Barry Splotter and the Curse of the Badly Run Meeting

If you've ever smiled knowingly and rolled your eyes at the mugs/memes/pins that proudly declare, "I survived another meeting that could have been an email!",  then you've probably sat through more than your fair share of badly run meetings.  These can be a total waste of everyone's time, throw schedules off, and be very de-motivating … Continue reading Barry Splotter and the Curse of the Badly Run Meeting

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10 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Time Management Skills

There was a time when I thought that people were either born organized, or they weren't. That good time management was an innate talent. Some people had it, some didn't. I went through life using whatever limited skills I thought I was born with, sometimes doing ok, sometimes not so much. But then, I started a bridal … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Time Management Skills

How Do Introverts Succeed in Business?

Think you know what it means to be introverted?  Well, if your idea of an introvert is a socially awkward, anxious person, who's overly shy, if you think being introverted is a bad thing, or that it is simply a lack of extravert 'skills', then think again.  In fact, you might be an introvert and … Continue reading How Do Introverts Succeed in Business?

Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

If you've ever wondered what your life would look like if it was represented by jelly beans (which admittedly, you probably haven't), you're about to find out.  Watch the video - it might just be the kick up the proverbial that you need to get started on whatever it is that you're putting off. So … Continue reading Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

Self Awareness is Key to Business Success

If you're starting a business, or you have started one, or even if you're fairly well established, you'll know that business is more than just about having a great idea.  Suddenly you're learning to do all sorts of things you've never done before. Now, unless you've got some serious funding behind you, you've probably had … Continue reading Self Awareness is Key to Business Success

The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once

Today I am inspired to share this story from Jill Konrath, whose blog on sales strategies I subscribe to. For those of you who read my blog regularly, or have worked with me, you will know that multi-tasking is something I strongly discourage.  On a regular basis.  My usual stance is that multi-tasking is counterproductive. … Continue reading The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once

Stop Trying to Do So Much

I have a short, but important message for you today.  You're not superhuman.   And that's OK.  You don't have to do everything. Parents rush home from work to  take their kids to one activity or another, then they grab food on the run and rush off to a fitness class themselves.  People do a … Continue reading Stop Trying to Do So Much