How to Reduce Paper Clutter

How to Reduce Paper Clutter

Paper. It’s a dreaded thing for many people. From not knowing what to keep to not knowing what to do with it once you decide to keep it, paper can cause major problems for people. It’s one of the biggest sources of clutter especially in offices, but the...

Conquer Unrealistic Expectations

When I think about exercise and dieting, I always come up with grand plans. These plans usually involve a few hours of exercise each day and eating fabulous foods that are healthy. Of course, it would be wonderful if I actually did these things, but I never do. The...
How to Manage Distractions

How to Manage Distractions

Are you supposed to be doing something else right now?  But someone or something has interrupted you?  Managing distractions can be a huge challenge when working at home with children, pets or other home related activities going on.  Sometimes we are distracted by...
How to Juggle Multiple Priorities

How to Juggle Multiple Priorities

I am often asked how to juggle multiple priorities, especially when everything seems important.  This is a struggle for many people so I thought I would share three quick steps to prioritize your workload.Get everything out of your head. Very often we feel overwhelmed...
Following Through with Your Intentions

Following Through with Your Intentions

Why don’t we follow through on the things that we “should” do?In Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start by Steve Levinson and Pete Greider, the authors propose that we have two guidance systems:  the Primitive...
Home Office Productivity

Home Office Productivity

Now that we have the ability to access work through phone, iPad, or laptops, more and more people are working from home.  Are you as productive if you work from home?  Or are you more productive working in an offsite office?  With the many distractions that come with...
Myth of Multitasking

Myth of Multitasking

The pace of work just keeps getting faster and faster. Employees are often being asked to do more work with fewer resources. Often they are handling not only their current workload, but also the workload of employees that have left but have not yet been replaced. The...
Changing Behavior

Changing Behavior

When I talk about getting organized I always let the audience members know that becoming organized is about changing habits and behavior, not just changing your environment. During the question and answer session of a recent speaking event I was asked how one might go...