Can SMART Home Technology Put You at Risk?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In last week’s post, I shared some ways that SMART home technology can help you with time management. It’s incredible how much of our homes we can monitor and control from offsite – or without ever having to leave our couch – simply by tapping the screen of a smart phone or tablet. In addition…

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Can SMART Home Technology Save You Time?

By Helene Segura | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Helene Segura | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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?

By Helene Segura | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Helene Segura | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

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?

By Helene Segura | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 “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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How National Quality of Life Month Can Improve Your Productivity

By Helene Segura | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Quality of Life Month is observed every January. Some of these “national holidays” are silly and frivolous. If you look at the entire list, on the one hand you might wonder who has the time to make up all of these observances? On the other hand, you might realize that there are some topics…

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

By Helene Segura | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Helene Segura | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

  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

By Helene Segura | December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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