Posts Tagged ‘time management’

Productivity Hack: Do Not Disturb

  Phone calls, Skype Calls, e-mails and other Instant Messaging – these are all interruptions we deal with every single working day. Annoying, I know. And it kills productivity. Taking that call or dealing with that e-mail is not the thing which takes time (well, maybe a little) but it’s the fact that you need…

Read More

E-mails: The 3 Minute Rule

  One thing which can seriously affect our time management and productivity is e-mails. We get a flood of them each day – some spam, some with good information and some needing specific action on our part. The problem is that it can rule our lives – if we allow it to. One way I…

Read More

Manage a Realistic To-Do List

Look at your To-Do list. Think about each task on that list. How much time do you think each task will realistically take? Now if you tally up the total amount of time needed to accomplish all your tasks today – how much time is that? Scary, isn’t it! And that is exactly the problem…

Read More

Projects: Block Time Out in Your Diary

Case study: Lorraine runs a digital marketing agency in Melbourne, Australia. When she contacted me in August 2013 to consult with her company, one of the main issues was the fact that she never seemed to have time to work on her own business. Lorraine says: “My business is mostly busy – thankfully – and…

Read More

Do it standing up!

I’m talking about business meetings, of course. In today’s busy business world, there isn’t time to waste on long, drawn-out meetings. The concept of boardroom gatherings, meeting minutes and wasting half a day on pointless discussions just does not fit in the modern small business world. Now we need to get to the point, make…

Read More