Optimize Your Time

Harriete Estel Berman

Stop saying you don’t have enough time. It’s exhausting to hear that excuse over and over again, and you’re wasting time just thinking or saying those words. They’re unproductive.

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Make Room for Success: De-clutter

Clutter steals your attention away from more important matters. Spend the month of August clearing out, cleaning up, and making room for your success!

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8 Time-Saving Tips for Your Inbox

Fed up with the hundreds of messages in your inbox? Here some proven ideas for getting a grip on your email without having to pull out your hair.

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Artist-Mother Tips

What advice would you give other artist-mothers who might be struggling to find time for their art or feeling guilty about spending time on their art and away from their families?

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Balancing the Roles of Artist and Mother

Guest blogger Sandhya Manne says, “When you love something, you will make time for it — whether “it” is children or art.” She shares how she balances her roles as mother and artist.

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Support Your Goals with a Creativity Brief

The structure of a Creativity Brief helps artists define, in detail, the major components of their project and provides a blueprint to take action. Defining, in detail, the major components of your project gives you a blueprint to take action. You don’t worry about your next step(s) because it’s all mapped out for you.

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2 of My Favorite Productivity Tools

Accomplishing a lot of work is easier and more pleasant when you have the right tools and systems in place. I thought I’d share with you two of my favorite productivity tools: 1Password and Evernote. Whatever tools you choose to increase your productivity, don’t get caught up in the technology. Make sure they are easy to use, quick to learn, and aren’t more complicated than what you need.

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5-Minute Self-Promotion Tasks

Imagine how productive you could be in just 5 minutes. Inspired by a recent book-marketing newsletter from John Kremer, I decided to come up with a list of what you can do in 5 minutes to promote your art.

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Tie Up Loose Ends & Refresh

My office - pre-yellow walls - under the chandelier that was my grandmother's.

There are many other people who will tell you to relax and enjoy this week after Christmas. Not me! I see it as a terrific time to buckle down and get ready for what’s ahead in the New Year. Tie up those loose ends and get a fresh outlook for what’s ahead.

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Get a Grip on Your Projects by January 1

What would it be like to feel more in control of your New Year? Between Christmas and New Year’s, take at least half a day to review your commitments, select a method to record details for each project and assign due or do dates to the tasks.

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