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What good is MindMapping ?

By johannatime On August 10, 2015 2 Comments
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You may have seen people doing it, you may have even done it yourself. Mindmapping. It is one of the most productive techniques for the office, the studio, home and anywhere. Mindmapping is the most effortless yet effective way of notetaking and communication in this world.

What is mindmapping?

Mindmapping is an intuitive way to express ideas, thoughts, facts, opinions, etc. in writing and words, but without using grammar. Instead, you use colour, symbols, small drawings, key words or

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Habit of the month August: E-mail etiquette

By johannatime On August 1, 2015 No Comments
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Are you sometimes annoyed by an e-mail? Or even offended? Do you agree that there are too many e-mails in your inbox, that they are too long, and often unclear? I am a true advocate for good manners and mutual respect amongst coworkers and professionals, so let’s make this world a better place: You can only change yourself,  so here’s the habit of the

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There will always be 7 days of 24 hours

By johannatime On July 30, 2015 No Comments
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‘It’s already Thursday!’ As if no one saw that coming? There are 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week for everybody. It’s been this way for ages and it will not change, so let’s implement this sequence in order to never let the end of

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A productive meeting is your responsibility

By johannatime On July 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you like meetings? If you don’t, that’s probably because you think they are a waste of time. For a busy professional, meetings cause two problems: 1) they take time from you schedule and 2) you get more to do’s on your list. Therefore, they’d better be worth your while. Do you blame the chairperson? Here’s what you can, no, should do in any meeting, in every meeting.

Schedule properly

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Habit of the month July: Inbox zero

By johannatime On July 1, 2015 No Comments
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So many people dream of it: an empty e-mail inbox. Even if it was only once! Agreed, having none in ‘in’ feels amazing. Imagine granting this awesome gift to yourself on a daily basis: you’d finally get some work done, be tremendously productive and not get paralysed by overwhelm, or even slightly distracted. This ultimate state of joyful control is within arm’s reach, so please continue reading.

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How to choose a digital task manager that works for you

By johannatime On June 30, 2015 No Comments
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Could you be more productive if you just had the right tool? Often, looking for a technical solution to fix your procrastination is just a distraction, but sometimes it may help you to organise, tackle overwhelm and get into the zone. Here’s what to consider when you bother to switch to a new digital task manager:

Does your new app ‘do’ GTD®?

Before deciding

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Speed reading: a legend explained

By johannatime On June 10, 2015 No Comments
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Many professionals struggle with quite a reading backlog. Reading tasks often aren’t emergencies, so the article or report gets stacked on a pile on the desk, or worse, on the floor. What about you? Do you ever get to reading all you should? Consider speed reading as a new skill to learn to increase your productivity. If you need to read a lot, this is a great

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Habit of the month June: Do a daily review

By johannatime On June 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month is yet another simple way to improve your productivity, tackle procrastination and prevent overwhelm. By embracing this habit, you’ll build in some structure to wrap up your day and prepare for the next. And because it is a very small effort, performed daily, it is a great habit that will not take a lot of

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No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch

By johannatime On May 30, 2015 No Comments
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Virtually, a project can look and feel like an untakable hurdle. Your brain is a creative system that can and will come up with the most horrific scenarios when trying to bring a project to a conclusion. That is why people procrastinate. However, a project is actually a series of small steps leading towards a specific end result.

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5 of the worst time management mistakes

By johannatime On May 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you think you manage your time well? Are you in relaxed control of your work flow? Are you a productive professional getting things done? You’d be surprised how many time management tricks can be done better!

#1 Scheduling to do’s in your calendar

In an ultimate attempt to not forget what to do, we tend to schedule their to do’s in their calendars. We do this, because we will

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