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The Morning Run

I am running along the sidewalk in my neighbourhood.  It is early morning and it is relatively cool.  Just a week earlier the morning temperature was 10 degrees warmer.   Fall is here, I have decided.   After taking a moment to mourn the passing of summer, I remind myself…
Kim Christiansen
September 27, 2020
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The Meaning of Life

I discovered the secret to life last night. So dramatic.  😲 Ok, the secret to my life maybe. I was reading a book called "Storyworthy", by Matthew Dicks. In it, he describes his process for reflecting upon his day and picking out 'storyworthy' moments. As I tried this last night,…
Kim Christiansen
September 22, 2020
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Your Productivity Strategy

To improve productivity, we simply focus on increasing value-add activities and eliminating non value-add activities. Very simple in theory; however, a bit more challenging in practice.   Time Journal If you've ever felt like you want to become more productive but you're not sure where to start, then the first…
Kim Christiansen
September 13, 2020
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The Real Reason You Are Overwhelmed

We think that our growing To Do list causes us to feel overwhelmed.  Interestingly when we feel overwhelmed, our natural tendency is to avoid doing anything at all. It's a funny little glitch in human behaviour that the feeling of overwhelm... ...causes us to avoid tasks... ...which then causes the To…
Kim Christiansen
June 19, 2020
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Are Your Habits Serving You?

How did you start your day this morning?  Was it similar to how you started your day yesterday?  Over the past month?  The past year? While many of the choices we make may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, they are often the result of our habits. "We…
Kim Christiansen
June 2, 2020
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The Hidden Costs of Clutter

Save Time, Energy, and Money Through Decluttering What are the costs of clutter?   You might be surprised by how much your clutter is actually costing you in terms of the drain it places on your time, energy, and money. Time Whether it is improperly stored information, tools, or items, studies…
Kim Christiansen
May 10, 2020
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Working from Home (WFH)

3 Tips for Making Your WFH Experience Productive   The #1 concern that I hear from people working from home is the lack of differentiation in their day between work and personal.  This is followed closely by concerns about feeling isolated. Here are 3 things that you can do to…
Kim Christiansen
March 25, 2020
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The Power of Coaching

In July 2018, I enrolled in a monthly coaching membership program.   My thought at that time was that I would give it a try for a month or two to see what it was all about. Fast forward 19 months later and I am still enrolled, and still growing and…
Kim Christiansen
February 10, 2020
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The Key to Productivity

I was sitting across from my coach (virtually) and we were talking about how I often have the thought that I have "too much to do". "Is this thought serving you?", she asked. "It might not be serving me", I responded, "but it definitely feels like it's the truth." It…
Kim Christiansen
January 25, 2020
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What’s the Obstacle?

It was a beautiful sunshiny day in British Columbia, Canada, and the last thing that I wanted to be doing was sitting in my office, in my  uncomfortable chair, writing about productivity.  I opened my laptop and noticed a couple dozen new emails in my primary inbox.  Then I noticed…
Kim Christiansen
January 6, 2020