Posts in Organization
Get Your Gmail Inbox Under Control Using Multiple Inboxes and Stars

Email is the primary way that most businesses communicate and it should be a priority to keep it organized in a way that will keep you on top of things, and allow you to find things easily when needed. Learn how to use built in Gmail features like multiple inboxes and stars to triage your emails as they come in and get your inbox under control.

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Time-Blocking and Imagining Your Ideal Week

Time-blocking is a way to help you set your intentions for a week: you block out sections of time for certain types of tasks or a particular task. The first step I recommend when you are preparing to start time-blocking is to imagine and time-block your ideal week. This forces you to be reflective about what you are ACTUALLY spending time on and be intentional about what you aspire to do every week. Learn how to map out your ideal week and get started using my handy template.

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Optimize Your Meetings with Meeting Rhythms and Agendas

Meetings are a big part of most of our work lives. Many people characterize them as being a necessary evil, but also generally time-wasting energy vortexes. However, meetings can be powerful in creating strong relationships and supporting clear communication if approached with intention and structure. Learn how meeting rhythms and consistent agendas foster clear communication and accountability to optimize your meetings.

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8 Approaches to Intentional Networking

Networking events don’t have to be painful endeavors. If you are intentional about which events you attend, why you are attending, and how you approach each conversation, they can be very powerful in helping you to meet awesome new people and build great relationships. Get more out of the networking events you attend by using these 8 approaches and download a free spreadsheet template to help plan your event schedule.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 4 – Prioritization & Decision-Making

Even the best list, is still just a list. It can be difficult to decide where to start and which items to do in what order. Add in some decision fatigue and if feels like you might as well just turn on Netflix and binge-watch Jessica Jones for all you are going to accomplish. But wait! Prioritization and decision-making, like many of the tactics and tools I have shared in my other posts, are often challenges in identifying a process to follow. In this post, you will learn four processes that will help you be more intentional about how you prioritize and make decisions.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 3 – Task Management

Out of our countless emails and meetings come the many tasks that we have to complete each day. As the lists get longer and the day-to-day demands on our time become more intense, it can be overwhelming to manage these tasks in an intentional way. Often it becomes a situation where whichever one is the biggest fire/squeakiest wheel gets our attention and some tasks never see the light of day. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this post, you will learn 3 ways to be more intentional about how you manage your tasks so you can actually get things done!

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 2 – Better Meetings

After email, for many of us, meetings are another great time vortex in our first-world lives. Despite big part of our professional lives, there is a perception built into our business culture that meetings are a complete waste of time. While there can be great benefit to bringing people together to talk through something, without direction, the meeting is likely to fail at achieving its purpose. Learn 5 ways to have more effective, intentional meetings.

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Battling the Culture of Busy: Part 1 – Email Management and Organization

It could be argued that email is one of the greatest time vortexes of our first-world lives. For many of us, our email habits are completely passive and there is a complete lack of intentionality. While an amazing tool for communication, it has also become an incredible source of distraction. Learn five ways you can be more intentional about managing your email.

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