Get Right To It: Open the Seal of Hesitation!

Get Right To It: Open the Seal of Hesitation! by Laura Stack

"He who hesitates is lost." -- Old saying, common to many cultures. We've all been there, perched on the edge of a project, ready to dive in...but for some reason, we just can't. We're not psychologically ready. It's not always about procrastination or perfectionism, the dreaded Ps that often undermine Productivity...though often they contribute to the hesitation. Part of it may be fear of the future or of failure; some may be uncertainty about whether it's the best path. Whatever the cause, the end result is that we stand frozen on the edge of a precipice, like a newbie skydiver hesitating at the hatch of the airplane. And like one of those skydivers, we may have to be pushed to get us out the door. But hey, as long as you've packed your chute right and keep your wits about you, … [Read more...]

Staying Ahead of the Game: How to Prepare for Your Next Workday

Staying Ahead of the Game: How to Prepare for Your Next Workday by Laura Stack #productivity

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today." --Elbert Hubbard, American writer and artist. You might not be thinking of much more than getting home as you head out the door from work. After a long day in the office, it's nice to get away, reboot the brain, and spend time with those you love. As the old song goes, it’s five o’clock somewhere. I totally get that! However, that doesn't mean you can't spend a little time prior to the end of your workday preparing for the next one. It's logical, it saves times, it's really easy, and it will give you an edge the next day. Here are a few quick suggestions to help get ready for tomorrow, today! 1. Get your workspace in order. As the day starts to wind down, clean up your desk. File any stray papers or receipts i … [Read more...]