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How will you be remembered?

16 May 2016 | Comments [0] »

My husband and I attended a friend’s memorial service on Saturday. Rick Simoncelli was a warm, wonderful, accomplished man, who will be greatly missed not only by his family and friends, but by the St. Louis community. His memorial service was a beautiful celebration of a life well-lived, though Rick was only 65 when he passed away from brain cancer. 250 or so people crowded the church to pay their respects in a touching and joyous celebration of life.

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8 May 2012 | Comments [1] »

On page 23 of the March 2012 issue of Inc. magazine, a tweet from Maggie Fox, founder and CEO of Social Media Group is quoted. Here it is:

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Cheaper isn't always better

6 August 2010 | Comments [3] »

I’m all for saving money. But last week I learned a valuable lesson about how saving money at the expense of time isn’t always such a great idea.

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That stuck feeling

10 May 2010 | Comments [3] »

I’ve had a difficult time coming up with insightful blog posts lately. I think about what to write and nothing comes to me.

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Yet another new task-management system from Mark Forster

10 February 2010 | Comments [0] »

Mark Forster is my time management guru. As I’ve blogged about before, I loved his book, Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management. I used his DIT system for managing tasks for a year or so, and then he introduced Autofocus in January 2009. I was a little reluctant to switch at first, because DIT was working for me, but I decided to try it. I was over the moon. (I’ve blogged about Autofocus many times.)

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The weekend work/rest balance

16 February 2009 | Comments [0] »

On Friday I wrote that I was overwhelmed with tasks and clutter and that I really wanted to put my feet up this weekend, but had so much to do that I feared that wouldn’t be prudent. So I decided to create short task lists for each weekend day and relax only after I’d completed all the tasks on them.

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Feeling overwhelmed

13 February 2009 | Comments [2] »

So far this year, things have been running really smoothly. I’ve been gliding through the days, getting lots done, meeting some terrific people, making some money. Kind of idyllic, in fact.

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4 November 2008 | Comments [0] »

November 4 is finally here. It feels like it’s been a long time coming. The top thing on my to-do list today is to vote. I expect there will be a line (Missouri doesn’t have early voting), and I don’t care how long the line is. As long “Vote” is checked off my list I don’t care what else gets done today.

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Director of Wow

3 July 2008 | Comments [0] »

Yesterday I heard a little story on NPR’s Morning Edition about the fact that High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, has a Director of Wow, whose job it is to make the college experience extraordinary for the students. According to the NPR story, the university has instituted programs like ice cream trucks, valet parking, a concierge desk, and free snacks

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When good things happen to great clients

29 April 2008 | Comments [0] »

I mentioned last week that I was leaving for Hawaii to help a client get settled in there. We’re working hard, having some fun, and accomplishing a lot.

I’ve been working with this client since September 2006 and she serves as a fabulous example of the benefits of getting organized.

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Perils of a new alarm clock

1 April 2008 | Comments [0] »

I got a new alarm clock recently, and I really like it. It allows me to wake up to a CD (right now, Lyle Lovett) and its snooze interval is six minutes rather than ten.

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Priority management

19 March 2008 | Comments [0] »

Time management isn’t about managing time. It’s about managing priorities. We all have the same amount of time in a day to deal with. How we use it is an indication of our priorities.

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Do It Tomorrow really works

22 February 2008 | Comments [3] »

As I’ve written here before, I decided on January 1 that 2008 would be the year that I take control of my time-management issues. That day, I selected probably a half dozen time management books from my shelf, each one espousing a different philosophy. I thought I’d make a commitment to a single system and really try to adhere to it for a month or so.

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Clutter can be such a barrier

13 September 2007 | Comments [0] »

It’s amazing to me what a barrier to productivity, to progress, to peace of mind clutter can be. I see it in my clients all the time. And I know from personal experience.

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Where does the day go?

2 January 2007 | Comments [0] »

Today was the one day this week where I planned to get a lot of stuff done. I have client appointments each day the rest of the week and while they’re just half-day appointments, I find it’s hard to be ultra-productive the second half of the day. I had big plans for getting so much accomplished in the broad expanse of time available today.

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