Archive for the ‘Time management’ Category

Even Tim Ferris can have a BAD idea….

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
autoresponderA couple of weeks ago, Fast Company published an article about saving time by using autoresponders in your regular course of business. ¬†For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the concept, an autoresponder is the automatic message most of us set up when we go on vacation or on a business trip that limits our availability. Autoresponders have a very useful purpose in that regard but I am definitely not a fan of using them on a daily basis. The idea seems to have come into popularity    Read More

get rid of your to-do list

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

"If You Want To Get More Accomplished, Get Rid of Your To-Do List"

From sales professionals to CEO's, there is one BIG common challenge that we all face - How do we get everything done? Twenty-four hours just doesn't seem to be enough. Adding to the challenge is the fact that rarely are things removed from our pile; instead, our plates only seem to get higher and higher still. "To-do" lists have become futile and more and more, we seem to engage in crisis    Read More

keeping the pedal to the metal eventually takes its toll

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Acceleration The April issue of Harvard Business Review had an interesting article entitled The Acceleration Trap which highlights a challenge faced by so many of my clients (if not all) particularly in the current economic environment.  Organizations have simultaneously downsized personnel while trying to increase production which means that the associates left behind who were once operating at 80-90% production are now functioning at 125%+ on a daily basis.  Every organization goes through periods of increased productivity    Read More

mr. toads wild ride

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Mr. toads wild ride Some days it seems I wildly scramble from one task to another.  Despite my plans for the day, unexpected phone calls, emails or otherwise "quick" tasks seem to scuttle my intentions faster than you can say "Titanic".  

I'm pretty good at having these kinds of days be the exception and not the rule but in today's fast paced world, I am realizing that it is easier and easier to spend time spinning in the urgent while putting off time for what's important.  At least    Read More

tech tuesday

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Blackberry Unbelievable!  Not more than three months ago I said to my husband...

"I wish there was an app that would allow me to print from my crackberry."

And voila! The crackberry gods have spoken.  If you ever wished you had that kind of flexibility from your phone check out this Blackberry app from Cortado that allows you to wirelessly print e-mails, appointments, contacts, tasks and    Read More

have more fun with voicemail

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Youmail 


I must admit that I'm a techno geek.  I LOVE technology and I'm especially fascinated by anything that will help me organize, manage or otherwise help me create greater efficiencies in my work day.  The amount of "stuff" out there just amazes me.

I recently came across something called YouMail.  It's a visual voicemail app (apparently similar to something available on the iPhone) that allows you to do a whole host of voice mail related fun stuff,    Read More

why reinvent the wheel?

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Reinvent the wheel A friend of mine contacted me the other day.  She has been at home with the kids for a while and the time has come for her to get back into the job market.  She and her husband have some household objectives and the extra income would make things easier....

As we spoke, she mentioned that she was not getting many nibbles on her resume so I offered to take a look (why did I do that?).  She sends me the resume and needless to    Read More

Make booking your services easier!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Onlinecalendar Pretty soon coaching clients will have the ability to book consults with me online...

Most of us have experience with on-line scheduling services especially in the lab arena, right?  You go to a website, enter some basic information and then view a calendar of available appointments.  It's a great time saving tool for both the client and the office.

Now the same type of service is available to you (and me)......affordably.

There are a couple that I recommend:

Genbook has a free service but if you    Read More

if you aren’t in the mood, DO something

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Tiredwoman_2 How often have you said (or heard others say), "I don't feel like it."?  As human beings, we tend to be run by our emotions instead of our commitments.  Have you ever canceled a commitment because you didn't feel like it? Didn't work on a project you know you needed to complete or postponed something with your family because you didn't feel like it?  You aren't alone.  All of us have done it at one time or another.  Here's one    Read More

new year. new you?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

7h_workshops I was speaking with a client today and I remembered why I enjoy Stephen Covey's work so much.  The beginning of the year is a time of renewal - of fresh starts and new beginnings.  Who we were last year no longer exists because January 1st is a day that many declare themselves to be something, someone different than they were.  I have to interject here that that is a choice we can make everyday but I'll save    Read More