Posts by Tiana

Dealing with Productivity Blockers

    Sigh. Another boring report to research and write.  Shall I get on with it?  Nah, I’ll do it later. Do you feel this way sometimes?  When you have those “ugly” tasks to do and suddenly it seems more important to replace the ink cartridge in the printer, and oh, how about sorting out that…

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Busyness is the new status symbol

  In the not-too-distant past (think fifties to nineties) one was perceived to be successful and “rich” purely by owning status symbols like nice cars, bling-y watches or being able to go on holiday to a sun-soaked beach resort in Southern Europe.   I still remember my awe when I had a meeting with a…

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Being Productively Creative

  For most of us, productivity and creativity are two beasts living on separate continents. We find it difficult to marry the two because productivity is seen as all about “doing” and creativity is seen as all about “mind flow”.  And our busyness often blocks our creativity – being so focused on the doing that we…

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Staying Productive on Sick Days

  We all have days when we feel slightly under the weather.  When that headache feels like our brain-cells are having a rave party and the blocked nose makes us sound a bit like Janice from Friends. Energy levels are on the floor and just thinking about work takes the same effort as climbing Kilimanjaro. Many people…

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5 Productivity Killers to Avoid

  High productivity levels are key – particularly when you are a Solopreneur with tsunamis of work flooding you every single day.  It seems there is always more to do, and not enough time to get it all done. We can’t afford to have non-productive or low-productive hours in the day.  Which is why we need…

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5 Task Delegation Tips

  Task delegation is an area where one’s own time management is affected directly by the quality of other people’s time management. How often have you asked someone to take care of a task, only to find – on the deadline – that it was never actioned? It is situations like these that can completely…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 3/3

  Charles Darwin possibly said it best:  “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”   Good business collaboration leads to the sum being greater than it’s individual parts. We can achieve more, deliver extraordinary outcomes and feel more inspired by…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 2/3

  Business collaboration can be massively rewarding.  Bringing together different skills sets, experiences and perspectives can lead to outcomes one person on their own could possibly never achieve.   There are however many things to consider before entering into a collaborative project, which is why I am exploring this topic in these three articles.  In…

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Collaboration Complexities – Part 1/3

  To collaborate, or not to collaborate – that is the question.  Of course, the answer will be different for every business owner. For some businesses, collaboration is not an option.  For others, the idea of working with other business owners towards a common goal has just never come up.  And then there are those who…

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3 Laws in Time Management

  There are several laws and principals about time management. We know most of them but I don’t think we really think about it – or try to leverage it – to improve our own time management. So, I’ve decided to look at three of the most well-known time management laws, unpack them and see…

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