Procrastination!

My favourite meme that I have seen about procrastination is that it is ‘The art of ruining your life for no apparent reason!’ Whenever I say when I’m speaking to people about being organised it always raises a smile. It’s one of those statements that resonates with us […]

Self Care Shorts: Recommended Books

There are many books that cover the areas I talk about but these are my particular favourites that I have found helpful…. have a look!

Right Gear, Right Place, Right Task

The key skill I advocate for people to engage with for being productive – and by that I mean living your best life (not just work!) – is planning. You will consistently fail to put yourself in the right place at the right time for the right task […]

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People

The message that I’m going to give you here is a simple one…. Keep engaging in the same habits and you’ll get the same resultsEngage in different habits you’ll get different results Simple! So if you are aceing all of your habits – good job! But maybe a […]

Be productive everywhere!

Let me explain just what I mean by being productive! The problem when I say ‘be productive’ is that most people immediately start to think about being productive at work, or maybe at study. But for me that misses out whole other parts of our lives where it […]

Applying the 2-minute rule in practice – a beginners guide!

Every time I ask people to feed back to me after the sessions I do about self care and productivity about what they found most helpful they always mention the 2-minute rule. So… I always talk about it. It’s basically this. If you look at a task and […]

More emails!

It’s a subject that comes up time and time again when I talk to anyone about productivity and workflow. How do I get through my emails!? I have 1000 emails in my Inbox and I don’t know where to start! Help! What do i do! So, here are […]

A little gem!

I came across this book referenced in another book and then did a little digging to find out more about Thomas Mitchell, Farmer. Because his book ‘Essays on Life’ written in the early part of the 20th Century is a little gem – full of words of wisdom. […]

Finding success

I recently came across a podcast that shared some words of wisdom from 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, by Kevin Kruse. I’ve picked a few to write about that i thought had resonance for me and could be applied to the sort of things I […]

Set your mind to the planning

I’ve got into the habit when talking to people about self-care of finding myself often saying, “all we are doing here is playing psychological tricks on ourselves to get the best out of ourselves so ‘ourselves’ stop getting in the way”. There’s a funny thing goes on in […]