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Manage Your Email

Email is a constant battle for me. In the Air Force I switched jobs every two years or so. Every time, I was able to start with an empty inbox. It was a nice feeling. When it was time to move on, I spent days sorting through well-over 2,500 emails in my INBOX what was […]

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Notebook

In my 28 years in the Air Force, I saw many Army officers carrying notebooks. And not any notebook; it was typically a green hardback that could fit in their cargo pants pocket. I never understood the draw. Kevin Kruse, Author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, finally explained it in a […]

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Leave at Five Without Guilt

As Kevin Kruse, Author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, explains, to leave the office at five without guilt is more about setting your priorities than actually leaving work. There will always be more to do. This was especially true when working at the Pentagon. I was there for three different assignments. […]

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The Procrastination Buster

My weakness is Gummy Drop. No, not a sugary treat. It’s a computer game that one of my sisters got me hooked on. I always laughed at people that played those silly games. Until I got to the upper levels. Now I justify it by saying it does take strategy and helps me reason things […]

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Use Your Calendar

On first glance, I thought I already had this one down. I use my calendar all the time. We even have a family calendar that we share so we can track each other. But no. Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, takes it to a whole new level. He […]

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15 Secrets…Your Most Important Thing

With apologies to Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, I am going to put my own spin on his most excellent book. The second thing he talked about is determining your Most Important Thing. Determine what the most important thing is that you need to get accomplished for the […]

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Time Management with Kevin Kruse

I am a member of the Williamsburg Business Networking group. We are not a typical networking group whose primary goal is to expand reach using new business leads from other members. Yes, we do pass each other leads when appropriate, but more importantly, we help each other improve and grow our companies through better business […]

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Prepare for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The stated goal is to write 50,000 words—an entire novel—in one month. But the real goal is to motivate you to write. I find getting started is the hardest part. I have an idea. I even have a whole book outlined in my head, and I could tell […]

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Book Festivals

Just finished the Williamsburg Book Festival. It’s a great chance to connect with readers and writers-in-the-making. I love sharing a story. Your story can be about anything–totally fiction, autobiographical about how you were raised, a children’s book teaching a lesson. Stories are fascinating! And I love helping them reach the world. I was encouraged today […]

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