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Productivity Strategist & Master Organizer, Janice Russell, shares tips & strategies to increase productivity in your professional or personal life. Hints for organizing your schedule & space will also be shared.

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You've probably heard or said the expression "an elephant in the room." It usually refers to a big unspoken and unpleasant happening in a group of people. Whatever "it" is, people feel its' presence but usually avoid it at all costs.... more

When you're feeling pinched for time, you may say: "Give me a second." "I'll do that later." "I'll get to that sometime." "I never seem to have time for x." Unfortunately seconds often become minutes or hours and "later" or "sometime"... more

If you always feel like you have 26 hours of tasks to fit into a 24-hour day, you're not alone. You're probably aware of the negative consequences of task-overwhelm, but do you know the solutions? In this episode, Productivity... more

Are you suffering from task or schedule-overwhelm? If so, it might feel like you're in a deep hole and you can barely see over the edge, much less figure out how to get out. Sometimes we forget that there are two common reactions... more

Just because an app, a product, or a device claims that it will increase your productivity, it doesn't make it so! In this episode, Productivity Coach, Janice Russell, of Minding Your Matters, will discuss how to ensure that a "productivity... more

Whether or not one of your hobbies is climbing mountains, you probably scale some everyday in a figurative sense because you've got many "task mountains" to summit each day. This episode highlights 5 practices to help you more... more

Your schedule is already busting with tasks, and then comes the phone call or email asking you to attend an event or help with an activity. Whether or not you want to do it is a moot point if there is no time in your schedule. In this episode,... more

I'm sure you're familiar with procrastination. Sometimes you may be very deliberately procrastinating. Other times the procrastination may be more subtle. The problem is that procrastination doesn't get a task done and sooner or later... more

Do colleagues or friends get irritated with you because you are consistently late by 15 or more minutes? You always offer a plausible reason, but that doesn't usually decrease their frustration. You vow to be on time in the future. But...... more

You remember Justin Case, don't you?!? "I'm saving this industry bulletin Justin Case I need to refer back to it." "I'm keeping all drafts of this document Justin Case I want to check out a previous version." Ah, I see that you have met him.... more