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13 shocking facts about how we waste time

13 shocking facts about how we waste time

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” A.W. Tozer My bookshelf is full of books with the words "Time" or "Productivity" in their titles. One even has my name on the cover. At the time of writing, there are no fewer than 60,000 books listed on...

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15 ways to spend less time on email

15 ways to spend less time on email

The challenge of keeping up with email is getting worse, not better. And even though you might have a “zero InBox” goal, you might also be spending more time reading, sorting, responding, and deleting than you want. Last year, McKinsey Global reported that the average...

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Why I joined the Morning Club (and why you should as well)

Why I joined the Morning Club (and why you should as well)

  I’m writing this at 6:00AM - and I’m loving it. For many years now I have been ranting about getting up early to jump start your morning. Sometimes I see my audience nod in agreement, sometimes they give me that yeah-right-skinny-guy look, and sometimes they...

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Organize your life with multiple Google calendars

Organize your life with multiple Google calendars

Do you ever miss family appointments? Or maybe you want to see your major projects on your calendar, but not all the time. I took a few minutes this week to discover how to layer Google calendars and they do all that (and more). Earlier this year I wrote about the...

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Stop doing this (task hopping) and you’ll thank me

Stop doing this (task hopping) and you’ll thank me

I teach productivity. I don’t like to call it that. It’s the same with most motivational speakers. They prefer to say they talk on “leadership”, or “personal mastery”, but really it’s motivation. For me, it’s productivity. And one trick has been trumping all the rest...

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Want to avoid procrastination? Give your brain instructions.

Want to avoid procrastination? Give your brain instructions.

I once read that Canadians have the highest number of To-Do lists per capita.  And the same study reported that the longest a task stayed on a list was nearly a month (22 work days). That means that for 21 days some poor schmuck rewrote: "update web site" on his list....

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