April 6, 2017

Piles of Paper everywhere? Email overload? No time?

Paperwork Workshop – a review   I saw the ad and thought, why not? I could sure use the help. Being a busy work-from-home mother, CEO of the Household and Queen of the Don’t-throw-that –out-I-haven’t-read-it-yet Brigade, I knew there had to be a better way to get on top of the ever-increasing piles of paper and emails without sending little Johnny off to school minus his bookweek costume or missing the Council notice about upcoming roadworks simply because I’d misplaced […]
December 10, 2012

Pomodore Method

It’s been around for a while but just lately it seems to pop up in print media and on twitter. So I had a look what it actually was. First, don’t be distracted by the name, Pomodoro is Italian for tomato and it has to do with the one and only gadget you need for this productivity tool: a kitchen timer that ticks. It basically is about putting the focus back in your workday 25 min at a time. You […]
October 10, 2011

‘A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow’

Perfectionism is the very close friend of procrastination. The desire to have everything perfect and the reality of not being able to, or not having the time to, is so disproportionate, that a lot of people don’t even start. But often a job doesn’t have to be perfect – good enough but still meeting needs, budget and delivery date. I am not suggesting you start out delivering below quality work, but second guess your initial idea of ‘everything has to […]