Category Archives: Productivity

How’s Your Mental Clock: Choose to be Happy

Take five minutes out of your day to watch this TED video. You will be thankful you did, and may just rearrange what you have scheduled for tomorrow. Listening to the words of Ric Elias will change the way you … Continue reading

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Highest Priority

I start the day by looking at the to do list that I (hopefully) created the night before. And with multiple items on the list I tend to want to tackle all the small quick tasks.  By starting out this … Continue reading

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Where is that sticky note?

Guilty… I’ve written down notes, appointments, phone numbers and messages on the back of bank deposit slips, sticky notes and incoming mail. And when I need the information I struggle to remember or find that tiny piece of paper that I used … Continue reading

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Balancing Home Office Distractions

It can be tough to limit distractions while working from a home office. Yes, there are plenty of things to do around your house…laundry, dinner prep, mop, check the home mail… But there are just as many things to do … Continue reading

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Outsourcing to an indpendent contractor vs. hiring an employee

Hiring a company like Métier to provide administrative support to your business can be a cost effective way to improve your workflow. While we can provide similar services to what an employee could do, it is important to keep in … Continue reading

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Why would I outsource instead of hiring an employee?

In more cases than not, a business needs an employee. There is benefit in having someone who is solely dedicated to you and works a regular schedule. You as the employer can regulate the worker’s schedule, how the job is … Continue reading

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You’re not leftovers…

“Believe that you are just as important as anyone on your calendar. Put yourself in your appointment book for prime time, not just leftovers.” – unknown I know so many people that just barely squeeze time into the day for … Continue reading

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Disconnected

I spent Tuesday without my Blackberry… Yes, really.. and not intentionally, my battery refused to charge.Even though I feel I am an organized person, it was a great awakening for me. I was not able to pick up and call … Continue reading

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Decide today what happens tomorrow

The last item on your to-do list for today… Should be writing your to-do list for tomorrow…. Just before you finish your work day, write your to-do list for tomorrow. You’ll find that you will go home with a clearer … Continue reading

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Adobe Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently watched a friend of mine struggle with zooming in and out of the Adobe PDF file displayed on her screen.  I find that keyboard shortcuts are often more efficient than using mouse while my hands are already on … Continue reading

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