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Monday, December 7, 2015


As we approach 2016 and leave behind 2015, I think it’s important to reflect on our pass and future goals.  Did you accomplish what you said you would in 2015?  What are your goals for 2016?  Ms. Badu wrote on twitter “Write it down on real paper with a real pencil. And watch shit get real.”


I love this quote because the older I get, the more I value setting goals.  Not only should you write your goals down, but you should make them specific (i.e. I want to save <$5,000 in a credit union account).  You should also share your goals with a friend or a family member.  This will make you more accountable for your goals.  Going forward not only will I write my goals down, but I will read them everyday to ensure I'm on the right track.  I have already written my 2016 goals and I plan to accomplish all 7 of them. 

Why wait till 2016 to start working on your goals?  There are 4 weeks left in 2015, use this time to complete unfinished 2015 goals, and/or start working on your 2016 goals. XOXO –Angelle

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How To Be More Productive At Work

I don't know about you guys, but I sometimes struggle with my productivity in the work place.  I have the attitude that as long as I make all my deadlines I'm good.  Even though this is true, I know I can be doing more.  Below are some tips that help me get on track when I fall off.

1.  WORK WHILE AT WORK- this sounds simple enough but I want you to really think about it.  Are you really working while at work?  If I was to answer that question truthfully the answer would be 'no'.  I spend a good amount of time at work socializing, surfing the web, lurking on social media, on the phone, and group messaging my friends.  That sounds horrible but it is the reality of most employed people.  In this economy we are blessed to have a job, so we should treat our jobs as a blessing.  So remember, from 9:00 - 5:00 (or whatever hours you work) you are not on YOUR time, you are on your employers time.  Colossians 3:23 says it best "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters". 

2.  SAY NO- Now I'm not telling you to be the mean co worker but you need to know when to say no.  Think about this, was there ever a time at work when you stopped working on what you were doing to help a coworker?  I know I have.  While this is the nice thing to do, it is not always the most productive.  You should help your coworkers AFTER you help yourself.  You don't have to be rude, but next time a coworkers ask for your help while you are busy, try saying "I'll help you as soon as I finish this report".  By doing this, you'll still be a great team player but you'll accomplish what you need to do first.

3.  GET ORGANIZED - This seems easy enough but you would be surprised how many people are not organized in the work place.  When someone asks you for something you should know where it is IMMEDIATELY, not search though different files on you computer to find it.  One way I stay organized is by scanning everything...I mean everything.  Once I scan the document I save it in a named folder so I can easily find it.  Another way to stay organized is by keeping your workplace clean.  I don't know about you but I feel way better when my room is clean, the same goes for my office at work. 

Hopefully these tips can help you be more productive at work.  Let us know some things you do to increase your productivity.  XOXO Angelle