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What is Time Blocking?

What is Time Blocking?

When Forbes interviewed entrepreneur Abby Lawson, who runs the super-successful site Just a Girl and Her Blog, Lawson laid out her productivity process: I write down all my tasks that I need to do in a day, and then once I have that list I schedule each of those tasks...

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One Tool that Can Double Your Productivity

One Tool that Can Double Your Productivity

With all the technology-based productivity methods—apps and planners and software, oh my!—you might be surprised to learn that one of my favorite productivity technologies is as old as Ancient Egypt: the timer. (Okay, they didn’t have phone or kitchen timers in...

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Results v. Activities: Who is the Winner?

Results v. Activities: Who is the Winner?

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” — Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free One thing I think we all struggle with at times in our lives is...

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Why and How to Set a Daily Schedule

Why and How to Set a Daily Schedule

On the TV show Patriot, an American intelligence officer gets into very knotty circumstances. It would be ridiculous to try to explain the plot—it involves piping, Jiu-Jitsu, and Iran—but one scene in particular caught my attention. The intelligence officer has a lot...

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Finding the Right Productivity System for YOU

Finding the Right Productivity System for YOU

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” I love this quote, which is usually attributed to cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. It’s true: We are all unique, and yet we are united in our very uniqueness. It seems like an oxymoron,...

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