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Telecommuting Office Setup – How to Begin the Transition

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 20, 2020 |

The Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has pretty much turned the world as we know it upside down. If you weren’t already told by your employer to stay at home, you may have just been issued a recommendation by your governor to shelter in place. If you’re now going to work from home, here are some first…

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 12, 2020 |

The Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) and the coronavirus travel restrictions are causing havoc worldwide. At first we worried that the disease might spread from China. But now we need to consider how the shutdown of Chinese factories and spread of the disease to and within different countries around the world will affect our daily lives. If…

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What to Do if Your Accounting Records Are Outdated or Screwed Up

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 5, 2020 |

Can you believe it’s March already?! If you haven’t done so yet, if the business you own is not incorporated, these are items that should have been dealt with back in January: *send out your W9’s to your clients who paid you more than $600 in 2019 *request W9’s from non-incorporated vendors to whom you…

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Your Wish Came True – You’ve Just Been Given More Time

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 27, 2020 |

I wish I had more time! I hear that. A lot. Nearly every client I work with utters a sentiment along those lines: I need more time. There’s never enough time. I can’t get everything done because I don’t have enough time. Well, ask and ye shall receive. Every four years, anyway. This fabulous year…

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Recharging Your Productivity – What to Do in London, England

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 20, 2020 |

When you hear “London,” you most likely think about Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. These are fantastic places to visit, but you might also consider the following adventures.  Ceremony of the Keys The Beefeaters hold a special evening ritual at the Tower of London when it’s time…

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Productivity Tip – February is Heart Health Awareness Month

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 13, 2020 |

You might be thinking, “What in the world does Heart Health Awareness Month have to do with time management and productivity?” If you can wrap your brain around the following paragraph, you’ll improve both your health and your time management game. The productivity mantra I preach is that time management is all about mind management.…

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Cyber Security Update – Do You Write Out the Date on Digital Documents?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 6, 2020 |

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something usually don’t give much thought to: how we write the date on documents we sign. Bryce Austin distributes a monthly newsletter with cyber security updates. Everything he shares is incredibly important and helpful, but this particular advice floored me because it’s something…

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Productivity Recharge – National Plan for Vacation Day 2020

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 30, 2020 |

Did you miss out on National Plan for Vacation Day back on January 28? If so, have no fear! It’s not too late to plan for vacation. This is a time management blog, so you might be wondering, “What does vacation have to do with productivity?” The answer is: EVERYTHING! Time Management and Vacation There…

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Chinese New Year 2020

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | January 23, 2020 |

The timing of Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunar year. The symbol for the year is based on the Chinese Zodiac. January 25, 2020, Chinese New Year kicks off the Year of the Rat. On a personal note, our Roman calendar year hasn’t started off so great for my household this year.…

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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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