TIME MANAGEMENT BLOG

Does Speed Reading Improve Productivity?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 15, 2021 |

During an email seminar I was presenting, one of the participants posted this comment in the chat box: “I should learn speed reading so I can get through these emails faster.” Speed reading incorrectly can be costly That comment reminded me of what I discovered when I was researching a discount airline. One particular airline…

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Recipe: Banoffee Pie

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 6, 2021 |

Ingredients 3       sticks of butter 9 oz   ginger snaps (crushed) ¾ cup         sugar 14 oz can of condensed milk 4       bananas (sliced) 1       lemon (juiced) 1 cup double or whipping cream grated chocolate Directions Crush the ginger snaps into fine crumbs. In a saucepan, melt 10 TB (1 stick + 2…

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What a Happiness Audit Can Do for You

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

During one of my coaching sessions, a client shared with me that he’d decided to take a sabbatical from working. He’s going to quit his current job so he can enjoy life to the fullest, figure out what kind of work will make him happy, and live a balanced life. We agreed he wasn’t satisfied…

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Save Time Finding a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 25, 2021 |

If you’ve been trying to find a vaccine appointment, you might have experienced some consternation about how much time it’s taking you to do this. As additional tiers beyond healthcare workers, nursing home residents, people 65 and older, people with underlying conditions, and teachers open up into all of the aforementioned plus 50 and older,…

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie (standard and Keto)

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 16, 2021 |

This pie is smooth and cool – a perfect dessert for spring and summer. If you’re watching your weight, follow the notes for the Keto version. It tastes nearly as rich as the standard version. This recipe makes a 9” pie. INGREDIENTS Standard Crust 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted…

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Emergency Preparedness Lessons from Power Grid Failure During Texas Winter Storm – Additional Tips

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 11, 2021 |

In our geographic area, we thankfully don’t worry about emergency preparedness for earthquakes, direct hits from hurricanes or blizzards. The last time this area had an accumulation of snow for 24 hours was 1985. Tornadoes are rare. Our biggest threats are wildfires, lightning storms, and occasional flash flooding that subsides within a day. So if…

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High Performance Leadership Lessons from Power Grid Failure During Texas Winter Storm

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 2, 2021 |

High performance leaders are skilled in the area of balance. Strong leaders balance risk with caution. Their team is carefully selected to have a variety of knowledge, experience and opinions in order to make the best decisions possible. Together, they create visions for the future of their organization by learning from history as well as…

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Emergency Preparedness Lessons from Power Grid Failure During Texas Winter Storm

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 25, 2021 |

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. But guess what? Emergencies happen year-round. And once an emergency event hits, it’s hard to get what you need. This is why emergency preparedness during all seasons is important. My husband and I consider ourselves nerdy planners. We’ve always felt like we’re prepared for whatever will come our way.…

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7 Productivity Hacks That Don’t Work

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 18, 2021 |

In last week’s post about whether or not productivity hacks actually work, I shared why so many hacks don’t work. This week, here are 7 productivity hacks that seem helpful, but aren’t – unless you implement them effectively and efficiently. 1 Relying on Reminder Systems How many times have you set a reminder for “later”…

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Do Productivity Hacks Actually Work?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 11, 2021 |

Productivity hacks  and time management hacks are popular search terms on Google. Productivity and time management are topics that millions of people are interested in because they want to know how to be more effective and efficient with their time. Is there a better way to work? Is there a way to do more in…

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