Be Productive After Your Holiday

BUSY WEEK BEFORE YOU GO The week before a holiday is often the busiest week of the year. We actually become super-productive as we crack through our To Do list in an attempt to clear everything before we leave. We want to make sure that we have communicated with everyone and tied up any loose ends. How can […]

Be Productive Use Email Rules in Microsoft Outlook

Automatic Email Rules help you reduce manual filing and decision-making about what to do with your regular emails. Rules can be used to automatically File, Respond, Delete or Forward messages. The rules are always turned on and run automatically.  So it is important to set the rule up, test it out and then trust it […]

Be Productive – Tips to Maintain Your Focus

We live in a world full of distractions. One of the best tips I ever learned was to be able to recognise when you lose focus. Staying on track means spending less time on activities that distracted you from your plan. Read on to learn tips to maintain your focus. If you do this quickly […]

Be Productive on Your Daily Commute

Daily Commute can Be Wasted Time It’s September and our traffic has reverted to “normal”. For most of us this means longer journey times and busier trains and buses. Our daily commute can really drain our energy and the time feels like wasted time. But is doesn’t have to be. With a little planning in […]

Be Productive Learn to Say No

During my first job as a consultant, my client told me that I had the ability to say no while making other people feel good about it. I think it was a compliment! It wasn’t something I planned but when I analysed my approach I realised I was protecting my work time so I could […]

Be Productive – Take Control of Your Inbox

It happens to us all. We have a plan for the day, we arrive in the office, we check our email first and the next thing we know its lunchtime! Sound familiar? Read on to learn tips on how to take control of your Inbox. Our intentions are good, “I’ll just clear my Inbox before […]

Be Productive – Time to Reset & Refocus

September is a Time to Reset and Refocus It’s back to school season and we’re all trying to settle down after the summer distractions. For the kids it’s a time of new beginnings: new teachers, new schoolbooks and most importantly new pencils! Everyone gets a chance to reset and refocus. But for adults a feeling […]

Be Productive – Reduce Stress By Taking Control

REDUCE STRESS BY TAKING CONTROL Increasingly people in the business world are feeling more stressed and less in control. Mobile technology requires instant response. Projects are constantly changing. Response time expected from managers and customers is getting shorter and shorter. As a result a large part of the day can be spent on unplanned work. […]