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Three Steps to a Weekly Work Routine to Help Prevent Burnout

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 16, 2020 |

An interviewer recently asked for some advice on a weekly work routine to help prevent burnout. There are dozens of different strategies and tactics you can implement to help make life grand, but here are three simple steps to start with.  Get crystal clear on your priorities. When we’re not clear on what our work…

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Four Ways to Be Productive While You’re on Hold with the IRS

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 9, 2020 |

Have you ever been on hold with the IRS? It’s no picnic. Whether you have a seemingly simple question or a complex issue, you have to wait your turn in a very long call queue – especially if you have to call during busy tax times like in January when 1099’s and other documents are…

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New Year’s Resolutions – Been There, Done That?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 2, 2020 |

I meet more and more people who no longer commit to New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them have realized that they can make changes at any time of year, and this is terrific. But many of them have simply given up on attempting to make a change because they’ve been unsuccessful in the past. This…

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Guilty Pleasure – Why are we afraid of enjoyment?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 27, 2019 |

Have you ever stopped to listen to some of the phrases that people use? We hear these utterances from our friends, strangers and commercials. “guilty pleasures” “sinful delight” Why is chocolate sinful? Why is something that is so enjoyable called an extremely bad thing? Why is it a guilty pleasure to plop down on a…

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How to Survive Holiday Stress

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 19, 2019 |

The other evening, a friend of mine was chatting with me about how to survive holiday stress. There can be unenjoyable interactions with certain people and so much commotion swirling around us that we don’t know which way is up. As she shared with me examples of what was bothering her, we were able to…

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Holiday Shipping: Why you shouldn’t rely on posted timelines

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 12, 2019 |

So many of us utilize holiday shipping services to either receive gifts in time to wrap them for events we’ll be attending or deliver gifts directly to friends, clients, family and loved ones. My favorite phrases when it came to holiday shipping used to be “Free 2-Day Shipping for Prime Members” and “Guaranteed Delivery.” But…

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Does Your Business Liability Insurance Policy Cover You the Way You Think It Does?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 5, 2019 |

I recently became involved in two different projects in my business that caused me to review what type of business insurance coverage I had. One project was for a client that had minimum insurance requirements for any vendor who worked with their company, and the other project involved virtual and onsite work with foreign entities.…

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How to Plan a Meeting: 3 Little Bonuses to Rock It

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 26, 2019 |

In last week’s blog, we looked at the Top 3 steps to take when planning a meeting. If you missed it, you can view those how to plan a meeting tips here. Once you’ve completed those top 3 steps to make sure you avoid costing others time and money, you can take these 3 little…

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How to Plan a Meeting: Top 3 Steps to Take

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 21, 2019 |

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. Both my husband and I took the day off from work for this important appointment. After a nearly one-hour drive to the doctor’s office, and after waiting over an hour…

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Get Organized for the Holidays!

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 14, 2019 |

Back in January, I recommended that you reflect on the prior months and record a quick debrief of the 2018 holidays in order to get organized for the holidays in 2019. Guess what? The 2019 holidays are here, so it’s time to get crackin’! Do you want to do more of the same that you…

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