The Productive Environment Institute

The Premier Training Institute for Business Owners & Productivity Consultants

5 Ways That Lack of Focus Can Sabotage Your Life

The implications of lack of focus are many – and it can sabotage your life in ways that you may not suspect. You may develop mental and physical health problems and it could put a severe strain on personal and work relationships. Severe and continued lack of focus can indicate that you may...

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12 Things That Prevent People From Getting Organized

<span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker" data-verified="redactor"></span> When I wrote Less Clutter More Life, I was thinking about the things that prevent people from getting organized. Here they are: 1. I don't...

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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

Clutter is not just “stuff.” Clutter can be physical, digital, mental, emotional or spiritual, and each type can be overwhelming. Learn the number one cause of clutter in any area of your life, and how to bust through for lasting results. Kerry Thomas attended the University of Florida...

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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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