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Productivity Starts in Your Brain

You might think that productivity is all about making the most of your time and working efficiently, but for these components to work well, you have to know that productivity actually starts in the brain! We believe that you can create a Productive Environment™ in your office, your kitchen,...

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Is there an Information Toxic Dump in Your Business?

Does your business have computers, file cabinets, storage rooms, and offsite facilities full of unidentified documents and paper files? If so, you probably have an “Information Toxic Dump!” Before Bill Gates made it possible to put computers on everyone’s desk, most businesses had a records...

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Barbara Hemphill on "Asking for Help"

It was a Wednesday evening, the night before trash pick-up. The nest was empty of our five children. My husband was sitting in the chair watching television. I was walking (not softly, I have to say!) around the house,...

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From Clutter to Clarity-TEDx

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Managing Time Managing You

Elisabeth Galperin, founder of Turn Leaf Organizing and Certified Productive Environment Specialist, delivered a power packed training on Time Management (or Decision Management) at our Less Clutter More Business Event. The audio is a little rough at the beginning, but Elisabeth's content is well...

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Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Paul Graham, one of the founders of Y Combinator, described as "the best program for creating top-end entrepreneurs that has ever existed", posted a fascinating article back in 2009 that still resonates to this day. When I first read it a few years ago, it blew me away and explained so much...

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Productivity Tip to Help You Stay Focused

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Hustle and Grind...or Enjoy Your Life?

Since our #1 priority is helping you create and sustain a productive environment where you can accomplish your work and enjoy your life, it's imperative that we do the same thing and model it for you and our team of Certified Productive Environment Specialists. I used to feel guilty about the...

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Productive Environment Scorecard Review and Prize Drawing

Thank you to everyone that completed our Productive Environment Scorecard and entered our drawing for Barbara's book, Less Clutter More Life. In this video, I'll provide a summary of the Scores, and do the random drawing at the end. There is no identifying information as it relates to links...

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5 Strategies for Working Less and Accomplishing More

Do you work late nights and weekends, and feel guilty that you’re not spending more time with your family? Are you frequently overwhelmed or discouraged with your progress? Do you find “to do’s” in your office when the time to do them is long gone? Are you...

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