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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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Habit of the month May: Bite sized chunks

By johannatime On May 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit featured this month is my number one recipe for beating procrastination and kickstart whatever difficult project that might be on your plate. Making all of your tasks into bite sized chunks makes you productive and tackles overwhelm instantly.

There will probably be tasks on your list, or if you don’t have a list, on your mind, that have an excellent excuse not to get done: you need

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Culling your Someday Maybe List

By johannatime On April 30, 2015 No Comments
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Do you have countless plans for the future? Ideas and leaps to take for your business and your career? Travel ambitions? Ideas for building or improving your home? Courses you’d like to take and challenges you might commit to? I had hundreds. Most of them will never be realised, because eventually, they’ll appear to be not relevant enough to follow up.

Someday maybe

I have a list for later. It is

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Don’t solve a problem until it is due!

By johannatime On April 10, 2015 No Comments
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A mañana attitude is not the most productive mindset. Rather, it often is more like procrastination than it is a relaxed way of life. However, there is an underestimated strategy beneath leaving tasks for tomorrow.

Project management as you know it

Do you manage projects sometimes? All of my clients do, and they all think mapping out actions ahead to complete the project is the way to go. It is not. In fact,

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Habit of the month April: Create extra time and never be late

By johannatime On April 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month will increase your productivity as well as keep you calm around stressful and time sensitive moments, when everybody else is in a hurry. Maybe you know that feeling, that you don’t want to be late for a meeting or an appointment. But also, you don’t want to be early

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