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Maximize Your Workday Productivity With the Rule of Four

There are eight hours in a typical workday.<p>Do not spend more than four of those hours in meetings.<p>Implementing this ‘Rule of 4’ means you will …

Time Management

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something.<p>Might sound silly but it's actually excellent advice on how to make your life better.<p>There's tons and tons and tons of …

Todoist lures Wunderlist users who fear Microsoft will kill the app

Productivity app-maker Doist is trying to lure new customers over from the dark side by making it easier for Wunderlist users to jump ship.<p>You may recall that Microsoft snapped up Wunderlist’s parent company — Germany-based 6Wunderkinder — back in 2015. As is the case when any popular independent …

The Night Before

Tomorrow I will begin my day by implementing the self-improvement method of completing tasks that I wrote down the night before. For the thesis of …

Productivity

How Disconnecting From Wi-Fi Can Improve Your Business

I was recently traveling with no access to WiFi. Here's how being disconnected actually improved my business.<p>I run a business from my laptop. I have a virtual team, am constantly on social media and nearly all of my writing and coaching clients are remote. In other words, a good chunk of my life is …

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Social Media Is Officially Stressing Us Out. Here’s How To Clear Your Feed In 3 Easy Steps

You’ve probably experienced a lingering feeling that tweeting in traffic and checking your emails while grocery shopping is maybe not so great for …

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day

I recently did a challenge with my friend Jesse of Samovar Tea: check email just twice a day (at 10am and 4pm) for 30 minutes a session.<p>In addition, …

Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked: Here’s How to Stay Sharp

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three …

The Brain

How to Quit Shopping and Still Be Stylish

For anyone who has ever wondered how to give up shopping for Lent—or how to give up shopping for <i>any</i> reason—this one’s for you. While we obviously …

5 Email Hacks That Will Boost Your Productivity In A Big Way

If you tally up how many hours you spend answering and sending emails each day, the number might give you nightmares. The more shortcuts you can find …

What Happened When I Replaced My To-Do Lists With “Love-To-Do” Lists

Intentionally scheduling activities you enjoy takes real discipline, but one writer says it’s made him more productive and creative.<p>To-do lists are for robots, which I’ve discovered I am not. In my experience, the more “grownup” you become, the more you’re forced to mechanically check things off a …

Time Management

19 Annoying Email Etiquette Habits That Smart People Avoid

Break these poor habits to get the results you want from your email communication, including respect.<p>I'm sure you've been on the receiving end of a few cringe-worthy emails that violate your email etiquette terms. Perhaps you've even uttered a few choice words about the sender, who has either …

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