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Tips on Productivity Tools

One of my stress saving tools is Evernote. This application has a free component and I use it daily. How does it serve me?

It puts all my information in one place, easily labeled and organized so I can find it!
Average Americans spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items. US News and World Report (For more stats, visit http://simplyorderly.com/surprising-statistics/)
As a coach, many clients come to me in overwhelm mode.

The condition can be debilitating. That is why I prefer to reduce stress as a first step to mastery rather than focus on performance. The performance will follow once the chaos is at a manageable level!

Research is part of the service to my clients. The Evernote app and Internet “clipper” permit me to capture data and articles I need to reference. I can review the material at a separate time without breaking the flow of my work at the moment. It is easy to be distracted when gathering information and not knowing where to put it or how to use it immediately.
Then, there is the nagging fear of forgetting something. Evernote is my cure for that too!
For example, when I was renewing my coaching credential, I had to have coursework CEUs. During that time, I listened to webinars and was able to take notes directly into Evernote, add links and recordings. It was all in one folder!
Another tool I use is Reminder Fox on the Firefox browser. It is an ”add on.” Nothing fancy, it is easy to use. I like the pop-up feature; it gets my attention.
Finally, I give myself breaks. No one is pushing me but me. I remind myself that it is important to maintain perspective and parse my workload by priorities. I do a daily triage of sorts to be sure I am attending to what MUST be done rather than getting lost in the weeds of distraction.
This would make a delightful webinar. There are many tips and tactics to use. Let me know if that interests you. —MC


As a credentialed business coach and analyst, one of my primary functions is to work with individuals and company managers to clarify where they are presently, where they would like to advance, and what tools they have and need to achieve their desired outcome.

I use a variety of tools to assess perceptions including Platinum Rule instruments, my experience and training in assessing behavior. My preferred tool is the EQ-i®, emotional intelligence inventory. I have specialized training on the EQ-i® and DISC Inventories and access to multiple other sources including a company culture index. I prefer the EQ-i® because it is the least judgmental instrument I have found. It focuses on strengths and areas of development related to the goals set by the individual. For example, people are more likely to apply the EQ-i®’s information rather than label themselves by the Myers-Briggs categories.

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