5 Reasons Why Proactivity is Key to Productivity

Stop Waiting for Work to Come to You

Are you getting your work done?

Or do you sit around and wait for work to come to you?

(I have written previously about the danger of doing other’s people’s jobs.)

Not only does this behavior demonstrate a lack of initiative, but it is a bigger problem because if you are waiting for work to come to you… it means that you aren’t doing your own work.

Continue Reading »

10 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Goals

Do You Really Know Your Goals?

Goals. We all have them. Whether you admit them or not.

They could be written down for all to see. Or hidden in the recesses of your mind, privy only to you.

By nature, we all have things we want to accomplish.

Yet, are you clear on the “why, how, and when” of your objectives? Today I have 10 questions to give you insight into what you are truly trying to accomplish.

Continue Reading »

Why Your Time Management Should Be Effortless

The Best Time Management System is the One You Don’t Think About

“I don’t have time for time management.”

That is an excuse that I hear often.

You say that you don’t have time to sit down and plan. Or to get up early and get things done. Or to set goals and deadlines.

All of these are excuses.

After all, time management’s main purpose is to make time, not take time.

Continue Reading »

5 Reasons To Put Things Off Until Tomorrow

What Do You Need to Procrastinate in Order to Get More Done?

You are getting ready to start your day, and you are nervous to think about what you need to get done today.

Your todo list is a mile long before you even get to work.

And that’s part of the problem, your list is so exhaustive that you are overwhelmed before you even begin.

Continue Reading »

You Can’t Do Email and Talk at the Same Time

Do One Thing at a Time and One Thing Only

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and they are doing something else?

In fact, they are doing everything but looking and listening to you. The conversation goes on, and then finally they say, “Can you repeat that?”

It’s frustrating. Yet, we are all guilty of this from time to time.

Continue Reading »