TIME MANAGEMENT BLOG

How to Be Successful with Lunar New Year Resolutions

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 26, 2023 |

Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year’s Eve was celebrated on January 21st this year to ring in the Year of the Rabbit (or Year of the Cat in Vietnam). The celebration continues for 16 days. Whether you celebrate Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year or Gregorian New Year (many countries’ traditional January 1 kick…

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Business Lessons Learned from Southwest Airlines Holiday Meltdown

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 19, 2023 |

  Last week I shared with you the travel lessons learned from the Southwest Airlines holiday debacle. Today, I’ll share with you some basic business lessons learned from the Southwest Airlines holiday meltdown.   Southwest Airlines encountered a boatload of problems which were going to take time to mediate. They dug themselves an even deeper…

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Travel Lessons Learned from Southwest Airlines Holiday Debacle

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

  Unless you cut yourself off from society for the last two weeks of 2022 and first week of 2023, you’ve already heard plenty about the Southwest Airlines meltdown over the 2022 holidays. One million people were affected by their delays and cancellations. My husband and I were two of them. We were able to…

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How to Achieve Your Goals

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 5, 2023 |

  Whether you call them goals, objectives, missions or New Year’s Resolutions, they all describe the same thing: accomplishing an achievement you’ve identified and seek. Or, as Oxford puts it: “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result”   To make your vision a reality, here are four basic principles…

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Do You Even Care About New Year’s Resolutions?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 29, 2022 |

  Can you believe that only 8% of Americans are successful with their New Year’s Resolutions?   Is that really possible? That means 92% of people who make resolutions don’t follow through. Hmmmmm….Wondering why this happens?   You might be reading this because the title caught your eye. You might not care about New Year’s…

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Holiday Cheer: Practice Work-Life Balance

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

Defining your own personal vision of work-life balance is a recommendation I make to my clients during my time management coaching, consulting, and workshop facilitation.   To begin shaping your definition of work-life balance, here are four questions to ask yourself:   How many hours per day do you want to work?   How many…

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How To Find Mental Health Resources

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

  It’s been six months since my blog post about mental health and productivity. During this time, I’ve heard from many people who have struggled to find help. During the December holiday season, many folks experience various not-so-joyful emotions. Between hearing from others and recognizing that this can be a tough time of year for…

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Time Blocking Weekly Planner – an Example

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

  One of my coaching clients asked me what my time blocking and planning look like. It’s one thing to hear about best (and worst) practices, talk through implementation, and practice what you think it looks like. It’s another thing to actually watch someone else do it and monitor the progress. Rather than have him…

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Holiday Movies

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

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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Thanksgiving 2022 – Gratitude, Work-Life Balance and Rest

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 23, 2022 |

As a part of my time management consulting, coaching and workshop facilitation, I recommend defining your own personal version of work-life balance. Here are four questions to ask yourself to begin shaping your definition: How many hours each day do you want to work? How many of those hours do you want to work at…

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