Organization and Time Management

Welcome to September, the Second New Year (and a Tip from Turbo)

Hi all! September (and even mid-to-late August) tends to have a “new year” feel, generally because, for many, it’s the start of a new school year. I’m long past being part of the new school year rush now, but I still feel the energy of the start of new semesters and see the first day …

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A New Kitten – 31 Hints – and more

Welcome to August! While for many, there are still plenty of “dog days of summer” left, there’s also a good deal of prepping for the fall. I don’t have to do school shopping anymore, but even back in July I saw people shopping for school supplies. And organizations/businesses are already thinking about routines and initiatives …

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priorities

What is your MIT Today? Thoughts about Prioritizing

What is your MIT? One of my clients encourages people to focus on the “Most Important Thing” each day–a principle shared in their book, Winning Well. Similar concepts are part of conventional business wisdom however you word them–essentially, it’s prioritizing.  I wrote about MIT some time ago here but it’s worth looking at again. For …

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Do You Like Your Work Space? Plus Results of Pets in the Office, July Freebies, and More

Do you enjoy the space in which you work? Maybe it’s a cubicle, or a home office,  or a co-work spot.  Perhaps you carry your “desk” essentials with you or have a fairly permanent set up at your employer’s location.  Wherever you work, it’s important to have a set-up for comfort (ergonomically, too), motivation and …

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Pets in the Office and Elements of a Productive Day: Your Freebies, Features and Fun for June

If you had to list at least four elements of a productive day at work, what would you add to the list? Good coffee? Limited interruptions? An inspiring spot to work?  A dog or cat? I’m writing this at my favorite co-working spot and they have a cute dog that comes to the office. I …

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Learning to Take Breaks that Work: Seven Things You Should Do for Yourself Regularly

Let’s face it. Life and work can be stressful. Whether you are trying to wear all-the-hats running a small business (like me), have a pressure-filled position in corporate America, have to travel a lot for work or are under or unemployed, your professional life can be challenging. And when you add in personal pursuits and …

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April Freebies, Features and Fun: Discussion Cards and Productivity

2019 is certainly flying by, isn’t it? The first quarter of the year is done, and Spring is occurring in many locales. What form of growth are you looking forward to in the second quarter?  How about making adding some new life into your relationships at work? This month’s freebie is a downloadable set of …

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dog

60 Non-tech, Non-electric, Non-powered Things Every Workplace Should Have on Hand

We’ve gotten to the point where we feel we couldn’t function well without our technology, but what about those non-tech, non-powered things that we depend on or enjoy?  Some time ago I asked people on Facebook to give me suggestions for such items. Between their thoughts and mine, here are 60 that are worth having …

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December productivity

How Not to Lose Track of Productivity During Hectic Holiday Weeks (Guest Post)

Think about how much fun you have with family and friends during special especially when it comes to food. Food—those recipes that are handed down, the new ones that you create, even the time spent in the kitchen as well as the time spent eating—are part and parcel of our memories and our shared traditions. …

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