Slow is Fast and Fast is Slow

Slow is Fast and Fast is Slow-it’s really true and I’ll show you how. First a little from David Allen’s “Speeding up by slowing down… I want to talk about one of the more mysterious best practices in Getting Things Done®: the art of speeding up by slowing down. For me, increasing productivity means getting …

Tips to Tame the Chaos

Here are some highlights from my podcast interview with Brenda Aveyard, a Business Coach with a track record of success. She reminds us that we can’t work in chaos. One major factor is your office. She felt revitalized when she spruced up her office (with just a few things from Ikea) to make it a …

Is This on Your Radar?

Guest Blog by Carol R. Kaufman, Reprinted from Forbes.com Are you Gambling with your Family’s Medical Care Decisions? Do you have an 18-year old or older, unmarried adult child? Do you have their notarized Healthcare Directive? Do you know what one is? There are three basic Healthcare Directive legal documents, which may be called different …

Design Your Day

This article by Nancy Hagan published in Jumpstart Your Success with Brian Tracy. Design Your Day: Optimize Your Time, Energy and Results! Do you feel overwhelmed with the demands of the day? Are you at the mercy of whatever comes up, unable to find enough time to focus on the high priorities that would move …

Would Your Business Survive a Crisis?

Would your business survive a crisis? Most don’t. They either never reopen or close within a short time. Ignore this advice at your (and your business’s) peril… Life happens! The news reminds us every day that unexpected things happen. Are you prepared? WHAT IF you were injured in an auto accident and couldn’t work for …

Avoid Regrets and Claim Your Benefits!

What if you needed to make an insurance claim, but you couldn’t prove what you had? And so you didn’t get paid you what you really deserved! Benefit from the experience of a licensed insurance adjuster, Brad Gaither, who shows us how to make it easy to be prepared. When I ask someone “Would you …

Time To Process

We have the best of intentions: We mean to deal with all the “stuff” that comes into our office and our lives. But what happens to our good intentions? Most likely, we don’t allow time, so other “urgent” things take up our flexibility. Then we have to deal with a crisis or a mess. How …

The Myth of Multitasking

    So here’s the premise: If we do multiple things at once we can get more done faster, right?   Not exactly. More bluntly “Multitasking makes you stupid, studies say” was the headline of an article in The Wall Street Journal. Multitasking makes us think we are doing more, but is really counter-productive.   …

How To Productively Handle Stress

  Productively Handling Stress   How do you productively handle stress in your day? You were going to get a lot done, be productive and your day was going along well. And then BAM! Something happened that threw everything off balance. So now your day is not going as you hoped and planned it would. …

Life Balance and Success Simplified

How To Implement A Simple System To Achieve Life Balance And Success   Does your life feel out of balance? Do you know there are areas that are being short-changed, yet you have too much to do already? Get relief with a special guest this week on my podcast, “Biz Life Simplified.” Rubi Ho has …

10 Big Mistakes That Kill Productivity (And How To Avoid Them)

There are 10 big mistakes that kill productivity. Here is how to avoid them. 1. Scheduling meetings for the morning. Let everyone use their morning energy for Focus Time to make progress on the most important projects. Schedule meetings for the afternoon—preferably mid­-to-late afternoon—as they require less energy and perhaps won’t run as long. So avoid …

Biz Life Simplified Podcast

Do you want your Biz Life Simplified? Welcome to my new podcast, which just launched on the eWN Podcast Network!  It’s BizLife Simplified—The program where you stress less, enjoy more, and Optimize your Time, Energy and Results!   Here’s a quote that I think says it well: “Productivity isn’t about being a workhorse, keeping busy …

How To Fit The Important Things Into Your Life

Do you want to fit more of the important things into your life? Have you ever seen the demonstration of how much can fit in a jar? The jar represents our time, which is limited—we all have the same amount. Let’s say this represents your life: When you look at the jar on the left, you …

New Podcast: Biz Life Simplified

Biz Life Simplified   I want to welcome you to my new podcast, which launches Wednesday, March 15, on the eWN Podcast Network!   It’s Biz Life Simplified— The program where you stress less, enjoy more, and Optimize your Time, Energy and Results!   As you already know, my mission is “Freeing You To Do …

To Scan or Not to Scan

To Scan or Not to Scan- That is the Question.                 Scanners are wonderful! In fact I love them so much I noticed I have several of them. (We’ll talk a little about the different kinds later.) Many people feel so free after scanning papers and getting rid …

What About Your Wallet?

Are you covered if you lose your wallet?   Not to freak you out, but what if you lost your wallet? I bet it’s happened to everyone at least once since childhood. (I know some who have had it happen more than once.) And now you carry more valuables than you did when you were …

Receipts under control?

Are your receipts under control? They can be such a bother, can’t they? They can create clutter, yet when you need one you need it! Fortunately some receipts are electronic and searchable. But there are still plenty of miscellaneous paper receipts: for groceries, clothing, furniture, home improvements, restaurants, and all kinds of things.   What …

Turning Good Intentions into DONE!

How To Turn Good Intentions into DONE! A study by the American Society of Training and Development* shows some factors that have an important impact on whether we actually get something done. When we Hear a good idea we have a 10% chance of making a change. When we Decide to do something about it we have a 25% chance …

How to Avoid the Mess They Left

  “How to Avoid the Mess They Left”, is the title of an article published in the Wall Street Journal several years ago. It was about how much people have to deal with when a family member passes away without having their important papers and information in order:  the chaos, the possible loss, the disorganization, the …

Prevent This From Happening To You

You can prevent this from happening to you I just talked with a woman whose husband passed away unexpectedly, with dependent children still at home. They had not finalized their will. Two years later, she is still going through probate at great cost, financially and emotionally. She lost control of her life and her estate. …

Would your business survive a crisis? Most don’t.

Would your business survive a crisis?

80% of businesses affected by a major incident either never reopen or close within 18 months! The news reminds us every day that unexpected things happen. WHAT IF you were injured in an auto accident and couldn’t work for weeks? Who would pay your bills? Who could communicate with your clients? WHAT IF you were evacuated during a …