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Policy and Advocacy Manager Corinn O’Brien has found her secret to living happier, feeling more successful, and being more efficient at work than ever before. It all started by unlocking her Genius Zone work – where passion meets proficiency. After taking a hard look at how she was spending her time, Corinn created opportunities for others, increased her impact and is living proof that, yes, you CAN design a life you love and do good work that fires you up.

Passion + Proficiency = True Productivity: How Working in Your Genius Zone Can Change Everything featuring Corinn O’Brien

interview

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There sure are a lot of opinions out there when it comes to goal setting. Long term or short term? Habit goals or achievement goals? How many should we have? How specific should they be? And what about SMART Goals? Or is it SMART objectives? It can get a little overwhelming to sort through what’s what and actually start making plans. In this episode, I’ll talk through different types of goals, then I’ll show you how to run your goals through the SMART filter so you’ll be set up for goal-setting – and goal-achieving – success!

Everything You Need to Know about Setting Goals – Without Getting Overwhelmed and Giving Up

books & tools

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You don’t need me to tell you what a time-waster technology can be, but for all of its distraction, it does have some very redeeming qualities. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we bring intention how we use our tech, what information we allow ourselves to consume, and what truly adds value to our lives. Do you need a Digital Declutter? Tune in for three simple steps to bring more intention to your tech time with a Digital Declutter Mini-cleanse.

Declutter Your Digital Life: Three Steps to Take Back Your Time by Simplifying Your Tech

books & tools

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You sure can learn a lot from recording 50 episodes of a podcast. That’s why I’m sharing the 5 Life Lessons I’ve learned about Time Management, Productivity and Work/Life Balance along the way. From battling imposter syndrome to perfectionism, I even open up about a part of my personality that I struggle with. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 50 episodes, when it comes to challenges, we’re usually not alone. Tune in to hear what I’ve learned, and what’s up next for It’s About Time.

5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned about Time Management, Productivity and Work/Life Balance from Recording 50 Episodes of It’s About Time

productivity

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For a lifelong lover of gorgeous paper planners, the thought of “going digital” with your calendar and to-do list can feel a little daunting. Christa Hutchins made the switch years ago and has never looked back. Now, she helps female entrepreneurs with big dreams step into their calling – and getting their systems together is one piece of that puzzle. If you’ve ever been curious about the switch from paper to digital, or you want to get the best of both worlds, you won’t want to miss Christa’s tips for planning success.

Planning to Go Digital: The Secrets to Digital Planning Success featuring Christa Hutchins

work

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Setting up a calendar system is one of the first places I start with my time management clients, because without a consistent method for managing your calendar, you’re going to be stuck in the hamster wheel of overwhelm and constantly refreshing your brain like a browser with too many tabs open. And you know what happens when you have too many tabs open – you start moving slower and slower until everything just crashes. 

How to Cut the Mental Clutter with a Better Calendar System

time management

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It’s no secret that I love talking books. But 9 times out of 10, there’s always someone within earshot of a bookworm conversation who laments, “I would love to read more, but I just can’t find the time…”

It breaks my heart. Turns out, they’re not alone.

How to Be a Better Reader: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Reading a Habit

time management

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If we’re Instagram pals, you know I’m a fan of sharing 15-second book recs by way of Instagram stories from time to time.

You’d probably never guess that just a few years ago – in 2015 – I only read ONE book the entire year.

7 Books That Changed My Life – And Might Change Yours, Too

books & tools

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As of the publish date on this blog post, there are 5 months and 11 days left in the year.

That’s 23 weeks total. 164 days.

Gut check – How are those New Year’s Resolutions lookin’?

Turn Your Goals Into Plans: My Top 3 Tools & Resources for Goal Setting

productivity