Leap Day 2024: A Gift of Time for You

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 22, 2024 |

  When I first speak with new clients, many of them often mutter with exasperation, “I wish I had more time!” Or, “I have too much to do and not enough time!” Or, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” You get the picture, right?   Guess what? Here is terrific news if you…

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Valentine’s Day Movies

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 14, 2024 |

  I’m not a hugely romantic person, but I do enjoy watching a smart RomCom and occasionally wipe away a few tears after viewing a tug-at-your-heart romantic movie. When asked what my favorite Valentine’s Day movie was, I initially couldn’t think of one because I usually don’t set out to watch one. But then I…

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Lunar New Year 2024 – The Year of the Dragon

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 8, 2024 |

What’s better than a New Year’s celebration? Why, that would be not one, but two New Year’s celebrations!   The good people of planet Earth celebrate the Gregorian calendar’s New Year’s Eve on December 31 and New Year’s Day on January 1. This is traditionally a time when we reflect on the year that has…

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Groundhog Day and Time Management

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 1, 2024 |

Did you know that February is National Time Management Month? It seems ironic that someone chose the shortest month of the year for this occasion. But in 2024, Leap Day occurs, so we’ll have an extra day this February! February also celebrates Groundhog Day, so Old Punxsutawney Phil will soon be checking his shadow. Or,…

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How to Prioritize Tasks: Preventing Fire Drills

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 25, 2024 |

  Last week I shared a list of triaging questions to ask yourself when you’re wondering, “How do I prioritize all of these tasks??” Now let’s look at another stage of the prioritization process: prevention of fire drills. This calls for debriefing and learning from past experiences.   When you find yourself in situations like…

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How to Prioritize Tasks

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 18, 2024 |

  One of the key time management strategies we cover in my time management fundamentals workshop is prioritizing tasks. When you have dozens or hundreds of items on your task list, it can be overwhelming to decide what to work on next.   A question I’m often asked is, “If we have multiple tasks we absolutely…

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Do You Have the Time Management Skills of a Carrot?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 11, 2024 |

A friend of mine sent the image above to me with a note: “Thought of you when I saw this.” Just in case the image doesn’t appear on your device, here’s what it reads (spelling and punctuation as in the picture):   “Embrace what you are   PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE   I’ve got a…

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New Year Goals – Add These to Your Calendar!

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 4, 2024 |

Many people around the world kick off the new year by setting some kind of goal (or at least consider setting one). Maybe after spending time with family over the holidays, you’ve decided to set a goal to spend more quality time with loved ones. Or perhaps after enjoying a plentiful quantity of rich foods,…

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How to Achieve Your Goals in 2024

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 28, 2023 |

  You might refer to them as objectives, missions, New Year’s Resolutions, or goals. No matter which term you use, they all describe the same thing: accomplishing an achievement you have identified and wish to seek. Oxford Dictionary defines it as: “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result”  …

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Time Management Books

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | December 21, 2023 |

If you’re trying to figure out a last-minute gift for someone who’s mentioned their wish for time management help, or maybe you’re looking for a great resource to use to kick off the year on a strong note, here are a few recommendations for time management books:   Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life: How…

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