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 it [...]
Failure can be your best teacher, but nobody likes to fail. How can we resolve these two things so that you can learn from your failures without feeling like one? Consider using different language to reframe your failures as learning opportunities. With my coaching clients, we call this the Learning/Action Model. Each week, a client [...]
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 most [...]
If you find yourself constantly putting out fires and reacting to what is happening rather than taking proactive action, you likely need to consider how you can delegate or outsource some of your workload. For entrepreneurs, this is especially important because you need the time to work ON your business, to do the high value, [...]
The habits are more important than the tool - Pick something and stick with it. You can always take your habits and apply them to a better tool later. Set a timer - Work for a set time 10, 15 or 30 minutes, but no more than 90 minutes at a time without a break. Be patient [...]
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 stack [...]
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 intervals [...]
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.