Everything Tech Companies Should Know About Productivity Can Be Learned From Watching Mad Men

A couple years back, while binge watching Mad Men, I had a jarring realization- they were a bunch of drunks! No. Well, yes, but that's for another blog post. The real light-bulb went on when I realized that nothing has changed at the office in 50 years. Longer even! It's all the same fundamental actions, repeated day after day, year after year, decade after decade. Plato would recognize the patterns. Understanding this is crucial if you build or leverage common office tools & applications....more

10 Ways 2014 Can Help You OWN 2015

So you want to ROCK 2015????...more

More kids equals more stuff done at work

Parents develop skill sets that no one talks about. In addition to awesome time management and the ability to function on a lack of sleep, we also have the ability to make up songs on the fly, invent games to distract children while waiting in line and even build super-cool forts out of pillows and blankets....more

Five thoughts that undermine productivity

An overwhelming amount of people have taken on this month’s blogging challenge. It’s great to be part of such a big community of passionate bloggers!As this month unfolds we may all have moments of doubt. Not knowing how to progress, feeling disappointed or demotivated.To help us through these moments I have identified five thoughts that may undermine and sabotage our productivity. Followed by examples of more positive and stimulating ways of thinking.1. My blog is my everything...more

How Productive Is Your Productivity?

Several weeks ago, I went to the library with my son. While he stood in line to retrieve his prize for participating in a program, I went to retrieve a prize of my own: The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss. I went to the clerk’s desk for assistance:Me: I’d like to check if you have a book here.Clerk: Sure, I can assist you with that! What’s the name of the book?Me: The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss....more
AllAroundDogs I understand completely! It's so hard to get everything we need to get done, plus ...more

Email And Inactivity

Is there something in the productivity air?...more

What if You Can't Unplug? Being Productive While Still Checking Social Media

In a few weeks, my kids will return to school and I will get back to work.  Sure, I've been working all summer, but at a much lighter load.  In the fall, things will pick up again, and I will have to find the discipline to tear myself away from email, social media accounts, and blogs for a few hours a day lest I get nothing accomplished. Do me a favour and help me by not posting so many good thoughts online that I can't help reading.  Re-entry is always rough. ...more
I removed the Facebook and Twitter apps from my phone today. I'm going to try to leave them off ...more

How to Take Control of Your Inbox in 15 Minutes

How many emails do you have in your inbox?  After I crossed the 5000 unread email mark, I decided it was time for a major inbox-cleaning. ...more
Gmail is my personal business only, so stays pretty clear. As gmail still does not have easy ...more

4 Steps to Up Your Productivity Game + Worksheet

Ever have one of those moments…You’re staring at your computer, ready to start typing, but not exactly sure what you should be doing?You’re posed and ready with your fingers at the keyboard waiting for inspiration to hit.What pops into your mind when you plop down to start a project?Do you spend massive amounts of time figuring out where or how to start?...more

7 smart ways to increase productivity

here are easy ways i increase my productivity daily......more
Lady Lazarus Good for you Lady! It is so true. SO hard to get up and exercise and stop working - ...more