Busted! The Delegating Myth Revealed

Do you know the book Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz? I'm obsessed with it . . . so obsessed that I have sent the book to clients, who have then purchased extra copies and sent them to some of their clients! In fact, I even started the Impact Time Collective Mastermind Program based on the concepts in this book! One of the concepts that Mike stresses in Clockwork is [...]

The Secret to Creating Order from Chaos

Recently a member of a Facebook group for Virtual Assistants (I'm the Time Management expert for the group) asked this question: "Do you find that it's best to have a set schedule for every day of the week, or do your days differ because that is life?" My answer was . . . drum roll please . . . it depends! 😊 Here’s what [...]

How to Be Productive Even When You Are Sick

On a recent flight to a conference in Scottsdale, I noticed the many sneezes and sniffles going on around me. There's nothing like sharing air in a confined space with a crowd of sick people! I realized that at this time of year many of my clients face the challenge of trying to figure out how to handle work when they are feeling crummy. You know [...]

Sorry I’m Late!

When I hear, "Sorry I'm late!" from someone, I know that the real meaning is usually, "I planned to leave on time but had to put out a fire!" Now, I’ll admit, I DO surround myself with high achieving, passionate business owners. They do have a lot on their plate. They are juggling multiple roles. They also are NOT in the fire safety profession [...]

This Will Cut Your Time in Half!

Did you know that completing one task could take twice as long as it should depending on the time of day? Think back to a time you FORCED yourself to complete a project. Remember the struggle? You were distracted by every shiny object. You kept telling yourself, “Just 15 more minutes - you can do anything for 15 minutes." Then, you realized you spent [...]

2019-01-16T09:30:33-04:00By |Productivity|0 Comments

Peak Productivity and Morning Routines

Even if you are not a "morning person," creating routines to start your day has been proven to lead to increased focus and productivity. In the article The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity, author Eric Barker outlines five simple steps to help you begin your work day with a bang. Sample tip:  create "protected time" to work on your most important goals for the [...]

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 [...]

2018-10-18T15:53:58-04:00By |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 [...]