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Why You Need a Bullet Journal

When I began writing about productivity over five years ago, I published an article on the advantages of brain dumping. I swear by the bullet journal.

When I began writing about productivity over five years ago, I published an article on the advantages of brain dumping. I still swear by this invaluable tool, which I use to clear my mind of clutter. I write down all the ideas I have (I’m always certain […]

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The Power of Words – A Visualization Exercise

One of my colleagues – Jeanna Gabellini – recently published a newsletter about the power of words and how you can attach a different meaning to words.

One of my colleagues – Jeanna Gabellini – recently published a newsletter about using words to empower yourself. She noted that words, in and of themselves, are “simply words.” They are neutral. It is the meaning that we attach to them that makes them powerful. Thoughts of […]

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It’s Almost Over

2016 is almost over. When you think about this in terms of your business, do you feel a sense of joy? Relief? Dread?

  2016 is almost over. When you think about this in terms of your business, do you feel a sense of joy? Relief? Dread? If you’re feeling excited and joyful about the end of the year, it’s likely because you’ve accomplished great things: Maybe you’ve reached or […]

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Routine Revisited – Just in Time for the Holidays

Systems are formalized routines for your business. They help keep things running smoothly because they allow you and your team to do things consistently.

I hope you’re full of anticipation for the upcoming holiday season and feeling minimal anxiety over the end-of-year pressures that face all entrepreneurs. ROUTINE REVISITED Last year this time, I wrote about the pluses and minuses of creating routine in your business – and I gave more […]

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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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Hi. I’m Monique, the founder of Making Productivity Easy. I help business owners find peace through productivity by taming their runaway businesses so they can once again enjoy the empires they’ve created. Let’s connect: Check out my full bio, schedule a Discovery Session or join the community on Facebook.

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