You may have noticed something. I’m blogging more frequently now.


For the past several years, I have sent you a productivity tip every other Tuesday. Now, I can’t let a week pass by without reaching out to you.


It’s part of how I am dealing with this crisis. Thank you for your indulgence.


I also decided that I needed a pandemic project.


I’ve had so much support for my pandemic project, Captain Corona and the 19 COVID Warriors. Thank you to the team.


I have a fun announcement, but first, an update:


Here’s what we’ve done so far:




There is a story about Captain Corona on


Yup. Slap me upside the head and call me Shirley, this pandemic project has made it to the online pages of People Magazine.


Right above The Royal Family, I might add.


And, hand-in-hand with LeVar Burton. I’m speechless.


My darling husband’s comment, “Hey honey, you’re the only non-celebrity on their homepage right now. That’s awesome!” He means well. I love him. Truly.


I may have no speaking engagements.


I may be stuck in the house.


I may be worried about the future of my business.


I may be deluding myself that anyone is reading this.


But, Captain Corona and the 19 COVID Warriors is on, baby. I hope it helps a few more people deal with these crazy times.


That’s pretty cool.


Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.