Dealing with Productivity Blockers

By Tiana | Jun 13, 2018

    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

By Tiana | May 30, 2018

  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

By Tiana | May 16, 2018

  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

By Tiana | May 9, 2018

  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

By Tiana | May 3, 2018

  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

By Tiana | Apr 25, 2018

  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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