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Are DISTRACTIONS stealing your day?

If you’re tired of working hard -- but never getting the most important stuff done -- I’ve got a solution for you. Because you know, when you get really focused, you can totally rock it.  Follow these simple secrets to getting focused ... and get real things done ... things that will move your business and life forward.

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Get a Mindset Like Oprah

By NJ Shelsby

Do you wish you had more than 24 hours in a day?  The solution is to get a mindset like Oprah.  Watch this short video to learn how.  Plus, there is a time-sensitive bonus; I’m doing a live call where I’ll use my simple mind hack to help you to actually make the shift. Join…

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5 Tricks I Use to Stay Focused and Get More Done

By NJ Shelsby

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ve heard me talk about how distracting technology can be.  I love the guilty pleasures of watching funny cat videos and last night’s monologue by Stephen Colbert, so I’ve had to find some great tricks to minimize the distractions of my technology. I’m happy…

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Is Social Media Killing your Productivity?

By NJ Shelsby

There’s no easier way to stay in touch with friends and family than through social media.  And since so many people are on social media it is a great place to market your business. Social media is one click away at all times, on our work computers, home computers, and even on our phones. You…

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What I Learned at Microsoft About Productivity

By NJ Shelsby

Being in business today means being on email.  Email is a fabulous tool that makes communication much more efficient.  Remember having to print everything out and wait days for things to be delivered via mail? Email has definitely saved us a lot of time.  However, today the sheer volume of email is much larger than…

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How to get 36 hours in a day

By NJ Shelsby

You’ve finally managed to focus and start working on that important project you’ve been postponing for a while. Everything is going well, your thoughts flow effortlessly, your progress is visible and you feel good about your work. Suddenly, your phone screen lights up — DING! Your best friend has texted you, asking you if you…

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Are You In Digital Overload? This Is What You Can Do About It

By NJ Shelsby

Working at Microsoft, I get to work with some of the smartest people – but even they are not immune to the effects of digital overload. I think most of us today experience this. It’s that forgetfulness, that you can’t remember that you had a conversation, you forget to do something, you feel kind of…

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What I Learned About Email Management From Shopping

By NJ Shelsby

Remember window shopping?  That was back when you had more time than money.  You would look at all the things you would buy if you had the money. Now we have more money than time, and we wouldn’t dream of spending our time window shopping.  When we go shopping, we buy stuff we need or…

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Is Your Career Ruining Your Relationship?

By NJ Shelsby

I just got off the phone with a client.  She is a self-described workaholic and blames this for the collapse of her first marriage.  Now she’s in a new relationship … and she can feel that her fiancé is getting fed up with her.  When she’s not at the office, she’s constantly checking email and…

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Tired of The Battle to Keep Your Desk Organized?

By NJ Shelsby

OK, you know that if your desk was more organized, you’d be more productive. And every so often you make time to clear it off…but within a day or two, it’s all cluttered up again. If your desk is chronically cluttered, here’s the reason why: It’s because of the programming in your brain. Your brain…

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If you’re ready for the next level in your online business. If you want more clarity and conviction in the way you work. If you’re open to new ideas and curious to explore the possibilities. And if you want to do all that and still have plenty of time for your friends and family, then we need to talk.