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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Know Your Energy Cycles!

Want to be your most productive self during your workday? It’s not just about planning your day, it’s about ‘when’ you do ‘what’ you do. This slight shift in how you plan your work will help you get the most out of your day. Check out this week’s Tip of The Week!