A few weeks ago I shared how I was invited to speak about setting up a home office, but the conversation morphed into an intriguing conversation about the 'inner' office!
Well that podcast episode has become one of the show's top listened to episodes! How cool is that?
... This week I have that second podcast to share with you - setting up a home office and how to maximise it for being more productive (and a place you LOVE to use).
I'm chatting with Peter Colquhoun - Australian Better Homes & Gardens and Grand Designs resident architect.
Why not find your earphones, put your jogging shoes on and go for a walk and listen. Right now. It's a great way to start off your week.
Oh, and below is a picture of my office! I chat about it's evolution on the podcast episode.
Where has my time gone?
I don’t have the time.
I’m soooo busy.
Too much to do and not enough time to do it!
Do any of these statements come out of your mouth often?
If they do, then you are probably time-poor!
And our beliefs about time are way more powerful than any productivity app!
So having clarity around how we think about time and how we 'waste' time can help us have more energy and be way more productive.
And that's what I'm chatting about in this week's video.
Hey, when that to-do list gets overwhelming and your best intentions have all gone pear-shaped, here's a quick productivity tip, to turn your day around. In minutes.
I also explain why affirmations don’t work!
What this week's episode now (it's under 5 minutes)!
And go and have yourself a fabulous day.
Um. I've got a confession to make.
Many of you call me a productivity expert. Which is kinda funny because I've been more of a procrastination expert these days.
So I shot a little video to tell you about it.
And a few things you can do when that 'p' word strikes.
Every day, around 7.30am, I take my golden retriever for a walk. He knows the route so well by now. We have a favourite park where I let him off the lead and as he runs he looks like a dog in a commercial... hair blowing in the wind and if we are lucky, sunlit from behind. Another wow-moment I smile at every single day.
I love these walks. As it's my podcast-time too. Every single day I listen to a podcast or two.
Well, guess what? The other day I was interviewed by the fabulous Daire Paddy on all things productivity. And oh how I love love love her accent.
Go listen. It's a goodie.
Your Biz, Your Rules | EP 27: Making Space For Productivity (+ Planners) With Merilyn Beretta
And if you love it, post a review on iTunes to help spread the message of the productivity cure.
Do you write New Year's Resolutions? I don't.
Honestly, the intent is there because it's a fresh new year and all that, but intentions are usually abandoned by February. And not only abandoned but their 'non-achievement-ness' needles their way into our psyche and makes us beat up on ourselves.
So instead, I simply use my Reminders on my iphone! I've set up recurring daily, weekly, monthly (and because I'm an organisational geek even yearly ones). And these reminders just roll around, recurring as I've set them up to recur (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly). After a few months they pretty much become habits. And if I'm not 'doing them' I know it's not really my motivation to do it, so I sort what's going on in my head about that or I delete the habit! Simples.
Oh yes, I have goals. But only with 3 month deadlines. Anything beyond that is a 'vision'. And I have a yearly word-theme. Something that helps anchor me when I'm feeling wobbly. Last years word was 'enjoy', this years word is...