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Reducing Inputs: Piles

Posted on March 12, 2014 by

In this series of articles, we have looked at reducing inputs into your life with the hopes of making it easier to manage. In this article, I wanted to look at the areas that we hadn’t covered already (paper, phone, email)…and realized that it all boiled down to Piles.

Today we will look at how to handle this other material and get it to the point where it is not clogging our attention.

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Productivity Toolbox: Schedule Your Free Time Tasks

Posted on March 10, 2014 by

Sometimes a task list just isn’t enough. Even though there are plenty of things on the list, and plenty of time to do them, things still don’t get done.

Today we will look at the productivity toolbox method of scheduling a block of free time with tasks in order to power through a list.

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Sponsor Post, March 2014

Posted on March 8, 2014 by

In March, my sponsors feature merchants with stuff that I use every day.

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Open Loops 3/7/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on March 7, 2014 by

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on task switching being a symptom of a problem, cleaning up broken glass with a lint roller, and internet contracts for kids.

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Reducing Inputs: Phones

Posted on March 5, 2014 by

In this day, most of us have two or three phones. Each of these phones have voice mail, and usually one of those phones is carried at all times. The amount of information coming from these phones can be overwhelming.

Let’s look at reducing the phone inputs.

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3 Tips for Smoother Workflows

Posted on March 3, 2014 by

Most of what we do every day can be classified as a workflow; we do repeatable sequences of actions.

In this article we are going to take a look at how to make smoother workflows.

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Readership Survey Available

Posted on March 2, 2014 by

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New Productivity Forms: March 2014

Posted on March 1, 2014 by

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. (Fun tools make me more productive) So to that end, I will be releasing a new set of productivity forms every month. They are free…all you have to do is sign up for […]

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