Introducing: the Daily Docket’s little sister

Photo by J.B. Hill One of my unexpected surprises with this blog is the spread of my little old Daily Docket.  It makes my day that so many of you have written to tell me you use this simple tool to manage your day.  And it thrills me when you tell me in person, and (read more…)

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Start your day by eating a frog

Photo by Valerie “Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain My husband is currently reading a classic business tome called “Eat That Frog.”  The basic idea is that if you do the worst thing on your plate first thing in the morning, (read more…)

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When it comes to setting goals – be the tortoise

Photo by Megan Horsburgh “Aim for nothing, and you’ll hit it every time.” -source unknown Have you been thinking about your goals for 2009?  I have. Em made a good comment the other day – in January, the odds are really stacked against you.  You’ve just come down from the holiday high, the weather is (read more…)

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The top of your holiday to-do list: breathe.

How is the holiday season treating you so far?  Already wiped out?  Christmas can easily become such a stressful time of year – too many events and not enough blank boxes on the calendar, too many people on the gift-giving list and not enough in the wallet.  Too many expectations, real or perceived, and not (read more…)

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Productivity & quality down time: they go hand-in-hand

Photo by Vanda Novodomszky While I was waiting for a prescription to be filled at my local pharmacy today, I read this quote on a greeting card: “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” – Lin Yutang I love this. I write a (read more…)

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