Marie Zakreski

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Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

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8 of the Smartest Things You Can Do to Be Insanely Productive

Saying "no" to people gracefully is really, really important.<p><i>What are some productivity tips from various professions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Patrick Mathieson, VC at Toba Capital,</b> …

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Productivity Tips from Flipboard Curators

Every Monday, we put the spotlight on a wonderful curator in our MagMaker blog. We ask them to share insights about their media diets and habits, both on and off Flipboard. In doing so, we also learn about what makes them tick.<p>At the end of each post, we ask for a special productivity tip. And …

Organizer Fay Wolf explains why you have so much clutter. (Hint: It's not about the stuff.)

Less stuff. Less paper. Less digital. These are some of the ingredients for a decluttered life to be found in "New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)" (Ballantine Books, $20), from L.A.-based Fay Wolf.<p>Having worked as an organizer for nearly a decade, Wolf views …

Organizing Life Hacks for Moms

Shares 182<p>My word of the year is “organized.” Last year, I realized that most of the stress in my life was the result of poor organization – rushing …

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

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Why Evernote is Awesome

Today’s app review is for the Evernote app, the premier notes manager. With Evernote, you will have a digital workspace to organize all your notes, …

How to Start and Keep a Journal in Evernote

One of the best things you can do to clear your head and to improve your level of self-awareness is to journal. There is nothing quite like being …

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7 Tools to Keep You Organized and Productive in 2016

I don’t know about you, but these days I need all the help I can get to stay organized. Especially for those Treehouse students looking to make a …

Apps

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work</i> <b>a lot</b><i> — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of …

Get Things Done Over the Phone with Jott

At its most basic level, webapp Jott is a voice to text transcription service: you call Jott, leave a message, and Jott transcribes it and emails you …

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Getting Things Done Summary David Allen (get Book Summary PDF in link below)

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done

I can be a pretty bad procrastinator.In school, I put off writing essays until the day before they were due. At home, the dishes pile up and out of …

Procrastination

Make efficiency a game with Productivity

What if you could make personal productivity a game? You set goals for how much time you will spend on a particular activity, like checking and …

Time Management

Productivity Secrets of People Who Have Achieved Inbox Zero

An empty email inbox may seem like an unattainable dream, but the people who have figured out how to do it are sharing some of their secrets. Here’s what they know.<p>They File Everything<p>“Archive anything that’s an FYI or that maybe you need to refer to again,” says Mark Hurst, author of <i>Bit Literacy:</i> …

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Five Best Recipe Organization Tools

Keeping digital copies of all of your hand-written recipes, favorite recipes from cookbooks, and other dishes you find on the web can be a difficult …

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The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

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28 Mini Habits That Will Send Your Productivity Soaring | Inc.com

<i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Stefano Merlo, CEO and founder of Noisli.com, on Quora:</b><p>The following is a list of hacks you can use to be more efficient and productive, working in a smarter and …

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6 Ways to Stop Procrastinating Today

This might just be one of the most over-discussed, over-thought and over-anticipated struggles on the planet. And I am here to share the million-dollar secret! Are you ready? Sitting down? Take a few deep breaths, please. Okay. The secret to getting started, is...<p>To get started! TODAY.<p>Let's not …

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How to De-clutter Your Work and Personal Life to Achieve More

Clutter doesn’t have to represent tangible “junk” that you can physically see. More oft than not in life, it’s the clutter from the people and …

This Is The Lazy Way To Stop Procrastinating, Backed By Research

You want to stop procrastinating? What if I told there was a solution that involved fun. In fact, it lets you do <i>the thing you love most in the …

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3 Brain Dead Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating

Everybody has <i>that</i> friend. That guy or gal who never keeps a commitment. You ask them to do something, maybe they offer to help you with something, come out for a drink or send you an email with some information. They NEVER do it.<p>We humans are pretty smart. We quickly learn that this person cannot …

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6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

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13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

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Time Block to Stay Focused and Motivated

Although having a flexible schedule can seem like a dream, it can soon turn into a nightmare! That's why as a time coach and trainer, I recommend people set up a structure that helps them to align with their priorities.<p>Here's how to time block your schedule to stay focused and motivated:<p><b>Decide on</b> …

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How I Organize Evernote

<i>A Peek Inside My Personal System</i>I often refer to Evernote as my digital brain. It has replaced my physical filing cabinet, allowing me to go …

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