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How to Avoid an Email Apocalypse (7 Tips for Managing Your Inbox)

Each day we wake up to face tens, hundreds, or even thousands of them. No matter where we are, they find us and try to drain the life out of us. Some of us feel sick just thinking about them. No, I’m not talking about zombies. I’m talking about emails. Ah, your inbox… the never-ending stream of digital text, images, attachments, sales pitches, and [...]

2018-05-07T02:02:25+00:00May 7, 2018|Productivity, Resources|

9 Tools to Increase Productivity and Focus

If you've ever wasted a ton of time scrolling through your Facebook news feed, or have ever wished you could take back an email you sent, seconds after sending, today's post is for you. I'm always hesitant when someone says, "Check out this new tool I use to stay stay focused and increase productivity!" Why? Because generally not having a tool isn’t what keeps [...]

2018-04-29T19:07:41+00:00June 7, 2017|Productivity, Resources|

The Most Important Meeting of Your Week

I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon – it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck. Unfortunately, meetings often resort to nothing more than a group of unproductive people, sitting around a table with other [...]

2018-07-02T01:44:40+00:00November 9, 2016|Productivity, Resources|

5 Steps to More Time, Energy, and Success

In today’s fast-paced, busy-is-productive society, we’re bombarded with texts, emails, deadlines, blog comments, meeting requests, employee conflicts, budget reviews, social media pings, and (fill in the blank). Is your blood pressure rising yet? You likely spend the majority of your day reacting to what’s seemingly urgent, which leaves you little, if any time or energy to work on what’s actually important. How much longer [...]

2017-06-27T01:33:30+00:00October 13, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership, Productivity, Resources|