Time Saving

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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Scheduling the Big Rocks

  I was way behind on my project. And it bugged me! As a productivity strategist, I pride myself in always staying on track with any and all projects, but when I did my monthly review the other day, I realised I had fallen behind on one of my projects. And again I was reminded…

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3 Ways to Have More Productive Meetings

    How often have you walked out of a meeting thinking: “What a total waste of time!” Often meetings drag on for way too long and have no clear purpose, yet we attend – for whatever reason – the boss told us to attend, we thought progress will be made on a project or…

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15-Minute Meetings – The Way Forward in a Busy World

  The old default of one-hour meetings is no longer fit for purpose in today’s busy world. If you are expected, like many executives, to attend upwards of 20 meetings per week, one-hour meetings become totally impossible. Because often it’s not just the actual time attending meetings but also the travel time and preparation time…

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The Air Traffic Controller’s Story

  Janice has just arrived on shift. Glancing at the numerous blips on the radar screen, she can feel the anxiety grow in the pit of her stomach. “It’s going to be another stressful day”, she thinks to herself as she slides into her chair. “Hotel Mike Delta 664 is in approach, Romeo Mike Lima…

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Facebocrastination

In my work as a Business Coach and Productivity Strategist, the topic of social media often comes up in discussions with clients. It is not only the creation of content or the scheduling of said content it takes a great deal of time – it is also the time we spend (waste?) on social media…

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3 Apps to help block out distractions

Willpower. Something we all have (not in equal measures, to be sure) but certainly never 24/7. It is a vague “skill” we have which comes and goes throughout the day and week. Sometimes we are “strong” in the willpower department – other times, not so much. For those, “less strong” moments, we might need a…

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“Dead Time” Tasks

So you are sitting in the coffee shop sipping your cappuccino waiting for your friend/ contact to arrive. The scheduled meeting is due to start in a few minutes and now you’re twiddling your thumbs. This, my friend, is dead time.   I don’t know anyone who does not have any dead time anywhere in…

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