Tag: 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 […]

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 […]

Productive new app or great way to procrastinate?

The next time you begin to download that super cool new app to help you “get organized” ask yourself what isn’t working within your existing system that’s inspired you to spend time downloading and learning a new app. It might be easier to tweak what you already use instead of spending time learning something new. […]

Employee Accountability – Setting up the systems

Maintaining accountability can be a challenging task if you don’t have an effective follow-up system in place. Imagine that you ask assign a team member a task and they are to get back to you in one week. If YOU don’t have a follow-up mechanism in place the likely hood of you forgetting what you’ve […]

Calendar versus Tasks

We use calendars so we know what we need to show up for but where do you keep track of all the tasks….. by tasks I mean the tiny action items that require time to execute but don’t necessarily get scheduled into the calendar? A task can be a call you need to make tomorrow […]

Still wrestling with time management?

I Googled “Time Management” and got over 1 billion hits in less than 26 seconds so, don’t worry you’re not alone! The problem isn’t that you have a challenge but rather that you can’t talk about it at work (for many obvious reasons) or with your family or loved one’s because they probably seem used […]

Quick Tip for Organizing Tasks

Tasks – Tasks are all the little things that need to be done that roll around in our heads and possibly surface to remind us while we are in the shower or, worse yet, sleeping. When the vast amount of ‘things to do’ overwhelms us we sit and cathartically write it all down feel somewhat […]

Tax Preparation – Beyond the documents

It’s hard enough knowing that your documents aren’t in order but then you read an article like this one and you start questioning your accountant. Do you remember your accountant? That guy or gal who you speak to once a year when you send them your tax documents and then they invoice you, you pay […]

Wondering what ‘agendize’ actually means?

I’ve always loved the name of Nick and Judi’s company because it’s exactly what they do and they do it really well – Your Planning Partners. So you can imagine how great it felt when they asked me to contribute to their blog. Initially I thought we’d explore the all too common love hate relationship […]