Time Management

7 Productivity Boosters…And A Secret Weapon!

»Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog, Business, Time Management | 0 comments

7 Productivity Boosters…And A Secret Weapon!

At one of my recent speaking engagements on time-saving strategies, I found myself (ironically) spending WAY too much time offering every possible tip, technique, strategy, and system known to man, when an audience member thankfully interrupted me with a question that cut to the chase: “Chris, what are the top 5 strategies YOU employ on a regular basis to keep yourself productive?” It’s important to note that no matter which time-saving techniques you choose, there is ONE key that cannot be skipped: You must reduce as many distractions as possible to give your brain the greatest opportunity to focus. With that in mind, here is my down-and-dirty Top 7 list. (I know he asked for 5, but I can’t help myself.) #1 The ONE thing I pick a time,...

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Finally An Easy Way To Figure Out Where To Focus When Your Month Blows Up

»Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Business, Career, Time Management | 0 comments

It’s the beginning of the month and some awesome new opportunities have fallen into your lap! The tasks at hand seem absolutely doable, and you’re feeling motivated and optimistic and inspired! Just as you’re winding up to dig in, an unexpected steaming pile of crises gets dumped onto your plate by your biggest client creating days of additional work. The feeling of inspiration from a moment ago is a hundred miles away–and a sense of hopelessness is consuming you. Your best time management skills are of no use at this moment, (or so it seems) as the plethora of tasks you’re facing could only be tackled in a science fiction movie in which cloning yourself is a viable option. Overwhelmed and defeated, you ponder your top-o’the...

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Confessions Of A Social Media Addict – And Going Cold Turkey (Almost)

»Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog, Business, Career, Time Management | 5 comments

Social media is not social.  Selfies are a sickness. And I don’t care what you’re eating. I’m addicted. There, I said it. I spend too much time on social media. I could rationalize or justify it, and I have in the past: I do it for work. I do it to stay connected. I do it to stay informed. But regardless of the rationalizations, the truth is that social media takes too much time away from “real” life and I’m moving on. The Addiction I have 1,012 friends on Facebook. And I’ve become addicted to the interaction. I guess I’m not alone though. In a recent Harvard University study, the research team discovered that the act of sharing information about yourself activates the same  part of the brain that is associated with the sensation of pleasure...

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