Tag Archives: Managing Time Demands

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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