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5 Tips for Organized Spaces

I specialize in personal productivity and achieving your significant results, not residential organizing. But I know that being surrounded by clutter in your personal space definitely has an affect on your productivity. For more on this, I called on my friend and...

Secrets of a Productive Book Launch Party! =)

We had a big party in Austin last week to celebrate the successful launch of my first book, Personal Productivity Secrets. It was so much fun and I have many people to thank! It was held in the gallery of the beautiful Chez Zee restaurant, and I'd like to offer a...

Advice is Always Free, Part 3

Catch up with Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Over the last couple of days, I’ve discussed the idea of giving people access to you, for free, to “pick your brain.”  I discovered that I seem to disagree somewhat with the “common wisdom” that professionals shouldn’t do...

Advice is Always Free, Part 2

Yesterday I mentioned some great blog posts by my friends Thom Singer and Scott Ingram about professionals giving away their time for free. I must admit that to a degree, I disagreed with my memory of their posts. But going back to read them again, I don’t disagree...

Advice is Always Free, Part 1

I’ve had an unofficial 'open door' policy for most of the time I’ve been in business, and I’ve actively promoted it for a couple of years or more.  Initially, I “borrowed” it from my friend Ilene. I tell people to call me or email me anytime they have a question or an...

Focus? Did Someone Say Focus?

If you've spent some time on this site you may have realized that I spend a lot of time reading and sharing the latest research and studies about focus, attention, and productivity. My friend Carlon, the man behind the very entertaining blog, Don't Step in the Poop,...

Turning Productivity into Passion, Part 2

A while ago I wrote about one of the greatest benefits of increased productivity: the extra time it allows you to give back to a cause you believe in.  I am fortunate to be on the board of an Austin non-profit called GENaustin (Girls Empowerment Network). GEN's...

Guest Post: Breakfast Fairies by Steve Harper

My dear friend and fabulous "Ripple Guy" Steve Harper put up a post on his blog yesterday that was just so touching, I wanted to share it. I've had the honor of meeting Steve's dad several times on his trips to Austin, and yes, he is as sweet and special as he sounds....

What I Learned as a SXSWi Newbie

I'm still trying to come down after attending my first South by Southwest Interactive Conference. I learned a few things about the conference in general and I learned a TON from the sessions I attended. The first thing I learned is that the conference is, in fact,...

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