Posts Tagged ‘work’

What good is MindMapping ?

By johannatime On August 10, 2015 4 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,

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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

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The sacrifices you’ll need to make for GTD® to solve your problems

By johannatime On March 30, 2015 No Comments
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As far as I know, Getting Things Done® (GTD®), invented by David Allen, is the most sensible, sustainable and only effective approach for time and work flow management and productivity. In some cases, it will prevent burn out and in all cases it brings

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Habit of the month March: Use keyboard shortcuts for successful living

By johannatime On March 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month is a typical ‘small change huge effect’ type of behaviour. By using keyboard shortcuts (working on your computer using keys instead of your mouse) you’ll save bits of time countless times a day with very little effort. Also, you’ll save energy that you can now address to the hard thinking you need

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Habit of the month January: Singletasking

By johannatime On January 1, 2015 No Comments
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Singletasking is a sensible habit. It makes you feel more in control, less overwhelmed, more productive and more satisfied about your work. So the habit of the month January is:

S  I  N  G  L  E  T  A  S  K  I  N  G

An alternative to singletasking, multitasking, is the automatic behaviour of the majority

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Habit of the month November: Obey your biorhythm

By johannatime On November 1, 2014 No Comments
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Your grandmother may have told you so: there is a good time for everything. Well, bless your nana’s wisdom, because she was right. Ironically, I’m now writing this post in my after lunch dip, where I shoud’ve done it this morning, because my mornings are a good time for writing.

Patterns in nature

For

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Habit of the month October: Unpack your bag

By johannatime On October 1, 2014 2 Comments
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Do you pack away and organise the contents of your bag the moment you get home? Or is your bag planted on a table or tossed in a corner, not to be looked at until the next day? Often, a bag holds ‘actionables’: Reminders of things you need to do. A business card from

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Habit of the month September: Big Rocks First

By johannatime On September 1, 2014 No Comments
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When you are busy all day sorting out tiny details, replying to yesterday’s e-mails, responding to missed calls and voice mails, fixing loose ends, you’ll feel that you haven’t done a thing. And that, in a way, is true.

I dedicate this post to my wonderful friend Julie who is not always as organised as she’d like to

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Don’t balance work and life

By johannatime On June 22, 2014 2 Comments
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Work/life balance, you know the challenge. The way people talk about ‘work/life balance’ makes the two look like opposites. As if there is work on one hand, and then life on the other. As if you’d be out of control not getting your work done if you’d blend the two. As if you should split yourself in half, or

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Why filing should be a joy, and how to do that!

By johannatime On April 22, 2014 No Comments
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A difficult filing structure will make you procrastinate. A poor one will make you feel overwhelmed and waste time on searching. A good filing system supports your productivity when it is a joy to use. You can focus on your work, not the chores.

Do you have ‘to be filed’ stacks of paper laying around

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