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A lot of time management strategists out there are big fans of time auditing – i.e., tracking your time for a day, week, or month so you get clear on where your time is going.  I’m… not one of those people.  Don’t get me wrong – I see the value in a time audit.  I […]

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It’s Friday – which means, it’s Planning Day!

I’m a huge fan of planning on Friday afternoons for two main reasons.

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There’s a reason you as a modern working woman have been struggling to figure out how to make a paper planner work for you for so long. There’s a reason that, despite your best efforts, you’re still overwhelmed.Paper planners just can’t keep up with a modern working woman’s life.

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Kelly Nolan Time Management More Persistent Calendar Alerts - desk scene with computer, phone, notepad, coffee

I love my Google Calendar, but I do have one criticism of it: its notifications. Despite all playing-with-settings gymnastics, Google’s (and my iPhone’s default) notifications basically disappear before I can read them and its snooze function is pretty worthless. But, never fear – at least if you’re an iPhone user.

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Many women I work with struggle to enjoy downtime.

Whether it’s an hour of it at night or a week of it on vacation, downtime can get hijacked by worries about getting things done at work or at home.

So, while your body is technically going through the motions of doing something fun, your mind is somewhere else, buzzing with to-do’s and nagging concerns.

Here’s a system to deal with the nagging concerns that gets them out of your mind.

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On a typical day, I can be A+ productive from 5am-11am-ish and then B+ productive from 1-3pm.

But have me give a big presentation or lead a group discussion at 9am, and I know that I’ll only have B- or even D productivity in the tank.

Time is not equal. Because your energy over time isn’t equal.

Understanding when you’re going to be TIRED, removing judgment from it, and planning for it allows you to get stuff done when it feels better, takes less time, and leads to better results. So, plan for it.

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What if you could skip all those emails back and forth trying to find a time for a phone call/Zoom meeting? If you love those emails as much as I do (i.e., not much), have you checked out a meeting-booking software?

When I joined the entrepreneur world, I got introduced to Acuity and Calendly, and my first thought was, “WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS PRACTICING LAW?” And since more and more of my professional clients are turning to them, I want to make sure you know about them, too.

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Do you have to deal with CLEs, CMEs, or other continuing education requirements?

As I listened to one last night and logged it into my little CLE tracker spreadsheet, I realized I’m just two credits shy of meeting my requirements for this CLE period – and they aren’t due until January. This was one of those moments where I felt super grateful to Past Me for setting up Future Me to get something done without the last-minute scramble.

I just created a game plan to get it done over time – and voila! You can, too.

Here’re my tips for making CLE/CME/CE-compliance as painless as possible.

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Ever heard of that time management advice to list out your “one thing” or “top three things” you have to do today – and then focus on those things until they’re done?

I’m not a fan. Here’re are a couple of reasons why and what we should focus on instead.

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Realistic time management designed for professional working women

I'm a former big law attorney who got overwhelmed as a first year and slowly pieced together a time/task management system that actually reduced my stressed, helped me stay on top of it all (and know it), feel confident drawing boundaries, and soak in time with my family and friends. I'd love to get you there, too.

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