Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

The Boston trip

I spent several days this week in Boston, giving three talks in three days (and throwing in a webinar too for good measure). The last was at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, which is a huge, 11,000 person extravaganza. I spent some time hanging out with Glennon Doyle Melton and Jenny Blake — see our fun photo of all of us holding each others' books. Fun s… read more »

Paperback plus new book news

I have a few book-related announcements to make. First, the paperback version of I Know How She Does It will be out on January 3. This version has a new cover (see Rosie-with-a-watch, left), and a new afterward talking about my time-tracking journey. Pre-orders are always helpful for authors, so if you have been thinking about getting a copy, please use the… read more »

The great pet debate

We are deeply embroiled in the Great Pet Debate of 2016 at my house. The kids want a pet. I think they all (including my husband) might like a dog, but I am pretty dead set against that. A cat has been floated as a compromise. My kids liked the new kitten their cousins got. My 9-year-old observed what was involved in feeding the (indoor) cat and dealing with the lit… read more »

My birthday weekend

There are some downsides to having a birthday relatively close to Christmas. As a kid, I sometimes didn't like that all my gift-receiving occasions came in one month. However, as an adult, I like that this time is already festive and full. I can piggyback on some of that festivity without planning everything on my own. And as for things that do require planning… read more »

The planned vs. the serendipitous: On writing the 2017 performance review now

Part of time management is making time for one's priorities. The problem is that it's not always clear what those priorities are, or else we have many priorities and have trouble figuring out what's good to do next. So in workshops, I like to have people do an exercise that involves performance reviews. Across the corporate universe, people are now engaged in… read more »