Productivity and Pain

Guest post by Rebecca Watkins, artist.   I was looking straight at the face of one of my favorite students and I couldn’t recall her name. “¡Excelente, señorita!” Once again, I successfully hid my memory issues from my students and coworkers by referring to...

I’ve Been Thinking…

In Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (animated version), one of my favorite scenes is a quick exchange between the villain, Gaston, and his sidekick, Lefoux.   Gaston:  Lefoux, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking. Lefoux:  A dangerous pastime! Gaston:  I know.   For...

Why Am I Procrastinating?

Everyone procrastinates from time to time – it’s human nature. We put off writing a report, calling potential clients, or starting what we consider a boring job. Here are a few of the excuses we give: I don’t have enough information. I’ll have more time tomorrow.   I...

How to Create a Powerful To-Do List

You stink at remembering things. Blunt, but true.   In speaking engagements, I often tell participants, “You are fired from the job of remembering stuff.”   Yet, so many people rely on their brains to keep up with the things they need to do.   If you...