Sustainable Schedules that Work. Managing Expectations.

As we Rethink Project Management, or at least as rethink our schedules around our energy, focus and productive rhythms, over each day, week or even the month, we'll often run into those who expect us to continue our old habits of dropping everything to 'help' them. In the earlier videos, I addressed facing yourself in identifying what needs to change for your schedule to be more productive. Here, we take it out into the world. How do you set, and manage, expectations, so your feasible schedule stands?

Managing Expectations. How?

If that sounds 'trivial', how have you been doing with completing what you have scheduled in your calendar? When working on your business, do client e-mails (urgent or not) eliminate your existing priorities? Is that moving your business forward?

Common challenges among clients and peers: 

  1. Clear boundaries. When are you 'Available'?

  2. Lead by example. Honour your boundaries.

  3. Standing firm when others push those limits.

I don't give you all the answers, but here's an invitation to simply live this - no defensive stance, no long explanations - simply available and not...

What do you foresee as insurmountable, here?

More inspiration, if you need it, to make this a priority for yourself. Nothing feels as great as operating at your best in every area! Read more.

Stay Tuned

Continuing to improve on video for more face time, I look forward to a deeper connection with you, this year. Stay tuned on Social Media (links below). Of course, if you're trying to transition from the rat race to a healthier pace, I'm here to help you have that conversation with yourself. Whether I hold space as you process out loud, or you need some strategic guidance to minimize disruption to business continuity, Let's chat.

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Crystal-Marie Sealy, MBA, is a speaker and business strategy consultant focused on pricing, social media and more, for established small businesses, entrepreneurs and executives. President and founder of Successiory and her signature E.A.S.Y. Strategy process, Crystal-Marie works with professionals who want to build sustainable (livable) business models around their lifestyles and create sustainable client community on social media. She also speaks and delivers workshops at business and motivational conferences on business entrepreneurial strategy for pricing, your schedule and client social media community. Connect with her and subscribe at


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(2016-Aug-18) On paper, my career began in 2001, spans Successiory (2009), my MBA from the Schulich School of Business (2010), two countries and several industries, including business strategy, social media consulting, environmental and engineering consulting, higher education and more (see LinkedIn). 

In 2015, I was nominated for Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Awards,Entrepreneur of the Year and became an bestseller on August 9th 2015. I spoke at 12 events in 2015 alone, including several GroYourBiz Advisory Boards, Bank of Montreal (paid), Iler Campbell’s Tools Conference and Toronto Public Libraries’ Small Business (sometimes paid) series. I think I love speaking!

On a personal note, I'm an MBA, entrepreneur, millennial, dancer, author and so much more yet, like you, I don't fit the stereotypes. After years of workaholism and the health and relationship losses that go with that lifestyle, I've stopped 'paying lip service' to terms like authenticity, self care and sustainability. My health scare pushed me into living them. Here's hoping I can inspire you to live and work better without learning the hard way. Welcome. Still curious? More here...

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