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Is Paper Killing Productivity?

By Tiana | Feb 3, 2020

The other day I popped by a friend’s office to drop off a bunch of flowers.  As it always happens with these things, it turned into having a coffee and a bit of a chat.  This was my first visit to her office, so naturally I looked around at the office set-up.  The first thing I noticed is…

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Capturing Important Ideas

By Tiana | Jan 27, 2020

Don’t you just hate it when that brilliant idea disappears from your mind, just as fast as it popped in there, in the first place?  Way too many times, I have had clever ideas for marketing, or a blog topic or a solution to a client’s problem – and then promptly forgot it! And then I’ll try…

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Overcommitted Means Uncommitted

By Tiana | Dec 23, 2019

Overcommitted means uncommitted.  I know that sounds weird – after-all, does it not mean exactly the opposite?  So how can it be the same thing?  Well, it can – and in a sense, it is. Over commitment is like a slowly spreading disease.  And most Solopreneurs fall victim to it from time to time.  The trick is to see it…

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Productive Distractions

By Tiana | Nov 18, 2019

Avoiding and eliminating distractions have always been my motto.  I employ techniques such as using a kitchen timer to force focus for a specific amount of time, or closing all browsers on my desktop, or even sticking a massive sign reading “Do Not Disturb” sign on my office door.  I practice (and teach) all of these techniques…

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Favourite Business Tools

By Tiana | Oct 4, 2019

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

By Tiana | Jul 25, 2019

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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