19 09, 2017

If it wasn’t for deadlines, nothing would get done

Deadlines can help you increase your overall productivity. In the comic series “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson, Calvin once says “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet, you have to be in the right mood.” When asked what this magic mood is that facilitates creativity he replies “last minute panic!” Now to [...]

12 09, 2017

Clear the clutter

Some of the most popular shows on TV are cooking shows. Have you ever watched a real chef prepare a meal? A big part of a chef’s success is because they’re extremely organized. In the kitchen—and even out of the kitchen—chefs have a place for everything. In fact, they’re trained to organize their work space [...]

8 08, 2017

Ideas to help your kids gain more personal productivity during the countdown to school

During these last weeks of summer, consider how you’d like to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity for change to learn personal productivity skills. Getting ready for back to school A new school year is the perfect time to pause, reconsider, and set up new routines. For parents, any shift in the family schedule is [...]

24 01, 2017

What will you do this week that you’ll talk about the rest of your life?

You are what you take the time to become Probably no one woke up today and suddenly discovered that they could run a marathon… or surprisingly woke up with a cure for cancer… or amazingly won an Oscar… or overnight unexpectedly received an answer to the Goldbach conjecture. That’s because those things take time, energy, [...]

11 01, 2017

4 Easy Steps to Managing Your Time Using OATS

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night because all of the things you need to do tomorrow that are buzzing around your head? If that sounds like you; you need to get your OATS at night--before you go to bed. The OATS principle is a fundamental approach to time management that’s both simple [...]

22 12, 2016

Start the new year with a grateful heart

We need to realize that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. If wanting a new year of greater abundance is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you must first acknowledge and appreciate the abundance you already have. Gratitude is what starts the receiving process. If you are thinking about [...]

16 12, 2016

Dare to take your own year’s-end inventory

Before you start choosing goals for the new year, it’s important to step back and take a look at the year that's finishing—take a personal inventory, add it all up, and see how you did. After all, businesses take inventories regularly to recalibrate, confirm, and set themselves up for a successful future—so should people. What were [...]

13 12, 2016

New Year’s resolutions—another chance to do it right!

The idea of making New Year's resolutions is, in fact, not very new! Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus—for whom the month of January is named. In Medieval [...]