Maximizing your work time, free time and family time is key for living a successful and fulfilling life. It’s easy to do this in an office using Office Monster supplies however, many people don’t know how to set a schedule or create systems that allow them to maximize productivity and spend their most valuable time on their most valued activities.

Today’s guest on Paychecks & Balances is Amber De La Garza. Known as The Productivity Specialist, Amber helps entrepreneurs execute solutions to maximize profits, reduce stress, & make time for what matters most. Amber has been a contributing author to The Huffington Post and has been featured on dozens of Podcasts. In this episode, Amber breaks down some productivity myths and provides some tools and insight on how to regain control over your time.

Show Highlights:

  • Leaning into organization when there’s chaos in your life
  • The importance of distraction-free, focused time
  • Finding what works for you and setting boundaries
  • If your routine is working, keep going!
  • Maximizing free time by waking up earlier or staying up later
  • Energy Management – things either give or deplete you
  • Parkinson’s Law – work expands so as to fill the time available for it’s completion
  • Keep your productivity process simple

Key Takeaway: Productivity is investing your best time into your best activities.

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