Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Friday Miscellany: Notes from Watermark

I spent much of today speaking at the Watermark Conference for Women (literally -- I gave my speech three times!) The conference also sold out of my books, so that was nice. I had a few take-aways. One is that -- after I speak about time management -- people often tell me that they make great plans, they just can't stick to them. I think this may be due to one of a few th… read more »

That moment of boredom on a plane

Six hours is a long time to be on a plane. I suppose I could do the usual things to pass the time, such as watch movies, but I'm not really a movie person. Also, six uninterrupted hours is a rare thing in life. I like to take advantage of it if I can, even if the accommodations are uncomfortable. And yet, four hours into this six hour flight, I keep hoping for the minutes… read more »

Three little life hacks

Sometimes people think, because I write about productivity, that everything functions smoothly around here. It does not. I have certain mental blocks. For instance, it occurred to me this weekend that I would be speaking this Friday at a huge conference (Watermark, in CA - say hi if you're there!). I would be signing books that people would be buying. People… read more »

Podcast discussion thread: Meredith Bodgas, Working Mother, tips and strategies

I am a long-time fan of Working Mother magazine. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I did a series of "Sticky Situation" videos with them a few years ago. That training has come in handy for doing the Q&A segments of Best of Both Worlds. I also interviewed their former editor, Jennifer Owens, several times for different projec… read more »

Running with the penguins

If you read running magazines (and I do!) you could be forgiven for thinking that running is synonymous with racing. One trains for big fall or spring races, plots one's strategy for during the races, and introduces one's running qualifications with the number of races completed (e.g. "well, I ran Big Sur...") I have done a lot of races, but have not done many o… read more »