Clear Out Office Clutter To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Clear Out Office Clutter To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

I suspect some of you don’t need a study to convince you, but it has been confirmed: clutter causes stress.  And, as the article “The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter” author, Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, points out, “Procrastination is closely tied to...
Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

Setting Goals for the New Year to Boost Productivity

‘Tis the season to talk resolutions, but I would rather skip the resolution talk and focus on goals.   Studies show that one is  1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to accomplish a goal that they have vividly described in writing.  Furthermore, the...
Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage your inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...
Make Back-to-School A Good Season With Some Planning

Make Back-to-School A Good Season With Some Planning

School is back in session almost everywhere now.  It’s ok to celebrate.  Really it is.  I speak from experience when I tell you the summer months can do a real number on your organization and productivity.  I sent my youngest off to college this month, but am having...
A Case Study on Workflow Optimization and Mailchimp

A Case Study on Workflow Optimization and Mailchimp

Is it time to take a look at your processes?   Who doesn’t like routine?  Routine is comfortable. It can often become automatic, which means less brain power needed.  Familiar is friendly. Same is soothing. However, sometimes stepping back and studying a “tried and...
How to Organize Business Cards in Evernote

How to Organize Business Cards in Evernote

Evernote is a great place to store the business cards from the people you meet.  Most of us have some sort of container full of cards from clients, networking events, vendors, and contractors, etc..  I have seen drawers, boxes, old school Rolodexes, notebooks and even...