Monday, June 18, 2012

Save Time - Don't Plan...Too Much

Do You Plan Too Much? - 
An Essential Time Management Tip
Wc: 173
#productivity #timemanagement 

If you're reading this tip at all it’s probably because you have the personality type 
that is a natural planner, which of course has great value. 
Yet, too much of a strength could be used in excess resulting in outcomes 
we don’t want.

The excess?...sometimes planners can plan too much.  They want to figure 
out all the steps before they get started. That can lead to what I call 
“the paralysis of analysis.”  Perhaps we could consider this insight - 
planning "just enough" could actually be a time management skill!
...interesting thought.

What to do?
First, recognize and admit that you might be an over planner.
Secondly, decide to create a sweeping overview
Thirdly, plan more specifically the first few steps.

What you’ll discover is that as you move forward you become educated
on how to keep moving forward. You’ll probably begin to see that all 
that previous planning you use to do got tweaked anyway. 

Remember: action brings clarity and that’s what leads me to a very 
important final tip: over planning in many cases, is really A WASTE of time.  
Oh the irony!

Check out the latest release: Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed -
how to manage your time, space, & priorities, to work smart, get results &
be happy -  Kindle - The Book - Nook Audio Book -  The Seminar

The Seminar This blog is based on this book. In it are actionable ideas on 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An Alternative to On Line Learning

Replace On Line Learning with Digitial Learning and An App #timemanagement  

When I do a google search for keywords addressing the need for time management training, one of the most popular is "on line time management" and "time management course." Well, one of the creative alternatives to e-learning is a cd series, combined with an app! (Besides who wants to sit in front of an e-learning module anyway - free yourself - unshackle yourself from that monitor!)

My audio series (3 cds or digital format) is the audio version of a seminar that I've done across the country - Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed.  So along with cds or a download are supplemental lessons in the 1% Edge Portable Coach - the app (which includes access to me!)'s a super alternative to a traditional on line delivery.

If you are one of those folks who'd like a comprehensive time management training program or shall I say "mobile seminar," then I invite you to purchase the digitial version and down load the app. Then connect with me to let me know you'd done it and keep me in the loop on your progress!

To your success!

Next Steps
1. Download the APP - when you download the App - look under the Free Lessons Tab for subjects of personal productivity and personal effectiveness - Download APP - here 

2. Get Digital Version of Audio  ($9.95) You can get it on iTunes or Amazon - but it's more expensive.
joann r. corley: organizational strategies for the overwhelmed

(If you want to order the cds - send me an email and we can excute via PayPal - 3 cds in a very nice case = $24.95)

3. Or, get the book - Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed - have it your way -Kindle - The Book - Nook 

Got any questions - don't hesitate to contact me:

Productivity Tips & Tools - Scanning With Your iPad!

Productivity Tip - Great Productivity Tool - Scanning With Your iPad!

#productivity, #techtools
Honestly - this was just too cool to pass up sharing!

I promised a while ago I would start adding a category and tips related to productivity and technology that supports effectively manage time and all that impacts it - clutter, managing information (there is chapter in my book about this), efficiency.

Please know this is not about advocating a certain product - but more importantly what does the product do related to our quality of life and getting the outcomes we want.

iConvert Scanner for iPad Tablet

Check out the latest release: Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed - how to manage your time, space, & priorities, to work smart, get results & be happy -  Kindle - The Book - Nook Audio Book -  The Seminar

This blog is based on this book (and now the App). In it are actionable ideas on being a better manager: The 1% Edge - The Workbook - Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness

The App is free - check out the QR codes to the right or click here to learn more.

Other readings on Kindle & Nook :  
Declutter Your Life From The Inside Out
Your Life Through the Lens of Time - The Interview

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Technology & Time Management - Tool or Tyrant

It's such a catch 22 - technology can do so much to help save time, increasing our efficiency and "get it done" results. And yet, it can also be a tyrant. It can become addicting in fact robbing us of time and quality of life.

So, contained in this blog will be an ongoing discussion regarding the role of technology in time management.

In my own quest to find my 1% in time management - increasing my efficiency and getting better results I recently ran across 2 cool tools for managing gmail. In fact one of them (an email management game) helps with one of my tips in the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed - make faster decisions when processing email.

So here they are:

1. The Email Game (In fact making faster decisions is this weeks challenge in the 1% Edge Coaching App.)
Managing Email Game to help make decisions faster when processing email.

2.  Boomerang is a scheduling tool for's the address with a demo video.


If you haven't yet got your version of Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed - have it your way - Kindle - The Book - Nook Audio Book -  The Seminar

Other readings on Kindle:  
Declutter Your Life From The Inside Out
Your Life Through the Lens of Time - The Interview