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What can we do in 15 minutes?

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Think you can’t accomplish much in 15 minutes?

Check out Apartment Therapy’s article 15 Things You Can Organize While You’re Waiting for Your Show to Start.”

Haven’t got 15 minutes?

get motivated“If I can do something in less than one minute, I don’t let myself procrastinate.

I hang up my coat, put newspapers in the recycling, scan and toss a letter. Ever since I wrote about this rule in ‘The Happiness Project,’ I’ve been amazed by how many people have told me that it has made a huge difference in their lives.”
~Gretchen Rubin, American author

Ask yourself, “How can I be more productive?”



Lets be thankful!

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

Get Productive...  I’ve shared numerous ways to improve your productivity this year.

For the remainder of 2016, give thanks for everything you’ve accomplished. Remember to thank those who have been a part of those accomplishments.

AJ Cronin

“Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.”


~A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist



Productivity Hacks

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

 

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Larry Kim shares some great ideas in 23 Productivity Hacks That Will Actually Make You Happy. I love that there’s also an infographic format–which can be printed off and posted in your office!

Ask yourself, “How can I be more productive?”



Daily Routine

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

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Having a daily routine usually results in greater productivity. How many of Neil Patel’s 15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity do you incorporate into your day? Can you add one or two more?

Ask yourself, “How can I be more productive this fall?”



Organizing in the Fall

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

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Professional organizer Ellen Rubin Delap says that “More of us get organized in the Fall than the New Year.” Her Fall Fresh Start blog post provides some ideas to help you get started.
Ask yourself, “How can I be more productive this fall?”



Back to School Prep!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

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Check out Good Housekeeping’s 25 Tips to Breeze Through Back-toSchool Prep Like a Boss.

Check out Seana Turner’s tips for Managing Children’s Clothing.

 



The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

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If you’re a person who feels guilty taking a break away from the office in the summer, feel less guilty and check out William Vanderbloemen’s The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs.



How to Plan for a PRODUCTIVE DAY!

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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If you’re itching to get outside to enjoy a beautiful day, check out “How to plan for a productive day.”

The sooner you get your work done, the sooner you can head outside!

 



23 Productivity Hacks

Posted on: May 26th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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RESOLVE TO IMPROVE

Did you procrastinate when it came to completing your income tax return this year because you were overwhelmed? What steps can you take NOW to make filing next year’s return less stressful? You’ll be glad you did!

PRODUCTIVITY TIPS

Larry Kim’s “23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year” article is definitely worth the read. You most likely already implement some of these ideas on a regular basis. During the next month I’m challenging you to try three new ideas to improve your productivity. 



Tax Time Procrastination

Posted on: April 25th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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      TAX TIME PROCRASTINATION…
HOW TO AVOID IT!


One of the top reasons that we procrastinate is because we feel overwhelmed and the thought of filing our yearly taxes certainly fits the bill. Despite being aware of the consequences of failing to file, as many as 45% of us cite procrastination as the reason why we delay to file or even let the deadline pass us by.

Here are our favourite suggestions for helping our clients overcome tax-time procrastination:

1.    Find a tax buddy who will keep tabs on you and encourage you to file your personal taxes on time. If you have your business taxes prepared by a professional, ask them to send you reminders.

2.    Make up your OWN tax deadline which is ahead of the traditional date. Mark your calendar accordingly and imagine how GREAT it will feel to have your taxes filed sooner rather than later. Remember that you only need to pay the bill by the traditional April 30th (or later for business) date.

3.    Break it all down into smaller pieces. If you have an intimidating amount of work associated with preparing to file your taxes, try to work on one section (income, for example) at a time and spread the process over several days.

Do YOU have a suggestion about how to overcome tax-time procrastination? Comment on our BLOG or FACEBOOK PAGE.