Category: Productivity

Success at Work Challenge Week 1: Mind your hours

I’m trying to achieve success at work, and you can too! For the next 7 weeks, I’ll be running a #SuccessAtWork challenge on this blog. Each week’s challenge will follow one of the 7 disciplines I highlight in my new ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work. If you’re participating, please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter. This is week 1… read more »

Traveling light, and Thursday thoughts

I’m on the road again the second half of this week. This photo is of my small carry-on bag, and my purse, which holds what I’ve packed for 4 days in 2 cities. As the weather gets warmer, it becomes much easier to pack light, but I’ve also figured out a few packing hacks over the years. First, I’ve realized that I don’t need my whole wardrobe. Inst… read more »

Make over your workday, light a fire under your career

One of the phrases that has stuck with me over the years is that “A life is lived in hours.” We may have grand ideas of what we want out of life, but whatever we accomplish will be a function of how we spent our hours. My short ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work, which is out today (follow that link for the book page, which has links to major retailers… read more »

What do the most successful people do at work?

My next ebook, on What the Most Successful People Do at Work, will be out next Tuesday (see Amazon and BN.com to pre-order; it will also be available for Apple devices and as an audio book). This short book was probably my favorite of the trilogy to write (for more on the trilogy, please click here). It was also the most difficult. I faced two challenges, which are… read more »

A saver learns to spend (guest post)

(Laura’s note: I’m on the road this week and will be bringing you a few guest posts on my favorite time and money themes. Today’s comes from Anne Bogel, better known online as Modern Mrs. Darcy. Please go visit her blog!) by Anne Bogel I once heard there are two kinds of people: Spenders and Savers. I’ve always been smug about my status as a b… read more »