Work Life Balance: How to Spend More Time with Your Family

How to Spend More Time with Your Family (Even When You're Fantastically Busy) “It's all about quality of life, and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” -- Philip Green, British billionaire. Why are you working so hard? If you're like most of us, family is one of the biggest reasons: you want to provide a good life for the people you love. Which makes it all very ironic, since working long hours keeps you away from your family…the very people you're working so hard to provide for. It's a vicious circle. Remember that old song "Cat's in the Cradle," where the busy father missed out on his son growing up because he was too busy working…only to have the tables turned when he retired? It's not just a song. Things like that happen every day in the real world. The … [Read more...]

Productivity Minute Video: You Can’t Be Productive While Falling Asleep

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R) discusses the importance of adequate rest and how it relates to productivity. (C) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. … [Read more...]

Increasing Productivity Video: Use Emergency Boosters to Change A Bad Mood

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), shares tips on boosting your mood so you can get more done. (C) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. www.TheProductivity Pro.com … [Read more...]

Productivity Minute Video: Get Things Done Without Doing it Yourself

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), gives tips on conquering the to-do list without doing it all yourself. (C) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved. www.theproductivitypro.com … [Read more...]

Work Life Balance: Video – Getting Ready for the Next Day at Night

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R) shares how to make mornings easier by planning at night. (c) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved … [Read more...]

Work Life Balance: Back To School Goal Setting

Summer’s over and it’s time to get back to school! This gives you an opportunity to set some goals with your kids. Many people think of January 1 as the New Year. However, I think the back-to-school season is a much better time to get some perspective on kids’ lives and what we’d like to change in the coming school year. What are some of the objectives you have, both for yourself and your children? How can you as a parent help them learn to be more productive and help them achieve success? One of the best gifts that you can give your children is the opportunity to grow and to learn. You have to help coach them, counsel them, encourage them, and sometimes discipline them. Before school begins, take the opportunity to sit down and have a family meeting. What are some things that your … [Read more...]

Work Life Balance: Video: Make Your Health Your Number One Priority

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R) discusses how your health can affect productivity and how important it is to take care of yourself. (c) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved … [Read more...]

Work Life Balance: Beating the After-Work-Low-Energy-Blues

How is your energy level after work?  When you work hard all day long and come home exhausted, what is the first thing you want to do? For many people, it’s pick up the remote, sit on the couch, watch television, and just veg out. Let’s discuss some alternatives, because the less you do, the less energy you are going to have. The more you do the more energy you are going to have. It’s one of life’s cruel ironies. Take exercise for example. The more you exercise, the more energy you have; the less you exercise, the less energy you have. Intuitively, we know this is true, but it is so hard to put into practice. After you’ve worked hard all day, you come home to more…work.  This is the second shift—the one you don’t get paid to do. You need all the energy you can muster to make dinner, … [Read more...]

Productivity Minute Video: Prevent Crisis By Planning in Advance: Time Management

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R) discusses advanced planning. (C) 2010 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved … [Read more...]

Time Management: The Productivity Minute 26: The Value of Hiring Others

Must you do it all yourself? Not necessarily. Laura Stack talks about the value of outsourcing certain tasks to free up more of your time. (c) 2010 Laura Stack www.theproductivitypro.com … [Read more...]