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Stop Settling For Less – You & Your Business Deserve More!

Stop Settling For Less - You & Your Business Deserve Morte!

These past two weeks have been CRAZY! I’ll begin by telling you what propelled me to make several upgrades in my business recently. I desperately needed a new phone. It sounds simple but I had been putting it off for a long time because I dreaded the idea of starting all over with a new phone. I had numerous (now looking back, irrational) thoughts holding me back from making the necessary upgrade to my phone, and therefore my business.

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Why You Need To Say No Today!

Why You Need To Say No Today!

No! Na! Nie! Nu! Niet! Ne! Mai!

No matter what language you speak, saying no to others can be hard but it’s an important part of maximizing your personal productivity. Like most people, you may fear saying no makes you look selfish, rude or lazy, but saying yes to everything will leave you with too much to do and can distract you from what’s important.

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4 Techniques to Be More Productive: Will They Work For You?

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Have you ever woken up in the morning or stayed up late pondering the question How can I be more productive?” Probably not. Instead, most people ask themselves questions along the lines of, “How can I find more time?” “How can I get caught up?” or “How can I possibly get all my work done?” As you search for the right answers you can easily be overwhelmed by all of the information you come across including the numerous promises that a “productivity hack” or “productivity tip” will fix your problems and magically make you more productive.

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1 Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Clack, clack, clack. The sound of footsteps approaching my office again. It was Sally (we will use the name Sally to protect the innocent) at my office door asking me about a client file. Recently, when I hear the sound of my assistant entering my office I cringe and hold my breath. Could she really need me again? Does she have a question worth answering this time? Does she think I don’t work? How do I make it STOP!?…

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How To Stop Unwanted Emails

Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Ugh… The frustration of unwanted emails. We all have them and we all hate them. You sign up for coupons, discounts, e-books, webinars, and more just to find out that the emails to follow do not provide you value. The idea of taking the time to opt out from email subscriptions seems so much harder than just ignoring or deleting them every single time you receive another email. However, do you realize how much time you waste deleting trivial emails and searching through your inbox trying to figure out what is important? In my experience, people waste at least 12 minutes per day on average being distracted by, deleting, and having to search through and qualify emails as to their importance. Unwanted emails may seem like just a nuisance but they are a productivity killer!

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

I am a list-making, get-sh*t-done kind of girl. I work from a massive task list that usually has around 200 tasks at any given time. Yep, that’s right! I have over 200 pending tasks on my plate on any given day and do not feel overwhelmed. You may be thinking, “What!?” or “Why!?” or “How!?”

Just the thought of a huge task list may make you feel overwhelmed, but it gives me a great sense of peace because I have all of my thoughts, ideas, and tasks outside of my head and documented in one place that I can access whenever the time is right. My task list allows me the freedom to think past today, tomorrow, and even next week. It empowers me to make proactive instead of reactive decisions about how I invest my time. My task list also enables me to live my life from a place of authority which comes from knowing I’m in control of my day. Ready to gain more control over your life? Start with conquering your task list!

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9 Reasons You Need To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

9 Reasons You Need To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

Are you still writing your to-do list down on a legal pad? Even worse, does your office look like a tie-dyed mess of brightly colored Post-it notes reminding you of upcoming appointments and to-dos? It’s time to step into the era of digitization, starting with your task list! That is a bold statement but you need to go digital with your task list to be the most efficient and effective. It’s essential! Unless you’re obsessed with the old school method and could care less about improving your productivity, take advantage of current technology and reap the many benefits of going digital!

Here are nine great reasons you need to ditch paper and go digital with your task list:

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Supercharge Your Day: The Productivity Diet

Supercharge Your Day: The Productivity Diet

Can what you eat directly impact what you get done in a day? In my experience the answer is a resounding YES!

Productivity is Investing Your Best Time Into Your Best Activities

No matter how many productivity tips, time maximizers, apps and strategies you have in your pocket, none of that matters if you don’t have the energy to work. The infographic The Productivity Diet: What to Eat to Get More Done in a Day is a great reminder that food is not just delicious; it’s a necessary energy source for your mind and body and provides the necessary boost to supercharge your day. You may not have issues with time management, just energy management. Many of my clients feel they run out of energy long before they run out of time. Does that sound like you? If I forget to eat well (or choose not to on occasion), I feel lacking in energy and ambition – oxymorons to being productive.

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