TIME MANAGEMENT BLOG

Document Management System – What are your digital options?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 21, 2020 |

If your document management system has been used for your papers, what are your options if you’d like to be a little more digital? A few weeks back, I posted a blog about paper retention and how long to keep tax records and documents. Many people were relieved about how much they could finally let…

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How to Get the Most out of a Professional Conference or Seminar

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 17, 2020 |

When you attend a professional conference or seminar, you usually receive a wealth of information. This information can be divided up into five categories: 1 – I already know this and am implementing it. 2 – I already know this, but I’m not fully implementing it. 3 – I already know this, but I’m not…

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How to Prepare for Attending a Conference or Seminar

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 10, 2020 |

Are you wondering how to prepare for attending a conference or seminar? The go-getters who attend my seminars and webinars are quite often the problem-solvers in their office, which means people will seek them out no matter where they are in order to ask questions. If you’d like to make the most out of attending…

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Summer Squash Salad Recipe

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 31, 2020 |

When the temperature gets to 105 degrees where I live, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen. We tend to eat a lot of salads as our veggies during the summer, but sometimes we need a break from greens. Enter zucchini and squash. My husband…

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5 Examples of Ineffective Leadership

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 27, 2020 |

Leading a group of people who are diverse in Philosophies, levels of experience and background is no easy feat, no matter what line of work you are in. There is no perfect way to lead, but there are basic practices that can be implemented to be a more effective and successful leader. On the flip…

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How to Protect the Contents of a Firebox

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 20, 2020 |

Fireboxes are in important storage piece for anyone who values their high dollar belongings or has important legal documents. Fireboxes are designed to withstand heat and fire up to a certain temperature. Be sure to check the firebox for its specific rating as they do vary in quality. Any document that proves ownership, status or…

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Working from Home Productivity Tips – How to Prevent Working Around the Clock

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 13, 2020 |

Working from home productivity tips related to preventing working 24/7 will be the subject of an upcoming article in Bloomberg Businessweek. The following are the two productivity questions a journalist posed, as well as my responses.​ 1. What is your best productivity strategy for keeping days short-ish? When you internalize the following concepts, you’ll build…

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Back to School Preparation for Parents and Employers

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 4, 2020 |

Back to school preparation for parents has been fairly standard in the past. You make sure your kids have their required boosters and that they’re registered with your school. Then you hunt down their school supplies list and start stocking up. If you’re an employer, you really don’t prepare for back to school unless your…

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Aviation American Gin

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 3, 2020 |

Gin and tonic has been one of my favorite summertime cocktails because it’s so simple to make, it’s refreshingly cool, and I enjoy the flavor. But three incidents have occurred which lead me to believe that I don’t actually love gin. Incident #1: My husband and I drank a flight of Dutch gin at a…

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Back to School Preparation for Teachers

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 30, 2020 |

Back to school preparation for teachers has been pretty standard in the past. If you’ve been teaching for a while, you know the drill. Your school district releases the next school year’s calendar in the spring, and you mark your first professional development date for the fall on your calendar. Once school is done for…

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