Saving Time with Index Cards and a Timer

January 31, 2008

stopwatch.jpgFor the last several weeks I’ve been experimenting with a technique that has been so effective, I thought I’d better pass it along. Read more

Ticket Please

December 5, 2007

 
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airport-parking-ticket-003.jpgIf it hasn’t happened to you yet, then consider yourself overdue! Of course I’m talking about that “senior moment” that strikes young and old alike, especially after a long flight. Read more

Those Batchers! The Art of Getting More Done.

October 30, 2007

 
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It’s a proven fact, batchers get more done then non-batchers! So just what is a “batcher”? Ok it’s just a fun word I use to refer to people who group (batch) similar activities together to be more efficient. It’s like the art of killing two birds with one stone (Please note: No birds were harmed during the writing of this post!).

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Batching is mastering the art of killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

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How Learning to BANJO Makes You More Productive!

October 13, 2007

time.jpgI just found this really cool website called the Ririan Project. In a recent post Ririan discusses 15 ways to get 2 hours back in your day.

Learning to BANJO was my favorite in the list … and no, you don’t have to have any musical talent to make the strategy work! It’s similar to my article Worst Things First,

So here’s what it means to BANJO:

2. Learn to BANJO.

BANJO is an acronym for “Bang A Nasty Job Off”. Doing anything gives you a sense of achievement, but getting something really unpleasant out of the way makes you feel even better. That task may seem trivial, but it’ll distract you until you do it.

Read the whole article here: 15 Ways to Reclaim 2 Precious Hours Every Day

How to Handle Email After a Vacation

October 9, 2007

 
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I’ve seen it a hundred times. Someone struggles to get caught up on email before leaving for vacation, only to be greeted by an overcrowded inbox upon their return back to the office.

It takes days, and sometimes even weeks to get back on track … not to mention the stress of not knowing what important messages might be lurking somewhere in the dark shadows of your inbox. Read more

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