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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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How to Purchase a Wine Refrigerator

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

You might be wondering how a blog about how to purchase a wine refrigerator belongs on a productivity website. One of the keys to maintaining high productivity levels is relaxing and recharging. One way to recharge is to enjoy a glass a wine. Storing wine doesn’t require a wine refrigerator, but it sure is nice…

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What’s the difference between wrestling and cable news networks?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was sitting at the airport the other day. I normally travel on weekdays, but on this occasion it was a Saturday morning. I looked up to see what was on the television monitor. The station was tuned to some kind of wrestling show. I’m not talking about high school or college wrestling or Olympic…

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What can you accomplish in 5 minutes?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been stuck in line for what seemed like an eternity? Whether you have to wait 5 minutes or 5 hours, you can use the time to the fullest by getting something done.   What can you accomplish in 5 minutes to 15 minutes? *Clean out some email from your inbox *Clean out…

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Can SMART Home Technology Put You at Risk?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In last week’s post, I shared some ways that SMART home technology can help you with time management. It’s incredible how much of our homes we can monitor and control from offsite – or without ever having to leave our couch – simply by tapping the screen of a smart phone or tablet. In addition…

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Can SMART Home Technology Save You Time?

By Helene Segura | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably wandered into someone’s home and soon discovered that they have a so-called SMART home when you heard them mutter, “OK, Google,” or “Hey, Alexa!” Recently I was interviewed about SMART home technology and whether or not it could help with time management and productivity. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A I had with…

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Kudos to Southwest Rapid Rewards

By Helene Segura | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d send some LUV to Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Rapid Rewards program. Recently, I decided to redeem my airline points for travel in order to go to Los Angeles for my dad’s birthday. I have points on three major airlines. Surely one out of the three would…

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Lower Your Productivity?

By Helene Segura | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Writer Julia Guerra of Elite Daily was doing research for an article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the “winter blues.” These were my responses to her questions. Why can winter make someone feel so unproductive? Is it the cold weather, the shorter days, the sickness going around, the slump after the holidays? All of…

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Chinese New Year Resolutions 2019

By Helene Segura | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you like having a reason to start a new task, project, or goal, Chinese New Year is a great time to begin. It’s almost spring, and spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. Or maybe you didn’t quite get around to successfully beginning your “traditional” New Year’s Resolutions. Chinese New…

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Are Politicians and the Media Causing You to Lower Productivity?

By Helene Segura | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my last post about National Quality of Life Month, I shared the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s definition of quality of life, as displayed at Definitions.net: “A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.” I…

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