Time Management: Can You Utilize AI to Get Unstuck?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 25, 2023 |

In the last two months, I’ve had more conversations about AI (Artificial Intelligence) than in all of the previous years combined. Granted, AI didn’t seem like a real prospective tool for the general population until a few years ago, but it seems like every time I open up my email inbox, there’s an announcement about,…

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Productivity Boost – How to Maintain Focus

By Helene Segura | May 22, 2023 |
How to maintain focus

A number of clients begin their first session with me by venting about all of the different people or situations that interrupt them throughout the day. I hear this quite often: “If I didn’t have to work with people, I’d get so much more done!” Sound familiar? For one of their first assignments, I ask…

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National Leave the Office Early Day 2023

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 12, 2023 |

National Leave the Office Early Day is coming up on Friday, June 2! If you’d like some background on how National Leave the Office Early Day came about, you can read my explanation here. Whether I’m working with individual clients, associations or businesses, a common thread is that they’re short-staffed, and dedicated employees are putting…

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Is the Facebook Settlement Legit?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 4, 2023 |

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you know that I’m vigilant about proactive cybersecurity. You’ll save time, stress and resources if you can avoid any fraud, scams and hacks.   I’ve discussed Facebook’s (now Meta’s) multitude of privacy breaches, and I advise my clients not to utilize Facebook Messenger. I removed that app…

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Recommendations for Compression Socks and Hose

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 27, 2023 |

  In last week’s post I shared with you how working through your breaks affects your health. At the end of that blog, I promised to share a personal experience. Here it is… I’ve had a slew of doctor appointments to find out why I’ve experienced swelling in one of my legs for no apparent…

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How Working Through Your Breaks Can Affect Your Health

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 20, 2023 |

  Have you ever considered how working through your breaks can affect your health in very bad ways? Let’s look at a sample scenario. Have you ever worked at your desk or workstation for the entire day? You meant to get up for breaks, but kept working. You weren’t that hungry, so you just snacked…

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Productivity Tips – Working with Gen Z

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 13, 2023 |

  A little more than half of my clients are forty years of age and above. A common question this demographic asks me (begs me?) is, “How in the world do I work with Gen Z?” For some reason there seems to be a perceived difference of work ethic and views on life. This perception…

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Mastering Time Management: Essential Tips and Strategies for Freelancers

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 6, 2023 |

  This week, guest author Ezgi Aydın of BeforeSunset shares time management tips and strategies for freelancers:   Importance of Time Management for Freelancers Time management is essential to the success of freelancers. Freelancers must successfully manage their time to fulfill deadlines, finish several jobs, and keep their clients’ trust. Without effective time management, freelancers…

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Productivity Tips – Photo Organizing Resources

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 30, 2023 |

  It can become overwhelming when you’re trying to figure out where to even start searching for photo organizing resources. The list below will give you a springboard to figure out what direction you might want to take with your photo organizing project. In last week’s post, I shared five considerations for getting started with…

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Productivity Tips – How to Organize Your Photos

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 23, 2023 |

  A client of mine is struggling with what has the potential to become a huge time suck:  organizing family photos  I’m an avid (amateur) photographer, so I understand how some folks can amass a huge, overwhelming quantity of photos if the process of culling and organizing is not implemented along the way. If you…

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