During the holidays many of us reach out to local non-profits to give them support by volunteering our time or writing a check to support their cause.

Wave Productivity has a program called Partnering with the Community. Non-profits throughout the valley receive Productivity Coaching not just during the holiday season but throughout the year. This helps them to increase their focus, organization and productivity while they provide their valuable services throughout the year. 

What did we work on?

 

Talking with a client recently we discussed which plastic file folder would work best in their computer bag. They need something durable. I had several options-one had a slick, glossy finish and one with a slight grit to it to hold the papers in place better. The third file folder option was thick and very durable. Which one would you choose? You have lots of choices to make this holiday season. 

If you are looking for some great gifts that can give a boost to productivity, here are some of my most favorite go to items I use on a regular basis.

 

 

Have you ever heard the expression “Take my advice ‘cause I don’t use it?”

A while back in a conversation with a business owner he discussed having fun at work. As he assessed the day, he gave himself points for his own internal scoreboard. Asking him how many points he had the day before, he answered, “Zero!” And the day before? “Zero again!”

 

How does Friday afternoon feel as the weekend awaits? Usually the answer is awesome! Recently I was asked the type of work I do with clients and what the outcome is. Great question! Here are some recent client issues and how we worked on them to create success. You can use these same techniques to feel more in control so that everyday feels like Friday.

With To Do Lists…Managing Tasks

My client felt scattered coming into work each day. Her entire to do list was in her head. Feeling overwhelmed and run down, she’d trudge through the day spending more than the allotted 8 hours at her desk. She was fed up, burned out and counting down the days until the weekend started.

 

 

Who? Nestled in Redwood, California is a private company founded by Stephan Pachikov called Evernote. Pachikov worked in optical character recognition(OCR) and handwriting recognition technology for the U.S. Postal Service and Lockheed Martin. Pachikov has a degree in fuzzy logic but there is lots of logic as to why Evernote is so great to use and there is nothing fuzzy about that.