Time Tracking & How To Find Out Where Your Time Is Going.

Time Tracking: Have you ever said the following things to yourself? How come we all have the same 168 hours a week, yet some of us get more done than others? I’ve got an exercise that really helped me get some clarity and awareness as to where my time was going every week. This is […]

Get Your Time Back in 3 Easy Steps!

We all know there are 24 hours a day and 168 weekly, but let me ask you a question. Are you spending that time with intention?  In our busy modern lives, it can be easy to lose track of where our time goes, so I will introduce you to an exercise to help you align […]

Are you caught up in the BUSYNESS trap?

Imagine if we spent a day collating answers to the question, ‘How are you?’ What do you think the most common answer would be? Yes, you guessed it – BUSY! Busy has become synonymous with ‘good’, successful, and important. For sure, an overworked lifestyle has become some kind of status symbol. We conflate being busy with […]

3 Essential Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners that you can start TODAY!

As small business owners, we are responsible for every aspect of running our businesses, and don’t we know it? From planning and selling to marketing and managing, accounting, and designing, we have a lot on our plate. So quickly, the pressure on our time increases, and we start feeling overwhelmed. These feelings naturally reduce our […]

The Fundamentals of Branding

I was asked by Stationery Matters Magazine to write an article about the Fundamentals of Branding. Customers buy into your brand values and trust what you’re selling if you create an identifiable professional brand. Unfortunately, brand owners are not always aware of the effect their branding has on their bottom line or business growth. A […]

Setting up Your Year for Success | Part 1

Part one is all about dating your planner, so you are set up for all those new opportunities, appointments, and plans for the year. Our planners are purposely undated, they give anyone the opportunity to get organised and start a fresh anytime in the year. I know that January is a key time for a […]

5 Pieces of Advice for a Super Productive Day

I love nothing more than a super productive day. I feel energised and have a sense of achievement, and I thrive on those feelings. It propels me forward both in life and at work. Today I had one of those days, and I thought I’d take some time to analyse what made today so productive. […]

8 Reasons a paper planner works better than a digital one

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always preferred a paper diary. Of course, I’ve had electronic ones in my design agency days so people could see and add to my diary, but I always had some form of a notebook or to-do list on the go at the same time. Electronic versions are suitable […]

In memory of HM Queen Elizabeth II – My Very Own Royal Encounter  

35 years ago, I encountered a day I’ll treasure forever. A timeless event imprinted on my brain. It was the day I met the Queen and Prince Philip, aged just 14. The Queen and Prince Philip came to Canterbury, Kent, in 1987. My form (2 Mark) of The Archbishops School, Canterbury, was allowed out of […]