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This is The Best Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

Research suggests that more than 40 percent of the actions we take each day are habitual (1).<p>That means that almost that half the time you’re doing …

Procrastination

Microsoft Excel: The ONE Automation Macro You Need to Use

“If you sit in front of a computer screen all day creating reports in Microsoft Excel, you know the power of this software package. But if you aren’t …

Analytics

14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

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 …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

14 email etiquette rules every professional should know

But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals <i>still</i> don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>In fact, because of the sheer volume of messages we're reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to making embarrassing …

Employment

Why You Should Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking

Multitasking is a myth, but there is a better way<p>Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. In addition to …

40 Financial Rules For 40 Year-Olds

Every decade of life has its financial challenges and opportunities.<p>In your 20s, you feel invincible.<p>Your 30s brings on a whole new set of responsibilities including career and family.<p>However, your 40s are especially important because you are closing in on retirement.<p>Making a huge money mistake in …

Personal Finance

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time management 101

<b>A Tutorial for Increasing Productivity</b><p><b>The System</b><p>Choose a system to manage your calendar, tasks, and lists that works well for you.<p>Use a To Do list …

Time Management

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a …

Time Management

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

Five Common Misconceptions About Productivity That Can Hold You Back

We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, for …

Time Management
Time Management

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership
Innovation

The Perils Of Time Tracking

Parsing how you spend your workday can be an effective practice–sometimes. Don’t let it become a second job.<p>For the productivity obsessed, there’s no dearth of tools to track and dissect precisely how the workday is spent. Software like Toggl can parse your tasks down to the second; Excel …

Time management Monday: Padding your schedule

Last month I wrote about one of my favorite time management techniques: time blocking. I like the peace of mind it brings, knowing I’m doing exactly …

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

11 Awesome Productivity Tips That Will Radically Improve Your Life

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy to feel like we're losing control. Even if we've decided what really is important, we still require a few sensible suggestions to assist us in organizing our time more effectively.<p>With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy …

Productivity