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ProTip: Add "Holiday Hurry" to Your Recipe for Success

Michelle Nitchie | Dec 19, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Holiday Hurry Up.pngOne of the great ways for you to overcome procrastination is by working as though you had only one day to get all your most important jobs done before you left for a month or went on a vacation. By putting the pressure on yourself, you accomplish more and better tasks, faster than ever before. You become a high-performance, high-achieving personality. You feel terrific about yourself, and bit by bit, you build up the habit of rapid task completion that then goes on to serve you all the days of your life.

- Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

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Topics: Business Skills, Goals, Time Management, Decision Making, Procrastination

ProTip: Are You Trying Too Many Things at Once?

Michelle Nitchie | Apr 11, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Many_Initiatives.jpgThe financial and human resources needed to fulfill the mission of any initiative - be it one that pertains to customer experience or to some other area of the organization - are always in short supply.  Even if they aren't, the problems of time and attention still remain.  For example, just because you have the money to do something doesn't mean you have the time or the organizational "bandwidth" to do it.  Attempting to juggle multiple initiatives - even just a few - significantly affects employees throughout the organization.

- Roy Barnes and Bob Kelleher, Customer Experience for Dummies

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Topics: Business Skills, Goals, Time Management, Leadership and Management, Expectations

ProTip: Chart a Clear Course

Michelle Nitchie | May 3, 2016 9:04:00 AM

Focus_and_Vision.jpgClarity is the most important concept in personal productivity.  The number one reason why some people get more work done faster is because they are absolutely clear about their goals and objectives and they don't deviate from them.

-Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog!

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Topics: Business Skills, Goals, Confidence, Time Management

ProTip: Schedule the Unexpected

Michelle Nitchie | Nov 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Always leave blank spaces in your calendar to accommodate the unexpected, because the unexpected is often more important than the expected.

- Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic


Whether or not you're into time management and keeping a careful schedule, you know how quickly an emergency can derail even your most carefully laid plans.  And that's the thing about planning - you can't plan for the unexpected.  Or can you? 

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Topics: Business Skills, Time Management, Managing Stress, Self Improvement

How Successfully are You Using Your Time?

Jana Love | Jun 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago we talked about quick reactions and timely responses. When a company really gets it right, it needs to be recognized, celebrated, and we all need to learn and apply what we can with their winning formula. 

Unfortunate situations, like accidents, happen daily that require us to count on the service providers that we hire. It becomes the moment of truth between how you hope they will respond, to how they actually respond. We recently changed our car insurance company to Geico. The financial savings was impressive, and we certainly hoped if we had to use the company, their services would be just as impressive. 

"Knowing and doing what's important rather than simply responding to what's urgent is foundational to putting first things first." Stephen R. Covey

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Topics: Customer Service Skills, Time Management, Communication

ProTip: Are You Leveraging Time?

Michelle Nitchie | Mar 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

TimelinessA rose on time is far more valuable than a $1,000 gift that's too late.

- Jim Rohn

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Topics: Being Attentive, Business Skills, Customer Service, Time Management