with the activity.

The method

Color your choices

Just as with heavy traffic on the freeway, our daily activity traffic congests our day. We can manage this "activity traffic" with the same colors of a common traffic light.

These colors can help us deal with interruptions and distractions immediately when they occur so we can make better choices of the activities we to do. Want to know how? Get the download.

Know when to GO, when to STOP, when to use CAUTION, and when to say NO.
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The action

How it works


An interruption occurs, prompting you to switch activities. "A ding, text, call, or thought."


You pause momentarily and ask yourself the priority question: "what color is this?" Red, green, yellow, or gray.


You take immediate action based on the priority of the interruption or distraction. Stop, go, caution, or no.

practical application

How to use it

Bad decisions can be avoided when we pause, take a moments, determine the priority, then choose. Know when to stop, go, when to use caution, and when to say NO.

Traffic light

Distractions can be visual, auditory, and cognitive. For example, talking, texting, ambient noise, information overload, and mind wandering.

Traffic light

Intrusions (others), breaks, and rumination are common interruptions. Examples include; Notifications, calls, messages, and chat apps.

Traffic light
With Others

Coloring your choices is an effective way to prioritize meetings, conversations, emails, slack messages, and drop-in visits.

The book

An easy approach to time

The problem is not time itself but our perception of time. We underestimate the value and impact of time on our lives and those around us.

We dismiss time as though we have an infinite amount. Discover five skills that can help you win the battle against time.

Attack Your Day Before It Attacks You Book Cover