Monthly Archives: November 2014

Don’t get behind on the Conveyor Belt of Life

Don’t get behind on the Conveyor Belt of Life

Remember the scene from I Love Lucy when Lucy and Ethel get a job at a chocolate factory? Their job is to pick up chocolates from a conveyor belt and wrap them in tissue.  At first, they do just fine …
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Being productive from the start of my day

Being productive from the start of my day

This tip is in response to a question someone recently asked me: What is the best approach to starting my day so I’ll be as productive as possible?   I always stress the planning element to any project in order …
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First things First: Considering Root Causes of Disorganization

First things First: Considering Root Causes of Disorganization

Becoming more productive and getting more organized doesn’t happen overnight. As you strive to make improvements, it’s important to consider what might be causing the disorganization you currently struggle with. If you ask 10 people what they think causes their …
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Keeping the Focus – 5 Tools to use in Getting Things Done

Keeping the Focus – 5 Tools to use in Getting Things Done

Sometimes we get caught up in over-processing things on our desk because of a lack of focus. Other times we find ourselves repeating steps or forgetting where we were prior to an interruption. Research has shown that it takes on …
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Cleaning Up the Mess: Introducing Red Tagging

Cleaning Up the Mess: Introducing Red Tagging

When we have clutter sitting around we grow accustomed to it. In time we don’t even see the mess, unless it begins encroaching on space needed to do our jobs or to be comfortable sitting at our desks. Got a …
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This Outlook tip is a real gem

This Outlook tip is a real gem

We’ve all had those times when we wish we could arrange our emails in a way so that all of the conversations on one topic from someone or a group of people would be all together.   Starting with Outlook …
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Preventing Holiday Stress

Preventing Holiday Stress

Everyone wants to enjoy the holidays but stress can ruin things. Here are 5 things you might not have thought about that contribute to this seasonal stress.


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