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2017: The Year of Choice

As we watch 2016 come to a close, there has been a lot of focus on the tragedy and bad news that characterized the year. In my home province of Alberta, there is much lament about the volume of layoffs punctuated by a horrific fire in Ft. McMurray. As emotional beings, we feel the weight
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jan 08, 2017

Play the Unsubscribe Whack-a-Mole Game: Slim Your Inbox with 3 Easy Decisions

Whether you like or not, some company out there is dropping your email address into their distribution list as you read this. Lucky you! When I decided I was going to bring my email under control – and get some of my life back – one of my first targets was the regular emails coming
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Dec 04, 2016

Perfecting Procrastination: You can do it!

For the vast majority of us, it’s easy to get distracted. There is a vast ocean of bright shiny objects to occupy our attention. Recently I was working on a few major client deliverables. With each passing day the need to complete them became more urgent and yet I would catch myself checking my inbox
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Dec 03, 2016

Go On: Ask the Stupid Question!

I was in London for the first time. Never having taken the train, I asked an attendant for help purchasing the ticket. She asked “Buy or collect?” I could only look at her, completely dumbfounded by the question. We don’t have those options for train tickets in Canada. What does ‘collect’ mean in London? I
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Sep 29, 2016

Removing Email Drag in 4 Simple Steps

Do you wake up in the morning, check your phone (first mistake), then feel your energy tank as you see the number of new unread messages? Looks like it will be another double-cappuccino morning starter. A few months ago I hired a coach to help me improve my personal effectiveness and we began with a
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 04, 2016