Scary Facts About Productivity

In honor of Halloween, I thought I would take on the topic of what frightens us most.  I have never enjoyed being scared; you would have to pay me large sums of money to visit a Haunted House or watch a horror film.  I am not looking forward to the coming years when I am certain . . . → Read More: Scary Facts About Productivity

On Being Mindful

Mindfulness.  A quick google search provides the following definition:

“Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.” (

As a productivity consultant, I would like to add one more thing to the list of what we should be more aware of: our decisions.  As my mentor Barbra Hemphill taught . . . → Read More: On Being Mindful

Who’s The Boss? Taking Charge of Your Calendar

It’s a new year!  Time to set new goals, focus on the possibilities and hope for the best, right?  If you know me at all, you know how strongly I feel about havinga PLAN and working strategically to reach your goals, as opposed to allowing fate to simply work its magic.  Don’t get me wrong, I . . . → Read More: Who’s The Boss? Taking Charge of Your Calendar

It Takes a Village

It’s that time of year again, when everyone starts talking about their New Year’s resolutions; setting goals, getting a fresh start, and resolving to “be better, do better” in the coming year.  As we all know, come February or March, a large majority of  individuals will be right back where they started, falling into their old . . . → Read More: It Takes a Village

Navigating Our ADHD World

Did you know that October is National ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness month? Unless you are an advocate in the field, you probably answered “no”.  Most individuals I know who have a diagnosis of ADHD are not even aware that this is a recognized month-long “event”!

Through my experience as a speech language therapist, as well . . . → Read More: Navigating Our ADHD World

Redefining Routine

ROUTINES. Some people love them, others loathe them. As the new school year begins over the next few weeks, this word is definitely top-of-mind in many households. But what does routine mean in the world of small business? Does it have a place of any importance? My answer is a resounding YES.

If you are like me, . . . → Read More: Redefining Routine

Monday Message: Productive Environment Defined

If you follow this blog, or Turn Leaf Organizing in general, you know how often I speak about a Productive Environment.  What does that term really mean? How does a person create their own personal Productive Environment?  Watch this week’s Monday Message to learn more.  Then join in the conversation by leaving a comment, or completing a . . . → Read More: Monday Message: Productive Environment Defined

Monday Message: Let’s Give This A Try!

Every time I am asked about my blog, I tell people how much I love to write and create.  However, I find it really difficult to carve out enough time each week to consistently get my posts written and published. I am one of those people who writes too much content, shares too much information, and . . . → Read More: Monday Message: Let’s Give This A Try!

My New Leaf

Well, we made it!  Here I am in Cincinnati, two months post-move.  I’m not going to lie- it has been a crazy few months for my husband, my two sons and myself, despite our knack for organization!  I am happy to report, however, that we are finally starting to settle in.  This experience has certainly been . . . → Read More: My New Leaf

Finding Your Niche

I have heard- and used- this phrase countless times throughout my life.  However, I am not sure I ever really took the time to explore what that phrase really meant, or how it really applied to my life in that moment.  Recently, I have had the opportunity to truly explore the meaning behind this common phrase, and . . . → Read More: Finding Your Niche

Give Me Ten

I know we all lead very busy lives, but do you think you could commit ten minutes each day if I told you during those ten minutes, you could gain a sense of control, accomplishment and direction?  When I work with my Productivity Coaching clients, one of the new habits I ask them to adopt is . . . → Read More: Give Me Ten

Embracing Habits

If someone asked what your most ingrained habits are, you would likely begin to think about the bad habits you have been trying to change for the past several years; smoking, chewing your fingernails, eating junk food.

Everyone has habits, some good and some bad. Most people accept that fact, and move on.  As adults, habits often become . . . → Read More: Embracing Habits

Is Procrastination Hurting Your Revenue?

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?

Planning: Today and Tomorrow

“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