Productivity Challenge – Day 30: Enjoy Open Ended Internet Time

Welcome to Day 30 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Enjoy Open Ended Internet Time You’ve made it to day 30, congratulations! Today’s action step is to carve out time in your busy schedule to enjoy open-ended time on the Internet.Weekends or after business hours are the best time for this so you can feel free to explore, read, research, and enjoy “blowing with the wind” as you explore the wonderful worldwide web. Open up your … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 29: Schedule Time to Socialize

Welcome to Day 29 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Schedule Time to Socialize Today’s action step is to schedule time in your calendar for socializing on the social networks. When you don’t, you’ll either end up spending way too much time on social media sites, or you won’t be able to find the time to get there. Give thought to the best time of week and the best times of day for you to network and share ideas on the social media … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 28: Share Inspiring Thoughts on Facebook

Welcome to Day 28 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Share Inspiring Thoughts on Facebook Today’s action step is to share inspiring thoughts on Facebook. This can be in the form of quotes, realizations, inspirations, or images with inspiring quotes added to them. By including a photograph with your post, you will get more engagement and people are more likely to read what you have written. You can find collections of inspiring … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 27: Automate Social Media with Hootsuite

Welcome to Day 27 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Automate Social Media with Hootsuite Today’s action step is to set up your Hootsuite account, connect your social profiles, create tabs and streams in order to access content, and schedule tweets and posts to go out to the social networks. By streamlining your social media activities, you will save time while being able to become more active and engaged. Download today’s action … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 26: Harness the Power of Twitter Lists

Welcome to Day 26 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Harness the Power of Twitter Lists Today’s action step is to create Twitter lists. As you may know, trying to access relevant content on Twitter is like trying to read billboards while speeding along the highway. By creating Twitter lists, you are able to more easily follow conversations on topics and by people of interest to you. To create a Twitter list, login to Twitter … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 25: Streamline Your Social Media Profiles

Welcome to Day 25 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Streamline Your Social Media Profiles Today’s action step is to streamline your social media profiles. Check to make sure you are using the same headshot photograph on each network. This will expand your brand and allow you to become familiar to your audience. You’ll also want to update your biography to ensure that your information is current. Turn to the My Main Social Media … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge Workshop 5: Streamline Your Social Media Systems

Streamline Your Social Media Systems . Audio Track from the Video  . Featured Guest Experts Guest Expert Productivity Series: Click here for the Listening Library Workshop Handouts Click here for An Overview of Hootsuite Click here for My Main Social Media Profiles Click here for My Top Twitter Lists Click here for A Collection of Tweets to Schedule in … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge Workshop 4: Unplug and Take Time to Recharge

Unplug and Take Time to Recharge . Audio Track from the Video Featured Guest Experts Guest Expert Productivity Series: Click here for the Listening Library Workshop Handouts Click here for the Things You Can Do to Recharge Your Batteries page Click here for the Take Time to Smell the Roses page Click here for the Plan and Schedule “Me” Time page Click … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 23: Make Time to Move Your Body

Welcome to Day 23 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Make Time to Move Your Body Today’s action step is to find more ways to move your body. In today’s online world, it is easy to get sucked into spending hours at a time at the computer. It’s important to make time to step away from the computer to stretch, breathe, and move your body. By making it a priority to move your body, you will find that you feel healthier and have … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 24: Take Time to Dream

Welcome to Day 24 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Take Time to Dream Today’s action step is to spend time dreaming and writing about your heartfelt dreams. What do you wish for? What do you hope for? What have you always wanted? By having dreams and putting a plan in place to achieve them, we will accomplish so much more. Spend some time thinking about (or remembering) what your dreams in life are. Consider posting images and … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 22: Spend Time Reflecting

Welcome to Day 22 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Spend Time Reflecting Today’s action step is to spend time reflecting on what you are grateful for. Our lives are so busy that sometimes we forget to give thanks for what we have and who we are. With all the challenges that life brings us, it’s easy to think about what is NOT working rather than think about what IS working. As you reflect on what you are grateful for, think … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 21: Make Time for Family and Friends

Welcome to Day 21 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Make Time for Family and Friends Today’s action step is to find ways to spend more time with the important people in your life. With our busy schedules, it’s easy to prioritize work related items and push aside making it a priority to spend time with family and friends. Download and complete the Make More Time for Family and Friends page and find ways to carve out time for … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 20: Make Time for You

Welcome to Day 20 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Make Time for You Today’s action step is to find ways to take time for you! You work hard and you are striving to become as productive as possible. Now it’s time to find ways to have more fun and enjoy life. Let go of feelings of guilt or pressure and prioritize time, each day to do something fun, and each week to do something special, for you! What would you most enjoy … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 19: Make Time to Enjoy Life

Welcome to Day 19 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Make Time to Enjoy Life Today begins a new focus area. For the next six days we’ll focus on ways to unplug and recharge. It is important that you do things to recharge your batteries. This will give you renewed energy for your work, writing, family, friends, and other areas of your life. Refer to the Things You Can Do to Recharge Your Batteries tracking sheet and get excited! … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 18: Color-Code Your Calendar

Welcome to Day 18 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Color-Code Your Calendar Welcome to Day 18 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Today’s action step is to color-code your calendar. By doing this you will be able to tell, at a glance, when you have scheduled phone calls, when you need to be out-of-the-office, which activities are family activities, when your writing time is, etc. The first thing you’ll want to do is create a … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 17: Set Author Office Hours

Welcome to Day 17 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Set Author Office Hours Today’s action step is to schedule your author office hours. Setting author office hours will empower you and allow you to accomplish more. Posting your hours, so they are visible to the people in your life, will also help to reduce distractions. As you map out your author office hours, be sure to set yourself up for success so you can prioritize this … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 16: Make Writing a Priority

Welcome to Day 16 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Make Writing a Priority Welcome to Day 16 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Today’s action step is to find ways to make writing a priority. As a success-focused author, it is essential that you focus on writing, on a regular basis. Harness the power of this week’s focus to carve out time, at least a few times each week, for writing. Writing can consist of writing your … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 14: Find Tasks to Delegate

Welcome to Day 14 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Find Tasks to Delegate Today’s action step is to find ways to take things off of your plate by identifying things you can delegate to others. To help identify which tasks you need to be focusing on and which are better outsourced, complete the exercises you’ll find on today’s tracking sheets. Once you’ve identified tasks that you either don’t want to be doing or you know are … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 15: Your Six-Most-Important Things To-Do List

Welcome to Day 15 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Your Six-Most-Important Things To-Do List Welcome to Day 15 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Today’s action step is to prioritize the six most important things on your to-do list. Take back control of your day and learn to focus on what’s most important. Make it a priority to plan your day, the night before. That way you’ll be prepared when you get to work and you’ll be able to … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 13: Identify Where You Are Spending Time

Welcome to Day 13 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Identify Where You Are Spending Time Welcome to Day 13 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Today’s action step is to identify where you are spending your time. Are you doing things that are of greatest benefit to you, personally and professionally, or do you find that your day is spent reacting to requests and deadlines? It’s been said that, “you can begin a new habit in the middle … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 11: Take Time to Enjoy Your Reading Pile

Welcome to Day 11 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Take Time to Enjoy Your Reading Pile Today’s action step is to schedule time each week to enjoy content in your “reading pile” folder. You now have a system for responding to and filing emails. You’ve also found a way to identify emails that you really want to read and enjoy. When you receive emails that don’t require immediate action and are ones that you want to be able to … [Read more...]