16 Ways to be Kind to Yourself as a Business Owner

This year has been all about health for me: Reducing the hours I work, joining a gym with my husband and finding a therapist are some of the big changes I've made. However, I don't always remember that adding new things, healthy things, to my daily and weekly routines means that I don't have [...]

What Are Our Productivity Limits?

This week is bringing some realizations to light for me: I am realizing that the limits I used to have for getting things done and being productive are no longer limits I can sustain. I cannot get as much done in a day as I used to. What does that mean for me and [...]

Rethinking Time Management: It’s the Habits, Not the Tools

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 [...]

Attack Email with a Battle Plan

When working on emails do you lose hours of time and wonder what you accomplished when you're done? Do you feel like you're fighting a losing battle before you even begin? You're not alone. Most of my clients and attendees at my presentations fight the same battle. So what should you do? Formulate a [...]

3 Ways to Focus During a Pandemic

If you're like me, you've struggled for the last month or more to figure out what to do next. And why did I lose my ability to prioritize and focus on what's important? Here are three of the things that have helped me to recenter and take action: Daily Communication Even as an introvert [...]

The Top 5 Tips for Giving a Productive Presentation

I was recently interviewed for a podcast, and I'd like to share with you the top 5 tips that I found to be most important while preparing for that interview. These tips can be used for any type of presentation or interview that you may be preparing for. 1. Plan your answers in advance [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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