Personal efficiency

6 simple but effective email tips for everyone who struggles to keep their email under control

Today I reached Inbox Zero. It’s not something which happens often in my professional life. Despite penning articles such as how to permanently eliminate a cluttered inbox, I am ashamed to admit, that I have struggled, and still struggle on a daily basis to keep on top of my email. In this blog post I …

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Tip: How to keep focused on what needs to be done this week

I’ve come up with a great idea for a new book – and one that I am sooooo excited about writing. However, I’ve decided to put my excitement and ideas on hold for a week. You may be wondering why? In my mind my new book idea is strategically aligned to my personal and business …

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The Frog’s Guide To Time Management – part 2

This is the second part of our guide to time management systems. As a homage to Brian Tracy’s ‘Eat that Frog’ we use the metaphor of a frog to describe how the time management system works. ABC Analysis This is where you brainstorm your to-do list, and take all your frogs and categorise them into: …

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Why a “To-Do” list really doesn’t help you and what do to about it

Professionals, like you, normally want to get more out of their day so you can get more chargeable hours, without sacrificing their families. Time Management is an oxymoron, as time can’t be managed – you can only manage yourself. The humble “To-do” list has a great role to play in getting more done, but the …

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A tip to ensure your team really understand

A lot what you say to your team is wasted, well it is for many professionals running a firm and a team of people. The result is that the team is less likely to be able to get on with the job that you asked them to do! That’s wastes your time, their time and …

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How my parking skills can help your confidence

I’ve got a confession to make. You know when people, well normally men, talk about female drivers being unable to reverse or park? Well, and my apologies to the sisterhood, it’s me that they are often talking about. I am very lucky to have acquired many skills and talents along the years. However, reverse parking …

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Are you self-medicating to keep up with your peers?

I’d had 3 hours sleep. An energy-sapping day networking at a conference loomed large in my consciousness. I was fairly confident that I would be fine and get through the day. How did I know that? The benefits of having two young children have taught me that adrenaline will get me through these tough situations …

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