Multitasking: Help or Hindrance?

"In this world fueled by technology you must be excellent at multitasking just to keep up." "Multitasking ruins productivity. In order to be efficient and effective, you must be able to cultivate the art of single focus." "Multitasking doesn't exist. It's either background tasking or switch tasking. Excelling at background tasking will help you get ahead while switch tasking will lead to errors." "20% of [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:06-04:00By |Multi-tasking|0 Comments

What Does Hopping Have To Do With Time Management?

I'm a HUGE fan of Cena Block and her Time and Space Style Inventory (TSSI). Anytime you can learn more about your personality, I think it's valuable information to have. You are able to make more informed decisions, anticipate potential obstacles, and overall live with a higher awareness. As a time strategy visionary, I found that to be able to gain these insights in [...]

Do You Need Juggling Lessons?

Take a look at a social media post by any entrepreneur and you'll find frequent references to stress, exhaustion, confusion. The cause? Juggling!! No, not balls or bowling pins - but tasks and time and family and business and needs and... and... As a Time Strategy Visionary, I've been privileged to work with many jugglers, some more successful than others.  Take Amanda for example. [...]

What’s On Your Holiday Plate?

We are continuing our journey to a Stress Free Holiday Season.  You deserve to enjoy each and every day of your life - especially the days at the end of the year that tend to be super hectic.  We tend to try to finish up some professional year-end goals and at the same time really crave some quality time with family and friends. It [...]

A Secret Weapon for Project Planning

What is the most exciting (or overwhelming or scary or intimidating) project on your list? Have you started it?  Have you finished it?  You just know that this project can make each day easier, or generate additional income, or add enjoyment to your life.  Yet - you just can't seem to get it done. Why?  Could be a number of reasons. This idea is [...]

Holiday Season Success … with Lists!

You are busy.  You balance family, career, friends, and volunteer work.  Plus, with all this balancing and juggling, you still "fit in" time for you.  Then, as you look ahead, you realize you have even MORE on your plate with the holiday season coming. I know, I know, wouldn't another hour each day be helpful? Or at least the hope that you could accomplish [...]

Multitasking, Multitasking, Multitasking

Mulitasking . . . good, bad, or depends?  This is a question I'm asked quite often from my clients - and my answer is, "It depends . . . when you say "multitasking" what do you really mean?  What exactly ARE you doing when you multitask?" Some activities when completed at the same time can be "good" (translation - actually save time!).  Others, "bad" [...]

2016-12-07T20:00:55-04:00By |Multi-tasking|4 Comments

Multitasking vs Mindfulness

Multitasking.  Mindfulness.  Switchtasking.  Mindfulness.  Background tasking.  Mindfulness.  Solotasking.  Mindfulness. To live each day to the fullest, accomplish your to-do list, be efficient and effective, and enjoy life - what is the answer?  Luckily I've been guest posting over at Get Organised and have had the opportunity to really dig into this question. From a time management strategy, is background tasking an acceptable alternative to [...]

2016-12-07T20:01:00-04:00By |Multi-tasking|8 Comments

Are You Really Multi-tasking, or Do You Just Think You Are?

When listening to a recent teleclass sponsored by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Ari Tuckman, PhsD, MBA stated, “We aren’t as good as we think we are. We need to be honest with ourselves about the attention a task actually takes”. Yesterday, in a conversation with Kelly Galea as we were discussing some content ideas for her new radio show “Power Up [...]

2016-12-07T20:01:05-04:00By |Multi-tasking|8 Comments

The Emotional Cost of Multi-Tasking

Is it possible to sort papers while having a conversation and give your employee (or family member or colleague or friend or .  . .) the attention he or she needs to feel valued? What is the emotional cost to the other person in the conversation when you multi-task? Jump on over to my guest post on Get Organised, Multi-tasking the Tale of Two Leaders. [...]

2016-12-07T20:01:09-04:00By |Multi-tasking|6 Comments