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Can you believe we are in the middle of August already? I took last week off from writing so I could focus on getting my daughter all set for her senior year of high school and to work on my other business, Avon. I’ve been a work at home Mom for many, many years, but I know many of you are working from home for the first time during back to school season. A position many never thought would happen. It can be a tricky transition from office to home office.  First of all, you are no longer surrounded by coworkers, instead you’ve got family and pets, who can grab your attention quickly. Your mindset might be completely different at home than at work, so have grace with yourself during the transition!  Despite its challenges, working from home can be a great opportunity to be productive and possibly even take your quality of work up a notch, with these eight simple productivity tips while working from home.

Eight Simple Productivity Tips while working at home

Happy March and happy Friday! It’s the 60th day of the year and only 20 days until spring begins, so you may be thinking it’s too late in the year to start a new planner, but I say every single day is a fresh, new opportunity to move forward toward your goals! I was recently invited to review the 2019 Inkberry planner and host a giveaway for you today. I can’t think of a better way to help you stay organized and productive all year by offering you a chance to win an Inkberry Planner.

Stay organized and productive:

 Stay Organized and productive 2019 Inkberry Planner

Declaring Email Bankruptcy!

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, November 28, 2011
Email Overload

I have been a fan of Amy at Blogging with Amy for almost as long as I've been blogging. Her advice is spot on and usually very timely.  I have learned many tips and tricks from her and this post was just too perfect for me not to share.

 I logged on this morning to over 15,000 emails! That is not a typo... 15K staring at me and I knew I had to do something!

 Like a beacon in the night, Amy's post:  Increase productivity, Unsubscribe liberally caught my eye, thanks in part to my lame attempt to corral my inbox by setting up alerts so there was a handy yellow arrow drawing my eye to it.

Thanks Gmail and Thanks Amy.

After reading her tips, I'm hoping for a streamlined inbox soon.  I am say Yes! To Email Bankruptcy!

Need some inbox help? I invite you to read:

Increase productivity. Unsubscribe liberally.

I hope you find this as helpful as I did. Do you have an inbox tip you'd like to share?

Please leave a comment here!

12/5/11: Update: I did it! I am at ZERO in my inbox! Boy, that feels Good! Go ahead, take the plunge and declare email bankruptcy too! It's liberating and Gmail rewards with this sweet note:
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Happy Friday!

 I wanted to end the week by sharing this wonderful article on the misconceptions of multitasking. I know I have been guilty of trying to squeeze just one more thing in that power hour.
Except for the talking on the phone while emailing thing, I try my very best to avoid that one like the plague! On the very rare occasions when I must, I feel bad if I'm not talking to the very person I'm emailing because I know they can hear me typing! I feel it's rude not to give my phone conversation 100% of my attention.
Please visit Wendy and read:
5 Productivity Misconceptions of Multitasking

then come back and let me know your thoughts. Do you find it rude when you are on the phone and you can hear the other person typing? Think friend to friend here, not business calls.