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Improve your productivity. Get back your time. Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity or just have too much to do this podcast is for you. Catherine Avery has created this podcast for you. A former queen of clutter, this recovering Type-A Wall-Streeter and cancer survivor/thriver, will teach you how to combine your personal design sense with her proven business systems and productivity tactics to help you gain control over your time, space and information.

Improve your productivity. Get back your time. Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity or just have too much to do this podcast is for you. Catherine Avery has created this podcast for you. A former queen of clutter, this recovering Type-A Wall-Streeter and cancer survivor/thriver, will teach you how to combine your personal design sense with her proven business systems and productivity tactics to help you gain control over your time, space and information.
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Improve your productivity. Get back your time. Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity or just have too much to do this podcast is for you. Catherine Avery has created this podcast for you. A former queen of clutter, this recovering Type-A Wall-Streeter and cancer survivor/thriver, will teach you how to combine your personal design sense with her proven business systems and productivity tactics to help you gain control over your time, space and information.

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Episodes

Project Management, Doing the Gantt Slide, and Craft Beer EP: 34

1/23/2020
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Catherine and Curt discuss project management software in this fourth episode of Planning month. Catherine uses Asana and Curt uses TeamGantt. They also use a whiteboard and post-it note technique to track the daily to-dos. They agree that mix of hands-on visual cues with technology works best for them. Curt explains that he used what he calls the ACE factor to choose project management software: Accessible, Cost and Ease of use. Curt applies process management to his advisory work...

Duration:00:34:00

Course Planning, Juggling Life, and the Godfather EP: 33

1/16/2020
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In keeping with the month’s theme of Planning, Catherine and Lou focus on Lou’s process for creating and launching a course. Much like Catherine he plans on paper as his first step. Lou is a master at audience research and builds the content as he receives feedback. Hear about Lou’s latest course that’s running right now: 7 Must Have Videos from the Student (Catherine) and the Master (Lou). Join in on the laughs, Lou and Catherine have been friends for many years. Chuckle about Rocco...

Duration:00:31:01

On Being Behind, the Impossible, and the Planning Process EP: 32

1/9/2020
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In this second episode of 2020, Catherine shares why it’s ok if you’re already “behind” in the New Year and how important rest and fun are to productivity. Catherine explains how her two words of the year, Possibility and the Impossible, work together to create magic. Then she lays out her planning process step by step. She assures the listener that the only right way to do something is not how you should do it, but how you will do it. Catherine reminds you to plan for some flex time...

Duration:00:16:45

Paper Planners and Digital and Calendars, Oh My! EP: 31

1/2/2020
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It’s a bright, shiny, sparkly new year. You have goals. But do you have plans? You’ll likely need a planner to support you in making those goals happen. Join Catherine as she takes you through the what and why of planner purchasing. You’ll hear the difference between paper and digital and the latest funky hybrid. Not to mention the many different types of planners out there. Catherine explains why not every planner is for everyone and that it’s better to use your planning system if it...

Duration:00:17:51

Holiday POP! Planning, Organization, and Pausing EP: 30

12/26/2019
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In this fourth and final episode of Uncluttered Holidays, Catherine focuses on the POP of the holidays – planning, organization and productivity. Yes, we’re back to work. Fear not for the week between Christmas and New Year’s tends to be the quietest work week of the year. Catherine shares strategies to get a ton done, using her own two digital organizing projects as examples. Happy 2020 everyone! To learn more about Catherine: Productivity by Design Facebook Page and...

Duration:00:16:40

On Scrooge, Gift Giving, and The Cancer Couch EP: 29

12/19/2019
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Gift giving – it can be complicated, stressful, and unfulfilling. Did you know that 44% of shoppers rack up more than $1,000 of holiday debt?* As part of the Uncluttered Holidays series, Catherine tackles keeping a holiday budget without being a Scrooge. First, it’s all about setting the intentions (see Episode 27) for how you want to feel at the holidays. Maybe your holidays are not so much about gift giving but spending time together with your family. Catherine’s family gifts a...

Duration:00:24:33

Intentions, Families, and Your Magical Holiday Calendar EP: 28

12/12/2019
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In this second segment of Uncluttered Holidays, Catherine interviews Maria Yunis. Maria is a break-through coach who specializes in empowering leaders to reclaim the spark in their lives. Catherine and Maria explored how to create a magical holiday calendar, one that works for you and your family. They agreed that self-care has to be scheduled first, even if that’s taking just a few minutes at the beginning of the day to get centered and intentional. At a time when the calendar is in...

Duration:00:35:07

The Great Lie of December, Reflection and Intentional Holidays EP: 27

12/5/2019
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In the first of this month’s series “Uncluttered Holidays”, Catherine talks about the importance of reflection in the month of December whether you’re Christian and believe in the quiet time of Advent or you celebrate in other ways embracing the peace and darkness that comes in the winter. Catherine busts through the unrealistic expectations of the season and let’s you know that you’re ok even if you aren’t wildly enthusiastic about the holidays. She asks that we give one another space...

Duration:00:21:32

Productive Environment, Emotional Clutter, and Gratitude EP: 26

11/28/2019
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In this special Thanksgiving episode, Catherine interviews Barbara Hemphill founder of the Productive Environment Network and author of ‘Less Clutter More Life’. Catherine discusses with Barbara about her “Why”, starting Productive Environment Network and how the team has evolved to tackle “emotional clutter”. It is important to remember that when we deal with clutter to improve our productivity that there is a ripple effect that goes well beyond the office or cubicle. Catherine wraps...

Duration:00:35:53

Digital Declutter, Tech Organization, and Social Media Detox EP: 25

11/21/2019
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In part 3 of the NO’vember series, Catherine lays out the hard facts about digital clutter. She gives the 10,000 foot overview on decluttering your digital, so you can free up space and make your life ever so much easier. She shares digital storage options, an app to clear out your inbox, a study on security in your smart phone, and wraps it all up with a social media detox. Links: Digital Hosting Cyber Study Declutter Your Data by Angela Crocker Connect with Catherine at Productivity...

Duration:00:19:38

Systems: NO’vember, Decluttering, and Your Productive EP: 24

11/14/2019
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In this episode Catherine talks about saying “No”. Many of us don’t do this often enough, then we have “yes regret”. We end up worrying and stressing about how we are going to fit it all in and get it done without giving up something. We need to say “Yes” to those things that we are passionate about and bring satisfaction and say “NO” to everything else. Catherine discusses her decision to say “NO” to worry. Worry definitely drains your energy, right? She surrendered and allowed solutions...

Duration:00:21:23

Systems, Surrender, and the ‘Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ EP: 23

11/7/2019
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When you were a child or when your children were small, did you read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to them? Sometimes we have days that don’t go the way we want them to. Sometimes it can be days or months in a row. How do we deal with that? Do you throw in the towel immediately? Or do you go to your happy place, take a deep breath, and say your mantra “Everything will be alright”? Or are you somewhere in between? In today’s go-go-go environment, it is very...

Duration:00:15:44

EPIC Office, the Benefits of a Virtual Admin, and Juggling Ep: 22

10/31/2019
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This week Catherine interviews Heather Richmond of HR Administrative Services. Heather is a Virtual Admin (VA) who participated in the recent EPIC Office Transformation. She is also Catherine’s VA. During the interview, Catherine and Heather discuss the outcomes of the Transformation in Heather’s office, as well as the overall process. They also outline the benefits of having a Virtual Admin, especially a Heather! And talk about strategies Heather uses to balance her two...

Duration:00:41:14

Space Walk, Productivity, and (Un) Forgotten EP: 21

10/24/2019
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When we succeed do we really do it on our own? Successful people have had people in their corner, a team behind them, a mentor, and opportunities. They’ve had a game plan, set goals, kept their focus on the prize, and learned from their failures. That’s the recipe for success, big and small. Speaking of success, Katie Settel just had an amazing photography exhibit (un)Forgotten a tribute to her brother. She has chosen to be the voice of those who can’t speak for themselves through...

Duration:00:19:28

Connection, Mental Health Day, and Sawa Bona EP: 20

10/17/2019
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In this episode, Catherine speaks about the importance of connection in a disconnected world. And how it has become her mission to help others be more productive, so they have more time in their lives to pursue their dreams. She highlights recent events that show the value of that connectedness. And she explains the cult of busy and offers two strategies to claim back your time. Tune in to find out all of this and the meaning and origin of Sawa Bona. To learn more about Catherine:...

Duration:00:12:39

Impulsive V Cliff Hanger Ep:19

10/10/2019
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This podcast we look at two more personality types when it comes to work and how we take action. Are you impulsive or a cliff hanger? If you are impulsive you might: Ø Act spontaneously Ø Miss deadlines, letting others down Ø Act in haste - Act first. Think later. If you are a cliff hanger you might: Ø Procrastinate Ø Like the adrenaline rush/time pressure helps focus Ø Like a last minute start that can add stress, missed deadlines Ø Underestimate the time tasks take If...

Duration:00:20:46

Busy, Fast Track Golf, and Doing Less EP: 18

10/3/2019
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Busy. Are we really that busy? What are we missing because we are too busy? Find out why busy is an excuse. And how in doing less you can be more productive. Yes, it’s counterintuitive but it works. Hint - it’s all about setting your intentions. And being present. Want to learn more beyond the podcast? Join Catherine on the Productivity Seminar: Connection in a Disconnected World: Using Online Tools to Build Offline Relationships. LINK TO PRODUCTIVITY SEMINAR:...

Duration:00:18:16

Big Picture, Perfectionists and Perspective EP: 17

9/26/2019
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Are you the big picture or perfectionist type? Maybe a combination of both? If you are more of a big-picture type, some of these probably describe you: Prefer global strategies. Sound like you? Maybe you are more of a perfectionist and these characteristics are more like you: Either way, you have a way of doing things that work for you, or does it? In this podcast, Catherine helps you understand these two types of styles. She will give you easy ways to implement strategies to work more...

Duration:00:18:56

9/11, Honoring the Pause and the Snitch Ep: 16

9/19/2019
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None of us will ever forget where we were on September 11, 2001. 18 years later, we still need to stop and remember those people whose lives were lost. Pausing, meditating, taking a walk, gardening, or any quiet activity gives you a chance to reflect. Catherine shares some of the pauses in her life - both chosen and unexpected. You don’t have to be Wonder Woman or Superman all of the time. Catherine relates her own life stories in this podcast to help us understand how time for...

Duration:00:19:05

The Big Picture, Creepy Critters, and the Garden EP :15

9/12/2019
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Gardening and office productivity, how are they related? Think about it, gardening isn’t a one-time thing where you plant and that is it. You need to plan before you start, you need to observe what is working and what is not, you often need to tweak or prune to make your garden more vibrant or more in line with your plan and sometimes it is necessary to move items around in your garden just like you need to do in your business life. Catherine, your host, will guide you through the garden...

Duration:00:21:48