Writing Better, Faster, & (Yes!), Writing More Easily
I have shared these ideas with you in an accessible and readable format – and you will be more productive as soon as you begin to read and implement the ideas. Nearly every idea can be put into practice immediately, which is what I want you to do!! There are nearly 70 ideas included and each one is explained in realistic, here’s-what-to-do terms.
What to Do When You Can't Control Everything
The harder you try to control everything (e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.) the harder life is. You want life to be a little easier, right? Access this special guide to learn what you can control and how and what to let go.
Keeping Life a Little Simpler and a Little Easier
The sheer number of choices you encounter every day is overwhelming. The Get a Plan! Guide® to Keeping Life a Little Simpler and a Little Easier introduces the concept of how to make a few simple choices that prevent a host of other more difficult and exhausting ones.
Find & Limit Your Focus
When your focus is on too many targets, including too many projects, people, crises, places, goals, then your energy is scattered and diffused. The result is exhaustion, overwhelm, and despondency. Think of how much better you feel when you are focused. This special Get a Plan Guide® helps you learn ways to limit your focus so you can be more peacefully and predictably productive.
Plan to Write
Access the new Get a Plan! Guide® to Plan to Write and discover the strategies to organize and sustain a joyful academic life of peaceful, predictable productivity.
If You Nothing Else This Semester...
Being a faculty member involves an intense, unrelenting pace. Yet, it can be an immensely rewarding and satisfying life, which was your idea when you chose to be a professor! Let me reveal the strategies you need to get and STAY organized as you move through the semester!
Decide Once and Make Life Easier
By accessing the Get a Plan! Guide® to Decisions, Decisions… Decide Once and Make Life Easier, you will learn straightforward ways to reduce the number of decisions you have to make each day. You will procrastinate less, be less overwhelmed, and life will feel – and be – easier. Plus, you will make better decisions overall.
Designing a Productive Environment
In this new Get a Plan Guide® to Designing a Productive Environment you will learn ways to design your environment, yes design your workspace for peaceful and predictable productivity. Wow! What a concept!
Calm Yourself. Life is Easier.
By accessing the Get a Plan! Guide® to CALM Yourself. Life is Easier, you will learn ways to help you reach an inner calm so you can find and shape calm surroundings.
Developing an ASAR Mindset
By accessing the Get a Plan! Guide® to Developing an ASAR Mindset, you will give yourself the breathing room you need to reduce the stress and add gentle, calm, and easy back into your professional as well as personal life with the simple acronym.
Ridding Your Workspace of Clutter
Your workspace – whether it is an office, a lab, a garage, a classroom and regardless of whether it is in your home, an RV, at a university, or in a school – is a place where you begin and conduct some of the work that allows you to make a difference. If your workspace is filled with clutter, you are not as free to think, create, and generate those ideas that will have the most significant impact.
Waayy Better Meetings
As a society, we cannot afford to be losing productivity to meetings that are poorly designed, unnecessary, or to whom the wrong people have been invited. Our Gross National Product (GNP) would increase dramatically if folks read and implemented the content of this brand new Get a Plan! Guide® to Waaayyy Better Meetings. Let’s improve the economy now!
Thwarting Time, Energy, & Attention Thieves
Are you safe? Do you have time, energy, and attention thieves lurking around you – ready to rob you of your most precious resources? If you are ready to banish those burglars once and for all, you will love this practical and specific Get a Plan! Guide® to Thwarting the Thieves of Your Time, Energy, & Attention.
De-clutter & De-stress
If you are stressed and ready to reduce that stress (NOW!), then you are going to love reading and implementing the tips and strategies in this brand new Get a Plan! Guide®. Written in Meggin’s straightforward, clear, and practical style, this Get a Plan! Guide® will help you learn a dozen specific ways to start dealing deliberately with your clutter – and then experiencing a reduction in your stress.
Codes When You Are Overwhelmed
In this special Get a Plan! Guide® that was written to reflect Meggin’s own experiences near the ends of her parents’ lives, you will learn 10 codes to apply to your list of oh-my-gosh-how-can-I-get-everything-done-because-I’m-freaking-out items. These codes, along with Meggin’s suggestions, will help you gain some perspective and will help you approach your list – and your responsibilities – in a different manner.
Seven Sane & Sensible Email Practices
If you could decrease the time you spend on email by 50%, what would it be worth to you? If you could dramatically increase your sense of control over your email, what differences would that make in your personal and professional life?
Dealing with & Deflecting Distractions
Do you have any idea how much time and energy it costs when you are distracted? Do you want to provide an estimate? Whatever your estimate, I would wager that the cost is actually higher.
Networking is a far more important skill and practice than any of us can really comprehend. Years ago, it wasn’t necessary to know how to network because you knew who you knew – and that was all you needed to know. Today… that is far from true.
Postponing Writing Procrastination
Writers who procrastinate? Impossible. Never heard of such a thing. No way. That doesn’t sound like any writers I know. Well . . . all of us who are writers know perfectly well that we procrastinate – sometimes in very clever ways. And, the truth is, we need some practical practices to stop procrastinating (or at least put it off). This Get a Plan! Guide® gives you 15 Practices for Postponing Writing Procrastination (with a clever way of remembering them – included as a mini-poster).
Deliberately Designing Your Professional Presence
Regardless of the professional role you may be in (or to which you may aspire), you can deliberately design your professional presence. That’s the first thing you need to know. It is NOT about getting plastic surgery. It IS about paying conscious attention to a multitude of factors over which you have total control.