I am not a big fan of computer mice. Every time I have to take my hand off the keyboard, it costs me a few seconds. This may not sound like much, but it adds up over the course of a day. Instead, I like to keep my hands on the keyboard. With a little memory work and the right tools, you can boost your productivity and run circles around your mouse-dependent colleagues.
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Because it will take longer than two minutes to write the action down on your to-do list, organize it, get back up to speed later, and complete the task. … And it will keep your to-do lists much shorter. [smartads] Here are four ways to cut your to-do list in half: Understand the five basic decisions.
How can you travel lighter and arrive at your destination more rested? Ditch your briefcase and use one carry-on for everything. Here’s how I do it.
Most people I know still feel overwhelmed by life’s demands. Despite all the gadgets and gizmos, they don’t have more time. They are only getting busier—and falling further and further behind.
Too often, we seem to accept the fact that our energy level is what it is. Not true. Here are 37 things you can do to put more spring in your step.
You may have a system for managing your digital inbox, but what about your physical one? This may seem obvious, but a peak at a few of your colleagues desks—or perhaps your own!—will convince you otherwise.
My to-do list is at the center of my personal workflow. Like you, I am bombarded with scores—sometimes hundreds—of requests every day. They show up in my inbox, on the phone, and at my door. All of them want action now.
Early in my career, I thought I had to be good at everything. Not true. You can’t be good at everything. In fact, you can only be great at a few things. The sooner you realize this, the more quickly you can focus on your strengths and steer clear of your weaknesses.
I thought I would do a series of “Road Warrior” posts, since I travel a good deal myself. I always find it helpful to see what others do and hope this might prove helpful to you as well. I am also hoping to get additional ideas from you. I am always looking for ways to improve my system.