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Most Planners have THIS Huge Problem

Most Planners Have THIS Huge Problem

Earlier I wrote about my planner addiction and what a temptation all of the cool stuff in the stationery store is to me. I love planners, you guys. LOVE THEM. The thing is though, most planners have one fatal flaw that keeps them from working the way we think they’re going to. Can you guess […]

My Lifelong Quest for the Perfect Planner, and What I found

The Quest for the Perfect Planner

I don’t know what is wrong with me sometimes. The other day, I was walking through Michaels, on my way to buy a new sketchbook for my design projects (I go through three or four a year), when I saw a rack of discounted planners. I was momentarily distracted by all of the pretty planners […]

Using One Drive to Sync Microsoft Word Files

OneDrive and Syncing Microsoft Office Across Devices

I use Microsoft Word when creating my ebooks for Amazon Kindle, because I am able to easily format my ebooks in a way that Kindle can read them. Word allows me to make my Kindle ebooks easier to read and more interactive for you, my readers. Another great feature in Microsoft Word, since Windows 10, […]

Overcoming Perfectionism and Distraction in Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling and Procrastination

There’s something about my love for all things creative, my fascination with finding the perfect planner, and bullet journaling. I love the look of bullet journals. I love that I get to have different colored pens and I get to draw stuff. Therein lies a big problem with bullet journaling for me. The pens, the […]

Using Google Drive to Keep Your Files Safe

Using Google Drive to Share and Store Your Files

Cloud storage services like Google Drive have been an absolute life saver for work from home entrepreneurs like myself. The best part? Services like Drive are free! So how do you make use of cloud storage and sharing services like Google Drive? I’ve already shared a little bit in other parts of this site about […]

Music to Write To: My Summer 2017 Writing Playlist on Spotify

The right music really gets me moving and feeling productive. When I’m writing or creating other content, I try to not listen to any music with words, or else it makes it harder for me to concentrate on writing. My darling offspring introduced me to Spotify last year sometimes, and I have fallen in love. […]

How to Maximize your productivity this Summer while having fun and enjoying your kids

Maximize Your WAHM Productivity this Summer While Enjoying Your Kids & Having Fun!

Summer is upon us, friends! I know most of you dread it because it wrecks havoc on your productivity. The main problems with summer and being a WAHM, from what I can tell, is a combination of a few things: The Kids don’t have a regular schedule and are home all day long. By the […]

have a little grace finding balance in your quest for productivity

Have a Little Grace ~ Finding Balance in your Quest for Productivity

Guess what I’ve learned over the course of 47 years on this earth? There’s no such thing as a perfect schedule or someone who is able to stay on task perfectly throughout each day. When it comes to stretching ourselves to be more productive it’s important not to undo any strides we make by beating […]

How to cure procrastination and build better habits

How to Cure Procrastination and Build Better Habits

I have a serious problem sometimes. Maybe I should say “Had” a serious problem. Although to be honest, it still crops up from time to time. Steven Pressfield in War of Art would call it “Resistance”. Maybe Gretchen Rubin would call it a bad habit. It’s procrastination, my friends.  Mixed, to be honest, with self-loathing, […]

Knowing Your Own “Shoulds” for Better Productivity

Maybe this is a bit of wisdom that comes with age — the biggest danger I see for me and for others in getting things done and managing our time best is not so much in being lazy, but in doing the wrong stuff. For me, productivity is all about doing the right stuff and […]

what is a niche and why does it matter?

What is a Niche?

If you’ve heard anything at all about business, blogging, or working from home, you’ve probably heard the word “Niche” before.  Usually, it’s used together with “marketing”, “business”, or even “blogging”. So, what is a niche?  It is a very narrow market or specialty within a larger field.  That sure clears it up, doesn’t it? A […]

How Building Better Habits can Change Your Life

Building Better Habits in the New Year

If you’re like me, you’re all about building better habits in your life.  Our habits have the power to shape our futures and determine our success or failure in life. All that is well and good, but how do you actually go about building better habits in your life? Here are a few tips to help you in […]