Decision-Making Made Simple

Decision-Making Made Simple

Clutter is delayed decisions - whether it be paper clutter, email clutter, mind clutter or any other type of clutter in your home or office. Piles start because you are postponing making a decision on an item...then another... then another... So how can we simplify...

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5 Day-Changing Tips To Help You Arrive On Time

5 Day-Changing Tips To Help You Arrive On Time

Being late is rarely about just being late. Oftentimes, it’s related to fear of downtime and/or a lack of time management skills. We’re all given the same 24 hours in a day. Yet some of us have that polished capacity to arrive with enough time before morning meetings...

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Tips for Effective Meetings

Tips for Effective Meetings

A recent survey by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive asked 2000 office workers how they spend their time each day. Results showed that 7% of our time at work is spent in wasteful meetings. In fact, 45% of those surveyed...

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The Superman: Goal Achieved

The Superman: Goal Achieved

A couple months ago, my two daughters and I had the chance to do something I never thought I'd do. Typically, my fear of heights and "mother instinct" would have prevented me and my girls (ages 9 and 12) from experiencing one of the best adventures of...

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What Should I Do Right NOW?

What Should I Do Right NOW?

It’s 9:32am, and you are in your office. You just got off the phone with a client and have notes to deal with, you have a staff meeting at 10:00, you have 2 phone messages, the board meeting you are in charge of is in 3 days, your manager asked when the report she is...

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The Only 5 Email Folders You Really Need

The Only 5 Email Folders You Really Need

How do you feel about email? If you're like many, just the mere mention of it brings feelings of stress and overwhelm. One of the largest challenges I see people face with email is the creation of folders for organization. Some have so many folders they have lost...

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Why I Love Cleaning Day

Why I Love Cleaning Day

Today is cleaning day at my house, one of my favorite days of the month. Before you think I'm crazy, I should tell you that I don't clean my own house...we hire someone to do that chore for us. About 10 years ago when I left my stable corporate career to start my...

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39 Tips for Simple and Efficient Travel Prep

39 Tips for Simple and Efficient Travel Prep

“Trip enjoyment is inversely proportionate to the amount of crap (re: distractions) you bring with you,” according to Tim Ferriss, author of The 4 Hour Workweek. I love to travel. I love the excitement of the journey and the fun of the destination. But, I do not enjoy...

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Change Your Password, Change Your Life

Change Your Password, Change Your Life

Let's face it. While passwords serve the needed purpose of protecting our digital information, most times they can just be a pain. To be effective, passwords must be changed often, be unique to each application, and contain a good mix of letters, numbers and...

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Are You Killing Your Team’s Productivity?

Are You Killing Your Team’s Productivity?

When someone chooses to follow me on Twitter, the follower receives a response asking "...what productivity-related topics would you like to see?" Most of the comments I receive in response relate to decluttering information, time management, or questions about...

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