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Laura McClellan
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There's no one-size-fits-all approach to productivity. Sometimes, for some people, in some situations, the experts' best advice just doesn't work, and rather than beating ourselves up about it, we need to just figure out what DOES work for us. Episode 35 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at 10 productivity "rules" that sometimes don't work, and some alternative approaches that might help in those cases. I'd love it if you could add to the list.
Experts teach principles that help us maximize productivity. But what if the productivity rules don't work for you? Can you still be productive? Absolutely!
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Nobody's perfect--so why are we so inclined to look at others who we think have it more together than we do, and feel like we're "less than"? 
Dubbed by a friend the "Do-It-All Mom," author Cara Putman shares openly about the not-always-pretty realities of managing a busy life and a busy household.
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Good ideas.
 
Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse.  There are many benefits with a home office such as no commute, flexible hours, being your own boss and dressing comfortably.  But there are downsides to working from home too...   #productivity   #timemanagementtips   #productivitytips  
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The Productive Woman #podcast is a finalist in the Podcast Awards, as are four of the other podcasts on the Noodle.mx network. I would sure appreciate your support.
 
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The latest episode of The Productive Woman is available online and in iTunes and Stitcher. I'd appreciate your feedback.
 
Episode 31 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at one simple tool that can help you maintain focus on the things that matter most to you. Have a listen and then let me know--have you tried this? How does it help you stay on track?
Choosing a theme word (or words) for the year can help you keep your focus on the things that matter most to you and avoid discouragement and burnout.
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Some great thoughts, whether or not you're a writer.
 
With all your writer and other responsibilities, learn Pamela S. Thibodeaux’s signs and solutions for burnout.
 "Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a
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Could you help me with the prep for an upcoming episode of The Productive Woman podcast? Are there any productivity "rules" that just do not work for you? Things you hear or read people say you should do regarding time management or organization but simply don't work (for you)? Please share those with me, either here in the comments or via email to me at feedback@theproductivewoman.com. OR you can click on the voice message button on the website (theproductivewoman.com) and send me a voice message that way.

Thanks in advance for helping me make the upcoming episode helpful for listeners!
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Thanks, Karin. That's just the kind of thing I'm looking for. I've added it to the list.

Hope all is well with you these days.
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Episode 34 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at how women can support and encourage each other through different varieties of mentoring relationships? Have you benefited from having a mentor?
A mentor can help us advance in our careers, grow spiritually, learn a new skill, or develop into the person we want to be. But how do we find her?
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I like this.
 
When I'm in a funk, and need a true north to recenter, I look at this...helps me more often that it doesn't. Maybe it might help some of you out there. 
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Episode 32 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at some keys to structuring our life such that we can make our best contribution to the world. What would you accomplish if you could?
In a noisy world, one key to building a life of lasting significance is learning to identify and pursue only what's essential.
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Episode 31 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at one simple tool that can help you maintain focus on the things that matter most to you. Have a listen and then let me know--have you tried this? How does it help you stay on track?
Choosing a theme word (or words) for the year can help you keep your focus on the things that matter most to you and avoid discouragement and burnout.
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Episode 30 of The Productive Woman podcast looks at some options--low tech to high tech--for managing tasks and projects. Did I miss your favorite?
Productive women need a system in place to track and manage all the things we need to do. The options for task management tools are as varied as we are.
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Looking forward to arriving! Waiting for my connecting flight in Atlanta Ga. I will do that for you...wish you could be with us.
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Education
  • Cornell Law School
    JD, Law, 1995 - 1998
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    BA, Political Science, 1993 - 1995
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Wife, mom, writer, lawyer, dreamer -- the best days are still ahead!
Introduction
I've been married over 30 years to the same man (I was a child bride). I have five children, five grandchildren. I'm a lawyer, horse-lover, bookworm. Ponderer. I'm passionate about encouraging women in their roles as women, wives, mothers, friends, workers, citizens. Personally, I'm interested in (among other things and in no particular order) history, government, horses, writing, music, time management/organization.
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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    Partner, 2007 - present
  • Foster Pepper PLLC
    Associate, then Member, 2003 - 2007
  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    Associate, 1998 - 2003
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western Washington - Nebraska - New York - Oklahoma - Washington - Idaho - Oregon - Michigan
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