Posts by Tiana

Favourite Business Tools

Whenever I speak at events or conferences, one of the questions I get asked is: “What are your favourite tools or apps?”  Now obviously, the answer changes every so often, as new tools come under my radar, but I decided to write a short list of tools I use that make my life easier. Basecamp Basecamp…

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Unchaining Your Brain

Choosing just one “favourite” or most impactful speaker out of a magnificent line-up of over 30 world-class speakers is near impossible.  If I had to choose though, from the speaker list at the Getting Things Done Summit 2019, it would undoubtedly be Theo Compernolle.  What an awesome and highly knowledgeable speaker! (Oh, and very entertaining too!) This…

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Not Getting Things Done is Also Productive

A while ago, I read (and really enjoyed) a book called “Busy” by Tony Crabbe.  So when I had the opportunity to hear him speak at the GTDSummit (Getting Things Done Summit) recently, I was absolutely delighted.  Tony is a business psychologist and author who have worked with many household name brands over the years. This is…

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The Concept of Brain Management

I recently had the opportunity to hear Mark Tigchelaar speak at the #GTDSummit in Amsterdam.  Mark is a Neuro-psychologist and author of five books.  He specialises in understanding how the brain works and how to leverage this to get more things done.  I thought I’d share my summary of his talk here. It’s not about Time Management; it’s…

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The Power of Active Questions

During my recent attendance of the Getting Things Done Summit in Amsterdam, many great speakers took to the stage to share their knowledge, experience and ideas with us.  One of those speakers was world-renowned business educator and coach, Dr Marshall Goldsmith.   I found Marshall’s talk inspiring and thought provoking which is why I wanted to share my…

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Getting Things Done Summit Summary

You can only imagine my excitement when I recently had the opportunity to spend two entire days with over 700 of the most productive people in the world!  Yes, I managed to get a ticket for the #GTDSummit (Getting Things Done) in Amsterdam, hosted by one of my productivity heroes, David Allen.   I have been following…

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Expect the Unexpected

Are you a perfectionist?  Or are you more of a done-is-better-than-perfect kinda person? We tend to put people in either of these baskets (perfectionists vs non-perfectionists) based on how painfully precise they work.  Dotting each “I” and crossing each “T”?  Yup, you are a perfectionist.  That is how we label others – and ourselves.  That is the definition of “perfectionism” we…

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4 Ways to Win With Email

When working with clients on the Time Management and Productivity front, the one issue everyone seems to have is email overload.  Too many emails, too much time needed to handle it and people expecting a reply within two nanoseconds.   The bad news is this:  clearly email is a part of our lives and here to stay.  The good…

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Using Waiting Time Productively

Being as productive as possible means using every bit of time wisely.  That includes “Waiting Time”.  And we all have waiting time.  We wait for the doctor’s appointment, we wait for the train to arrive, we wait for a meeting to start and we wait for the kids to finish swimming lessons.  It seems we are forever waiting for…

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Are You Living a Life of Choice?

Our lives and lifestyles have changed over the past 100 years or so – dramatically. And this change has accelerated over the past 20 years.  Change is not necessarily a bad thing – on the contrary – a lot of the changes to our lives have been remarkably empowering.  A century ago, it was not even remotely possible…

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