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Why is so much being done and nothing being accomplished?
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A great way to work smarter: do one thing at a time
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How to instantly create new To Do’s, Emails, and Calendar entries from anywhere within Notes
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How much is saving your time worth?
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The most critical habit for a smashing new year: the Weekly Review
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Why is so much being done and nothing being accomplished?
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 38
A great way to work smarter: do one thing at a time
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 13
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Tue, Feb 18th 2014 6
Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard
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The most critical habit for a smashing new year: the Weekly Review
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How to instantly create new To Do’s, Emails, and Calendar entries from anywhere within Notes
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The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done
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My 4 steps to close out the year - #2: Review your future conversations
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Why is so much being done and nothing being accomplished?
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 7:16p   Eric Mack
Does it seem like there's a lot of activity in your office, but the important stuff doesn't get done? When your coworker is three weeks late giving you that report, do you wonder, "What have they been doing?" This is a situation I've seen at many of the companies I've consulted for: a lot of stuff gets moved around, emailed, minuted, and checked off, but there's very little accomplished. To understand this, let me tell you a story: Pretend I'm a manager, and I walk into my offi
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A great way to work smarter: do one thing at a time
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 6:48p   Eric Mack
Multitasking is not working smarter -- just the opposite, in fact. This a quick, colorful infographic from Visual.ly and Fuze shows how multitasking actually slows you down and even decreases your IQ! Click here to view. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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How to instantly create new To Do’s, Emails, and Calendar entries from anywhere within Notes
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 3:22p   Eric Mack
Here are a few of my favorite shortcuts -- these will let you instantly create new Calendar entries and eProductivity Projects and Actions from any window or tab in Notes. Here's how to do it: For To-Do's: press the Alt key, then type C M T For Calendar: press the Alt key, then type C M C For Email, hold Ctrl and press M Edit your new document, then save and close (or send). It's that easy. Your Mail file doesn't even have to be open. To discover even more Notes keyboard shor
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How much is saving your time worth?
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 1:25p   Nathan Paul
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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The most critical habit for a smashing new year: the Weekly Review
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 10:45a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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Bring me that horizon: get clear on your roles and where you’re heading for each of them
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 6:05p   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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My 4th step to close out the year: Get a high-altitude view of your life
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 10:25a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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My 3rd step to close out the year: Get inspired with your creative ideas
Mon, Dec 29th 2014 10:25a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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My 4 steps to close out the year - #2: Review your future conversations
Sat, Dec 27th 2014 3:25p   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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My 4 steps to close out the year - #1: Shred your lists!
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 11:25a   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 4:46p   Nathan Paul
Imagine if, instead of taking a few clicks to do a task, you could to it in a few keystrokes? I'm sure you're all familiar with the shortcuts for copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V). Imagine doing those manually instead of using the shortcuts, every time. Now are you getting a sense of how much time those little keystrokes save you? How to use the Alt key (a.k.a. the "magical shortcut to darn near everything" key) Hold the Alt button. Notice that this does two things: 1) causes c
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Tue, Feb 4th 2014 11:25p   Eric Mack
[Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] David Allen opens his book, Getting Things Don, the Art of Stress Free Productivity, with this statement: “It’s possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control” (p. 3). I don’t know about you, but my immediate reaction was, “Yes please!” I’m going to give you a partial summary of the first chapter of Mr.
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Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 11:00p   Eric Mack
[Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] The Natural Planning Method is something you’ve been doing your whole life without realizing it. Recently, I’ve been learning to consciously apply it to everything I do — and it’s been a huge relief. In a word, it’s given me a trusted process for dealing with just about anything I need or want to do. Now, instead of dozens of projects flying into my brain at random to tug my attention away from what I’m doing, I can




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