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How to Gain Control Over Your Email Inbox

Question: Help! I’m drowning in email.  How can I gain control over my Email inbox and get my work done? I open Email in the morning and soon hours pass and I haven’t completed any of the work on my to-do list. Answer: This is a very common challenge. In fact, last week alone I taught a… Read more

What is the Real Cost of Disorganization at Work?

The Cost of Disorganization Have you ever wondered how much disorganization is costing you or your business? According to the Inc. Magazine, employees waste an average of 4.3 hours every week looking for things that they have but can’t find. Time wasted looking for documents, electronic files, important emails and other things is lost productivity… Read more

Do You Need a “Go Bag”?

Travel is up. Are you finding yourself traveling more, ready to travel, or dreaming about a next trip? Is travel part of your work? Do you adventure or vacation for fun and pleasure? Are you a frequent traveler? Do you sometimes need to catch a plane at a moment’s notice (or wish you could)? A… Read more

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Procrastination?

Procrastination: that undesirable time gap between intention and action. We’re all guilty of procrastination from time to time, and it is one of the biggest time management enemies and productivity killers. You intend to do something, you may even plan time to do it, but then you drag your feet. Getting out of the cycle… Read more

The Truth about Multi-tasking and Productivity

Are you under the impression that you have to multi-task in order to be productive and “get it all done”? If so, you’re not alone. Many people, stressed out and overwhelmed by the volume of their to-do list feel compelled to speed up, work faster, push harder, and do multiple things at the same time…. Read more

Quick Tip for Improving Focus: Visualize and Verbalize

What does your day look like? Visualize and verbalize your goals to improve focus and results We talk a lot about various tools and techniques for goal setting and time management. Sometimes small simple things can make a big difference in helping you plan your time and stick to your goals. In addition to writing… Read more

Make Time and Space for Relationships to Thrive

Happy Valentines Day!  Simply Placed wishes you a day filled with friendship and love. And of course, that you make time and space for your relationships to thrive. If you have a significant other, you’ve probably encountered a time (or many times) when “stuff” has become an emotionally charged topic.  Whether it’s that comfortable (but… Read more

Forming a New Habit is a Process, Not an Event

Are you having trouble getting a new habit to stick? Forming a new habit is a process, not an event. Many studies show it takes at least 30 days to form a new habit. That means if you made a New Year’s resolution or set goals for 2022 that include a new habit, it should… Read more

Why Having An Accountability Partner is Good for Productivity

If you have ever had a running or workout partner, you have likely experienced how much it helped you stay on track with your fitness goals. Making the commitment to stick to your plan can be much easier when you’ve told someone else that you’ll be there at 6am, rain or shine. The same proves… Read more

Do You Need Help Sticking to Your Plan?

Many of us entered 2022 with new goals and plans; and some renewed motivation to go after the results we want.  But as “real life” kicks in, it gets more difficult to stick to our plan.  Do you need some help sticking to your plan? If you’re like many people, you may have already slipped… Read more

How to Keep the “Winter Blues” from Affecting Your Productivity

I love the seasons. Living in the Northwest for most of my life, I cherish our (relatively short) summers the most. It’s a running joke, but not entirely inaccurate that summer doesn’t really start until after the 4th of July. But from early July until about the end of September, there’s no placed I’d rather… Read more

Focus on the Action Rather than the Outcome

How to Stay Focused and Not Get Overwhelmed by Your New Year’s Goals 2022 is here and with it many of us have new goals we want to achieve this year. But as we wrote in “Make 2022 the Year for YOU!”, according to the New York Times, the average New Year’s resolution lasts for… Read more

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