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Todoist syncs instantly with Google Calendar to keep you on schedule

Todoist's latest upgrade is one that will benefit the busiest of task list-addled users. It's added two-way sync between its task lists and Google Calendar. This means that not only can you see, sort and prioritize tasks from inside your calendar (on the web, or on your app), but that any changes …

Google Calendar

Todoist launches a deep integration with Google Calendar

Todoist is quite a powerful task manager, but it didn’t communicate with your calendar until now. If you’re a Google Calendar user and want to check your tasks and events for tomorrow, you currently have to check both Google Calendar and Todoist. This is about to change as Todoist is launching a …

Google Calendar

A real-time, 2-way sync

<i>“We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.”</i> – Willy Wonka<p>Over the years, some of our loyal users have made a keen …

Google Calendar

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too - Issue 46: Balance

When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their …

Charles Dickens

Start With a Full Calendar

I just love an empty calendar. It promises something valuable and rare: Time. Time to think, to work, to do whatever the hell you want.<p>But for most …

8 Game-Changing Productivity Strategies to Use When You’re Feeling Totally Overwhelmed

By Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew<p><i>Ever feel like your to-do list is so long, it couldn’t get done even if you had an extra eight hours every</i> …

Productivity

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Motivation

The Busy Trap: How Keeping Busy Became a Status Symbol

Being busy isn't an excuse or a lament anymore. It's a sign of status — maybe even a humblebrag.<p>At some point, the standard answer to "how are you" changed from "fine, thanks" to "busy!" Researchers at Columbia and Harvard set out to understand why.<p>In a series of studies recently published in the …

How to Build a Productive Company Culture

The Workplace

Why Saying Nothing Might Be The Most Powerful Skill In The Workplace

These 5 simple steps will help you become a better active listener, employee and leader.<p>In the business world, we place a lot of emphasis on outgoing, confident people who thrive in the spotlight and possess an innate ability to communicate and lead.<p>There's no question that public speaking is an …

Leadership

5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields good, measurable results.<p>Most of the time, all you need to …

Time Management

New Report Finds Moving To Isolated Seaside Cottage Greatly Increases Productivity

NEW YORK—Expressing a tepid reaction to the three days in which he had all his favorite foods cooked just for him and all his personal needs attended …

Humor

Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

Employee burnout is a common phenomenon, but it is one that companies tend to treat as a talent management or personal issue rather than a broader organizational challenge. That’s a mistake.<p>The psychological and physical problems of burned-out employees, which cost an estimated $125 billion to $190 …

10 Tips to Maximize Your BALANCE + PRODUCTIVITY

Balance and productivity are two of my favorite topics. They go hand in hand because our drive to produce can make us feel unbalanced, and our desire …

Productivity

6 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Your Employees to Get More Sleep

A good night's sleep is the foundation of a successful day.<p>Americans have a sleep deprivation problem, and it's negatively impacting our performance at work.<p>U.S. workers are getting 1.5 less hours of sleep each night relative to how much we slept a few decades ago (down to less than seven hours a …

Sleep

The Morning Routines of 15 Successful Entrepreneurs - Foundr

Ever since I started working remotely a few years ago, I’ve been testing and tweaking various morning routines. Having a routine is a clever way to …

Productivity

How The Most Successful People Start And End Their Workdays

What you do before your workday kicks off and after it winds down can have a big impact on how productive you are during the hours in between.<p>If you’ve ever tried adopting one, you know that no productivity hack, habit, or routine is universal. What works for one person doesn’t always work for …

Productivity

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to …

Productivity

Why Your Best Productivity Hacks Still Come Up Short (And What Really Needs To Change)

New research on the causes of overwork suggests there’s only so much individuals can do to avoid it. The problem, one expert writes, “is bigger than you.”<p>I confess: I’m a sucker for life hacks.<p>Who <i>doesn’t</i> fantasize about getting work done faster and getting more out of life, especially when, after …

The Workplace

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They have dreams, and they’re inspired to be better. But when it …

Productivity

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done

Using themes and grouping tasks will help train your brain to be productive<p>You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage …

Time Management

How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed to Maximize Your Productivity

Facebook is still the leading platform for marketers. From our State of Social Media 2016 report, we found that 93 percent of marketers are actively …

Facebook

Three Positive Habits To Practice Every Single Day

There’s a lot of stuff you’re supposed to do each day. Not just work and family and a million other obligations, but all the intangibles we hear are …

10 Tips for a Successful, Productive Day

Productivity often comes in waves, with days or weeks of focus and progress, but then there are the times when no matter what you do, you feel stuck. …

5 Ways to Use Todoist Labels to Skyrocket Your Productivity

Are you <i>really</i> using Todoist?<p>I thought I was, until I started using labels.<p>But before we talk about labels…<p><b>Why do you use a To-do list?</b><p>To remember …

Is Your Cell Phone Killing Your Productivity At Work?

Recently I had to run into a retail store to try on a pair of shoes. I had left my phone in the car, thinking I would be in and out quickly. As soon as the associate left to retrieve my shoe size, I was uncomfortable because I didn’t have my phone to keep me entertained. I started pacing back and …

Productivity

Stop Trying to Take Things Off Your Plate. The Way to Grow Is to Keep Adding More.

Follow these five tips to improve your productivity, speed and sanity<p>“Congratulations on choosing to be an entrepreneur -- may your life be filled with success!” is not something you hear when you decide to start your venture. Nope! In fact, what you typically hear is a lot of discouragement from …

Entrepreneurship

Best herbs to boost memory & Improve Your Productivity

[image] Lifestyle choices make a big difference in your mental resilience. Poor food and unhealthy daily practices are an unnecessary burden to your …