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It’s Not Poor Time Management…It’s Focus

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Recently I have observed several people whose time management skills are exceptional. It''s not poor time management.it''s poor focus management.

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What To Do If You’re Not Naturally Productive

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One thing people assume about me is that productivity comes naturally. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not naturally productive.

2015 85

Debunking The Myth of the 2 Minute Rule

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One of the standard pieces of productivity advice is "if it will take you less than two minutes to do the task, do it now." Productivity

2014 85

5 Signs You Are Out Of Balance

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We all get busy. Busy is something we can expect from time to time. The 5 Signs. Nothing Is New. My mother and I talk every week on Skype. Burnout.

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Simple Productivity: 7 Day Productivity Plan (Infographic)

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It doesn''t get much simpler than this: a 7 day productivity plan, bringing together the best advice in productivity.

2014 86

Minimizing Distractions to Increase Productivity

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This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. For the most part it is extremely common for most people to have difficulties in keeping focused on a single task, especially in today’s multitasking environment at any office or job you might undertake. Know yourself.

2012 78

7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people. Do any sound familiar? 1.

2012 81

Building Margin Into Your Schedule

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One easy way to up your productivity and make your life less hectic is to build margin into your life. Productivity Simplification Uncategorized

2014 55

4 Areas To Hack Your Workspace For Better Productivity

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Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Whether you work in a cube farm, or in your own office, chances are you spend a lot of time there.

2012 75

Why Task Lists Will Not Make You Productive

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. An acquaintance of mine is constantly making lists. The Purpose Of Task Lists. Be specific.

2012 78

The Beagle Guide To Simplicity

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Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. While I was writing the article about cat productivity , I caught my dog looking at me sadly. beagle, she has mastered the whole “puppy dog sorrowful look.” ” That’s actually why I have a dog right now, but that’s another story for another time. Making Do.

2012 71

Information In Too Many Places? Simplify!

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One of my readers askend me to address the question of what to do when you have information in too many places. Simplify! Productivity Simplification

2014 51

Increase Productivity By Protecting Your Time

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. My current client is a tax preparation firm. Since it is tax season in the U.S., I have been working. A lot. Unfortunately, working has been encroaching on my personal time. And I find that when I do not set the boundaries with my time at work, I get nothing done at night. Timeboxing.

2013 65

7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness

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I have been extremely busy over the last few months, and it is about to get worse. So here are my 7 secrets of managing extreme busyness.

2015 42

4 Tips To Make Forward Progress

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Sometimes we don''t make progress, not because of procrastination, but for other reasons. Yet making forward progress is not that difficult.

2014 50

What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools

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I''ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the tools that I use to operate at peak productivity. Productivity Uncategorized

2015 40

No Meeting Days: Protect Your Productivity

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Meetings can be, at best, a necessary evil. At worst they can be a soul-sucking drain of your creativity and time. Productivity

2015 34

Why You Shouldn’t Over-Plan

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Planning is the basis of any productivity system. Yet many people struggle with the two extremes: under- and over-planning. Productivity

2015 34

Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency

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In this article is a list of psychological drivers to efficiency, and how leaders can apply them to everyday work scenarios. Productivity

2014 40

Coffee In the Workplace: An Infographic

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. This infographic on coffee in the workplace was too good to pass up. Enjoy! Graphic provided by https://www.zoho.com/general/blog/work-coffee-the-unbreakable-bond.html. The post Coffee In the Workplace: An Infographic appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Productivity

2013 46

3 Tips for Smoother Workflows

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Most of what we do every day can be classified as a workflow; we do repeatable sequences of actions. Productivity

2014 42

5 Productivity Errors That Make You Look Flaky

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Most of the time, if we’re not functioning at peak productivity, no one knows.

2012 54

Why Simplifying Will Make You More Productive

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Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. believe it is part of human nature to complicate things over time. We want to enhance what we are doing, so we tweak the process. In the best results, the tweaks lead to improvements. This is not an un-doable process, though. Just as we complicate, we can simplify as well. Why Simplify?

2013 46

Is Your Default Activity Killing Your Productivity?

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Stever says that “Your default activity is what you do when you don’t immediately know what else to do.” ” We all have them.

2012 50

Productivity Toolbox: Schedule Your Free Time Tasks

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Sometimes a task list just isn''t enough. The post Productivity Toolbox: Schedule Your Free Time Tasks appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com.

2014 40

Why Effort Isn’t Enough to Reap the Best Rewards (Virtual Book Tour: Cynthia Kocialski)

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Our regular Open Loop section will appear tomorrow. As school children, we are taught that there is a clear relationship between effort and reward.

2012 55

What Is Whole Life Productivity?

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As I mentioned in my last article , work and life no longer have distinct boundaries thanks to the technology that we carry with us at all times.

2015 28

Opening A New Door

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The end of SimpleProductivityBlog.com.and the start of something really great.Whole Life Productivity ( [link] ). Blog Business

2015 28

Relaunch-cation

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I am on "vacation" this week in order to prepare for the major announcement coming next Monday. Check back then! Blog Business

2015 28

Learning To Say No

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I have a confession to make. have a hard time saying no. I am constantly asked to do things.because I have done things in the past. Productivity

The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals

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One of the first ways to go about reaching a goal is to crystallize it in our minds so that we are clear about what we are trying to have/do/be.

2015 33

Making Habits Stick

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The new year is almost upon us, and many of us will make New Year''s Resolutions. Simplification

2014 33

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Who doesn’t like that feeling of being productive while expending little energy?

2012 50

Hit The Ground Running With A Productivity Ritual

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I’ve heard many people complain that routines are straightjackets. Yet anyone who has been around a small child for extended periods knows the power of a bedtime routine. In fact, bedtime routines are suggested for adults who are having trouble sleeping. Creating A Ritual. Share below.

2013 39

7 Ways To Regain Your Focus

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We all have those days where we seem to easily get off track. Today we will talk about 7 ways to regain your focus. Productivity

2014 33

Simplifying The Task List

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Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Even though I write this blog and make it a point to find the best ways to be productive, occasionally I get buried. Right now I am buried under a mountain of projects and tasks. simply look at my task list and want to run away and join the circus. Purge the list. Prioritize what is left.

2013 39

Managing Family Schedules Using Google Calendar

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Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Even in my small family, it can be difficult to keep track of where everyone needs to be. Share below.

Find Hidden Pockets of Time

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One of the cries of the person who is looking for better ways to manage time is “I don’t have enough time!” Look At Your Schedule. Do A Time Audit.

Software Review: LifeTopix

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And not only that, but integrated with iPhone/iPod Touch built-in calendars? This is the intriguing premise behind LifeTopix. LifeTopix Home Screen.

2011 43

How I Got Out Of Getting Things Done

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Last week I talked about my problems with Getting Things Done in the article "When Getting Things Done Gets In the Way". Productivity

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