How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance.

How To Set Up A Google Calendar For Planning

Simple Productivity Blog

Keeping track of goals and plans doesn''t belong in my regular calendar. After all, the regular calendar is filled with items that have nothing to do with my goals. I wanted a place, other than my office wall, where I could see my goals at a glance.

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Better Time Management With Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Many time management systems say that you should block out time on your calendar for everything you need to do. This means that if you need to take out the garbage, you should schedule time on your calendar to do so. You can have better time management with goals.

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Gardeners Have the Secret Sauce for Goal-Setting

Dumb Little Man

In my experience, it starts with how we attack goals. Both immediately took my mind to goal-setting. Goals also require attention and accountability. In my book “ Wealth Can’t Wait ”, I use gardens as a metaphor for maintaining balance when setting goals.

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How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance.

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!  The reminder and follow-up system can be used for calendar entries, emails and tasks.

Get Started With Long-Term Goals Easily

Simple Productivity Blog

This happened a few weeks ago, I was in the process of transferring my year goals and someday/maybes from ToDoIst into Evernote, and I was thinking that I wish I had a better way to make sure that I was moving forward on these projects, but that I didn''t have a good way to do it.

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Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out

Productive & Organized

Check out this great tool » Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out There are many ways to manage your time and activities.  What is your favorite planning/calendar tool and why? Of all the calendar tools I know, this one handles tasks the best.

Reach Your Goals With a Self-Management Checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

Set specific goals. Set specific goals such as: I’ll walk for 30 minutes per day; or I’ll write a 1,000 words each day; or I’ll lose 20 pounds. You need to determine when you are going to accomplish your goals. You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. You might even set penalties for not reaching goals. Share your goals. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda.

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Calendar "ah ha"

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 January, 2010 Calendar "ah ha" I was participating in a Harvard sponsored webinar with my boss the other day. One of the things they recommended to executives was to use their electronic calendar to leave themselves reminders. Otherwise too many colors make the calendar overwhelming, not helpful.

3 Things You Should Put On Your Calendar

Productivityist

The calendar can be a tricky beast. With that in mind, here are 3 things that you actually should put on your calendar in order to make things happen on a regular basis: 1. Then I moved it to my calendar to be done on specific days, but not at specific times.

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks Webinar 12/7/11

Office Dynamics

The subject, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks is one I am sure you will draw great tips and tricks from. Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks. Some use it for both e-mail and calendaring. But few of us know how to get calendaring and tasks to really help us manage our time and workload. Calendars Only. Calendars for Appointments/Tasks for To-Do Items. Understanding Calendars. Hello!

How To Track and Progress On Long-Term Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Reader Leonid emailed me to ask “how do you manage your annual goals and track progress?” ” It’s a good question, because yearly goals are so long-reaching that it is easy to put them off, get sidetracked, or simply lose track of what you are working toward.

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Action Steps to Accomplish Your Goals | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

This article will give you action steps to help you move your goals from thoughts to concrete experiences. Keep reading to discover step by step instructions to help you formulate your goals and develop a plan which will help you achieve them.

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Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 2]

Office Dynamics

Keep in mind the following goals. Did you read Part 1 of this 2-Part series? Read: Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 1]. Helping your executive shine is about doing 100 little things, not 1 big thing. In the previous blog, I shared tips specific to teaching your executive how to work with you.

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Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

Daily Calendars. It is easy to place a wrong time or wrong date on a calendar. Or because so many executives are independent, they place events on their own calendars and forget to inform their administrative partner. The Importance of Daily Huddles.

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Why Your Mornings Are Setting You Up For Failure (And How To Fix It)

Dumb Little Man

Write it down, then add it to your planner or calendar. So, set a bedtime schedule, stick with it, and you’ll be hitting those goals instead of hitting the snooze button. Goals ProductivityThink about your mornings. Are they a frantic race to get out the door?

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4 Ways to Streamline Your Workweek

Eat Your Career

Define Weekly Goals. A week is a nice chunk of time in which to organize your goals. Start by thinking about what you need to accomplish that month and determining what portion of that bigger goal should be allocated for this week. Consider what is already on the calendar—your planned events, meetings and appointments—and how much time you realistically have available. goals given your schedule. Don’t block off every inch of your calendar, though.

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Don't Waste Another Day! Get Motivated With 8 Ways To Put A Rocket Under Your Butt And Get 2013 Back On Track!

Dumb Little Man

You have two choices when you look at today's calendar. What happened to all my goals?" That means I still have half a year to demolish all my goals!" Development Goals Focus Success How To Organization Change Happiness Motivation

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16 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity and How to Fix Them

Dumb Little Man

We spend most days trapped in our inboxes and shuffling around our calendars, only to be left wondering where the day went. Business Clutter Cool Tools Focus Goals How To Lifehacks Organization Productivity Stress Success Workplace

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5 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

Dumb Little Man

You’d already be taking steps to attain your goal and you wouldn’t allow one setback to derail or defeat the other steps you’d already taken to achieve that goal. So, instead of thinking of a New Year’s resolution as an all-or-nothing proposition where one slip-up derails your entire effort, create a mindset that any and all progress toward your goal is worthy of reward. Perhaps your goal is to fit back into the size 10 jeans you wore in high school.

2017 171

8 Tips to Help You Clean Off Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

Make an appointment - Don’t just hope you find the time to clean up, set a calendar entry and stick to it. Organizer ( paper or electronic) to enter to-dos, addresses or calendar data. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Top 5 Time Management Hacks To Get You Ahead

Dumb Little Man

These are your long term goals which will yield you results. Deadlines imply a goal needed to be achieved. And a goal-driven activity is sustainable itself. Putting a time constraint helps you achieve goals you have defined for the day. Goals Tasks Time

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5 Tips to Form New Habits that Stick – Train Yourself Like a Dog

Dumb Little Man

Put up a calendar in your home and start marking an “X” on each day you complete your habit. Goals Happiness SuccessYou’ll work out one day. You’ll learn Japanese. You’ll start meditating daily. Or maybe you won’t. Good habits have a bad habit of not sticking around.

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A self-management checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

Set specific goals. Set specific goals such as: I’ll walk for 30 minutes per day; or I’ll write a 1,000 words each day; or I’ll lose 20 pounds. You need to determine when you are going to accomplish your goals. You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. You might even set penalties for not reaching goals. Share your goals. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda.

The Easy Way To Plan Out Your Year

Productivityist

Instead of having study times and important due dates on the calendar, we fill our calendar with appointments and meetings. Eventually, goals become verbal to-dos, not something that goes on the schedule. I sit down and plan out the larger projects I want to do and the goals I want to accomplish. The first step I take in planning out my year is to get a full-year wall calendar. I include deadlines, marketing campaigns, and personal goals.

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The Romantically Challenged Guy’s Guide to a Successful Valentine’s Day

Dumb Little Man

Put the day on your calendar so you don’t accidentally make plans with the guys to watch a game or work late. Goals Happiness HolidayNo matter what your significant other has said about Valentine’s Day, it’s still important to her.

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The Courage To Say No

Dumb Little Man

I need to check my calendar.” Communicating Focus GoalsThe courage to say no comes from an understanding of your own boundaries and the fact that saying no actually saves you from personal or professional harm.

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30 Unusual Ways to Burn 100 Calories Without Exercising

Dumb Little Man

Is vacuuming every day going to turn you into a sports calendar model overnight? Food Goals HealthWhat if you were told that you burn calories even without exercising?

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The Three Day Productivity Retreat Everyone Needs

Productivityist

A wall calendar. Make some outrageous goals because this is the time you dream. Whatever it is, get it down on a calendar. Once you do, make those goals into a list: Poetry Book Completed and Ready for Publication—May 15. You want to have a list that is visible and reviewed so you can keep working on those goals. Mindfulness Productivity Work Life calendar checklist procrastination productivity retreatToday’s guest post is by Ryan McRae.

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4 Cures For Overcoming The Onset Of Mental Rigor Mortis

Dumb Little Man

The number of years denoted by the calendar and your birth date are no reflection of how old you really are, or how healthy you are in your spirit, soul and body. Keep Pursuing Great Goals In my wallet I have a list of my goals that I carry with me and refer to on a daily basis.

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The X’s and O’s of a Solopreneur Marketing Strategy

The Solopreneur Life

In a November 2010 article at his Web site DuctTapeMarketing.com, John Jantsch described the differences between a company’s mission, objectives, goals, strategies, and tactics. To double the number of new customers is a goal. Mission for The Solopreneur Life: help solopreneurs reach their business objectives and goals. Goals. Goal in John’s example: double the number of new customers. S trategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.

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How to Get Off Your Butt and Start Running This Spring

Dumb Little Man

So instead of waiting for the fabled “I feel like going for a run” moment, I have set the date two weeks in advance, marked it on the calendar and in my mind committed to it, no matter what. Health Goals How To This year, for the first time in my life I decided to run a marathon.

2013 285

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Productive & Organized

How to Use Both For Optimal Professional & Personal Productivity (guest post by Meggin McIntosh) A question that often comes up in workshops as well as on my blog is this one: How do you suggest people use their calendar (planner) in conjunction with the tickler (1-31) files? Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files. Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files.

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The Productivityist Podcast: The Unmistakable Srinivas Rao

Productivityist

We discuss mastery, habits, systems, goals, in depth. Podcast calendar list overnight SUCCESS themes uniquenessOn this episode of the podcast, I chat with my friend Srinivas Rao. Srini is the author of the book Unmistakable: Why Only is Better Than Best and the founder and CEO of Unmistakable Creative. We talk about his book (which I’ve dog-eared to death) and going down the path of becoming unmistakable.

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It’s February – Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Write your action steps down, and calendar them to make them a priority. Book additional time each month to simply check-in with yourself, to re-evaluate your goals and assess what’s working, and what’s not. Give yourself a little flexibility and set small weekly goals, at least for the first few weeks, working your way up to your larger goal. Don’t let February go by with no action taken on your 2015 goals. by Donna Toothaker.

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Why Does This Geek Girl Use a Paper Planner?

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve been using calendars in Outlook, Google calendar and on my iPhone for years. The first thing I do when a new meeting, event or appointment is scheduled is add it to my Calendar in Outlook. From there it syncs to both my iCloud calendar and my Google Calendar.

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Top 5 Ways of Being More Efficient in Business

The Small Business Blog

6 days ago RT @ WinWeb Focus on Your Small Business Goals - [link] 6 days ago Perluondo: "They're exactly the demographics I'm looking for." Use a specific business calendar to keep a reminder of your schedule. E-Mail me or follow me.

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7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

Some day is not on the calendar, and the longer you wait, the longer you wait. Development Goals FearWhat do you REALLY want from life? What’s your big dream? Are you taking steps toward it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you from taking action today ?

2011 286

It’s Mid-January – Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Write your action steps down, and calendar them to make them a priority. Book additional time each month to simply check-in with yourself, to re-evaluate your goals and assess what’s working, and what’s not. Give yourself a little flexibility and set small weekly goals, at least for the first few weeks, working your way up to your larger goal. Don’t let January go by with no action taken on your 2012 goals. by Donna Toothaker.

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5 Techniques To Beat Work Overload

Productivityist

Arrange your calendar in a way that makes sense to you. You have the option of using a paper planner to keep track of your tasks or use Google Calendar (which is super awesome ). Fill in the date in your calendar. You surely have some free time in your calendar. In some cases, it is necessary to eliminate some tasks that don’t help you accomplish the organization’s goals. Productivity Workflow calendar delegate delegation overload overwhelm to-do list workload

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Business Reflection – Once Per Year Just Isn’t Enough

Step It Up VA Coaching

It’s a long time to look back to determine whether they accomplished what they set out to accomplish, whether the risks they took worked in their favor, whether they made the contacts they anticipated, the profits they hoped for, and whether their goals were met. Undoubtedly, some folks will have the “I wish I had&# statements; “I wish I had set regular goals as I intended&# , “I wish I had gone to more networking events&#. by Donna Toothake r.

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10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

With effective time management, you enable yourself to become more productive at achieving the goals and objectives assigned to you at work. Use Your Calendar. You can also download a calendar app in your smartphone in order to know when exactly a certain task is due.

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