Productivity Tools – Office Products Showcased at NAPO Conference 2015

By Helene Segura | May 14, 2015 |

Back in April, I attended and presented at NAPO’s (National Association of Professional Organizers) annual conference and expo. It’s a chance to catch up with colleagues from around the world, attend courses that will better my understanding of behavioral changes, and test drive new productivity tools on the market. Productivity Tools for Paper Storage (Files!)…

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Productivity Tools – a Post-It note?

By Helene Segura | May 8, 2015 |
Productivity Tools from Time Management Keynote Speaker Helene Segura

    Inc. Magazine recently sent out a call for “Most Bizarre and Effective Productivity Hacks.” (Hacks are “shortcuts.”) Just for kicks, I thought it would be bizarre to suggest a hack that relies on “old school” office supplies instead of modern technology. This is the productivity tool I submitted:

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National Teacher Appreciation Week – If you can read this, thank a teacher!

By Helene Segura | May 4, 2015 |
National Teacher Appreciation - saying thanks

  National Teacher Appreciation Week – If you can read this, thank a teacher! In any profession, there are top performers, middle-of-the-road joes, and bottom-of-the-barrel scrapers. With the ease and anonymity of social media, many in society tend to share and shout about the latter. For some reason, it takes a bit more effort to…

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Time Management Tip – Get a hacker alarm system

By Helene Segura | April 30, 2015 |
time management keynote speaker tip - prevent hackers

Time Management Tip – Get a hacker alarm system Hacking is a huge productivity cost because you lose a ton of time and money dealing with the aftermath. In the past, I wasn’t overly concerned about website hackers because my website doesn’t have a shopping cart, and I don’t host a membership module that stores…

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Productivity Tools – Imbalance changes our perspective

By Helene Segura | March 30, 2015 |
Productivity Tools - Imbalance changes our perspective

The other day I was working with a client on determining which productivity tools would be best for her situation when she suddenly blurted out, “Are all of your clients in turmoil?!?” She’d been exasperated since

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Time Management Techniques – It's all about priorities

By Helene Segura | March 17, 2015 |

Did you know that February was National Time Management Month? Is it a coincidence that February is the shortest month of the year?!? When people find out that I teach time management techniques their first question is often, “How can we get it all done in only 24 hours?” The answer is,

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Time Management Tips: Why Is Teamwork important to productivity? (part 2)

By Helene Segura | March 10, 2015 |

Time management tips continued from last week’s post: I stared out the window, rocking a la Rainman, and kept muttering, “Please let us make it.” Our plane left the gate 15 minutes later. ETA: 7:00 PM. Good thing we had our tennis shoes on. At 6:25, I got up to use the restroom. I didn’t…

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Time Management Tips: Why is teamwork important to productivity?

By Helene Segura | March 3, 2015 |

If you’ve ever relied on an airplane to reach your destination by a specific time or, heck, even a specific day, you know that can be a little dicey because you never know what kind of a delay might put a kink into your schedule. Such was the situation when we were headed out on…

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Clearing physical clutter also helps clear mental clutter

By Helene Segura | February 5, 2015 |
Clear physical clutter to clear mental clutter - USAA urge to purge

Clearing Physical Clutter Also Helps Clear Mental Clutter The insurance giant USAA approached me in December about helping them with an article in their series, “More with Less.” The basic premise of their series is that “you can have goals, and reach for them even when you have little to work with (no job, etc.).”…

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Go Daddy Super Bowl ad should be a wake-up call to business owners

By Helene Segura | February 2, 2015 |

The Big Sunday Event I’m a huge football fan, so watching the Super Bowl is a big event in our house. The food is cooked and the drinks are ready by 5:00 P.M. (30 minutes before kickoff in our time zone) so that we don’t miss a second of the game or the commercials. This…

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