Holiday Movies

The other day I was asked about my favorite holiday movies to watch. That question made me realize that other than some of my childhood favorites (A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, etc.), I don’t watch the same ones each year. So, I decided to compile a list of holiday movies we’ve enjoyed…

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How to Prevent Holiday Stress in 2022

  Re-sharing this letter has been a tradition since 2012. Wow! That makes this sharing the 11th annual! Over the past several decades, I’ve learned that it takes entirely too much effort (and stress!) to take things to the hilt at holiday time – decorations galore, baking like nobody’s business, and hosting holiday parties featuring…

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5 Tips for More Productive Meetings

  Here are five fantastic tips for planning and facilitating more productive meetings from guest blog contributor Hadi Ossaily, founder of Meeting for Goals:   Meetings can be valuable opportunities to improve business processes, build relationships, and make decisions. However, many meetings are unproductive due to poor planning or lack of clear goals. Here are…

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Holiday Planning 2022

What?! But it’s only November 3! That’s right, and the holidays will roll around in no time. Time management in your personal life is just as important as time management in your professional life. After all, subconscious worries from one will affect your performance and quality of life in the other. Here are some tips…

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Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

  Many moons ago, I used to be dead set against travel insurance. I thought it was a waste of money until about five years ago. I blogged about that mind shift here: Travel Insurance Part 1 Travel Insurance Part 2 About three years ago, I discovered annual travel insurance plans from Allianz. I’d been…

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How to Be Productive Working a Hybrid Schedule

  In 2021, after a full year of working 100% remotely, I moved to a hybrid schedule once vaccines rolled out, and people wanted to once again spend time with humans from outside their household. I continued to implement time blocking and time estimations for creating realistic to-do lists as I’d done before COVID.    …

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How to Make Meetings More Productive

  A common complaint I hear from clients and workshop participants is how much time their meetings waste. The biggest mistake meeting organizers often make is not deciding on “the why” behind a meeting. In this video, I discuss with the creator of Meeting for Goals software, Hadi Ossaily, the key components for making meetings…

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Fall New Year’s Resolutions – Rosh Hashanah What? (aka Goal Setting and Goal Completion)

Every January, roughly half of the United States population participates in the creation of New Year’s Resolutions. Every February, approximately 92% of those polled in various research studies report that they did not follow-through on their resolutions. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that: 1. They’re tied to a specific time of year. 2.…

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