TIME MANAGEMENT BLOG

Cyber Security Tips Round Up – VPNs and Password Protecting Files

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 22, 2022 |

Every month, Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy (Technology and Cybersecurity Education) shares an e-newsletter filled with cyber security updates and helpful tips. This month he shared information about password protecting files: “Do you want to keep a file safe from your IT team? Co-workers? Hackers? Here is a terrific article on how to password protect…

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Digital Document Storage + Organizing Your Digital Life

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 15, 2022 |

I was recently contacted by Dustin Lao of Easeenet.com, a digital document storage service as well as password manager. In doing a little bit of research about this company, I found several recommendations from elder care websites that stated Easeenet’s  “legacy contact” function was quite helpful. Even though there might be up to a 30-day…

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National Preparedness Month

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 8, 2022 |

  Every September in the United States, National Preparedness Month is promoted. This month-long reminder about getting prepared for all emergencies was created by FEMA back in 2004. That agency’s reputation seems to take quite a beating after major disasters, but their website, Ready.gov, has extremely helpful recommendations to help you prepare for various emergencies:…

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How to Get a Refund from American Airlines

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 1, 2022 |

On April 18, 2022, American Airlines canceled one leg of a three-leg flight from Florence to Rome, Rome to Dallas, Dallas to San Antonio. The price of the ticket dropped from $1738 to $1220 per person. We were told we’d get a refund for the cancelled flight. Today is August 28, 2022, and our refund…

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How to Defend Your Classroom and Protect Your Students from a Shooter

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 25, 2022 |

It sickens me to no end that I even need to share this information about how to protect your students from a shooter, but I feel compelled to. If you’re a teacher looking for an active shooter classroom defense system without the back story, scroll down for my materials list. But I think the public…

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How to Schedule Meetings with People in Different Time Zones

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 18, 2022 |

  Recently I was asked to participate in a meeting with people from four different time zones. Three of the time zones were in the United States. That can be tricky to schedule, but it’s not overly difficult. The fourth time zone, however, was in Asia with 17.5 hours difference. The gentleman in charge of…

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Productivity Tip – Setting Up a Real Estate Business

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 11, 2022 |

A client of mine has been researching starting up a real estate business. She knows that I have experience in this area both from personally being involved in this kind of venture, as well as working with clients in the real estate field. Based on this, she asked that one of our sessions focus on…

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Considerations for Back to School Schedules – Productivity Tips

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 2, 2022 |

Whether you have school-age children or not, there are scheduling factors to take into consideration with the start of the upcoming school year just around the corner. In the past, I shared these back-to-school considerations and recommendations later in August, but given that more and more school districts are starting much earlier than the once-traditional…

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Additional Productivity Tips – Should you stay in contact with the office while on vacation?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 28, 2022 |

  In last week’s post, we asked and answered three questions about: Should you stay in contact with the office while on vacation? This is a question that was recently posed by a reporter for Fox News. With COVID hospitalization rates decreasing and travel increasing in 2022, it’s the perfect time to revisit this topic.…

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Productivity Question – Should you stay in contact with the office while on vacation?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 21, 2022 |

Should you stay in contact with the office while on vacation? This is a question that was recently posed by a reporter for Fox News. Given that COVID hospitalizations, thankfully, were on the downturn as 2022 rolled forward, the world opened up for travel. More and more people are moving beyond staycations and back to…

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