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6 Tips for Winning the Email Battle

6 Tips for Winning the Email Battle

I still remember when getting an email was fun and exciting, like getting a handwritten note in the mail. Those days are over. Now I get between 50-100 emails per day. Sometimes it seems as if email is running my life. I struggle to make progress on the projects that...
How to Create a Work Snowball

How to Create a Work Snowball

If you are struggling to complete a task at work, it can be helpful to create a “Work Snowball.” The Debt Snowball I got this idea from reading a book about money management by Dave Ramsey. He talks about an idea called the “Debt Snowball.” The...
3 Ways to Beat Procrastination

3 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Ah procrastination. Most of us struggle with it. We know we need to get going on a big, important task, but for some reason, we can’t seem to get into gear. Instead, we waste time checking email or social media. We tell ourselves we will start the workout program next...
What Are Your 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs)?

What Are Your 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs)?

Today I want to talk about a simple intervention that can help you be more productive and focused in your work. Here is the intervention: At the beginning of your day, identify your 3 most important tasks. I like to call these my MITs. What is an MIT? What is an MIT?...
Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

The amount of time you allot to complete a task influences the amount of time the task will take to complete. Let me tell you about an experience I had that illustrates this principle. One of my friends misplaced his car keys, so I drove him across town to get his...
The One Change That Will Double Your Productivity

The One Change That Will Double Your Productivity

We all want to be more productive and create more margin in our lives. When I chat with friends about how their lives are going, the #1 complaint is that they are too busy and don’t have enough time. Everyone struggles with this. We want to be great at our jobs, spend...
Shut It Down

Shut It Down

I love my I-Phone. It’s so convenient. I can call or text a friend, check the weather, get directions, and send an email, all in just a few minutes. Almost everything I need is right there in my pocket. But my cell phone is also distracting. I have a bad habit of...
Write Everything Down

Write Everything Down

Today I want to talk to you about a simple intervention that can decrease stress and anxiety, and improve productivity in your life: Write everything down. I remember one time I woke up in the middle of the night feeling anxious. There were a couple of things on my...
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