Productivity & Time Management


“Be aware when distractions come your way. You’ll know it’s a distraction when you stop doing what you’re supposed to be doing and find yourself pondering things that have no value.” Beverly R. Imes, Positive Impact It’s crucial to learn how to work with focus, considering the many distractions luring […]

How to Deal with Distractions


Are there things that you just don’t seem to have time to do? Maybe it’s no time to read, exercise, call your mom, make healthy meals or time for your own self-care. Maybe you never seem to get to bed at a decent hour because you stay up so late […]

What Are You Saying No To?


Are you one of those people who are always running a few minutes behind because you want to get ‘just one more thing’ done before you walk out the door? It does feel good when you’ve checked things off of your to do list first thing in the morning. It […]

Punctuality for Productivity and Professionalism



Are you one of those really busy people who are running from work, to the gym, to activities, family events and volunteer commitments? It’s really great to be involved and to be active in your community, but it can come at a price if you start to notice your home-related […]

Create White Space


It’s the war of planners with digital planners on one side and hard copy planners on the other side. Often, people feel forced to choose a side without taking their own natural tendencies and work habits into consideration. Paper people often feel compelled to embrace electronic planners due to pressure […]

Paper Planners vs. Digital Planners


Thinking ahead and planning ahead is such a big part of being organized, feeling in control and not feeling scattered. Which of these two scenarios can you identify with? Scenario #1: You’ve been busy but you know your sister’s birthday is coming up soon. You wake up to get ready […]

Plan Ahead



What are you dragging your feet on, putting off, delaying or otherwise procrastinating on? Ironically, we tend to procrastinate on tasks that benefit us the most. Isn’t that ironic? You’d think we would just jump right in with both feet and take the bull by the horns for results that […]

What Are You Waiting For?



One of the keys to being productive when we get down to business is to create an environment that supports us in working in an efficient manner. If our offices (and our minds) are in disarray, cluttered and feel overwhelming, it can be a challenge to sit down and get […]

Create Conditions to Support Productivity



When we first start out in business, chances are good that our plates aren’t full yet. Filling all of our time with marketing, clients and administrative tasks takes time to build and grow. When we do get to a point where we’re consistently busy, that’s a positive sign that business […]

How to Stay Connected When You’re Busy