Have you ever found yourself searching for just the right planner, calendar, app, or system in an attempt to tackle challenges with time management? The good news is, you are not alone. I've given numerous presentations on the topic of time management over the years to a wide variety of audiences including educators, homemakers, corporate [...]
This may sound funny as someone who makes a living in the business of productivity, but here it is. I hate the word productivity. (Should have thought of that before we named our business, huh?) What is Productivity? Productivity is a measure of output: how many tasks you completed, how much work you did, [...]
Whether I am presenting on or working with a client on time management, one of the most common questions I get is how to balance time spent between the different areas of life that are important: work, family, health, hobbies, self care, volunteering, etc. Balance The problem with the concept of balance is that [...]
We often hear people say in passing "I must have ADHD" when they do something that they think is an ADHD tendency. The reality is that ADHD is different for everyone who has it. Some people with ADHD will have a hard time focusing, some will have a hard time stopping their focus, and [...]
With the cooling autumn weather and a fresh new season, why not set a fresh goal to get out there and network more? Give your business one big final push before the end of the year arrives. If your networking experiences are anything like ours, you often leave feeling invigorated, motivated, and with a [...]
Shelly Collins, Productivity + ADHD Coach and founding partner of Gateway Productivity (formerly Gateway Organizers), appeared on the Color My World Confident podcast to discuss finding your career path. Listen to the podcast.
The Pomodoro Technique® just might be one of my favorite time management tools, and not just because it features a lovely vegetable (or wait, is it a fruit?) shaped kitchen timer as its hallmark. For those unfamiliar, the Pomodoro Technique® is ridiculously simple. The idea is to break your work down into 25 minute [...]
Email chains are painful, aren't they? Your inbox is overwhelming, it isn't always clear what you're supposed to respond to and what you can delete, and prioritizing is a nightmare. While you can't eliminate email from your clients, prospects, and vendors, you can make your work team operate entirely outside of your inbox. Enter Slack Slack [...]
Shelly Collins, Productivity + ADHD Coach and founding partner of Gateway Productivity (formerly Gateway Organizers), appeared on the ADHD reWired podcast to discuss organizing techniques for those with ADHD. Listen to the podcast.
Shelly Collins, Productivity + ADHD Coach and founding partner of Gateway Productivity (formerly Gateway Organizers), appeared on Great Day St. Louis to discuss spring organizing tips. Note: Video segment is no longer available.