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Are PacSafe Travel Bags a Worthwhile Purchase?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the ladies in our Camino de Santiago group asked me if Pacsafe travel bags were a worthwhile purchase: “Have you ever heard of a brand of travel bags called Pacsafe?  I have a small purse I’ve used before but it’s a bit small and leather, so I’m thinking about getting something bigger and more…

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To Do Lists Don’t Have to Be a Drag

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard many people lament about to do lists: “I hate them. They make me feel trapped.” “I never finish them so what’s the point?” “To do lists are such a bummer because there’s never anything fun on the list.” If you nodded your head at least once as you read those utterances, prepare to…

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Will You Take Part in National Leave the Office Early Day?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Leave the Office Early Day was founded by my esteemed colleague, Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, who is known as The Productivity Pro. Yes, there is a process you can go through to establish an official holiday! When you’re super efficient, you’ll have time in your day to take on crazy projects like that! There…

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Facilitate a Productive Meeting: How to Not Screw It Up

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t be that person who takes what could have been a productive meeting and turns it into a waste of time! One of my husband’s doctors ordered a specialized test that required him to make a follow-up appointment to receive the results and have them explained. My husband chose a day that was a school…

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National Teacher Appreciation Week – What’s the big deal?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during May each year. In 2019, it will take place from May 6-10. Teachers will be given inexpensive trinkets and treated to snacks, which are lovely gestures. But when you think about what teachers have to deal with throughout the year, it’s important to thank them year-round, and not…

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Cyber Security – Are you protected against USB drives from all sources?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something we rarely give a second thought to – USB storage devices: “This has been a very exciting month in the world of cybersecurity! … the USA Secret Service has a bit of egg on its face after inspecting a USB drive from…

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How to Recover from an Email Crash – An Email Template

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my last blog post, we discussed the triaging steps to take in order to know how to recover from an email crash. After going through the steps I mentioned, you might realize that there are some folks who you probably should have already heard from. If you haven’t heard from them, chances are their…

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How to Recover from an Email Crash

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever experienced an email outage? Whether your business lives and dies by electronic communication, or you’re retired but enjoy your connection to the outside world through email, experiencing an email crash is no picnic. This was the case for me starting on January 30th. For three days, I could send out emails, but…

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Preparation: How to Update a WordPress Website aka How to Avoid a Complete Disaster

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been thinking about updating your website, you might’ve Googled phrases like how to update a WordPress website – or perhaps you’ve hired a website designer to take care of all of that for you. While the how and the end result are extremely important, there’s some critical preparation that needs to happen in…

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How to Get Back on Track When Everything Around You Implodes

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Usually the thought of how to get back on track doesn’t occur when you’re in the midst of a lousy situation. Instead, you’re usually channeling Nancy Kerrigan and screaming, “Why, why, why???” And maybe you’re doing this with a mixture of tears and anger and laughter and anxiety and feel like surely you’re about to…

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