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Wow – so much has happened in the last 12 months. I love to look back and see exactly what I accomplished down to the nitty gritty numbers.

Not too shabby! Always room for improvement, but some great personal and professional highlights to remember. What about you, what did you tackle in 2021? Wishing you a happy, healthy start to 2022!

How do you stay motivated as the end of the year approaches? Productivity coach Judy Dang guides you through how motivation changes as you work through the year, and how to finish strong. Think of the old-fashioned punch card from coffee shop. You need 10 punches for a free coffee. At the beginning, you’re focused on making progress – just

Productivity coach Judy Dang demonstrates a fun exercise to help you look back on the year positively and constructively, inspired by the book Have You Filled Your Bucket Today by Carol McCloud. All you need is a blank piece of paper and a pen. Fold the paper in fours. In each square, write the following on top:How I filled my

Productivity coach Judy Dang walks you through setting up a safety net in Gmail. Straight from Anne Janzer’s book, 33 Way Not to Screw Up Your Business Emails, this tip helps you make sure the emails you send out are complete. Forget to attach something, include important information, or copy the right people? You can undo your send in one

How are your time management skills?This was a main topic of discussion when I was a guest on Mike Doherty’s Understanding eCommerce podcast. What shocked Mike is that I, a productivity coach, don’t adhere to hard and fast rules.I shared with Mike (and his audience) my favorite advice about productivity “Tips and Tools”: it’s whichever one works for you. Productivity

Productivity coach Judy Dang reveals how keeping a physical or digital “smile file” can keep you confident. It reminds you of the good feelings you have brought about in others and the positive impact you’re making. What is a smile file? A collection of thank yous, compliments, notes, achievements, testimonials – anything that makes you feel good about what you’re doing

Poor productivity can have a spine chilling effect on your day-to-day wellbeing, let alone your business. The spooky season is definitely not the time to bury yourself in the “crazy busy” or skimp on sleep.Reel those ghosts in and take control now before the next round of holidays creep up!