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Get Organized For The Health Of It

Get Organized For The Health Of It

What does organization have to do with your health? More than you think! Being organized affects more than just your environment – it also has a strong relationship with your level of health and well-being. Clutter and chaos can make us feel overwhelmed and out of control, contributing to increased levels of stress in our… Read more

Fewer Things, Done Better

Author Greg McKeown writes in his popular book Essentialism how LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner considers “fewer things done better as the most powerful tool for effective leadership”. Like many other growing technology companies, Weiner might have easily tried to pursue multiple directions for the company. Instead, he said no to many good opportunities in… Read more

Keeping You Organized for Business or Summer Travel

After putting off travel plans during the last two years of the pandemic, airlines, hotels, and travel agents are all reporting that Americans are planning increased travel for late spring and summer. Are you traveling out of town this summer? A family vacation? Maybe a business trip that requires some advance planning? (If your summer… Read more

How to Say No at Work

Do you need to just say “no”? These days many people are expected to do more work in less time. Since people want to appear eager, be a team player and be well liked, they often understandably say yes to increasing demands. But sometimes saying yes comes with a high cost. Increased stress, decreased focus,… Read more

Reduce Email Overwhelm with One Simple Tip

Email is still the most widely used form of business communication. Most people use email frequently for personal use as well. Unfortunately, many feel overwhelmed and burdened by email due to the unmanageable volume of email messages they receive every day. There are some simple ways to decrease the amount of email coming in to your inbox. By leveraging some… Read more

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

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

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

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