Minutes to Plan – Time Tamer Tuesday

You are busy.  Learning how to better manage time is high on your To Do list.  You just never seem to get there. Time Can’t be Managed The reality is you can’t manage time.  It ticks away at the same pace whether you are prepared for that meeting, unprepared for that exam or running early or late to your client’s…

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Book a Meeting with Yourself

I have 4 hours all to myself today: that is, all to myself and the mound of paper work that accumulated while I was off tending to clients. We schedule our meetings with clients, with staff and all manner of other related services for our lives but how often do we book time with ourselves to clear out the clutter?  Unfortunately we…

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Building Time: Multi Task vs Multi Layer

The question of whether multi-tasking works to increase productivity comes up frequently at our house.  What can I say?  I have a teenager.  This age bracket of our species has taken multi-tasking to new heights with ear buds, television, blackberry and homework all going at the same time. My experience is that multi-tasking does not work well.  I define multi-tasking…

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Arrive on time, with everything you need.

Early, early morning is not my favourite time of the day. When I have an early appointment, like this morning, I want to spend every possible extra second in bed that I can. To do that I need to prepare ahead and organize everything that I will need to take with me. Starting the evening before: 1. Confirm the time…

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Organizing to Maintain your Sanity – 3

“If I had time“, you say, “I would be more organized!” I know, me too. Unfortunately since none of us have figured out how to put an extra couple of hours into each day, we will just have to work with the 24 hours that we have.Let’s start with your calendar. Do you have one? Do you carry it with…

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