Time Management


Nothing But the Ruth

Productivity Challenge: Two To-Do Lists

By | Jun.22.16 | 1 Comment

I don’t know about you, but I’m freakishly busy. I welcome any life hacks that let me be more efficient. I recently met Paula Rizzo through my mastermind group for entrepreneurs. She’s an Emmy Award-winning …Continue reading »


Doing More

Three Steps to Increasing Law Practice Productivity

By | Mar.31.16 | 1 Comment

I bet this has happened to you. You show up at the office with the best intentions. You’re finally going to get that marketing project — or some other large project — done so you can …Continue reading »


Time Management

15 Minutes of Silence: Bet You Can’t!

By | Mar.29.16 | No Comments

A while back, the Wall Street Journal ran an article that posed a critical question worth considering. A CEO of a highly successful company was challenged by a friend to sit still for 15 minutes in …Continue reading »


Time & Money

Will Your Client Show Up?

By | Feb.29.16 | 5 Comments

When you factor together the number of appointment-based businesses and the average no-show rate across all industries, I estimate the American economy loses at least $66 billion each year due to missed appointments. You’ve likely seen …Continue reading »


Work-Life Balance

Time Is Your Most Precious Resource

By | Feb.15.16 | No Comments

Making the most of your time — your most precious resource — results in a truly balanced life: You enjoy your work life and you enjoy your personal life. What lawyers do is hard. No …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth

A More Purposeful Life: Rethinking Time

By | Oct.08.15 | No Comments

How did we decide our days would be broken up into “weekdays” and “weekends” and “business hours” and “personal time?” If you are someone’s employee, these concepts make sense. But not necessarily if you’re an …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

Distraction Junkie? Managing Your Worst Time Bandit

By | Aug.25.15 | 1 Comment

In his recent book “The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had,” Edward G. Brown presents a step-by-step lesson in recovering lost time — including how to prevent interruptions from sapping your …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Disregarding the Traditional Workweek

By | Aug.18.15 | 2 Comments

When did we decide that the “workweek” should be defined as Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? (Okay, I know a good many lawyers work a lot more than that, but you know what I’m saying.) Lately …Continue reading »


Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Overwhelmed? Time Management Tips

By | Jul.31.15 | No Comments

What steps can you take to better manage your time so you’re truly more productive and less overwhelmed? For this month’s Friday 5+ Tech Tips, we asked the practice management experts for their best time management tip: a teensy tweak or trick …Continue reading »


Four Brain Games

Be Smart, Take Breaks for Peak Performance

By | May.04.15 | No Comments

The mind is not a marathon runner. It’s a sprinter. When you push it too long, decision fatigue sets in and performance suffers. Filling the mental energy tank back up is easy. Just take a break. Think …Continue reading »