Nicolas Akl

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Why You Should Never Cancel Your One-On-One Meetings

Those personally tailored meetings take up a lot of time. But if you cut them, your work life will likely get more chaotic.<p>Being stuck in a pointless meeting feels like productivity purgatory. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make meetings faster, more productive, and less boring.<p>It’s …

Productivity

How to Stay Productive When Everything Goes to $&@%#

<b>Takeaway</b>: A few weeks ago, I broke my ankle traveling overseas. For a couple of weeks my productivity was shot, but what worked better than anything …

Time Management

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office: Which suite rules productivity on your Android tablet?

It isn’t a one-horse race for productivity on Android tablets anymore. With Office for Android, Microsoft wants to put Office wherever you are, …

How to Motivate a “Lazy” Team Member

There are countless books on how to motivate teams, and then there’s managing real people on real projects. While we may default to assumptions about …

Project Management

Best CRM Software 2018

We reviewed dozens of CRM software solutions and found the best ones for small businesses, including free options and solutions for startups and very …

Small Business

4 Ways to Take Advantage of Procrastination (+ a Book You Might Find Interesting …)

Photo Credit: Cristian Ştefănescu via Compfight cc Ok, so this is a productivity blog and it may sound ridiculous if someone says that …

Procrastination

Office gadgets to move your desk into the future

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>Being tied to a desk for vast swathes of the day is a …

Gear & Gadgets

Job Titles are Killing Your Business. Here’s What to Use Instead.

What’s in a name? Nothing but trouble. We abolished job titles and launched our #1 most-requested feature in record time. Read why job titles are …

Interview with the World's Most Productive Man

Listen to my full interview with <i>Early to Rise</i> founder Mark Ford <b>here</b>. You can also read the transcript of our interview below.<p><b>Craig:</b> Hi, this is Craig …

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The Game of Inches — Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Strength

“So the ‘magical’ golden shield, led to him winning the Heavyweight Championship of the World?” I asked him incredulously. I couldn’t believe what I …

4 Daily Habits To Help You Stay Positive (Even When Things Go Wrong)

An almost-obsessive study of self-improvement and self-help books revealed one common theme: positive thinking.<p>It didn’t matter whether the book was …

40 Of The Greatest Android Tips, Tricks & Hacks

The number of Android users has crossed iPhone users a way back, plus the Google play store also has increased significantly. With increase in …

Android News

Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons

Google Calendar was likely the second Google app you tried, right after Gmail, when you got your first Google account. With a history dating back to …

4 Things You Can Do During Your Lunch Hour to Promote Weight Loss

<b>Meditate Away Stress</b><br>De-stressing is always a good idea—but it's extra important when it comes to shedding pounds because knowing how to manage stress has been shown to affect how many pounds you lose. Even just five minutes of closing your eyes and breathing deeply can help. No need to cross your …

Weight Loss

12 Daily Habits: The Art of Creating a Brand-New You

A few years ago, I wasn’t the person I wanted to be…I was prioritizing the wrong things, focused on accomplishments and not growing as a person. I …

Why planning is moving beyond spreadsheets

What are you using now to manage your people? So many people are still using spreadsheets to do it, but it's a time consuming mess.<p>These spreadsheets …

Project Management

Here’s A Great Strategic Plan for Overcoming Any Challenge

Human beings are pleasure-seeking, change-avoiding creatures of habit.<p>Our minds are geared toward taking path of least resistance; i.e., the easy …

The Tools You Need to Make Every Meeting More Productive

Meetings may seem like the ultimate hold-out against the digitization of working life: after all, what’s more analog than talking directly with another person? Even though the core work of a meeting — listening to and connecting with other people — hasn’t changed, there are lots of ways technology …

Note-Taking

How to Keep a Bird's-Eye View of Remote Employees

Running a virtual business is becoming increasingly popular. Low overhead, nationwide hiring opportunities, and increased productivity are just a few of the many benefits business owners take advantage of by moving away from brick and mortar.<p>However, a virtual workforce is something that most …

Productivity

The 10 crucial life skills they don’t teach you at school.

No matter what you major in at university, there will always be lessons that can only be learned in the School of Life.<p>In an increasingly competitive …

23 Tips to Uncover What to do With Your Life (When You Have no Clue, FS096)

If you’ve ever wondered “what am I good at?” or “what should I focus on in my life?” then we’ve got a killer conversation for you.<p>We received a great …

Motivation