SMART goals are one of the best frameworks for creating plans, and this time of year, there is a lot of focus on goal setting. If you need a refresher on SMART goals, Atlassian has a great post on creating them. This time of year. One question frequently asked is why more… Read More »The Missing Component to Accomplishing Your Goals
One of the best gifts you can give to those you care about this holiday season is the gift of your undivided attention! What Distraction Looks Like Distraction is the culprit behind an undivided attention deficit. According to Forbes, some of the main distractions are: How Distraction Affects Others Being in… Read More »Give The Gift of Undivided Attention
I’m fortunate to have been able to visit Vashon Island last weekend near Seattle for my annual company retreat. Disconnecting from the usual routines and processes is the best way to clear any disruptions and plan your best new year. How Many Distractions? In an eight-hour day, the average person… Read More »This Might Be The Best Way to Plan Your Year
Information overload, infobesity, infoxication, or information anxiety happens almost without you knowing until you find yourself wasting hours each week. What matters in your work and personal lives and your critical roles in others’ lives diminish. What is Information Overload, and How Much Information Comes to Us Daily? If you’ve… Read More »It’s Alarming How Much Wasted Time Happens with Information Overload.
I believed I practiced minimalism until I moved from a 1,800 sq ft townhouse into a 400 sq ft studio apartment! How My Life Was Organizing my spaces has been my way of dealing with attention deficit disorder from the time I was young into adulthood. It’s the reason I… Read More »My Journey to Minimalism
Productivity, to Measure How Your Team is Performing, is Missing Out on a Great Opportunity. The problem of productivity starts with the modern definition of productivity, according to dictionary.com, is: “the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced.” This definition is problematic for several… Read More »Solving the Problem of productivity
Google Tasks is a powerful but straightforward task list that will help you accomplish more! Here’s how. What is Google Tasks The app began as a simple task list and became one of the core apps when Google launched G-Suite. It graduated to a core app in 2018, when mobile… Read More »There Are So Many Reasons You Should be Using Google Tasks
Working from home makes work-life balance more challenging to achieve than ever before. Burnout is increasing at an alarming rate. How workplaces have evolved since the pandemic Let’s quickly review how the workplace has changed over the last few years. Having lived in Seattle, I’ve seen tremendous growth in the… Read More »When it comes to work-life balance, there is only one right answer.
The Top Three Email Time Traps Answered In a previous blog post, I mentioned the history of email (back to 1971). Obviously, since then, it has exploded into the preferred method of business communication. It’s going to continue to grow well into the future. It’s the only communication medium virtually… Read More »I’m Deathly Afraid of These Three Email time Traps
How managing your inbox can make you more effective. I was startled to realize that the first email was sent in 1971 by computer engineer Ray Tomlinson. In the next 51 years, approximately 306 billion emails will be sent daily. There are somewhere around 4 billion users of email worldwide.… Read More »It’s Shocking How Much Time is Wasted Using Email