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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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How to Prevent Holiday Stress – 2019

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 6, 2019 |

Since I receive a lot of great feedback every year when I repost this blog on how to prevent holiday stress, I thought I would make it an annual tradition to share this letter that I wrote to myself almost eight years ago. We’ve all seen Christmas decorations for sale in stores since September (maybe…

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Get It All Done – How to Cope with Despising Daily To Do Lists

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 31, 2019 |

While all of my clients want to learn how to get it all done, many of them have lamented about to-do lists: “I hate them! They make me feel trapped.” or “They are never-ending!!” There are different components to creating a to-do list system: deciding what goes on there, implementing a format that allows you…

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How Does Mercury in Retrograde Affect Your Productivity?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 28, 2019 |

Why would the woo-woo astrological term Mercury in Retrograde be of any interest to a very concrete sequential, scientifically-leaning, analytical brain like mine? It goes like this. I first heard the term ten years ago when I was helping a client unpack in her new home. She was lamenting about all of the mishaps that…

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Productivity Recharge – Top 10 Things to Do in New York City

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 17, 2019 |

When my husband and I decided to take a 5-day vacation in New York City, we were excited about our first stay in The Big Apple. But then we got overwhelmed with all of the choices to make about what to do because there is everything to do in The City That Never Sleeps. To help…

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Overcoming Perfectionism – How to Slash Lost Time

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 10, 2019 |

The thought of overcoming perfectionism might seem like an overwhelming goal, but if you break it down into smaller bitesize pieces, you can work on it one small step at a time. If you have any perfectionist tendencies, you might be aware that you lose time when you spend extra hours re-doing and improving and…

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