28 04, 2016

You’ll get lost without time management!

Think of time management this way: It would have been so easy to get lost… Deep in the woods—surrounded by trees—everything in every direction looked the same! Without a handheld GPS device, pathfinding through the forest would have been almost impossible. The GPS device —about the size of a smartphone—is an electronic map and compass [...]

16 02, 2016

How to turn your personal digital device into a productive digital device

Zoe’s day looked hectic—so much to get done, and most of it had to be accomplished away from the office—and away from her laptop. For example, on her way to meet with a client, she needed to swing by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Then, she had a late lunch with a new [...]

20 08, 2013

7 Things That Should be in Your Schedule Every Week

As you start your planning, there are 7 things that should be in your schedule every week. Putting things off until the last minute and leaving projects languishing in an unfinished state leads to less productive lifestyle choices where everything can be done "tomorrow." Items like smart phones, as well as work-based internet access, are responsible [...]

30 07, 2013

10 Great Reasons to Keep a Journal

Do you keep a journal?  In todays world of digital “this” and go paperless “that” the idea of a journal might conjure thoughts of secret teenage crushes or something that you “used to do”.  But why?  As you get older the benefits of keeping a journal get greater and greater. Here are 10 great reasons [...]

8 07, 2013

Ways to Feel Organized

What are some of the things you do to feel organized? If you're an organized person, or if you have a goal  to be a better organized person you'll likely be on a quest to find activities that will make you feel organized. Having a clear head can give you clarity to see things in [...]

2 07, 2013

The Importance of Prioritizing

How do you organize? Do you write lists? Many people do. Lists are very helpful ways for capturing your information, capturing all the ideas and things that you need to do. After you write the list, what do you do next? The next step in getting organized is prioritizing your list. What is the [...]

13 12, 2012

CRM Feature: Prioritizing Your Contacts

You may be familiar with the idea of prioritizing your task list but have you thought about prioritizing your contacts? If you are in a sales or account management line of work this might be a good idea to consider prioritizing the people you work with or want to work with. However, anyone could benefit by keeping an orderly contact list. […]

8 03, 2012

What to Declutter If You Want to…

Cleaning your space can clear your path to success. You’re making space for your goals and a new you. We’ve gone into the archives and pulled up expert advice on what to declutter if you want to eat better, lose weight, spend more time with family, get out of debt and more. […]

10 11, 2011

Take Control of Your Inbox

Do you ever lose track of important emails? Is your inbox cluttered with newsletters you no longer read or want to read but don’t have the time? Are you drowning in a sea of unread emails? If so, we’ve got some tips on how to organize your inbox…. […]

19 08, 2011

Cutting Out Distractions at Work

Cutting Out Distractions at Work:  Controlling Your CommunicationsSometimes the things designed to make our life easier actually make it more complicated. In his article “Boost Focus and Productivity by Reducing Communication Distractions,” Joshua Zerkel suggests how we can avoid distractions from notifications, messages, and ringing phones to increase productivity. He suggests: […]

17 06, 2011

How to Hold Effective Meetings

Many of us spend hundreds of hours in meetings every year and quite possibly tens of thousands of hours in meetings during our careers. Perhaps the best possible way to avoid this is to avoid meetings entirely. If this is not possible or not realistic, then I offer up these 5 tips to help you [...]

15 05, 2011

Is There Really Time to Get it All Done?

Is there really time to get to everything on your task list? If you're like most people (myself included) who have a habit of carrying forward dozens of tasks each day, it might feel overwhelming at times to look at that list. I may not be the best at getting everything done every day, but [...]