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Recharging Your Productivity – What to Do in London, England

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

When you hear “London,” you most likely think about Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. These are fantastic places to visit, but you might also consider the following adventures.  Ceremony of the Keys The Beefeaters hold a special evening ritual at the Tower of London when it’s time…

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Productivity Tip – February is Heart Health Awareness Month

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

You might be thinking, “What in the world does Heart Health Awareness Month have to do with time management and productivity?” If you can wrap your brain around the following paragraph, you’ll improve both your health and your time management game. The productivity mantra I preach is that time management is all about mind management.…

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Cyber Security Update – Do You Write Out the Date on Digital Documents?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 6, 2020 |

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something usually don’t give much thought to: how we write the date on documents we sign. Bryce Austin distributes a monthly newsletter with cyber security updates. Everything he shares is incredibly important and helpful, but this particular advice floored me because it’s something…

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Productivity Recharge – National Plan for Vacation Day 2020

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

Did you miss out on National Plan for Vacation Day back on January 28? If so, have no fear! It’s not too late to plan for vacation. This is a time management blog, so you might be wondering, “What does vacation have to do with productivity?” The answer is: EVERYTHING! Time Management and Vacation There…

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Chinese New Year 2020

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 23, 2020 |

The timing of Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunar year. The symbol for the year is based on the Chinese Zodiac. January 25, 2020, Chinese New Year kicks off the Year of the Rat. On a personal note, our Roman calendar year hasn’t started off so great for my household this year.…

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Three Steps to a Weekly Work Routine to Help Prevent Burnout

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 16, 2020 |

An interviewer recently asked for some advice on a weekly work routine to help prevent burnout. There are dozens of different strategies and tactics you can implement to help make life grand, but here are three simple steps to start with.  Get crystal clear on your priorities. When we’re not clear on what our work…

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Four Ways to Be Productive While You’re on Hold with the IRS

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 9, 2020 |

Have you ever been on hold with the IRS? It’s no picnic. Whether you have a seemingly simple question or a complex issue, you have to wait your turn in a very long call queue – especially if you have to call during busy tax times like in January when 1099’s and other documents are…

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New Year’s Resolutions – Been There, Done That?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 2, 2020 |

I meet more and more people who no longer commit to New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them have realized that they can make changes at any time of year, and this is terrific. But many of them have simply given up on attempting to make a change because they’ve been unsuccessful in the past. This…

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Guilty Pleasure – Why are we afraid of enjoyment?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 27, 2019 |

Have you ever stopped to listen to some of the phrases that people use? We hear these utterances from our friends, strangers and commercials. “guilty pleasures” “sinful delight” Why is chocolate sinful? Why is something that is so enjoyable called an extremely bad thing? Why is it a guilty pleasure to plop down on a…

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How to Survive Holiday Stress

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 19, 2019 |

The other evening, a friend of mine was chatting with me about how to survive holiday stress. There can be unenjoyable interactions with certain people and so much commotion swirling around us that we don’t know which way is up. As she shared with me examples of what was bothering her, we were able to…

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