Tweet13Share32Share348 Shares Do you get things done? Let me ask a slightly different question, “Do you get things done on time?” These days it seems that not many people do. The norm is to be late whether it is finishing a project or showing up to a meeting. Our society has conditioned us to ignore […]
Is your time management system too big?
TweetShare4Share4 Shares This is Part 3 in a 3 part series. See also Part 1 and Part 2. In the previous posts, we discussed two potential impacts from a poorly designed or implemented time management system: Leak and Creep. Leak was the loss of information from your system, usually due to inadequate tools to capture […]
Does your time management system keep growing?
TweetShare4Share4 Shares This post is part 2 in a 3 part series (See part 1 here.) In the last post, we discussed 3 potential impacts from a poorly designed or implemented time management system. (Leak, Creep, and Bloat). Today, I want to talk about “Creep.” Does your time management system keep getting bigger? I mean […]
Does your time management system have leaks?
TweetShare2Share2 Shares This post is part 1 of 3 in a series. A poor or incomplete time management system can wreck havoc on your personal organization and efficiency. In fact, a poor time management system can actually make you less productive. Let’s explore 3 impacts of a poorly implemented solution. They are: Leak, Creep, and […]
The Power of 1
Tweet57Share81Share73211 Shares One of the main reasons that people fail at time management is… because their system fails. Too often people try to implement systems that are too complex. This leads to loss of information, overlooked obligations, and general frustration. (See “Why complex time management systems fail…“) It is ironic, that the #1 time management book […]
What Did You Forget to Pack?
TweetShare11Share11 Shares On your last trip, what did you forget to pack? You would be amazed what people will forget: Socks Cell phone charger Workout shoes Maybe even their brain! (Some people have admitted to this…) Traveling can be stressful enough, but when you are disorganized and worrying about packing it only adds to your […]
The Visible Todo List
Tweet157Share19Share14190 Shares Where is your Todo List? And more importantly, when was the last time you looked at it? The idea of a todo list is to capture the things you need to do, so that you can get them off your mind, and you can continue the business at hand. However, all that is […]
Freeze! Nobody move! What is on your desk?
Tweet3Share1Share4 Shares Freeze! Nobody move! This is an inspection. What is on your desk…right now??? Papers. Post-its? highlighters? Binders from last month? Unfinished sodas? Last year’s magazines? How are you working in that mess? I recommend that you start each day by spending 5 minutes cleaning up your workspace. It will pay off in spades […]
Shelf Genie Glide-outs
TweetShare1Share1 Shares See the full gallery on posterous Yesterday, had Shelf Genie glide-outs installed in a few cabinets and our pantry. Have to say that we are extremely pleased with the quality and design of these organizers. We now have more than double the usable space in our cabinets. My wife’s favorite in the vertical […]
Does your company make you clean your virtual office?
TweetShareShare0 Shares Can you have virtual clutter? I spent the other day cleaning up my iPhone. Yes, my iPhone. It had become cluttered with quite a few apps. In fact, I had over 120 apps installed when I started cleaning. I had been avoiding it for a while. In fact, I had […]