Holiday Cards the Easy Way

The holidays are here again, and many of us dread the whole holiday card process. We love sending heartfelt notes to our family and friends, but who wants to hand-address tons of envelopes? Have you considered printing labels for those envelopes? I promise it's not as hard as it sounds. The best way to [...]

Rethinking the Importance of Productivity

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, [...]

What is Evernote?

We have so much information being sent our way every second of every day that it is overwhelming for even the most organized person. One tool that I use with my clients to lessen the overwhelm is Evernote. It is a program/app that allows you to easily organize the loads of information coming your [...]

The Problem with Balance

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 [...]

What is Microsoft OneNote?

So many times I hear about people who have seen the Microsoft OneNote icon in their Microsoft Office suite, but they have no idea what it is. What is Microsoft OneNote? Microsoft OneNote is an electronic binder (or notebook, as they call it).  You can compile electronic information from emails, websites, documents, videos, and [...]

Email Folders: Should I use them or not?

Over the last month, I’ve presented on email management multiple times. It remains one of the most popular and necessary topics for teaching productivity. Most professionals continue to spend at least 1 day a week, and usually more, dealing with all things email. A huge thing that's changed over the years in email productivity [...]

5 ADHD Tips That Can Help Us All

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 [...]

How to get to-do’s done

Do you write down all of your to-do’s and find that you never complete the list? Are you one of those people who writes “make list” just so you can cross it off? I’ve gone through the same issues myself, and I still struggle with them.  But I want to share with you some [...]

One of the Best Shortcuts EVER!

Do you find yourself constantly opening 20 windows on your computer and flipping between them over and over all day long? It may not feel like you're losing productivity while that's happening, but you could be losing several minutes every day as you bounce around to find what you're looking for. This adds up [...]

Never Lose a Computer File Again!

We've all had the problem of creating several versions of a document and then digging through them to find the one we're looking for, right? The best way to solve this is through the use of naming conventions. You need to assign categories, dates, and other specific identifying data to files to easily keep track [...]

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