Tag: Increased Productivity

Five Tricks to Help You Get Organized with Time

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed, like you’re always trying to catch up or like you’re doing your best and it’s just not enough? According to Environics Canada (2012) 63% of individuals said they are not organized with time management. We understand that this ‘getting organized’ stuff isn’t as easy as articles make it out to […]

#FARMSMART2014

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Hello #FARMSMART 2014 attendees! It was such an honour to be chosen to present two sessions (Managing Life and the Inbox and Time Management – A Business Perspective) at such an innovative and inspiring conference. Thank you to the conference committee for everything and thank you for taking the time to attend my session(s).  This […]

Planning for 2014? How about a power finish to 2013 first?

There are less than 30 days till the New Year and many are planning ahead but what about closing our 2013 knowing what went well, what would you change and then clearly identifying your 2014 objectives based on historical data? Now is the perfect time to think and plan for what you will analyse about […]

Questions about getting organized? Call in today (Wednesday Nov 27th at 2pm EST)

Today – Wednesday Nov 27th call us on In the Know with your questions about organizing. The host of In the Know is Julia Suppa juliasuppa  The number to call in is: 1-877-222-5310 In a recent study by Environics Canada, 40% felt their home office was less than organized while 58% felt that their clothes […]

The Sex Appeal of Email

Of course I have work to do but skimming my 156 emails from yesterday has this … dare I say, sex appeal. If you Google “what is sex appeal?” wikihow.com says that “sex appeal is, by nature, almost undefinable” … then goes on to explain how it’s a “nebulous quality that draws you to someone […]

A sure fire recipe for getting nothing done!

What is Toggling Costing You? We all know that countless interruptions throughout our work day is a sure fire recipe for getting nothing done. In an effort to stay on top of all the communications we get on a daily basis we have embraced the art of multi-tasking. Taking a sneak peak at our Twitter […]

Free Your Mind from Forgetting – Agendas are Awesome!

Of course you’d expect me, a Professional Organizer, to make a statement like “agendas are awesome”. But I’m not saying that just because my agenda keeps me organized. I’m saying that because of the clarity of knowing what I’m supposed to be doing and when I’m supposed to be doing it provides me. Allow me […]

How to Amplify Your Productivity with One App

Want to know why everyone is touting the virtues of Evernote? Because it really is AMAZING! If you haven’t yet tried this app, then read on. And if you are already using it, read on to find out how to further boost your productivity with a feature that you may not even be aware of. […]

Feeling like there isn’t enough time?

It’s no wonder that people are always saying ‘there’s not enough time’, especially after reading this list. I love Lifehack and they have captured their top 15 reasons why you think you can’t rest and relax. My top 3 of their top 15 are: You don’t plan your day You check your smart phone every […]

Town of Caledon – Mayor’s Business Breakfast

At the Mayor’s Business Breakfast I’ll refer to these apps that you can consider adopting for increased productivity while away from the office. Before you download these apps or any others, ask yourself these questions: Do you already have a tool that does this function What specific problem will this app solve? How will it […]

Corporations working with Pro Organizers – Office Maintenance

In a large office environment it can be a difficult task to determine who is going to straighten out the kitchen and keep the copy rooms and board rooms organized and stocked while maintaining office supplies for multiple departments. The National Managing Director of Finance and Administration at Grant Thornton had very clear objectives when […]

Organizing to balance life and work

There is an old saying, that I first learned from a carpenter, that goes like this: Pick two of the following three options 1) good, 2) quick 3) cheap You can have good and quick but it probably won’t be cheap You can have good and cheap but it probably won’t be quick You can […]