Tag Archives: Managing Time Demands

What Does Daylight Savings Time Mean to You?

This has always been among my favorite days of the year.  The day we turn the clocks back an hour is the day that gives me more of what I value most ~ TIME. At the risk of sounding weird, the old time-starved me always looked forward to this day with the same anticipation as […]

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Commitment Clutter & the Arrival of Spring

Spring has sprung and I wish I could say these beautiful blooms are residing in my garden, but alas, winter, not aware of the calendar, is too slowly releasing its grasp on the North Coast.  I am confident though that within the month spring flowers will be blooming somewhere along the shores of Lake Erie.  Where ever and […]

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You’ve Gotta Protect Your Planning Time!

I’m reading an interesting book called Fast Minds, by Craig Surman, MD & Tim Bilkey, MD.  It’s a self-help book for folks with ADHD or who think they may have ADHD.  This morning I came across a couple of sentences I want to share with you. “ We want to reiterate here that we feel […]

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Next Steps: Important for Keeping a Clear Desk

How many papers are sitting on your desk right now? Have you given much thought to why they’re sitting there?  What’s keeping them from being processed / moving off of your desk? Typically when papers pile up on my desk, or a client’s desk it’s because the next step that needs to be taken is […]

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S.O.S. Interview: Francis Wade on his new book “Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure”

Today I’m joined by Francis Wade, of Framework Consulting, personal productivity expert and author of an awesome new book on managing one’s time.   Andrea:  Hi Francis.  Thanks so much for appearing on my blog as a guest. Francis:  It’s great to be here. Andrea: You’ve been busy writing a book since you presented at the […]

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Body Doubling: An Important Tool for Getting Stuff Done

I’ve shared with you before that the area where I struggle most with organization is my desk.  In particular, I’ve talked about  using desk dumps to bring my desk back to ready.  I had most of last Friday off and my plan was to spend at least part of the morning clearing my desk and preparing […]

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Favorite iPad Productivity Apps – Part II: Toodledo

Today’s app is so much more than just an iPad app.  Instead it is a cloud app, available to me on whatever internet accessible computer I am using, on my iPhone, and on my iPad.  The app is called Toodledo.  Per the Toodledo website: “Toodledo is a three syllable word pronounced “two-dull-due” or more technically […]

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Getting Things Done with Hasslebot

These are my weights.  They sit under my desk and serve as a visual reminder to do overhead presses, curls and flys on a regular basis.  The idea is that two sets of three different exercises only take a couple of minutes and I should take that few minutes and do these exercises whenever I […]

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What to do when you lose your calendar…a true story

At 1:30PM today while attempting to install a new snycing application I lost ALL versions of my electronic calendar:  desktop, online, laptop, ipad and iphone.  Because of a recent back-up issue I had experienced, again relating to the install of the same above mentioned syncing application, I didn’t even have a recent back up of […]

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My Favorite Things: Family Calendar

I love this calendar and just had to share it with you all.  This incredible family calendar hangs in the kitchen hallway of a friend’s house.  It is a whopping 7+ feet x 7+ feet and is so large that appointments can’t help but be noticed by the family. It was purchased at Pottery Barn […]

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The Power of White Space

A coaching client of mine recently suffered some major stressful events in her life and shared the following with me in an email:   “Through it all I have (mostly) kept my cool and felt pretty good, at least until I got really sleep deprived. I credit this relative stability to working through the magical […]

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