About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.

Time Is Money!

Let me share a story with you … A few years back, I had decided to cut down a couple of large bushes that were messy and no longer healthy. My son and I piled the branches into several piles and then called it a day. The plan for the following day was to borrow […]

Quit Your Addiction to Email!

Many of us send and receive hundreds of emails per day. Suffice to say, checking your inbox every time you receive a notification can become a problem. Even if you try to ignore the inbox, the incoming notifications remind you there are emails sitting there. Unread. “Who’s it from?” “What might be in it?” “Is […]

Let Go Of That One Thing!

You know the thing I’m talking about. Its been bugging at you for far too long now. You really feel like you “should” do it, but you just can’t seem to get yourself to make it happen. Don’t be a should-head. If it’s been there for a long time, how important is it anyway? Just […]

Start Where You Are!

It’s the New Year and if you’re like a lot of people, you may have committed to finally getting that thing (you know the thing I’m talking about) started and completed. Maybe you’ve been stockpiling stuff/materials/info/ideas – whatever it is – until you’ve got … … the right time, … the right system, … the […]

Delete. Purge. Recycle.

Stuff always manages to come to you. Emails pop in, the snail mail arrives, papers get dumped on your desk, the print key gets used. The trick to staying ahead of all this is to get rid of stuff as you go. Every day, make it a mission that you will delete some emails and […]

A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!

Instead of fumbling around in the morning trying to put out fires and figure out what’s next, hit the ground running by making your task list at the end of your workday the day before. Here’s some benefits for planning the night before: You have more clarity the night before At the end of the […]

Simplify Your Life!

One of the best things I ever did was to simplify everything that I could. ‘Simplify’ was a theme I used a few years ago as a guidepost for keeping me on track with my goals. I was so jazzed by the results that I even created an ongoing list of stuff I wanted to […]

Less Is More!

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive. Almost to the point of obsession. But excessive amounts of caffeine and endless list-making isn’t gonna get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels. So, why are we so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably […]

Praise The Humble Notebook

Notebooks appear to be making a comeback (some of you readers might even say it never went away in the first place). With all the apps for making task lists or recording your notes, don’t underestimate the simplicity and effectiveness of a notebook. Its uses are many and unlimited. You can use it to write […]

Are You A Desk Potato?

Long commutes, lengthy desk sessions and nightly TV marathons … all this sitting is now called the new smoking and it’s really bad for us. Yup. I’m pretty guilty of doing marathon sessions at my desk. How about you? The good news is you can improve your flexibility and strength – and your productivity – […]