Just like you, I live amidst chaos.
I have given presentations on personal productivity to hundreds of people, and I have coached dozens of individuals. It is incredibly satisfying to hear from people who have changed their lives trying just one new idea.
I’m a mother, partner, physician, administrator, aspiring home chef, avid sports fan and reader of mysteries. I love my life in Iowa City, Iowa where I have spent more than 30 years as an academic obstetrician-gynecologist, involved in teaching, researching and providing clinical care. I’ve also served in both collegiate and university level administrative roles.
For many years I collected books in the realm of time management, with the hope of changing my own issues with writer’s block, procrastination, inability to say “no,” and keeping things organized.
Then, in 1997 as I was actually reading one of those books, something finally clicked. It was my teachable moment. I gradually began making changes, and life soon became more organized and less stressful (although no less busy). I was getting more done, and, more done on time.
The core elements of my philosophy are: