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Avoid the Afternoon Blahs

You have a good handle on your to-do list and routinely get things done well and on time. You're a great juggler! But do you ever find yourself in that post-lunch, blah, can't think straight kind of place? You're not alone! I know, you have a business to run and clients to serve. So how can you keep moving and stay focused when you [...]

Save Time by Tracking Time

How can you become more productive? One solution is to become more aware of where your time is spent! The websites listed below offer some useful tools to help you understand your time management habits. They'll help you become aware of distractions, know how much time you spend on various tasks, and juggle multiple priorities and projects. Rescuetime helps you understand your daily habits so [...]

2018-10-18T15:53:58+00:00By |Productivity|0 Comments

A Hidden Factor of Productivity

It's common knowledge that there are many things that affect productivity - level of focus and alertness, distractions, organization... But did you know that the temperature factors into the equation? Chris Bailey, in A Life of Productivity, explains that setting your office temperature to around 72 will help with peak performance. Being physically uncomfortable is just another distraction you do NOT need if you [...]

Overcome Procrastination Using 3D Thinking

As I have said many times, my high-achieving clients often struggle with procrastination. I've been expanding my knowledge of this concept lately, and have found so many out-of-the-box ideas to overcome this habit. (Yes, it IS a habit.) Why do some people struggle more than others to start AND complete a task? Enter Neil Fiore, Ph.D, the author of The Now Habit, with the idea of [...]

Headaches and Time Management

I’ve had a headache for 3 weeks. I tell you this not so you can feel sorry for me, but to make a point! For 3 weeks I’ve justified my headaches by saying, “It must be my allergies,” or “It’s the change in weather,” or “I must be stressed a bit about this event - it’ll go away as soon as the event is [...]

The Secret to Prioritizing

I was recently at a family gathering, and the hostess had the best cover on her couch. I wanted one just like it so onto Amazon I went - determined to find the best cover. I kept looking - and finally found two options. But what if I don’t like it? What if it is the wrong size? What if the color doesn’t match? This [...]

2018-07-30T13:39:46+00:00By |Prioritizing|0 Comments

It’s Time to Unschedule!

One of the most common challenges my high-achieving clients have is procrastination. Now, you may think that “high achieving” and “procrastination” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence . . . but it is true! Because of this, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on procrastination. What causes it? What are some strategies to overcome it? What makes it easy for someone to [...]