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

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The post It’s Not Poor Time Management…It’s Focus appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Recently I have observed several people whose time management skills are exceptional.

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What To Do If You’re Not Naturally Productive

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Here''s why: The post What To Do If You’re Not Naturally Productive appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., One thing people assume about me is that productivity comes naturally.

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Debunking The Myth of the 2 Minute Rule

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The post Debunking The Myth of the 2 Minute Rule appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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5 Signs You Are Out Of Balance

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I am notoriously busy…besides work, I am also a Girl Scout leader, active in our Girl Scout management, lead a committee at my church, and write the blog. We all get busy. Busy is something we can expect from time to time.

2015 65

3 Tips To Make Notebooks More Productive

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The post 3 Tips To Make Notebooks More Productive appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Paper notebooks have the advantage of being portable, usable under most conditions, and don''t get lost in cyberspace.

2014 64

7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. If writing things down is a problem for you, check these resources: 7 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Write Things Down (The Positivity Blog). We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people.

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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. The space where you work can have a direct effect on your productivity.

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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. She makes them on old envelopes, scratch pads, her phone, her laptop, her email and even her hand. Yet she is one of the most scattered, disorganized and unproductive people I know.

2012 78

Information In Too Many Places? Simplify!

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appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., One of my readers askend me to address the question of what to do when you have information in too many places.

2014 51

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. A 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. Our dog is an older beagle, adopted as an adult from a rescue, we think about 9 or 10. She is sweet, loving, and generally happy.

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Increase Productivity By Protecting Your Time

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. From 9 pm to 10:15, I am in my writing studio, working on either blog projects or the book. 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.

2013 65

7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness

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The post 7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., I have been extremely busy over the last few months, and it is about to get worse.

2015 42

Opening A New Door

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The post Opening A New Door appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Blog BusinessThe end of SimpleProductivityBlog.com.and the start of something really great.Whole Life Productivity ( [link] ).

2015 28

Relaunch-cation

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The post Relaunch-cation appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Blog BusinessI am on "vacation" this week in order to prepare for the major announcement coming next Monday. Check back then!

2015 28

What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools

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The post What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., I''ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the tools that I use to operate at peak productivity.

2015 40

No Meeting Days: Protect Your Productivity

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The post No Meeting Days: Protect Your Productivity appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Meetings can be, at best, a necessary evil. At worst they can be a soul-sucking drain of your creativity and time.

2015 34

Why You Shouldn’t Over-Plan

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The post Why You Shouldn’t Over-Plan appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Planning is the basis of any productivity system. Yet many people struggle with the two extremes: under- and over-planning.

2015 34

Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency

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The post Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 40

Coffee In the Workplace: An Infographic

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Graphic provided by https://www.zoho.com/general/blog/work-coffee-the-unbreakable-bond.html. This infographic on coffee in the workplace was too good to pass up. Enjoy! More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ).

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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. But there productivity errors that can make us look totally flaky. Do you make any of these mistakes? Not Writing Things Down.

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Cleaning (Blog) House

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The post Cleaning (Blog) House appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., It''s funny. Sometimes I can''t see the forest for the trees.

Why Simplifying Will Make You More Productive

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Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I 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. Most of the time, the tweaks don’t really buy us anything, but we leave them, and after a period of time, the tweaks morph into a burden of extraneous actions. This is not an un-doable process, though.

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

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Cynthia writes the Start-up Entrepreneurs’ Blog, www.cynthiakocialski.com. Today we have Cynthia Kocialski here to talk effort and rewards as part of a book tour for her latest book, Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of The Class.

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Is Your Default Activity Killing Your Productivity?

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I was listening to a Get-It-Done-Guy podcast recently ( Keep on Track by Designing Your Transitions ) where he talked about staying on track, and mentioned a default activity.

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Making Habits Stick

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The post Making Habits Stick appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., The new year is almost upon us, and many of us will make New Year''s Resolutions.

2014 33

The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals

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The post The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Learning To Say No

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The post Learning To Say No appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., I have a confession to make. I have a hard time saying no. I am constantly asked to do things.because I have done things in the past.

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. This keeps me from checking emails when I should be doing something else (like writing blog posts, for instance). Who doesn’t like that feeling of being productive while expending little energy?

2012 50

7 Ways To Regain Your Focus

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The post 7 Ways To Regain Your Focus appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., We all have those days where we seem to easily get off track.

2014 33

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. Because a repeatable set of actions before bedtime creates a mindset that allows for the onset of sleep. Creating A Ritual.

2013 39

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. I simply look at my task list and want to run away and join the circus. It isn’t the first time it has happened, and I am sure it will not be the last. But there is one thing I have learned from all the times this has happened.

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5 Simple Procrastination Busters

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The post 5 Simple Procrastination Busters appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., We''ve all had days where we have had trouble getting things started.

2014 28

Managing Family Schedules Using Google Calendar

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Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the challenges of having a family with activities and schedules is that it can be difficult to coordinate things. Even in my small family, it can be difficult to keep track of where everyone needs to be.

How I Got Out Of Getting Things Done

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The post How I Got Out Of Getting Things Done appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Last week I talked about my problems with Getting Things Done in the article "When Getting Things Done Gets In the Way".

2015 23

Why Planning Is So Important to Productivity

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Do you use your productivity system for planning? Or just for keeping track of where you have to be and what you have to do?

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Productivity Boost: Avoid Barely Unreasonable Requests

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The post Productivity Boost: Avoid Barely Unreasonable Requests appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 23

Thursday from the Trenches Episode 7

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The post Thursday from the Trenches Episode 7 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., In this episode of Thursday From the Trenches I talk about getting things done as opposed to waiting to do it "right".

2015 23

Minimal Is Not Simple

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The post Minimal Is Not Simple appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Several people have commented to me in the past few weeks that because I prefer to simplify things, that must mean I am a minimalist.

2015 23

3 Habits That Will Destroy Your Productivity

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Last week we talked about 5 Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity. Today I’m going to look at the flip side. Lack of Clarity. Being productive is a combination of doing the right things in the right way.

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30 Productive Things To Do In Under 1 Minute

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Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. At Your Desk. Throw Away some paper you don’t need. Check your pens to make sure they work. Reload your stapler. Delete 10 emails. File 10 emails. Cancel 1 meeting you don’t need to be at. Clean your computer monitor.

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