Australia is Calling. Answer the Call for Rest and Recovery

recovery rest focus vacationYou know I’m Australian. I’m also a US citizen. My entire family is in Australia. My honey and I moved here many, many, many years ago and I still call Australia home, and I call the US home as well.

 

I think it’s important to share this message about …

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Increase Summer Focus by Embracing Intentional Distractions

summer focus distractions productivity work flexible Boost productivity by embracing distractions.

 

Have you ever considered having summer hours? In my small business, we have summer hours that start in June and go all the way to the end of August. Well, what does that mean? It simply means we finish early on a Friday afternoon.…

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Commit to Clients and Customers

pay attention to clients and customersConsider the amount of money that goes into acquiring a new customer. Paying sales professionals, product development, marketing, advertising, media, the list is endless. Many of our business costs are associated to attract new customers for the sake of our business growth.

 

Imagine if companies spent as much attention …

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Stop Playing a Game of Relationships Roulette

relationship RouletteAttention is about connection. Attention is critical for cultivating healthy relationships – personally and professionally. Studies have shown us that when people fail to get the attention they need from a relationship, they will begin to seek it elsewhere.

 

 

Giving attention to someone is our way of prioritizing …

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(Not So) Common Sense Attention

thoughtfulYou would think paying attention would be easy, common sense really. And yet, we struggle to pay attention to the aspects that matter most.  As leaders, we have one life to lead, on this one planet, and yet we juggle a multitude of roles at work, at home, and in …

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Intention Makes Attention Valuable

intentionEver thought about the value of paying attention?

 

Attention sometimes gets a bad rap in today’s society. Perhaps that is because we’ve come to associate the concept of attention with unrelenting selfies that scream “look at me’ and the constant sharing of eery details of one’s life on social …

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Protect Your Schedule, Time and Attention

scheduleAre you constantly competing with others over your schedule? Do you feel inundated by a barrage of interruptions and distractions each day that leaves you feeling as if you worked like a crazy person all day and accomplished nothing as a result?

 

 

In my new book, Attention Pays

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Your Attention is Being Stolen (and You’re Letting it!)

You’re Attention is Being Stolen (and You’re Letting it!)“Hold that thought for just a moment.”

 

“Let me grab this call.”

 

“Now, where were we?”

 

How often have you uttered these phrases in conversations that were interrupted by a phone call, text message, or someone just popping into your office? How often have you been in …

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Pay Attention to this Hot Mess… a practical guide to organizing!

When I heard the title of my talented organizing friend, Laurie Palau from Simply b Organized, new book, I smiled – Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized. 

This book is funny, valuable and a great easy read.

This book will also help you identify the root of your …

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Don’t Believe Distractions Cost? Think Again!

distractions costDistractions cost. They cost us mental energy, quality of work, mental health, focus and productivity.

 

Did you know it takes, on average, 23 minutes to refocus your mental effort and energy on a task after being interrupted? (University of California, Irvine; Mark, Gloria)

 

Have you ever considered how …

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