Personal Note from Julie: Organization + Time Management = Peak Productivity

Feb 3, 2017 | Organization, Productivity

peak productivityOrganization + Time Management = Peak Productivity

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

When you experience peak productivity, it’s a feeling you want more of. If you’re struggling to find peak productivity, it can seem elusive and unachievable. I can tell you from personal experience, and from watching others, that it is achievable if you’re willing to shift your thinking and change how you work.

In the past two years, there have been a flurry of personal and professional changes in my life. My husband got a new job. We sold our house and moved from Iowa to Indiana. I published my second book, The Organized Admin. On the family side, we’ve had new babies, adoptions, cancer diagnoses, funerals, and other health issues. And many of these things were happening simultaneously. It felt like total chaos, yet things were still getting done because of the systems my team and I have in place.

One of the best systems for achieving peak productivity that I know of is Laura Stack’s Productivity WorkFlow Formula. It’s outlined in her book, What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do. Laura has helped me consciously think about what needs to be done, scheduling time to do it, focusing my attention, processing new information, closing the loop, and managing my capacity to get it all done. This has become my system for achieving peak productivity. (You can learn more about it here.)

This week’s feature article offers tips, solutions, and free templates to help you learn how to track your time and tasks to reduce inefficiencies and boost productivity in the office. And, in honor of National Time Management Month, we’ll be sharing strategies and guidance on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages this month that will help you achieve peak productivity by mastering two critical skills: organization and time management.

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

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