It’s the season for vacations. Just got back from mine and it was wonderful. It felt rejuvenating to get back into working. A client that got back from vacation mentioned that it took several days to relax into their vacation and some time to adjust back into work.

Did you really rest while you were on vacation? Maybe, like me, you are excited and revitalized. Maybe you feel a bit tired or jetlagged. That’s why focusing on re-entry is so important. Here are some ways that you can ease back into work after taking time off.

Studies show that taking a vacation can increase productivity, workplace morale, employee retention, and boost your happiness. Go away, get out of dodge and enjoy some time away from the office. Here is a checklist to prepare for vacation and get out of town in a quick efficient way.

How did most of these make it to the checklist? Some of them happened to my clients. Coming home to a runny faucet-yes. Leaving for an international trip without a passport-yes. Overdue book fine from the library that was more than $100-yes. Use this checklist to help get you ready for your vacation.

Many wonderful things happen when you hire a Productivity Coach. I love making lists so here’s a list of the top 30 things that happen when you hire a Productivity Coach. For most people, number 1 and number 28 are really important. The last four on the list really sum it up for having a good life.

1. You increase your profits-significantly. Like double!

2. You’re more connected to your customers and clients.

3. You get stuff DONE.

4. You have a place for everything and everything in its place.

5. You clearly prioritize your work.

If you are one of my clients, have heard me speak, or read prior posts, you know that I'm an advocate for shutting off notifications. And what do others in the small business arena say? You would think that a Social Media Expert would say to stay connected but Giselle Aguiar of AZ Social Media Wiz suggests shutting off notifications too! Here you can learn three ways to create silence and stop the noise. 

Margo Brown--Productivity Coach


Ding! Brrring! Tada! Whatever noise your mobile device makes when you get a notification can drive you crazy! Even wake you up at night!

Stop the Madness!

Here are three quick fixes to tame the bells & pop-ups: