3rd Thursday with GJ, Thursday, 21 March 2024 ~ “Quarterly Check”

Happy March!!! I am back from my Spring Break!! (You should do ‘something’ every quarter to rest, renew, and refresh yourself!!) So – where are you in your first quarter of 2024? On-track; horribly, off-track? Scrambling to stay afloat? Review!! Yes – review. Your planner for this quarter last year. Also, your planner for this quarter of 2024. Where is your focus? Are you meeting the clients you need to meet your goals? Start small and work your way up to a good system for YOU!

I would be remiss if I did not do a little self-promotion!! Please visit my Resource Page and check out the 2 podcasts I was honored to be a part of in February. [Click on Resource Page above]

If you haven’t already gotten yourself going … now is certainly the time! We are almost finished with the first Quarter. Write down what you need to accomplish. Set completion dates. Schedule those dates in your calendar. GET MOVING! It is never too late so long as you are in motion.

UNTIL next month… all the very best.


3rd Thursday with GJ – Thursday, 15 February 2024 ~ “Love Is In The AIR”

Greetings on this 15 February 2024. Curious timing – Valentine’s Day falling on Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent). So, clearly – “LOVE is in the air!”

Let’s zero in on YOU!! What self-love do you practice on you? Do you get a massage? Do you meet up with a good friend for lunch? Do you have an evening hobby time? Do you ‘make’ time in your day to have a quiet sit with a cup of tea? Do you make use of Day Planning – not too restrictive, life happens and interrupts!! But enough, that you have a definite flow to your day with tasks getting done that lead to an accomplished week?

If not, good time to put ‘YOU’ in the picture. Going 24/7 – leads to burnout.

Here are a few tips:

1. Use Saturday or Sunday to plan your coming week.

2. Keep an errands list. (When something ‘pops up’ – you have a place to write it down).

3. Leave room in your day for overflow.

4. Have a “theme” for your day, week, or month. It helps you stay focused. (If an emergency intrudes – handle it; then, get back on your path!)

5. Institute “me time” into your day. Going to a meeting – take a cup of tea or your favorite coffee. Go early and use 10 minutes of quiet time for you. Take the stairs for exercise. Are you the Presenter – drink a glass of water (keep the brain cells happy and other body parts).

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Until next month … each day is what YOU make it!​


3rd Thursday with GJ, Thursday,18 January 2024 ~ “Happy New Year, Is It?!!”

You are mid-way through the month. What is on tap? Working on your new plan? ‘Theme’ your day; ‘Theme’ your week {chose a focus}. If you have no idea what I am talking about – we need to chat, please schedule a 15-minute call!!

I am excited to share a 3rd Podcast link. I was invited to have a discussion with Thanh Pham, CEO of Asian Efficiency in December 2023. Our session aired 8 January 2024 { Click here }. The title is: “Discover How The DISC Personality Test Will Transform Your Productivity w/ Gloria-Jean Brown (TPS490)

​Have you chosen a Word/short Phrase for the Year 2024 (to keep you guided and on track)? Mine is ‘D.A.F.’ (Disciplined, Analytical, Focused)!

Did you take time to review 2023 – what were your WINS in those 365 days?? What do you want to build on in 2024? Do you have your first ‘self-care’ getaway of the year planned … I do – for March! You must take breaks from this high-paced living we are forced to do. Honestly, I do something every quarter. Some events are out of town; others are what we call “stay-cations”. There is plenty to do and see in your area, also. Or, spend a week enjoying your hobby. My new pursuit for 2024 is watercolor. Find something you enjoy or have wanted to do … and schedule relax-time to pursue!!

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All the best … until next month.


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3rd Thursday with GJ, 21 Dec 2023 ~ “Fun Times on The Way to New Reality”

Happy Holidays!!

Won’t hold you long; have some nuggets for the new year coming.

Do take time to review your 2023!! Was it all you wanted it to be? What do you want to see happen in 2024? What steps are you willing to take to bring that vision to fruition?

Put a little structure into your planning. Designate certain tasks for specific days. Have a day with NO meetings. Design your week for your way of working – for your style! If you don’t know your style – contact me <–{[email protected]} to purchase and take the DiSC assessment {no coaching required … unless you want to add accountability (smiles)}.

Interruptions come to us all – but they should be less when you have ‘crafted’ your day to your style. You are more naturally productive. You know your energy level highs and lows. You know your flow state and how to achieve it. Monday, you have a plan – you start our week strong. Tuesday brings unexpected events and you waiver or even drop our plan altogether. Wednesday, you stop to figure out ‘what happened’ – how do I get back on track? Thursday – much better. You have regained your footing. Friday – you close out as much as you can to end on a good note. All-in-all, the week was OK. But could it have been smoother; more decisive decisions made; you not so frazzled? There is a benefit in ‘self-care’.

And – NOW … the weekend is here. Time to review last week and draft your plan for the coming week. Will you make it past Tuesday … unscathed?

HAPPY BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON TO YOU AND YOURS!! Enjoy and have fun and get ready for a tremendously, productive 2024.


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3rd Thursday with GJ – Thursday, 16 November 2023 ~ “Maximize Holiday Fun”

Happy November to everyone. I will share this remembrance piece for your holiday planning and to help remind you to maximize your enjoyment your way!!

Stress-less Holidays in 10 Steps

[You choose who you are with, where you go and what activities you do – make it FUN!]

1. Starting with Thanksgiving – do something to help those less fortunate (give money, give can goods, cook for someone, drive someone to a Thanksgiving event…..something!!) Then, enjoy your day but, in moderation. Enjoy all – but, in small portions – take your time, don’t fill your plate to overflowing. Take time to enjoy the different foods you will be blessed to eat. Enjoy the company of those you are with. If you are normally alone – invite a friend, co-worker, a neighbor, a widow/widower in your neighborhood to eat with you.

2. List the Christmas holiday traditions that are important to you….and do them.

3. Make a list of “work” to be done: Order/Purchase Christmas/New Year cards. Send e-cards [You can select the date in advance for the e-cards to be sent].

4. Make your gift list. Then —- buy, make, ‘find’ wrapping paper and supplies. Or, use Gift Bags.

5. Test your Christmas lights. Find your decorations. Select date to purchase tree.

6. Take care of your out-of-town or out-of-the country gifts that need to be mailed so you can save on postage. Try to mail by 7 Dec to save extra postage and they should receive in plenty of time. Insure any valuables or breakables!!

7. Plan your gift giving within your budget, so you can not only enjoy the holidays; but, the New Year, as well. And not cringe because you overspent in December!! Bake cookies, give a coffee or tea selection, make popcorn and put out in ‘cute’ jars or bowls..

8. Spread holiday cheer with those in need. Give someone’s name to a “Secret Santa”; take some children to the movies, or bowling, or a drive to see the Christmas decorations downtown. Remember – it is the little things that make the difference.

9. Use your calendar to schedule the activities you need to do. Mailing packages, baking, singing carols, etc.

10. Shop for next year’s cards, decorations and some gifts (Bath and Body Works sales, Hummel or Precious Angels ornaments your friends like, etc.) ~ 27-30 December. Put those items in a box and discreetly label, so you can find next November and be ready to do the list again.

Wisdom is ‘to do’ in decency and in order. God will direct your steps and not only will you enjoy but, you will be a blessing to others …and, stay in Peace.

Gloria-Jean Brown

Efficiency/Time Management Coaching


3rd Thursday with GJ, Thursday, 19 October 2023 ~ “What Do You Need?”

Before Paragraph 3 – our theme this month, I have two important items to share:

  1. Thank You to Paulette Smith, President of FOZA, for inviting me to be on her podcast as we talked about “Overcome Your Overwhelm”, Episode #25! This is the YouTub link –> “Overcome Your Overwhelm” (scroll down, CLICK on my photo in the ad, watch, and listen!!).

2. Start TODAY to develop your 2023 holiday list of not only gifts but celebrations you what to have and attend. Get your decorations out and test all is working. Make reservations for special events. Enjoy the season and do not put yourself in debt to do it!!

Happy October!! What do you need to do? Are things going well? Or, do you need to put some measures in place so you can enter 2024 on a more positive note? Have you considered ‘theming’ – but don’t know how to start? Are you thinking I could use some coaching to get me pointed in the right direction? If so, please contact me!!

You really only have about 30-35 days of really productive time before the kickoff of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. SO – what is it you need to be doing?

What is it you need to reach your target goals? Start with small, quick wins, before gearing up to bigger tasks. What is it you want to achieve? What steps will it take for your success? Break those down into daily actionable tasks; and start DOING!!

What routines and/or systems do you need in place for you to be successful in your environment? Get really CLEAR about YOUR “essential intent” (YOUR desired outcome); then, execute.



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3rd Thursday with GJ ~ Thursday, 21 September 2023 – “Build STRONG In A New WAY!!”

September has arrived – changes have started! Are you still doing things YOUR old way … waiting for a miracle? Try thinking/tasks … in a different way. A new, refreshing, and invigorating way. Ask for help or delegate.

I was very pleasantly surprised with a collaboration request last month!! To assist in sharing specific, positive productivity input for women and families affected by Postpartum Depression, Suicides, and related Maternal Mental illnesses; and the children left behind ~ [FOZA, Inc.] “Friends of Zanye Adams”. Please click this linkfor more detailed information. The organization is lovingly nurtured by Paulette Smith. This link will also be added to my Resources Page.

Take time to review your day/week/month – what ‘new’ approaches can you design for yourself to further YOUR goals, YOUR way? What is the ideal routine for YOU? Draft it out and start doing it – tweak what/where YOU need. Multitasking wears on you – set “Time Blocks” for specific task(s) (suggest 2 per day). Be focused and undisturbed during those times (30 minutes; 1 hour).

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3rd Thursday with GJ, Thursday, 17 August 2023 ~ “Let’s Get Ready, It Is Coming!”

Short and Sweet!!

As the summer days (vacation days, bbqs, beaches, mountains, and fun times with family/friends) give way to September ( Back-to-school ); Autumn; End-of-year goals – are YOU ready to settle down? Who is coming: 2024!!!

What projects need completing? What projects need to be dropped?

Need to delegate?

Do you have the supplies you need?

Are your contacts in order for this last push of 2023?

Are there some courses you need to take; or a certification you need to obtain?

Get busy – draft it out – put dates to it and get it scheduled.

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3rd Thursday with GJ ~ Thursday, 20 July 2023 – “Are You Listening”?

Happy July – – Everyone!!

Partial correction – the FEEDSPOT link was not as active as it should have been!! My apologies.

“I was notified on 4 June 2023 that the Coaching by GJ Blog is #30 of 80 Time Management Blogs on FEEDSPOT. So Cool.” {Hyperlink is functional – now.}


I had to find my own way and reason. I don’t want to half-listen and I am quite comfortable in my own head – so I am quite particular ‘who’ I will listen to. I don’t even have music on my phone. Everybody – so it seems – has a podcast. Like television (how many shows can you watch) – how many podcasts can you listen to? Even I have a series out there – “Take Back Your Time with GJ”! (Spotify/Anchor) {take a listen}!

But what are you listening to? And, more importantly – WHY? Is the information improving you in a meaningful way?

My decision to listen to select persons is now occurring because I am a part of their community, and I have space when doing a particular keyboarding task that affords me time to listen – and so I do.

Podcast<– Click Gloria-Jean with Coach G of Positively. Motivating. Sisters. with Purpose. Meaning. Style. (P.M.S.) Episode 67 – Behavioral Styles & Time Management Tips for an Efficient YOU!!



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Bonus Thursday – Episode 67: Behavioral Styles & Time Management: Tips for an Efficient YOU ~ 22 June 2023

Happy Growth Monday, Gloria-Jean!

Tip#1- Write it down.

Simply said by our guest on this week’s podcast, Gloria-Jean Brown, Time Management Coaching by GJ of EB*GB Enterprises, LLC.

Sometimes the simplest thing you can do can be overlooked or ignored, but Gloria-Jean is here to empower you with some tips in Episode 67: Behavioral Styles and Time Management- Tips for an Efficient You.

Of course, time keeps ticking but let’s make the best use of our time.
Listen to the brief video clip here. What’s all the P.M.S.? with Coach G

Episode 67: Behavioral Styles & Time Management: Tips for an Efficient You


Welcome to Episode 67: Behavioral Styles & Time Management: Tips for an Efficient You

Guest, Gloria-Jean Brown is a time management expert. She served in the US Air Force for 10 years. After working in Corporate America, she left to develop her own businesses. EB * GB Enterprises, LLC which is a multi-faceted company formed by Earlton and Gloria-Jean Brown. Gloria-Jean also offers time management coaching through Coaching by GJ. She is a Wiley Certified Everything DiSC® Practitioner. She loves marketing the behavioral assessments which allow her to share a unique perspective with others and that is, “You can be happy in your own world, whatever that world is!” and “Make your own sunshine.”

Gloria-Jean is sharing behavioral styles and time management tips for an efficient you.

Connect with Gloria-Jean:
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/GloriaJean
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gloriajeanbrown/
Website: https://coachingbygj.com/
Email: [email protected]