Mike Olarrea

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The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

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Getting the "Right" Things Done

Many people are fans of the famous "Getting Things Done" series of books and workshops on time management, and there are lots of very powerful tools in that methodology to be certain. Quite apart from actually getting things done, many of us have more things to get done than we have hours in the …

Why You Should Say No to Monday Meetings

Want more productivity? Start your week with planning, strategizing, and executing some action before attending meetings.<p>Mondays aren't usually the favorite day of the week for nine-to-fivers. How can we make them a little better? Certainly not by scheduling a meeting. Or worse, the meeting to talk …

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 …

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

While raising my four kids I played traffic cop. Really. They all wanted my attention, all at the same time. Often I’d find myself holding out one hand, fingers outstretched with palms facing forward signaling, “stop”, while using the other hand to call one specific child towards me so he/she could …

27 Clever Ways To Remember All Your Shit

Because remembralls don't exist... yet.

6 Hacks To Organize Your Office Space

I don't know about you, but I cannot work in a cluttered environment. I like my desk to be tidy, my to-do list to be written and my office space to be well kept. If you're like me, you will find these tips very useful! Here are six ways to keep your work life organized.<p>1. <b>Desktop</b><p>De-clutter your desk …

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What You Can Do On Sunday To Make Monday More Manageable

Hate Mondays? It’s likely because you just haven’t prepared enough. Here’s what to do this weekend to make next week better.<p>If you find yourself continually hitting the snooze button and struggling to focus on your work every Monday, you may be suffering from the Monday blues. Luckily, there are …