Be More Productive: Batch Tasks

In today’s world, our most limited resource seems to be time. Most people are always seeking ways to get time back or get more time. At Riverbend, we are always looking for new strategies or tips and tricks to find ways to make that happen. With summer in full swing, we wanted to share one…

How To Be Better Than Busy

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Everybody’s “busy,” but what are we really communicating to those around us when we use that word? Somewhere along the line, “busy” has become synonymous with “success.” A status symbol that indicates that we are a valuable commodity, sought after in the world. I’m just as guilty as…

Superheroes and Superstars

Superheroes and Superstars: Casting the Right Talent in Blockbusters and Business The purple arch-villain of the Marvel Avengers franchise, Thanos, stands amid a crumbling planet, his amour glistening and his gold-plated glove shimmers with infinity stones. If he snaps his fingers, half of life is obliterated in an instant. The Avengers race toward him, with…

The Path to Essentialism : Part 2

Application After spending 6 weeks implementing the 5 practices McKeown suggests in his book Essentialism in my work life,  I soon realized it could not help but overflow into my personal life. Weaving all 5 steps into my everyday life proved essential to move the needle towards simply needing less, and in return getting MORE!…

The Path to Essentialism : Part 1

After spending some time reading ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown, I soon realized the path to knowing what is essential is paved with much intentional thought and discovery.   To begin this journey, we must learn the difference between the two types of people, whom McKeown defines as Essentialists and Non-Essentialists. To sum, Essentialists are about…

3 R’s for your July

You blinked, didn’t you?   One second it is January 2018 with an empty canvas ahead of you to paint your 2018 masterpiece! The next second you are staring at Q3 fast approaching and have only 6-months to achieve that masterpiece!   Do not hit the panic button. Pause, breathe, and immediately block out at…