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Casey’s eTip: Turn Bad Habits into Helpful Ones

Every habit that you think is a problem began as a solution. As my book, The Productivity Chain, points out, even smoking offers many benefits, including a reason to take breaks and breathe deeply. Psychologists call these benefits "secondary gains." This awareness enables you Turn Bad Habits into Helpful Ones. When…
November 10, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Amplify Your Voice During Meetings

Meetings provide a forum to participate, articulate and negotiate but not everyone finds them easy to navigate. Introverts, who prefer to ponder in privacy, for, may not offer as many ideas as others. Women and people of color may often find their contributions overshadowed. Still, there are ways to... Amplify…
November 3, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Set Aside Time to Think

A key difference between effective leaders and everyone else is proactivity instead of reactivity. Set Aside Time to Think. The only way to get out of the mode of reacting to what everyone else wants is to carve out time to sit back, look at the big picture, day dream…
October 27, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Let Go of Objects Continuously

The less you have, the easier it is to find things, the less time you spend cleaning and housing them, and so on. To live more simply... Let Go of Objects Continuously. Rather than wait for some massive purge every year (or ten), keep a donation box in a convenient…
October 20, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Create Policies to Reduce Decision Fatigue

Every day we're faced with hundreds of decisions that rely on our Prefrontal Cortex, the thinking part of our brain that requires more energy than our lower brain structures where habits reside. To give your brain a break... Create Policies to Reduce Decision Fatigue. Policies such as "I have a…
October 13, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Focus on Friendships at Work

What's the most important factor in job satisfaction? Having a best friend in the workplace according to the Gallup-Healthways survey. So... Focus on friendships at work! If you want to enjoy your work more, get to know your coworkers outside of work, too. Open up at work so that your…
October 6, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Have Shorter, More Focused Meetings

An hour-long meeting is expensive in terms of time and wages. An hour-long video meeting can be draining. Either way, hour-long meetings often leave attendees no time before their next meeting starts. Step outside the hour-long meeting default. Hold 15- and 30-minute meetings whenever possible. Start meetings at odd times,…
September 30, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Find the Gift in Misplacing Things

It is frustrating to waste time searching for a physical item or a digital one. Still, it's possible to... Find the Gift in Misplacing Things. Pay attention to the very first place you looked for the object or doc. When you find it, make that first location its new home.…
September 29, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Say Yes to Your Personal Life First

Many people think that they can enjoy their time off work only once the project is over or the pressure lessens. The opposite is true. You need to... Say Yes to Your Personal Life First. Work will expand to fill all the time you give it. So decide how much…
September 22, 2021
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Casey’s eTip: Limit Your Social Media Consumption

Does social media use increase the risk of depression? Research indicates that it does. And the more time you spend on social media, the more the risk increases. Limit Your Social Media Consumption. Create a social media policy for yourself that will keep you connected and safe. How long is…
September 15, 2021