DISCOVER THE TOP 10 APPS AND TOOLS OF PRODUCTIVITY PROS

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Is the ability to be successful in work and life learned at school?

To search for the answer, let’s start by looking at the formal education of one of my business idols, Richard Branson. Read More

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A Tale of Two Rabbits

Mindsets
Chasing Rabbits

A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. “I’d like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I’d like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?” “The hunter who chases two rabbits,” answered the master, […]

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3 Quick Tips to Beat Procrastination

Motivation
3 Quick Tips to Beat Procrastination

When Hernán Cortés and 600 men arrived in Mexico in 1519, after a long and treacherous voyage across the Atlantic, he gave a rather interesting order. Burn the boats.

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Does The Power Of Small Batches Apply To Digital Workflows?

Systems
Batch processing vs singular processing

Whenever possible, I batch tasks together. When I am making lunch, I make a few days worth. When I am doing errands, I try to wait until I have a number of stops in the same geographic area. I have set times to check and write email. I try to apply this same concept to […]

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Quick Capture, Part 4: nvALT & Drafts

Technology
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Quick capture is an extremely important part of any GTD workflow, and we covered this in detail in part 1 of this series. However, getting your quick captured data out of one app or container and into another can be difficult (or at the very least, annoying). Two of the best programs I’ve seen for […]

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10 Ways To Reboot Your Productivity Today

Productivity
10 Ways To Reboot Your Productivity Today

1. Attack Your Most Important Task Even if someone was the most effective mouse juggler in the world, it wouldn’t matter if they flawlessly juggled 7 mice for 24 hours straight – they would not make much of an impact in the world. “Doing something well does not make it important.” – Tim Ferriss However, […]

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Real World Examples of Clear to Neutral

Habits
Real World Examples of Clear to Neutral

A couple of years ago, Thanh coined the term “Clear to Neutral” to describe the process of resetting things to a Ready state either right after you were done with something or right before you started on something. In this article I want to expand on the original concept and look at some real-world examples […]

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