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Why you should give yourself a holiday timeout

July 29, 2016
It’s that time of year when it often feels like a mad rush to the new year! And yet, in the midst of that rush is when a timeout, even a short one, can set you up with a successful end to the current year and a fresh start to the new year. The Mad Rush At work we’re hectically trying to

Why productivity is not as unfun as you might think!

July 29, 2016
I sometimes get that “how unfun are you??!?” look when I start talking about productivity. Funnily enough, I learnt about productivity for exactly the opposite reason. So if you ever need a reason to stay on the journey to better productivity, here are 10 to choose from: Get more done in less

How to say no to improve your productivity

July 29, 2016
In today’s stressful world, we often find our schedules and task lists packed tight! One way to get a handle on this is to learn how to start saying no to new commitments. Easier said than done right? Well, actually, it is … when you learn HOW to say no. Here are 5 tips you might find helpful.:

What exactly is productivity anyway? Part 1

July 29, 2016
What do you think of when you think of productivity? For many, the word productivity conjures up visions of teams of people working furiously at multiple tasks, at the same time, with tremendous speed. But all too often, we get the feeling that despite maximum efforts, the results are minimal. I

Buried by those meeting notes?

July 29, 2016
If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried a multitude of notebooks, flipbooks, legal pads, tablet devices, fancy paper, colored pens, and more … all in the name of taking better meeting notes. The result? Pages and pages of notes …. and no time to process them! And if you haven’t yet

4 great reasons to say No

July 29, 2016
Ever said “Yes” … and then as you walked away and thought about your schedule you thought to yourself “No way that’s fitting in there!”? Saying yes out of guilt or an inner belief than you can handle it all has absolutely no benefits to you, your health, your project list or those

Why you SHOULD create a morning routine

July 29, 2016
The best athletes in the world create rituals. This is not news. There are many studies that show that the best athletes have specific rituals that they build in during months and years of training that enables them to reach high performance. The trick though is that many of us ordinary folk also

15 minutes to a task wall

July 29, 2016
As a productivity geek, you can imagine that my team will either gravitate towards setting up their own productivity systems … or revolt! It turns out that they do get interested in setting up their own task lists BUT the biggest deterrent is how long it can take to set up a complete,

Abracadabra your worries away in just 3 steps

July 29, 2016
Some of us are world-class worriers. We train for it day and night. Infact, if there was an World Series of Worrying we'd be in the Hall of Frame for worrier with the most gold medals. The problem with this? No one actually WANTS to be a worrier. Worrying is a bad habit. And though we

Are you investing your time wisely?

July 29, 2016
Time is money. We’ve all heard this one. But as I speak to budding entrepreneurs across the continent I hear statements like these. “It’s okay. I will just do it all myself – it’s faster.” “I met with so-and-so. No, it’s not related to my business but it could be big!” “I