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Get a List-Making Makeover

makeoverI’m a sucker for the makeovers on morning TV shows.  I just get so excited and I love watching the transformations.  I always think “Will she keep up with that look? Her hair looks so cute!”

When I did my very first book signing last week it was a great opportunity to meet some of the readers of this blog and give them a little makeover of their own.  A few people brought me their lists to take a look at and help rework their list making techniques. Read more

10 Phrases That Will Make You More Efficient

Included in the list of topics I write lists about are quotes. Any time I hear an exceptional one I will email it to myself or enter it into my Evernote account to save for later.  My favorite personal quote is one that I’ve borrowed from Oprah — “You Become What You Believe.”  Isn’t that an amazing quote? I love it because it’s so true.  If you think you can do something — you can!

Another believer in quotes is Meggin McIntosh who hosted my list-making teleseminar last January. She’s extremely productive and helps people to do the same with her vast knowledge. These aren’t quotes that famous people have said but they are extremely helpful in allowing you to do your job well.

A List of 10 Phrases & Statements to Remember

by Meggin McIntosh | The Ph.D. of Productivity™

A number of statements and phrases are worth remembering in your quest to be more productive. Consider the following 10 (and in most instances, after you make the statement – stop talking.) These aren’t questions. They are statements:

1. “No, but thanks for asking.”

2. “Not now.”

3. “Let me get back to you after I’ve checked on a few things.” Read more

Ways to Get Off The Phone Quick

Photo Credit: Max Orenstein

It’s happened to all of us.  You are happily working at your desk and then a phone call comes in that completely derails your productivity.  But the truth of the matter is — you let it happen!  I know — I’ve done it too!  However — there are ways around this productivity roadblock.  Meggin McIntosh hosted my List Making Teleseminar and is one of my favorite guest bloggers — she offers some tips on how to get off the phone quick! Read more

Questions to Ask Your Mother (or Father) Before It Is Too Late

Pretty much without fail — I call my mother every single day. I love checking in and seeing how her day was and filling her in on mine.  I realize not everyone does this — but I love the relationship I have with my mom.  If it’s one hour or one minute — we always check in with each other.  It’s very comforting.

I recently did a teleseminar with Meggin McIntosh and of course my mom was listening on the line.  She’s been my biggest cheerleader for every stage of my life and I’m fortunate to have her in my life.  Not everyone talks to their mother every day but as Meggin writes in this guest blog — there are some questions you should be sure to ask the next time you talk: Read more

Get a Copy of my List-Making Teleseminar

Who would have thought so many people could talk about lists for over an hour? Well, you can! And we did! I was lucky enough to participate in a teleseminar called “Compulsive List Making: The How’s and The Why’s” with Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. We talked about:

  • effective techniques for making lists to get more done
  • what kind of lists have worked best for me
  • how lists help people in all professions be more productive and efficient
  • my favorite list-making apps
  • questions from listeners
  • and so much more!

In case you missed it, click here to sign up for a copy of the recording and listen to it whenever you get a chance.  I’ve also created a special tab called “teleseminar” at the top of my site.  Here you’ll find every blog post, app, website and technique I mentioned on the call.  I hope this information is useful and I’d love to hear what you think of it!  Happy list making!

 

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