Cheryl Gunner

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Sep 19, 2015 at 1:34pm UTC

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Try these simple tips to increase your productivity--get more done in less time.<p>Time is money.<p>It's the one asset that we are all given each and every day. Yet many of us find it slips away so easily.<p>What can you <i>really</i> do to make better use of your time? The solution may be easier than you think. We …

6 apps for people who are easily distracted at work (a.k.a., everyone)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a …

Time Management

Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade

A little data-driven self-knowledge can be a wonderful thing. As Lenore Skenazy points out in her amusing Wall Street Journal review of Laura Vanderkam’s <i>I Know How She Does It,</i> even the most successful super-achievers remain oblivious to where their time really goes.<p>“Never one to take the lazy …

The 5 Best Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advanced technology has changed employees’ work habits, the management of their daily goals and the way they accomplish tasks. However, this progress has also brought increased workloads that require multitasking, which eventually may …

Use This Insanely Simple Three-Step Guide for Beating Procrastination

Before you go to bed, prepare for tomorrow. Set your Most Important Missions, and schedule them in. You can spare fifteen minutes this evening to put this into action.<p>Have you ever experienced this?<p>You have something you need to do -- something important -- but you can't figure out how to stop …

Success

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

7 Life Hacks to Be Productive Instead of Just Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When your nose is constantly to the grindstone, sometimes it is hard to eat your meals on time, much less get perspective on anything else that is going on. As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to …

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

Time management is only making our busy lives worse

<i>“Tess…started her way up the dark and crooked lane not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently sub-divided the day.” —</i>Thomas Hardy<p>Imagine your life without time, without a constant sense that you’re running behind, …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

The Post-It Note Approach to Time Management

I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time.<p>In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence, and it has …

This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as …

10 Ways to Kill the Distractions and Supercharge Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology is both a blessing and a curse. While we all occasionally find ourselves obsessing over our Facebook feeds, technology also helps us perform better at our jobs.<p>A 2014 survey by Pew Research Center reported that technology has …

8 Time Buckets That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Maintain a Healthy Business and Lifestyle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are blessed with a boundless creative force. Inspiration and ingenuity are always in abundance. However, business owners tend to struggle with time management. If this sounds like you, help has arrived.<p>While innate creative …

Learn This in 10 Minutes and Be More Productive for Life

With these expert tips, a more productive workday is only minutes away.<p>You're probably short on time reading this, and I don't blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being thrown your way every day, especially at the office.<p>In fact, more than two-thirds of …

The Best Place to Find More Time

To create more time you don't need to work nights or weekends. Here is the best place to find more time...<p>As a business owner you're perennially strapped for time and stretched to the breaking point.<p>So where is the best place to look to find more time?<p>Some people say get into the office earlier, …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything <i>but</i> what you need to be doing. Perhaps you watch TV instead of cleaning your house. You socialize instead of finishing a work project, or …

Procrastination

How to Finish What You Start (Every Time)

<i>"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -- Michelangelo</i><p>Some people are adept at finishing what they start. They get an idea and see it through to fruition. Others simply don't. They get lazy, …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Forget Inbox Zero: Focus on Reaching Inbox Zen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the eight years since productivity and work guru Merlin Mann coined “Inbox Zero,” the idea of having an empty inbox has become a trendy aspiration. People fixate on having a clean email screen, but I think they’re missing the …

4 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Everything Done on Your To-Do List

It can be a huge mental battle to get through work that you don't want to do. So how do you push through?<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Everyone has that one thing on his or her to-do list. That nagging task that’s …

Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Image by Dennis Hamilton via Flickr<p>Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day could have been better spent sleeping, walking to work or exercising. …

13 Ways to Organize and Save Your Sanity

The lazy days of summer are yielding to the frantic days of autumn, barreling towards the holidays, and with it a new year, if not in sight, just around the corner. It's easy to fly too high, do too much, and crash and burn.<p>It's after Labor Day, and as my family always said, the year is "doing an …

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6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming procrastination can be difficult at times. We're creatures of habit. And, when those habits involve things that lend themselves to our tendencies to procrastinate, the hurdles become even greater. But, by leveraging a few powerful hacks, we can help to override and overcome …

Procrastination

How to Wrap Up Your Work Day...On Time!

<b>Stuck at Work?</b><p><b>I personally use these strategies to stop working on time and still complete the most critical tasks:</b><p><b>In the afternoon, I take a quick assessment of how many hours I have left and what needs to be done to hit my ending goal.</b> This could mean moving on to a new project, pushing to …

7 Ways to Get More Done at Work without Staying Late

Make the most of your 9-to-5 with these genius productivity tips<p>Ever have those workdays when you know by 10 a.m. that you won’t be making it home for dinner? Instead of resolving to work after hours, tap into these seven surprising secrets for boosting your productivity.<p>(For more smart life hacks …

1 Surprising Strategy to Make the Morning the Most Productive Part of Your Day

Consistency is critical to making every day more productive.<p>It's nearly impossible to recover from a bad morning, or so they say. And for me, things don't even have to go all that wrong to throw my finely tuned "get-ready machine" all out of whack. For most of us--and especially for those with the …

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time

Think there aren't enough hours in the day? It could all be in your head. Here are seven scientific reasons you feel like you don't have enough time, and how to overcome that feeling.<p>We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common …