Posts by Helene Segura

Can SMART Home Technology Save You Time?

You’ve probably wandered into someone’s home and soon discovered that they have a so-called SMART home when you heard them mutter, “OK, Google,” or “Hey, Alexa!” Recently I was interviewed about SMART home technology and whether or not it could help with time management and productivity. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A I had with…

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Kudos to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d send some LUV to Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Rapid Rewards program. Recently, I decided to redeem my airline points for travel in order to go to Los Angeles for my dad’s birthday. I have points on three major airlines. Surely one out of the three would…

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Lower Your Productivity?

Writer Julia Guerra of Elite Daily was doing research for an article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the “winter blues.” These were my responses to her questions. Why can winter make someone feel so unproductive? Is it the cold weather, the shorter days, the sickness going around, the slump after the holidays? All of…

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Chinese New Year Resolutions 2019

If you like having a reason to start a new task, project, or goal, Chinese New Year is a great time to begin. It’s almost spring, and spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. Or maybe you didn’t quite get around to successfully beginning your “traditional” New Year’s Resolutions. Chinese New…

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Are Politicians and the Media Causing You to Lower Productivity?

In my last post about National Quality of Life Month, I shared the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s definition of quality of life, as displayed at Definitions.net: “A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.” I…

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Get Organized for the Holidays – the ones in Winter 2019!

I know what you’re thinking – “Get organized for the holidays in winter 2019?!? What?!? Isn’t it a tad bit early??” I hear ya, I hear ya. But I’m not talking about getting your turkey baster out or decorating your tree this early. I’m talking about debriefing how things went during your 2018 holidays, so…

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How to Be Successful with New Year’s Resolutions

  How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions on Day 3 of 2019? Are you still excited? Are you still working toward them? Or have you already considered throwing in the towel? If you’re still revved up about your New Year’s Resolutions, congratulations! Take a few moments to think about what is keeping…

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How to Find a Financial Advisor

I know what you’re thinking. How to find a financial advisor – what the heck does that have to do with productivity? It goes a little something like this… If you’re worried about your money or whether or not you’ll be able to retire when you want to –and live the lifestyle that you want…

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Things to Do in Florence, Italy

The daughter of one of my clients will be spending a few weeks in Florence, Italy, in January as a part of a study abroad program. If you’re planning a trip any time soon to this lovely city in the Tuscany region, here are some things to do in Florence. (taken directly from my note…

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