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Embracing Change

This week I’m in the process of having a new computer installed at the office. I’m switching back to a PC after several years of using a Mac.

This week I’m in the process of having a new computer installed at the office. I’m switching back to a PC after several years of using a Mac as my desktop device. I wasn’t crazy about switching to Mac when I bought it, but I was seduced […]

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How a Devil’s Advocate can work for your Business

Your devil’s advocate can pick apart the real and imagined roadblocks that prevent you from implementing good ideas and plans.

Last week, I had a business meeting with a group of three colleagues to discuss a project that we’re preparing to present to the French government. Two of us are optimistic to idealistic in our approach, one of us is neutral (often referred to as “objective”), and […]

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Are you an organized networker?

If you’re new to networking, you’ll want to create a system to help you manage the process productively so you can be an organized networker.

Since I returned from the U.S., I hosted the first LCC Workshop on Leadership, Communication, and Creativity for the L³ Alliance in Paris and began the process of cementing the connections that I made during my two weeks in Houston and Knoxville. Because the workshop was held […]

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Back in the Saddle

Here’s what I recommend you do if you’ve been out of the office for an extended period and want to ease back into your routine:

I returned to the office on Monday after two weeks in the U.S. I never got over jet lag and only got 3-5½ hours of sleep per night. So when I got home, I unpacked, had a quick bite to eat, and took a 5-hour nap! When […]

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Dealing With Distractions

Dealing with distractions is a primary concern among solopreneurs who work from home.

I was the guest of honor at a dinner for the Houston BWISE (Black Women in Science and Engineering) chapter last week. Many of the attendees are solopreneurs who work at home and a couple of them expressed interest in Making Productivity Easy training. Their primary concern: […]

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No Struggle Required

Nothing worth having comes without struggle – right? And hard work equals struggle, right? Well, I’ve come to believe that this “ain’t necessarily so”!

I can’t tell you what a challenge it’s been to keep my momentum going during this two-week trip to the States! Jetlag has reared its familiar (if ugly) head and family time is my priority during my first several days home. So I’m keeping this post brief! NO […]

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Good News to Share

If you’ve attended one of my workshops or life balance Webinars, you know that I am a big fan of having you celebrate things.

If you’ve attended one of my workshops or life balance Webinars, you know that I am a big fan of having you celebrate things, big or small, every day. Celebrating feels good AND it gives you a mental and physical boost – a jump start for your […]

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Do your clients think you’re trustworthy?

When you learn to work more efficiently, effectively & productively, you increase your progress, success, and the confidence & trust others have in you.

  My colleague, Leslie Shreve of Productive Day, works with corporate clients, business owners, and motivated professionals on productivity challenges. A few weeks ago, she published a brilliant post on why a lack of productivity can impact how trustworthy you appear in the eyes of others. She […]

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How to survive the gap between the old and the new

This guest post, by my colleague, Brigitte Van Tuijl, is one of the latest examples of the perfect timing that manifests in my life every day.

I no longer worry about the timing of things in any aspect of my life. From the core of my being, I know that everything happens at the perfect time, even if I don’t understand why at that particular moment. Receiving the e-mail blast below from my […]

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Getting Things off Your Plate

I have spoken many times about the virtues of delegation. It’s a great way to “get things off your plate” so you can concentrate on doing what you love.

During the course of my activity as a productivity / life balance expert, I have spoken many times about the virtues of delegation. It’s a great way to “get things off your plate” so you can concentrate on doing what you love and / or need to […]

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