Summertime: The Changes Can Mean Greater Productivity

Ah, summertime.  Fun, sun, rest and relaxation.  Though summer officially starts on June 21 and ends on September 22, most of our culture adapts to a “summer” schedule June through August.  And, whether you have kids in school or not, we all see some change with the...

Overcoming A Single Point of Failure

Have you ever said to yourself:  “If I left the company I work for now, they would be in bad shape. They wouldn’t know what to do and where to find what.”  Or, perhaps worse yet, have you said to yourself:  “If so-and-so left my company, I wouldn’t know what to do or...

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 Take Care of Your Memories without Creating Clutter

  Take Care of Your Memories According to the Psychiatry.org, “People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have difficulty getting rid of possessions, leading to clutter.  The clutter then disrupts their ability to use...

Two Minutes To Greater Productivity

Just Give me Two Minutes For some of us, there is nothing more satisfying than making a tidy, well thought out to-do list. Well, actually, there IS something more satisfying—marking that to-do as “completed.”   But that list, as helpful as it is, does have parameters...

Run Your Business & Save Time with these Apps

Ever look at your to-do list and wish you could have two of you to get it all done?  Yeah, I can’t help there, but I can share a handful of applications, “apps,” I have found boost my productivity primarily through the organization they bring.  All of the apps listed...

Love Your Office by Creating a Productive, Calm Work Space

J’aime It is here. Whether you’re one to contemplate a recipient for each conversation heart you pick up, or it is your fantasy to snap cupid’s arrow right in half, it cannot be avoided–the month of love is upon us. And so, in that vein, jumping on the...

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...

How to Prepare for Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month. Even as I type those words, it feels like I am “a day late and a dollar short” because of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Houston.  However, there are now fires in the Northwest, flooding in the South, and another...

How to Know When it is Time to Hire an Employee

Making the decision when to hire an employee or additional employees can be difficult.   There are many questions you need to answer before hiring someone.  Can you afford an employee?  It can be challenging to decide the skills you need to give you the biggest return...

Fireworks & 5 Reasons You Should Be Early

Early Fireworks? I love fireworks and all kinds of events with fireworks.  Every year City of Allen, Texas hosts a Summer Party called Allen USA.  The celebration is complete with bands, crafts, games, inflatable slides, food, and fireworks.  It has all of the big...

Organizing @ Work with Evernote

Organizing @ Work with Evernote Learn how to work smarter, go paperless and run your business using Evernote in this step by step workshop! Do you spend more than a few minutes looking for documents & data? Do you feel you could be more productive at work if you...
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