Posts belonging to Category 3. Productivity

When You HAVE To See Your Stuff

A lot of people still subscribe to the idea that being organized means ‘pulling a Felix Unger’.  The popular Odd Couple character was the fussy one that had to have everything clean, put away and in order.  Felix was not organized – he was a neatnik. Being organized is not about the ‘stuff’ – it about […]

1 Way to Simplify

I was visiting a companion I Take the Lead group earlier this week.  Also in attendance was Dr. Sean Harry who taught the class where I learned how to blog – I highly recommend it. During conversation he joked that I should blog about 76 Ways to Simplify Your Life.   Silly of course, but it […]

Time Liberation Starts With Clarity

Despite what you may have heard, you can not make time, save time, find time, or manage time.  You can however  liberate it. It is easy for a small business owner, to become a ‘poster child for people who do too much’.  It is a mistake – one I have made and in all honesty I […]

Delegating Clearly

As a solopreneur or small business owner, delegation can be a big challenge.  Whether it’s an employee, an independent contractor or a virtual assistant you have to turn over the reins enough for trust, comfort, and clear authority and that will vary for each task you delegate.  Take some of the pain and worry out of […]

Beyond Overwhelm

It’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed these days as a business owner.  Ownership carries a lot of responsibilities and we are now under a lot of new pressures because of the rapidly changing world in which we operate. Advertising is becoming ubiquitous with the internet and social media and technology is bringing a basic shift of moving […]

The Time Management Myth

You hear the words all the time – I need to manage my time better – This will save some time – I need to make time for …. They are common phrases but none of them reflect the reality of time. Time flows continuously and all your time is full.    Ever moment is already being used […]

Frequency of Use Rules

When setting up a workspace, it makes sense to place items based on how frequently you expect to use them.  These are the ‘rules’ I use when working with clients: If you use it every day keep it on or in the desk If you use it every week, keep in the desk or within […]

Drowning In Information? Here’s a Lifeline.

We are being inudated with information.  This flood of information can become a major source of stress and wasted time.  It lowers our productivity and leaves us wishing we could just drown and get it over with.  The key to good information management is having a good system.  A system is nothing more than having the […]