I was recently introduced to a new concept by two of my favorite time management gurus, Harold Taylor & David Allen. We are all familiar with “policies” as related to the corporate, insurance and retail sectors. However, David and Harold both propose that individuals should have their own personal policies and time policies to help guide . . . → Read More: What is YOUR Policy?
If you have ever attended one of my presentations on paper management, you have heard me speak about Catalog Choice, a free service that allows you to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more. Well, they have now added a new feature called Mail Stop. All you have to do . . . → Read More: A Good Thing Gets Better
Returning guest blogger Jennifer Conaway, owner of Your Next Level Inc
I am procrastinating (not something I typically do). Right this very minute. I would like to thank my blog for enabling my procrastination. I have a project with a deadline I should be working on- a self-imposed deadline but nonetheless if you want to hold a . . . → Read More: Is Procrastination Hurting Your Revenue?
Guest blogger Jennifer Conaway is the founder and Chief Business Wrangler™ of Your Next Level, Inc. Her small business experience and 10 years in operations with Cisco give her a unique view into the business world. Jennifer has a project management background and uses those skills on a daily basis while . . . → Read More: Better Focus, Less Stress
Last week I introduced several different definitions and viewpoints on delegation. Having a good understanding of this action is a great start, but the second and equally important step is having a delegation style that will ensure success. Just as a sports team can have amazing, talented athletes yet end up with a losing season if . . . → Read More: What’s Your Style?
I facilitated a roundtable discussion Friday afternoon with a wonderful group of successful women business owners (Women’s Power Networking). We discussed the costs & benefits of delegation, a word that often has a negative or fearful connotation for many people. My goal was that each participant leave the discussion with a new, more positive perspective . . . → Read More: Do You Delegate?
Where is my phone?
I am not a scientist nor have I conducted a study, but I think it would be safe to say that 99.9% of the people who own a cell phone have at some point temporarily lost their phone, and have resorted to “calling themselves” from another phone or landline, or asking someone . . . → Read More: Call Me
Who is calling you?
I am not sure how many of you readers have experienced this, but recently I have been receiving telemarketing calls to my cell phone, multiple times a week. I thought when my husband and I eliminated our land line that spam calls would also be eliminated, but they have managed to find . . . → Read More: Leave Me Alone!
“Do not finish TODAY until you have planned for TOMORROW.”
I came across this fantastic quote this week (thank you Doug Stevenson), as I was preparing for a presentation for women entrepreneurs in the field of skincare. It really resonated with me, and reflects one of the main messages I give to all of my clients, including . . . → Read More: Planning: Today and Tomorrow
Time management is, and has been, the buzzword around the office water cooler in most professional industries. We all wish we had a few extra hours in our day, and an extra day in the week (or should I say weekend) would be nice as well.
I recently gave a 10 minute presentation to a group . . . → Read More: Tips for Time