How Dimity saved 1 week of time (with this simple inbox tip)

This month’s Changemaker of the Month, Dimity Podger, chose Inbox Bootcamp for her coaching session.

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of our coaching session, and how you, too, can save 1 week a year with this simple step. 

 
The […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Email Fitness, Time Management|2 Comments

Cocaine, email and deliberate distraction

“Social media is addictive!”

“Checking my email is a compulsion — I just can’t help myself.”

“I wonder if I have ADD”.

I hear my clients saying things like this all the time. They’re half-joking, but there’s a lot of truth in […]

You’re invited! A Google Hangout on why changemakers burn out

Out of the blue last week, I got invited by Start Some Good to be on a panel for a Google Hangout. The topic? 

Changemaker Sustainability: Preventing Burnout and Improving Productivity
I’ll be sharing my insights into why changemakers burn out, and […]

Emergency — when you have too much on your plate

One of my clients recently called the ambulance with chest pain.

Fortunately it was a false alarm, not the heart attack he was suspecting.

Regardless, it was a wake-up call for him. He’d been doing too much lately, working late, feeling […]

By |March 8th, 2014|Time Management|0 Comments

Day #15: Computers + planning-brain don’t mix

Have you ever tried to do big-picture planning at your computer?

Not only are there the distractions (emails, social media, that project you’re working on) …

… but it’s hard to actually think clearly.

Why?

There’s a few reasons. When your brain sees […]

By |November 1st, 2013|Time Management|0 Comments

Day #13: Replacing the word ‘routine’ with something better

I just read an awesome article called “My Daily Rhythm” on Caelen Huntress’ blog. This is an excerpt from a comment I left on his blog:
Hi Caelen …

I’m a big fan of rhythm and routine (‘rhythm’ has a better reputation […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Time Management|0 Comments

When a small distraction = a big waste of time

I’ve been noticing myself getting really stuck lately. I’m rewriting some of my webpages and have noticed a LOT of resistance coming up. Have you had a similar experience? (If not writing your website, maybe you can relate to writing an essay […]

By |September 26th, 2013|Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist, Time Management|0 Comments

Why determination alone won’t help you

Often when we have a goal or project, we think that determination alone will help get us there.

It’s little wonder — we’re inundated with messages like “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”, “When the going gets tough, the […]

Post-vacation — how to be gentle on yourself before you return to work

I’ve just got back from my vacation to Queensland. This photo is from the dining room of my friend’s house … I think you’d agree, it’s a stunning view.

It wasn’t long ago that I went on a working holiday, […]

A sneak peek at my calendar

Today I want to share two screenshots of my calendar with you. If you’re a visual person like me and like colour, I think you’ll appreciate this post.

The first screenshot is a fairly typical week for me. It shows […]