On our time management worshops we often talk about the issue of ‘connectivity vs productivity whilst we should focus on being productive we’re often simply addicted to being connected, in the loop and plugged in.
In our Email Etiquette workshop, we also talk about the Blackberry (‘Crackberry’) abuse that goes on in organisations and help people to change these bad habits. If I go away it’s usually for about a month so it’s quite normal for me to take a few bits of work with me and stay relatively in the loop but it’s also good to completely disconnect (with no exceptions!) so that you can stop thinking about work, take time to reflect and experience a change of pace.
I’m happy to report that nothing ‘blew up’ during my week away, and if you’re tempted to take the laptop with you or keep your blackberry turned on whilst you’re away on your hols, here’s the view from the other side – I hope it changes your mind!
If you run a business, chances are you hate book-keeping. Getting things done that you don’t necessarily enjoy doing is an important skill and habit to develop, but maybe – just maybe – we can convince you to look at your book-keeping in a whole new way! Here, Lisa from Boogles provides some tips to help you keep on top of the numbers in your business. Lisa is as passionate about transforming how people perceive book-keeping as we are about doing the same for time management training – the world needs more people like Lisa! And if you’re struggling with your own book-keeping, maybe give her a call!
Emily Beardsmore and me in conversation about all things procrastination! Emily is a former Chair of the British Youth Council (BYC) and I coached Emily during her time in this role, at the same time as she was also holding down a part time paid job with the British Red Cross and studying for a full time degree. So she knows a thing or two about being productive, but like most of us, she also knows a thing or two about procrastination too! One of the biggest issues that comes up on Time Management Training is procrastination – what it is, how to avoid it and whether it can also be a force for good. So here we discuss a few of these things. Hope it’s helpful. And if it is, promise me this is the last video or blog post you look at before you get back to getting things done!