Time Management

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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What is Attention Management?

We all know quite a bit about Time Management.  Its often-neglected cousin is Attention Management – and this, it seems, we know much less about.  And Attention Management, in my humble opinion, is the currency of the 21stcentury.   Attention management is the habit of controlling distractions, being present in the moment and maximising focus, so that you…

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3 Ways to Plan Your Schedule

Abraham Lincoln famously said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”  And I concur with him.  Getting things done and being effective all comes down to preparation and planning. This is one of the reasons I always spend quite a bit of time with clients, guiding…

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It’s All About Focus

A few months ago, I started working with a new client.  She has been in business for several years and, like many others, is spinning many plates at the same time.  She does it all; content creation, marketing, client work, admin, accounts, emails, social media….the list goes on.  In short, she is the typical overwhelmed Solopreneur. One of…

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The Impact of Attention Management

There are more distractions around us now, than ever before.  I think we all know and accept this fact.  We are all bombarded with emails, notifications, calls, pop-up ads, DMs and messages, all day long.  And I can promise you it’s not going away – it’s here to stay. What I find interesting is the impact all of…

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How to Achieve Your Goals

A lot of what I do, as a business coach revolves around helping clients not only set their goals but also achieve those goals. So I thought it might be a good idea to touch on this topic.  And it really is much easier than you think! Step 1 – Set the right goals Firstly,…

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How to Take Back Control of Your Time

  Are you tired and absolutely fed up with other people’s bad time management impacting negatively on your own time management?   Here’s an example of a situation that I have come across again and again:  you have sent an email off to Sally to ask for some information. And you need this information to…

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How to Leverage Quick Wins

  Today I want to touch on the subject of leveraging quick wins. Now the thing with quick wins is it can actually do a great deal for you and your productivity and make you feel like you’re actually achieving things. So leveraging quick wins can motivate you, it can help you with your focus…

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How to Stay Motivated to do the Tasks You Hate

  Very recently, at a business Expo, I met and spoke to a lovely lady called Catherine. And Catherine told me that one of her biggest challenges in business was to stay motivated to still do all the tasks that that she hates.   And we all have those types of tasks; like accounts, or…

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