Time Saving

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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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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How To Chunk Your Week

  Week chunking is one of my favourite ways to create more focus during my working week. It also helps me feel (and be) more in control of what gets done.  So how does Week Chunking work?   The idea of Week Chunking is to divide your working week into “chunks” of time.  The duration of…

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Task Management – Open Lists vs Closed Lists

    Let’s face it – you’ll never have enough time to complete everything you want to do.  There will always be more articles to read, e-mails to check, projects to do and reports to write than you can possibly fit into any given day.   The way most of us deal with tasks and…

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Leveraging Your Prime Productivity Time

  Productivity is not about how many hours your work.  Or even how hard you work. So when the tasks are stacking up and the deadlines are looming, you may think about working longer hours.  But this will not necessarily make you more productive.  Because there is more to productivity than merely putting in more…

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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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