Productivity

Bring Spring Cleaning to Work: How to Deep Clean Your SOPs

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.”  – Pablo Neruda I don’t have a favorite season … but if I did, Spring would be duking it out with Fall for first place … Spring is like nature’s blank slate. Things are bursting up from the ground, the days are …

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Meetings are Often a Waste of Time: How to Make Sure Yours Aren’t

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  – Unknown Like it or not, we now live in a world where we rely on virtual meeting tools like Zoom to stay connected. If you’re organizing a virtual family game night or chat session with friends, you probably …

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How to Promote Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

I was recently asked by the Human Resources organization SHRM about how employers can double down on promoting work-life balance for their people, especially now.  The global pandemic isn’t over, and lots of workers are almost a year into a “temporary” work-from-home arrangement. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are still high. And yet, …

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This Morning Routine Could Change Your Life

Mornings are my favorite time of day … and that wasn’t always the case.  When I worked in the theater, I often didn’t get to bed before 2 or 3am and would typically sleep until 10 or 11am. Now, I’m up at 6 or 6:30 and I’m digging it. Things feel so much manageable when …

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How to Prioritize a To-Do List in 2021

“There’s never enough time to do everything, but there’s always enough time to do the most important thing.”  – John Maxwell 2020 is officially over and done with … yay! And how different are things … really … in 2021? If this time delivered major life events for you, it’s easy to spot contrasts between …

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Do These 3 Things to Crush Your Goals Now

“99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”  – George Washington Carver If you’ve reviewed, revised and/or re-focused on making significant progress toward your goals this January, you’re not alone.  Even people who avoid New Year’s resolutions often take stock at the beginning of a new year and adjust …

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Working Remotely, Better (Part 2): Mindset Over Matter

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” —Wayne Dyer Tell me if this sounds familiar: pre-COVID, you said to friends and colleagues more than once, “I would love the flexibility to work from home.” Then the pandemic hit, and suddenly you HAD to work remotely … Cue …

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Working Remotely, Better: How to Boost Your Productivity

Working from home especially if you aren’t used to it? makes staying focused a lot harder than it is at the office. Maybe you’re supposed to be working RIGHT NOW? but there’s always time to learn to be more productive, right? For one thing, your workspace is different. Heck, you might not even HAVE a …

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Calling Bullsh*t on Time Management

Busy is the new stupid. Warren Buffett Calling Bullsh*t on Time Management Time is a tricky business even when the world is normal. Self-help gurus and coaches talk endlessly about time management, as though we can do anything about time. I’ve got news for you, folks. You cant manage time. Time will keep marching forward …

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4 Things to Do When You’ve Made a (COVID-19) Mistake

When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and dont repeat it. – Paul Bear Bryant Mistakes suck at the best of times and yet they happen. And FYI, this is hardly the best of times. Of course, many wise people talk …

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