Category: Plan

  • starting a new notebook or planner

    starting a new notebook or planner

    It’s a new Monday, a new month, and a new year. Perhaps you are opening a new notebook or planner today and feel overwhelmed. Personally, I prefer not to start a new book on January 1st to help combat this extra “newness” angst. I like beginning one when it’s an otherwise normal mundane day. However,…

  • small changes for better progress

    small changes for better progress

    It’s tempting at this time of year to say “I will make a big change”. Sometimes big changes are necessary and unavoidable. However, I’ve found that taking smaller incremental changes that lead to my successfully developing a new habit are better. For example, I’ve wanted to return to writing and posting more regularly since ……

  • planning timeline for severe weather

    planning timeline for severe weather

    A regular review of plans is a good way to be prepared. Doing this routinely helps you both reinforce what you need to do and also stay agile — life and weather changes, your plans need to remain flexible too. As weather events are now different from how they were in the past, it’s important…

  • Book Review: How to be a Productivity Ninja

    Book Review: How to be a Productivity Ninja

    I first read How to be a Productivity Ninja around the time it was published, back in 2014. That first copy was a review copy, received through NetGalley. It’s been waiting for a review ever since. Why? Perfectionism syndrome and wanting to have a copy of my own — something that inexplicably never happened. This…

  • Before an Automatic Update Fails

    Before an Automatic Update Fails

    Today we can automate many of the administrative parts of WordPress — updating plugins, themes, and the core software itself. Most of the time this works smoothly. Sometimes, however, it doesn’t. The key is to be prepared before something goes wrong. Three Ways to Prepare It only takes a few minutes to prepare yourself and…

  • Some Thoughts on Disruptions

    Some Thoughts on Disruptions

    I think and write a good deal about how the benefits of deep work and planning can help your business weather a disaster. A disruption doesn’t need to be long or particularly big – small events can cause unexpected challenges to the work of a solo or micro business. While there may be a plan…

  • Creating and Maintaining a Disaster Preparedness Plan, Communications

    Creating and Maintaining a Disaster Preparedness Plan, Communications

    To communicate successfully — to share information that’s timely, clear, and concise — can be overwhelming. If you need to provide updates when faced with a stressful and changing situation, such as an extreme weather event, it’s helpful to plan long before any disruption knocks at your door. A framework will help you decide now…

  • Book Review: Four Thousand Weeks

    Book Review: Four Thousand Weeks

    What is the secret to time management for mortals? Patience and control. If you’ve felt the modern cult of busy (and perfect) productivity needs a kick, yet also crave practical advice to help keep your head above water, Four Thousand Weeks delivers. For those who feel a lack of patience and that life is careening…

  • Creating and Maintaining a Disaster Preparedness Plan, Prevent Phishing

    Creating and Maintaining a Disaster Preparedness Plan, Prevent Phishing

    Disasters exist in different forms — historic flooding, theft of business data, or a family medical emergency. One common factor about all these situations is that your stress levels will be elevated, impacting your ability to focus and be attuned to close details. It’s in these moments of stress that phishing attacks become most successful.…