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 […]

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 […]

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 every day 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 […]

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 into […]

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 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 and attempt to avoid it. I’m […]

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 […]