Organization & Time Management

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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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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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Com-MIT to Your Most Important Thing (Flashback)

Being a generalist is my specialty–people hire me to take care of the little things. As a Virtual Assistant and business owner, I have a myriad of little tasks each week to keep up with, for my clients and myself. Although I help overwhelmed professionals excel, I can feel overwhelmed too. So what’s a busy …

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How to Handle the Workplace Nag (How-to)

Hope received an early morning text from her colleague, Von.* “Please don’t forget to (insert task here) sometime early this week.” Sigh. She’d already put a note on her desk as a reminder to do the task when she got to work.  He’d already talked with her on the weekend about the task. He’d already texted …

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How to Keep Your Desk Surface Productive for YOU (How-to)

My desk could be considered cluttered. That may surprise you, given that I write about ways to de-stress and be more productive as a professional. But having some clutter doesn’t necessarily translate to being inefficient. Stop and take a look at your desk surface right now. What’s on it? Mine has several inspiring items, a …

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Freedom Week – (Highlights)

In the United States, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th. It’s also prime time for summer festivities and a more relaxed attitude. So this week, instead of a formal post, we’ll have a “Freedom Week.” Here are some past posts that you might have missed, all with the idea of giving you freedom …

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Summer Book Club – Procrastinate On Purpose (Invitation)

Did you know that procrastinating can be good for you? This summer, I’m going to explore the concept by reading Procrastinate on Purpose: Five Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden, and I want to invite YOU to join me!  I have NOT read the book yet, so I’ll be on the journey with you. …

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