Why NOW is a Great Time To Start using a New App or Process

Why NOW is a Great Time To Start using a New App or Process

Last week my gym buddy said to me, with a bit of exasperation, “We’re going to have to arrive 15 minutes early for our spin class the next six weeks. It’s going to be hard to get a bike until all the New Year resolutions fizzle and the class size goes back down...
4 Questions Help you Plan Your New Year Goals

4 Questions Help you Plan Your New Year Goals

Plan your new year goals by doing an annual review of 2019. The easiest way to look to the future is to review our past. Our offices tend to be slower during this time of year due to holiday travel and visits with family and friends. I encourage you to use the slower...
Managing  Your Personal Energy Level Helps you Manage Your Time

Managing Your Personal Energy Level Helps you Manage Your Time

Public Service Announcement: Christmas is 20 days away. Just thinking about what all you need to accomplish between now and then may make you want to get in bed and pull the warm, cozy covers over your head. For many of us, amongst all the joy and excitement of the...
5 Areas to Organize Now to Make Your Life Easier

5 Areas to Organize Now to Make Your Life Easier

Last month we discussed the importance of putting systems in place at work in order to improve productivity. This month we’re going to continue with the theme, but we’re going a little closer to home.  Let’s talk about systems for culling and organizing...
Improve Productivity by Creating Workflow Systems with Technology

Improve Productivity by Creating Workflow Systems with Technology

Finding flow. Economies of scale.  Doing more with less. Capitalizing on your current assets. Piggybacking. Utilizing all available features. Looking for similarities and redundancies. Tapping into technology. For our purposes here, the concept of...
How You Can Benefit From a Productivity Consultant

How You Can Benefit From a Productivity Consultant

“Oh, I hadn’t thought about that.” Have you ever found a solution to a nagging problem after talking it over with someone else? Ever had someone else’s point of view be just what you needed to solve a situation? Have you been better able to...
Vacation and Productivity: Why Time Off Pays Off in Productivity

Vacation and Productivity: Why Time Off Pays Off in Productivity

My friend sent me the above picture recently, with the note, “Recharging the batteries!”  She gets it. Time away from work pays off.  What’s more, time spent with family and friends refuels the soul.  I’ve heard far too many times,...
Effective Meeting Strategies

Effective Meeting Strategies

Sarah Cooper’s book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smarter in Meetings, makes light of some of the more absurd things you might see in a meeting; the book is truly hilarious. But, it is a sad truth: meetings have earned a bad reputation. That is too bad. I’m a firm...
How Clutter at Home Can Impact Productivity at Work

How Clutter at Home Can Impact Productivity at Work

Late getting to work today because you decided to clean out your closet or pull down your summer wardrobe? Was the lure of shoes lined up in pairs and winter clothes moved to the back the closet too much to pass up? Feeling good about the closet but bad about the...
10 Quick Tips to Improve Team Communication

10 Quick Tips to Improve Team Communication

Some of us are born communicators. We love to talk. Love to share. We might generalize these people as “extroverts.” Then we have the labeled “introverts” who often prefer to keep to themselves. They share best in smaller audiences. If...
Organize Your Apps for Easy Access

Organize Your Apps for Easy Access

It may seem like they’ve been around forever. And, for many of us, it may seem as if we couldn’t live without them. But, mobile apps only became mainstream around 2008. A study from a few years back suggested the average person uses 9 apps per day. I am...