Category Archives: Productivity

Be Motivated. Excited. Sweet Spot. Inspirational.

Create an environment that is motivational to you. Whether it is quotes, pictures, a dream board, etc. Put these things in your surroundings. Make sure you are working in your strengths. When you are in a space that is clean and inspirational, when you are working on things that you love and are easy for…
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Be Planful. Have a Routine and Systems

Systems are things like a set of folders on your desk labeled with your main 5-6 work categories. When items come in you put them in the folder and then schedule work time for each “bucket” of work. Bucket examples are administration, marketing, customer care, accounting/invoicing, production, development, etc. Consider what tasks you need to…
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Be Focused.  Try: Frog. AM Habits. To-Do List.

Each night make your to-do list for the next day. Star your top 3 priorities and pick your Frog. Your frog is an important (vs. urgent) item on your to-do list. It doesn’t matter if you get it done the next day but is something you really need to do the next day because it…
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Be Clear. Try Nightly Brain Dump & Clean Sweep

Each night take 30 minutes for this game-changing routine! It can be at the end of your workday or at the end of the day. Start by “picking up” from the day – papers, tools you have used, notes, etc.  As you clean up it often triggers your mind of things you need to do.…
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A Four-Step PLAN to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, otherwise known as "good intentions," are those things that are set at the beginning of the year when people feel they can wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start. It is said that 80% of all News Year’s resolutions fail. A survey conducted by Gail Kasper, LLC (www.gailkasper.com) finds that…
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Can Others Help You Win in Your Business?

An independent business owner (IBO) often thinks he has to “do it all.” For example, he may say, "I AM my business, who else can help with this?” You can outsource just about anything, for a price. Many IBO's may do this for technical things (web development, printing, etc.) but try to fight through the…
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10 To Do’s When You Are In a Rut

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  1. Stop the mind spinning – do a purge page and get it out!
  2. Review where you are trying to go and what is in your way
  3. Be thankful for what you have and is working
  4. Give yourself 24 hours to be in a funk and commit to moving on after that
  5. Clean and remove clutter that is weighing you down and distracting you
  6. Get out and observe the world – allow for new thinking
  7. Do something for someone else (pour out on others positively)
  8. Talk to someone to get a plan and accountability
  9. Take ONE step – do ONE thing
  10. Align your actions to the results you want

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

Stop Procrastinating

MomentumAs you harness your energy, budget your time, say no, get a hobby, etc. you will begin to see a shift in how much time you have. We cannot make more time, only use what we have most efficiently and effectively. You cannot be on all the time, so planning for breaks and scheduling for a maximum of 12 hours of "things" a day is key.

When you know what you want to do, are clear on how to get there, you have ½ the battle won. The only part that is left is the momentum to get into action and then accomplishing what has been laid out. There is where some people procrastinate. There are 100's of ways people do this, from straightening, playing computer games, talking, distracting themselves, etc.

The best way to get into motion is just to start.

  • Make your to do list the night before, so your mind can subconsciously process it all night.
  • "Eat your frog" first (the most important thing you have to do; do it before anything else).
  • Notice when you start procrastinating; write the "strategy" you used on a procrastination list that you have pinned up in a noticeable spot. (naming your tactics will help you stop them quicker)
  • Make a game. Determine either a reward or a punishment if you get X task done in X amount of time.
  • Make yourself accountable. Let someone else know what you will get done by when, and send it to them, work on it the same time as them, etc.

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com