Monthly Archives: May 2017

reader question – organizing for major illness

Many people experience a major illness during their lifetime or care for someone who is ill. Between doctor visits, insurance filing and research about a condition, paperwork piles up. A reader asked how to manage all the papers, and how … Continue reading

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digital distractions

In the old days (before notifications from calls, texts, tweets, et al.), work wasn’t interrupted by cell phones, laptops or computers, and focus didn’t compete with multitasking. Research with rats shows they are more likely to create lasting memories when … Continue reading

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hurricane preparedness

Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. If you haven’t experienced a severe weather emergency, you may not realize how important it is to plan for the worst. The Department of Homeland Security has … Continue reading

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productivity roundup

Here are some ideas about productivity that I’ve mentioned on twitter recently: Spring cleaning for business: boost productivity http://shopventory.com/blog/2017/3/14/spring-cleaning-for-business-how-to-boost-productivity from Shopventory The limitless power of focusing fully, then letting go http://entm.ag/5z by Michael Mamas for Entrepreneur Changes in office lighting … Continue reading

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quote: be you

People have been telling you all your life that you’re lazy or funny or clumsy or smart. You probably convinced yourself that they’re right. Don’t let other people dictate who you are. You are not stuck with the labels other … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for the car

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I wrote about last month? It really works! A participant from a recent speaking engagement called to tell me how happy he was to get through his paperwork, five minutes at … Continue reading

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