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 – […]

Are You Cheating Yourself Out Of Your Weekends?

The weekend is here! Hooray!! Finally, some relax time is on the horizon. Time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday work life. Time to unwind … laze around … hang loose … put your feet up. You know … take a break – a real break – from work. But wait. What is […]

Question The Ask!

It happens to all of us. You’re working away at something – hopefully something really important – when out of nowhere … WHAM! Someone has just interrupted you with … … a quick question … a request for information … help with something It can be tempting to drop what you’re doing and work on […]

Perfection Kills Productivity

Do you suffer from perfectionism? Not sure? Do any of the following hit close to home? 5 Signs You’re a Prefectionist You obsess over simple tasks. You’re almost neurotic about planning and preparing for Every. Little. Thing. Nothing is ever good enough. You spend copious amounts of time perfecting something, even at the expense of […]

A Is For ACTION!

  Does the following scenario sound familiar? You come into your office, sit down and look at the papers spread out on your desk and pick one of them up. It’s from John. “Oh, I have to call John,” you say. So you start a to-do pile somewhere on your desk and that paper goes […]

A New Spin On An Old Nemesis … Procrastination!

I have a confession to make. Brace yourself. Sometimes … I procrastinate. Yup. It’s true. This productivity connoisseur’s (fancy word for an expert) time management skills are questionable at times. Some days I do it more than others. And some days I don’t do it at all. I read about it and attempt to avoid […]

Is this one habit derailing your day?

I’m just going to jump right in and attack this right off the bat. Do you check your email first thing in the morning? I know it’s tempting. I mean, it’s right there on your phone or on your computer. Why not quickly have a look-see at what’s come in while you were sleeping? No […]

The Super Simple Secret To Getting Stuff Done!

When you look around, do you see evidence of incomplete commitments, projects, tasks, and “I’ll deal with that later” piles? Do you wonder how on earth you are EVER going to get it all done? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Now, let me ask you this: are you as tired […]