What is Your Procrastination Trigger?

2022-11-29T10:29:11-05:00By |bottleneck, Distractions and Procrastination, Goal Setting and Mind Set, Prioritizing, Productivity|

According to Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, everyone procrastinates. The key to increasing your productivity is decreasing the time you procrastinate. Simple, right?  Not usually!  In order to decrease the amount of time you procrastinate, you must know the answers to these questions:  What tasks do you typically put off doing?  What’s the stopping point or trigger on these tasks?  How do you [...]

3 Strategies to Turn To-Do Into Done

2022-06-20T13:18:12-04:00By |bottleneck|

ast month I shared the story of Emily and her overwhelmed staff who felt stressed by a large number of messages and tasks from a variety of communication channels, concerned that some were slipping through the cracks and not getting done. They were all hypervigilant about checking their communication sources, even long after their normal work hours. (Read the post here) Emily and the [...]

How to Handle 80+ Notifications Each Day?

2022-06-20T13:08:13-04:00By |bottleneck|

When you own a business, it's crucial to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. It can be stressful to wake up at 2 AM wondering if you remembered to answer that text message from one of your team members, or if you circled back to a client regarding Slack notifications. This is the situation Emily (name changed for protection!) found herself in. And, [...]

Time Management Challenges

2022-07-07T13:31:52-04:00By |bottleneck, Productivity|

I recently participated in a Strategic Planning Session for a non-profit board I'm on.  As we started digging into the vision of the organization for the future, the facilitator kept asking, "Does this answer the question 'What does good look like?'" Often, we realized, that answer was NO.  Sure, our vision was good for NOW . . . but not really good for the [...]

Too Much To Do and Not Enough Time?

2022-07-18T13:44:29-04:00By |bottleneck|

What if you were sure that the biggest productivity bottleneck you face with your productivity is that you have too much to do and not enough time . . . but really, that’s not the problem at all! Let me introduce Diana. She believes her biggest challenge with productivity is that she often has 2 tasks that need to be done at the same [...]

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