How does your soul rest best?
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I first came across this beautiful question from Nigel Langford, a church leader who was speaking at a women’s leadership conference a little while ago, and given the week a lot of us have had with the EU Referendum in the UK, it seemed an...

Do Dates vs Due Dates
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One of the benefits of being Human, not Superhero (one of the nine characteristics of a Productivity Ninja) is that when you make a mistake, or as I put it, have a ‘doh’ moment, you can chalk it up as a point of learning, rather...

The “When-Then” Strategy
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Want to make something a habit but hate the idea of scheduling? If so, the “when-then” strategy could be for you. In many of my workshops and coaching sessions, people love the idea of breaking bad habits like constantly checking emails or going to bed late,...

Certainty vs curiosity: which are you craving?
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I’m just coming to the end of another week of school holidays and it always surprises me how after a while, my kids start craving certainty. At the beginning of the holidays, they’re excited about taking a break from school and relishing the freedom from routine...

Real World Productivity Interview with Richard Tubb

It’s great to read about ideal productivity systems, tactics and strategies, but what about putting it into action in real life? What does that look like? In this 35 minute interview I chat to Richard Tubb, award-winning blogger, fellow productivity geek and author of The IT Business Owners...

7 Ways to Ditch Perfectionism
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Q. Help! I’m a perfectionist. I know it’s bad for my productivity but what can I do about it? This was a question I had from a delegate at a recent ‘How to be a Productivity Ninja’ session. I’ve spoken and written a lot about perfectionism in...

Hate typing? 5 procrastination-busting alternatives
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  Q. I prefer writing by hand & am now stuck/prevaricating on the typing up stage. Really hate sitting typing at my computer. Eek.. This was a question sent in by Frances, one of my readers. It's funny what can trigger procrastination. If typing is a bugbear for...

— Imperfect action beats perfect inaction, every time.
5 Signs of a Strong Team
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"Strong teams pull together when the shit hits the fan, where others fall apart." I shared this on social media a couple of weeks ago, after working with a particular team that really struck me with their team spirit. Like many teams I work with, they were dealing...

Are you getting too involved?
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I’ve had some interesting conversations recently about trust, delegation and involvement. Specifically how being too involved can get in the way of your productivity. Here are 5 signs that you might be over-involved: You constantly have a backlog of unread or part-read emails you never get round...

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