23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy.

1. Turn Off Alerts

It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see efficiency skyrocket once you tell your phone to shut its blabbering mouth.

The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence Challenge is Here! Join Me!

The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence Challenge is Here. Join Me on Instagram!

Since I have made it my life’s mission over the past ten years to empower women to get off the fence and unstuck, I’m super excited to launch my 7 day #GetOffTheFence Challenge to guide us into 2020.

It’s simple to participate!

Follow me here on Instagram and follow my daily life coaching homework to begin getting off the fence. The challenge will go 7 days long.

Plan Your Year with a Resolution Each Month

I’ve been contemplating the end of the decade, and this year, I am offering you something new.

This year, you are the artist of your own blank canvas, and I have offered you a focus for each month to take you through the first year of the new decade.

I have left it vague and fairly open on purpose: this exercise is to get you introspective and intentional.

How Do You Talk To People?

How Do You Talk To People?

The Practice: Try A Softer Tone.


When our kids were little, I’d come home from work wanting some peace after the daily roller-coaster and often walk into a living room full of stuff – toy trucks, tennis shoes, bags of chips, etc. At the time, the arrangement my wife and I had was that I’d be primarily responsible for income and she’d be primarily responsible for taking care of the kids, including getting them to pick up after themselves. When we were both home, we divided the housework and child-rearing evenly.

Creating Your Self-Care Regime

Happy Monday! I am thrilled to share my latest SELF-CARE Infographic with you! My prescription is 30-60 minutes a day of self-care activities.

This is all part of my new talk coming out in 2020 called The Diamond Edge: How To Get What You Want While Giving Yourself What You Need

If you enjoy it, please feel free to share it with someone who needs the reminder to care for themselves.

Have a wonderful Monday, and an early Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! 

HOLIDAY PROMO: 1-On-1 Life Coaching with Erica Diamond

“Every year we follow the same routine, we list New Year’s resolutions that we vow to keep, we cross our fingers, and we step into the next year. Unfortunately, only 8% of New Year’s resolutions are successful.” – Deepak Chopra Center

It’s November and we are nearing the end of the DECADE. How would you feel if you could truly live your purpose and passion, make a strategic plan to manifest your goals, get unstuck and live your life to the fullest? And then how would you feel having someone hold your hand throughout the process– your own accountability partner?

I am here to help.

I have life coached THOUSANDS of women around the world for the past 15 years. It is my mission to empower and teach women how to manifest a life they love. 

Every Little Thing Matters

I did a thing today.

Actually I drove away from the thing I wanted to do because I wasn’t sure about it.

I picked up my daughter as planned and when she got in the car, I told her about what I saw and what I wanted to do. She said, “If you don’t feel right about not doing something, you should go back.” So, I drove back with my Joy to the place where the woman stood holding a cardboard sign that read, “Please I have no job. I have two kids and we are hungry.”

Come on now.

We all know in our heart of hearts that no one wants to stand on a street with a sign begging for help. We’re sometimes just so wrapped up in our own worries being mindless to others around us that we don’t imagine how good and easy we have it. Or worse, and I’m guilty of this too, we shove a few coins in their hands so we can feel better about ourselves.

Meeting Your Edge

If you’re not afraid, it’s not your edge.

If you’re not resistant, it’s not your edge. If you can coast through it, it’s not your edge.

If you’re not feeling raw, it’s not your edge. If you’re trying to fit yourself into a mental framework, it’s not your edge. If you think you’ve got it figured out, it’s not your edge.

If you leap too soon, you’ll bounce back to your old ways before long; and if you wait too long to leap, you’ll remain bound to your old ways after the novelty of seeing different ground has worn thin. Going to your edge is not a one-time activity; it’s a way of being.

WomenOnTheFence Celebrates Its 10th Blogiversary!

Ten years ago today, I wrote my first blog post. It’s our’s 10th BLOGIVERSARY!

How things have changed over the past decade. Growth, evolution, stumbles, triumphs, watching my babies grow. 

Thank you for sticking with me. I am grateful beyond measure.

How my first post went, September 11, 2009:

Happy Birthday To Me

By Janice Croze

46 today. I am still here, baby. I have more pounds and wrinkles than I want. But I am still here — and I will never be as young as I am today!

My dad died when he was 56 of a brain aneurism and his dad died at 42 of a brain aneurism.

My dad was always sure he would die young – the age his dad died a marker he couldn’t ignore.

Just as my dad did, I can’t ignore the marker of my father’s early death.


Only ten years older than I am.