Archive for Productivity

Preview Screens

Preview Screens aren’t just for emails! Did you know that you can use the preview screen when looking for a Word document, an Excel Spreadsheet, a PowerPoint Presentation and more? Check out the latest video on Preview Screens!

Brain Noise

Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t seem to turn your brain off? The day is moving so fast, there is a lot going on and the noise in your head isn’t letting up? You start your day getting the children off to school, you arrive at work greeted by a

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Celebrate!

If you had seen me the other day walking back up the driveway after getting the mail you probably would’ve been scratching your head and thinking “what’s up with her?” You see, in the mail was our daughter’s first college acceptance letter and it happened to be from her top choice school. It was definitely

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Reasons to Stop Multitasking Now!

Multitasking slows you down, leads to mistakes, and stresses you out & more.

5 Email Habits That Can Destroy Your Productivity

Which one – or more – of these 5 email habits are destroying your productivity?

Make a List!

Generally I tell people that “list” is a four letter word! I find that when people look at a list all they see are the things that they did not get to today. Over the years I’ve had numerous clients and workshop attendees express their frustration with their inability to get the things done that

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First 10 Minutes of The Day – Some Thoughts

When I started my Professional Organizing business many years ago I named it Mise En Place! As a foodie who spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and benefits from the Mise En Place strategy my thought was to take this philosophy and apply it to the work place.

Toggling not Multitasking

When it comes to multitasking, MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller says, “Switching from task to task, you think that you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But, you’re not.” You’re really toggling between tasks at amazing speeds. Apparently, we were never multitasking. It’s a myth! See the article here.

Do You Use Quick Parts in MS Word?

Do you ever create Word documents that have content of a repetitive nature? If you seem to be typing the same or similar content on a regular basis and in different types of documents, you can use Quick Parts to save some time. In Word 2010 & 2013, Quick Parts is a feature that lets

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What is your breaking point? The productivity vs. work-life balance challenge

Shortly after Thanksgiving, someone posted the following in a LinkedIn group that I am a member of: What is your breaking point? The productivity vs. work-life balance challenge. A lively discussion ensued and I’d like to share some of the thoughts and comments: Maximum productivity requires sustained long-term focus on staying fit physically, mentally and

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