TIME MANAGEMENT BLOG

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 29, 2021 |

Do you remember the television show, The X-Files? FBI Agent Mulder – with a mind open to everything possible – investigated alien sightings, the supernatural, and the seemingly unexplainable. His partner, Agent Scully, was a medical doctor who didn’t readily accept “out there” hypotheses and instead sought scientific proof and explanations for each of their…

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How a Kim’s Convenience “Sneak Attack” Can Improve Productivity

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 22, 2021 |

This mantra is one that I preach to participants in my seminars and workshops as well as during individual client sessions: “Time management is all about mind management.” Your brain decides how you’re going to use every single moment each and every day. Your brain will decide whether to wander or stay focused. Your brain…

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Email Best Practices at Work

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 15, 2021 |
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Outside of picking up the phone and calling someone in order to prevent a lengthy, time-consuming email thread, the subject line and the format of the body are the fundamental keys to immediately improving email efficiency. Subject Line State the purpose, content and any deadline for action or response. It should be clear to the…

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Productivity Boost – Recommended Daily Allowances for Vitamins

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 8, 2021 |

“Time management is all about mind management.” This is a mantra that I preach to individual clients and participants in my seminars and workshops. It’s your brain that decides how you’re going to use every single second of every single minute of every single day. Your brain will decide whether to stay focused or wander.…

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How to Set Up a Filing System – Naming Conventions

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 1, 2021 |

I’ve been a proud part of the “Meet the Pros” team in a seasonal series of organization magazines from Better Homes & Gardens. The process usually starts with a phone interview and ends with several follow-up questions. During our most recent project, I received these follow up questions asking for details about how to set…

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Visionary Leadership Can Lower Productivity

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | June 24, 2021 |

Throughout history in art, science, medicine, technology and business, visionary leaders have played an important role in thinking differently within the parameters of the proverbial box or leaving the box behind completely. In order for visionary leaders to be successful, they must either also have detail-oriented leadership skills or surround themselves with team members who…

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Time Management – How to Respond to Email

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | June 17, 2021 |

For many years now I’ve been a proud part of the “Meet the Pros” team in a seasonal series of organization magazines from Better Homes & Gardens. The process usually starts with a longer interview session and wraps up with several follow up questions by email or phone. During our most recent round, I received…

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Enchiladas Verdes Casserole Recipe

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | June 10, 2021 |

Ingredients 2 ¾ lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs½ tsp sea salt½ tsp pepper½ tsp onion powder½ tsp garlic powder½ tsp ground cumin12 tortillas (small to medium, roughly 7” in diameter)2 cups Queso Quesadilla, shredded2 cups Monterey Jack, shredded2 cups White Cheddar, shredded2 cups Asadero, shredded 4-5 cups salsa verde:2 ½ lbs. medium tomatillos, husks and…

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What Is Time? (Howard Meets Time)

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | June 3, 2021 |

What is time? When Howard meets Time in the movie Collateral Beauty, he learns that his opinion of it might be off base. What about you? What is time? What is your opinion of time? Do you think time flies? Do you think time stands still? Do you think time is everything? Do you think…

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National Leave the Office Early Day 2021

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 27, 2021 |

National Leave the Office Early Day is “celebrated” on June 2 of each year. If June 2 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it’s celebrated on the closest weekday. This “holiday” was created several years ago by Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE. A fellow productivity specialist, she wanted to encourage overworked professionals to take a…

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