How to Get Organized for the Last Quarter of the Year

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Wondering how to get organized and gear up for the rest of the year?

Summer is over. School has been back in session for over a month. There are just over 100 days left in the year. Did you ease up on goals you’ve set for the year? Let’s take a look at the goals we want to accomplish. Let’s talk about how to get organized in this final quarter of 2017. Look at the big picture but also look at how tiny changes can make a big impact in our lives.

Vicki St. Clair, host of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair (live from Seattle, WA, on 1150 KKNW) invited me to chat about how to be more productive and less stressed. On my fourth visit of the year, we continued our conversation about time management:

Here’s the recording of the interview about how to get organized and manage our time better.

(Total interview time: 30 minutes)

What’s happening in Helene’s life? (Camino de Santiago details here.)

<slight hiccup in their recording; the show intro replays, then jumps back into the interview>

Is there any pattern during this time of year?

If you’re feeling discombobulated or if you had a different schedule during the summer, what are some first steps to get back on track?

What “time ailment” do you feel that your clients have in common?

Is it possible to disconnect?

Is burnout a badge of honor in America?

People actually lose three hours per day?

We have a listener question:

“I am so burned out I can’t seem to get my energy levels to where they were. I work an average of 55 hours per week – at my office – and then take work home with me. My kids complain. My husband tells me to rest. My parents tell me to push back on my manager’s demands. But he expects everyone to be pumping 7 days a week. It’s not just him, it’s company mantra. Life’s not fun anymore…I can’t afford to quit. But in many ways I feel I’ve quit living.”

Stated vs Perceived – In some companies, people are afraid not to be visible. If that’s the case, should we find another job?

How do we get out of living in reactionary mode, defensive mode?

Let’s talk about national “holidays” related to time management and how to get organized:

Procrastination Day – How do we deal with that?

National Preparedness Month – What are a few tips to help us?

Any final thoughts?

If you’d like to hear the complete show, visit Vicki St Clair’s website.

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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