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  • It’s Time to Get Your Email Under Control!

    Getting Things Done®
    Boss
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Register now!  Join us Tuesday, April 29 from 10-11:15 a.m. PDT, for our “Getting Email Under Control” webinar.  We’ll  focus on the keys for effectively managing email. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with backlog, the questions to ask to get “In” to zero on a regular basis, and tips for organizing actionable and non-actionable email. 
  • 3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Inbox

    Clear Concept
    Ann Gomez
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Is your email inbox bursting at the seams? Are you scrolling through page after page to find the messages that you need? Do you need to delete some emails before your server allows you to receive any new ones? If … Continue reading →
  • Use Lists to Manage Your Life

    Ian's Messy Desk
    ianmckenzie
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action. For example, she uses SplashShopper to track all our shopping lists. If we pop into Home Depot to pick up a gallon of paint, she checks to see what other hardware items we might need, saving a second trip. She has lists of gift ideas, quotes for greeting cards, honey-do’s and much more. Lists are the simplest tool or system for managing your life. They…
  • Number 2 Reason GTDers Don’t Use Evernote After Installing Evernote

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    Bill Meade
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Reason #2: De-Stress Inebriation OK, you implemented GTD and emerged from the cut-over. You changed everything and somehow, you are out the other side, now you’ve entered into the GTD honeymoon. Murder on a honeymoon … happens, surprisingly … often. In the movies. But, also by brides, and grooms. While you are enjoying your GTD honeymoon, stress relief is fantastic: “Why did I not do this before now?” repeats endlessly. *News* *Flash* Honeymoons end, even if you are not murdered. And your GTD honeymoon is going to end this Friday. Why this Friday? Because this…
  • How to Automate Evernote

    Ian's Messy Desk
    ianmckenzie
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The post How to Automate Evernote appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. or… “Put Evernote on Autopilot, Save Boat Loads of Time and Make Your Life Easier (and More Organized)!” If you’re really using Evernote to “remember everything,” you know that you need to be diligent in getting your stuff into Evernote. There are a few built-in features to speed-up the process: a dedicated e-mail addressing for sending items to Evernote or import folders that Evernote where you can save files for automatic import. As well, there are apps that tie into Evernote from…
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  • The Best Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw, In Video Form

    Whitson Gordon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We've shared many ways to remove a stripped screw over the years, but Household Hacker has rounded some of the best up into one, easy to follow video.Read more...
  • Synchronize Your iTunes Library with Spotify with a Click

    Thorin Klosowski
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Spotify recently introduced a new "My Music" section that allows you to save albums and tracks you find in Spotify to your own personal library. That's great, but if you want to mesh that library with your local files, you need to do that manually.Read more...
  • How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear

    April Dykman
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We all do it—buy clothes that we wear once or twice and then relegate them to the backs of our closets. It's a bad use of money and an organizational mess. But with some forethought and self-control, you can stop wasting money and start buying clothes you'll actually wear.Read more...
  • Put Great Buildings on Your Desktop with These Architecture Wallpapers

    Melanie Pinola
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Buildings and other man-made structures can be awe-inspiring design masterpieces. Decorate your desktop with some of the world's greatest architecture.Read more...
  • Recycle Wine Corks Into Ready-to-Use Fire Starters

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork that came with it. If you've got a fireplace, wine corks can easily be turned into ready-to-use fire starters to warm you up in winter, says Mrs. Adventure.Read more...
 
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  • David Allen Featured in Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video

    Boss
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    An inspiring promo video for Leadercast which features David Allen from last year’s Leadercast Live event. Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video from Leadercast on Vimeo.
  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Boss
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Robert Peake with Next Action Associates, the GTD team in the UK, has shared a great TED Talk entitled “Flow, the Secret to Happiness” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  Combined with Peake’s article on “Sustaining Flow with GTD,” this is a great addition to your Read/Review folder! Click here to read the full article and watch the TED talk.
  • GTD – A Key to Organizational Success

    John Forrister
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Software Advice blog called A Million Little Wins has a post about how they’ve applied GTD at an organizational level. Borrowing from the classic text on organization, Getting Things Done by David Allen, we updated the author’s advice to reflect the modern project management tools that we use and adapted his core principles to apply to our business. Here’s what we teach to all of our employees: This is our adaptation of Allen’s “getting things done.”  The principle is twofold: Get everything out of your head and documented in one place. Most people know that if you need…
  • It’s Time to Get Your Email Under Control!

    Boss
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Register now!  Join us Tuesday, April 29 from 10-11:15 a.m. PDT, for our “Getting Email Under Control” webinar.  We’ll  focus on the keys for effectively managing email. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with backlog, the questions to ask to get “In” to zero on a regular basis, and tips for organizing actionable and non-actionable email. 
  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
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    Getting Things Done®

  • David Allen Featured in Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video

    Boss
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    An inspiring promo video for Leadercast which features David Allen from last year’s Leadercast Live event. Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video from Leadercast on Vimeo.
  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Boss
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Robert Peake with Next Action Associates, the GTD team in the UK, has shared a great TED Talk entitled “Flow, the Secret to Happiness” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  Combined with Peake’s article on “Sustaining Flow with GTD,” this is a great addition to your Read/Review folder! Click here to read the full article and watch the TED talk.
  • GTD – A Key to Organizational Success

    John Forrister
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Software Advice blog called A Million Little Wins has a post about how they’ve applied GTD at an organizational level. Borrowing from the classic text on organization, Getting Things Done by David Allen, we updated the author’s advice to reflect the modern project management tools that we use and adapted his core principles to apply to our business. Here’s what we teach to all of our employees: This is our adaptation of Allen’s “getting things done.”  The principle is twofold: Get everything out of your head and documented in one place. Most people know that if you need…
  • It’s Time to Get Your Email Under Control!

    Boss
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Register now!  Join us Tuesday, April 29 from 10-11:15 a.m. PDT, for our “Getting Email Under Control” webinar.  We’ll  focus on the keys for effectively managing email. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with backlog, the questions to ask to get “In” to zero on a regular basis, and tips for organizing actionable and non-actionable email. 
  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • David Allen Featured in Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video

    Boss
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    An inspiring promo video for Leadercast which features David Allen from last year’s Leadercast Live event. Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video from Leadercast on Vimeo.
  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Boss
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Robert Peake with Next Action Associates, the GTD team in the UK, has shared a great TED Talk entitled “Flow, the Secret to Happiness” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  Combined with Peake’s article on “Sustaining Flow with GTD,” this is a great addition to your Read/Review folder! Click here to read the full article and watch the TED talk.
  • GTD – A Key to Organizational Success

    John Forrister
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Software Advice blog called A Million Little Wins has a post about how they’ve applied GTD at an organizational level. Borrowing from the classic text on organization, Getting Things Done by David Allen, we updated the author’s advice to reflect the modern project management tools that we use and adapted his core principles to apply to our business. Here’s what we teach to all of our employees: This is our adaptation of Allen’s “getting things done.”  The principle is twofold: Get everything out of your head and documented in one place. Most people know that if you need…
  • It’s Time to Get Your Email Under Control!

    Boss
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Register now!  Join us Tuesday, April 29 from 10-11:15 a.m. PDT, for our “Getting Email Under Control” webinar.  We’ll  focus on the keys for effectively managing email. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with backlog, the questions to ask to get “In” to zero on a regular basis, and tips for organizing actionable and non-actionable email. 
  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
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    RestartGTD

  • Number 3 Reason GTDers Don’t Use Evernote … after installing Evernote

    Bill Meade
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    TLDR: Why people set up and then don’t use Evernote The first reason is that implementing GTD changes too many things at once. So, Evernote, even if it is installed and working, won’t be used. Evernote is a sub-casualty of the 83% failure rate of GTD implementations. The second reason is because we blow off the GTD weekly reviews, infecting our GTD system with guilt that comes into focus (like a magnifying glass starting a fire) when we sit down to use Evernote. End result is we stop sitting down to our computers and stop using Evernote. *Note* This is also why people stop using…
  • Number 2 Reason GTDers Don’t Use Evernote After Installing Evernote

    Bill Meade
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Reason #2: De-Stress Inebriation OK, you implemented GTD and emerged from the cut-over. You changed everything and somehow, you are out the other side, now you’ve entered into the GTD honeymoon. Murder on a honeymoon … happens, surprisingly … often. In the movies. But, also by brides, and grooms. While you are enjoying your GTD honeymoon, stress relief is fantastic: “Why did I not do this before now?” repeats endlessly. *News* *Flash* Honeymoons end, even if you are not murdered. And your GTD honeymoon is going to end this Friday. Why this Friday? Because this…
  • 3 click image capture with Evernote Web Clipper

    bill@basicip.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Source: Booboo via BookPorn A key use of Web Clipper is to capture images you’d like to review later. You can capture pretty much any graphic on the internet in 3 clicks. For example, during my daily BookPorn fix on April 3, 2014. I saw the above image. Having a 5,000 volume library, I have a soft spots for book pornography. I thought “That is the smartest looking G Pig I’ve ever seen. Might be useful for a blog post, I’ll grab it.” Once you have Evernote Web clipper installed, here is how easy it is to capture a graphic in three mouse clicks: Once the image…
  • What is Evernote Clearly?

    Bill Meade
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Clearly it is … not all that clear … what Clearly is … Evernote has a web page at: https://evernote.com/clearly/guide/ that shows you how Clearly works and what you can do with it. WTGTD? Given that Web Clipper exists … why does Clearly exist? And do I really need Clearly? Q. Why does clearly exist? A. I don’t know. I *speculate* however, that there is a technology industry programming story novella behind why Clearly exists in parallel to Web Clipper. So, here we go … In the big inning, was Web Clipper. Evernote *intuitively* understood that they needed…
  • What is Evernote Web Clipper?

    Bill Meade
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Web Clipper is … Evernote has a web page at https://evernote.com/webclipper/guide/#1 that shows you how Web Clipper works, and, what you can do with Web Clipper. I have not read Evernote’s entire web site, but it seems to me that Evernote is as meticulous about not mentioning GETTING THINGS DONE as David Allen is meticulous in avoiding mentioning electronic technology. The purpose of this post is to explore the roles Evernote Web Clipper can play in a GTD trusted system. *Aside* David Allen is the master of the game of organizing. I yield to no one in admiration for the…
 
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    GTD for CIOs

  • What does Bezos Law mean for CIOs?

    Michael Keithley
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    When Greg O’Connor the CEO of AppZero proposed in this post a cloud version of Moore’s Law called Bezos’s Law for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, it got me thinking about the implications for CIOs and IT departments. He defined it as the observation that, over the history of the cloud, a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. If Bezos’ Law reflects reality, which the numbers support, then the only conclusion is that most companies should get rid of their datacenters and move to the public cloud to save money. Clearly, public cloud, as…
  • Why CIO’s should be on Twitter

    Michael Keithley
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Recently Vala Afshar wrote an article on The Huffington Post called “The Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2014″ which got me thinking – why do I use Twitter? Many people ask me how I have time to post to social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn. They also voice security concerns or worry about their company’s social media policies. But mostly they just say “what would I say?” They think it is just a waste of time with a lot of people tweeting about where they are or what they are doing. Seriously, what possible value could come from 140 characters…
  • CIO Time Management Sucks

    Michael Keithley
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
     In today’s always-on lifestyle there’s never enough time in a day for busy CIOs – or any manager - to get everything accomplished. So you need to “manage” your time more effectively, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Of course, we can’t really manage time. There are only 24 hours in a day and there is not a damn thing we can do about it. So, we need to be smart about how we allocate our time. Do a “mirror check” and check your own daily schedule to see if you’re falling into one of these time management sucks. Not investing the time…
  • Work/Life Balance is a Myth

    Michael Keithley
    22 Feb 2014 | 4:44 pm
    I just read a great article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life” that highlighted how many of today’s most successful executives attempt to manage the Work/Life Balance. According to the article, “Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth.” Many people profess to to seek a “balance” between work and life.   What they really mean is they want to strike a balance between work and family. Well I have bad news… There is no such thing as a Work/Life balance. That’s right…
  • How to get back in control

    Michael Keithley
    15 Feb 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Whenever we lose steam in our GTD practice, I feel like the most powerful exercise is what David Allen calls “the mind-sweep.”  Whenever I feel “out of control” with everything going on in my life, I try to step back and do a mind-sweep to regain control. The idea behind the mind-sweep is to identify and gather a complete inventory of everything that is making claims on your attention or is likely to affect the larger areas of responsibility in your life. You need to capture all of the “open loops” in your life – everything that’s quietly…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to a million Americans will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. That $444 billion is a lot of money, but how much is it really? Let’s put that number into context for you. Revenue-wise this is about the size of the entire U.S. entertainment and media sector (E&M). This includes the entire film industry (movies, videos, Hollywood,…
  • Skydiving in Las Vegas on April 14

    Steve Pavlina
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14. We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I believe we freefall for about a minute, then parachute for 5-7 minutes. It looks like we’ll have a nice view of Lake Mead as we jump out of the plane. You’re welcome to join us if this sounds like something you’d like to try. If you want to jump with us, you can make a…
  • Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. Turn it upside down. Spin it around. Notice that your brain is able to recognize the object no matter how you position it. You can change the lighting by putting the object in shadow. You can obscure part of it from view. You can bend or break it. And your brain still recognizes that object…
  • Disruptive Innovation

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct sales model. New Jersey is the fifth state to ban Tesla sales so far. Two other states also severely restrict Tesla sales, and at least two more have pending legislation along these lines. Tesla stirred up a hornet’s nest of…
  • Let’s Go Skydiving!

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Sometimes I’m asked what drives me most, what inspires me to take action. My answer is curiosity. I’m curious about a great many things. I love to learn experientially most of all. Here’s a list of some things I’ve explored in my life thus far (in no particular order): 30 days of continuous travel 35 days of continuous travel 3 months of comedy improv lessons and two live performances 6 years of Toastmasters (dozens of speeches) competing in several speech contests traveling and speaking internationally 2 years serving as an officer of a non-profit corporation…
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  • The Habit Action List

    zenhabits
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    By Leo Babauta There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. They engage in what’s sometimes called “self-improvement porn”. I’ve done this myself in the past — it was a form of fantasizing about how I was going to make my life better, get my shit together. But I didn’t take action because: I was too busy right that moment, so I’d bookmark the article for later. Later never comes. I didn’t have time for a new big project, and this change seemed too big. I didn’t really believe I could…
  • The Reality of This Moment

    zenhabits
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    By Leo Babauta As you sit here reading this, pause and expand your awareness beyond your computer/phone … what is the reality of this moment? You’re reading, and there are a bunch of other tasks you want to do on your computer, yes … but there’s also your body. How does that feel? There’s the area around you, perhaps some people around you. There’s nature nearby. Take a pause to become aware of the actual reality of this particular moment. As we go through our day, we’re often stressed because of all the things we have to do, the things we’re…
  • Confidence in Your Business

    zenhabits
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    By Leo Babauta The urgent desire for a successful business, and the fear of losing business, drives many a good person to do sleazy things. I’m not talking about casino owners or pimps or politicians or corporations. I’m talking about good small business owners who become marketers. Let’s say you have a blog, and you write good stuff, and people like it. Now what? How do you build that into a business? Maybe you see people who’ve made millions online: How did they do it? Internet marketing. They built mailing lists, then manipulated those lists through emotional…
  • 10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

    zenhabits
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    By Leo Babauta Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. The best books would never be written. All the achievements of humankind would be imagined, not realized. So what should we do if we’re facing a task we don’t want to do? Well, we can run, and find distraction. That usually works, until it causes problems. Or we can find a way to get crap done. Here’s how to get crap done. Meditate on why you need to do this. Instead of giving in…
  • On Making It Through Tough Journeys

    zenhabits
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me about a very tough journey he and his wife are setting out upon, and asked for some words of advice or motivation though this tough time. Difficult times can be a test of our souls, and as such can be some of the most instructive times possible. It’s easy to be happy and motivated when things are going well. But what happens when they fall apart, or unexpected troubles come your way, or things go exactly as you don’t want them to? What do you do then? I’ll share some things I’ve been learning about personally, and give you a word of…
 
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    Unclutterer

  • Estate planning for your digital assets

    David Caolo
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Earlier this week, we published a post on estate organizing to help others after you’ve passed. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but an important one that we would like to explore a little more. Today, I want to point out how this applies to your digital life — photos, music, and a variety of documents that we store digitally have sentimental value, monetary value, or significant meaning to surviving family or friends. Who will gain access to them after you’re gone? And how? Leave your logins The most obvious thing you can do is also among the most important: leave a list…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Avoiding magazine clutter How do you keep from being overwhelmed by magazines coming into your home? Jeri offers tips for keeping magazines from becoming clutter. 2011 Staying organized during an office move With an office move, your entire office needs to be put away instantly or you could suffer negative repercussions, like losing productivity, clients, income, or even your job. 2010 Organizing the creative mind While some ideas are killed for good reason, most ideas are abandoned half-baked as a result of obstacles during execution. Unitasker Wednesday: Pineapple slicer Whenever…
  • Being organized about logins and passwords

    Jeri Dansky
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been changing a lot of passwords this week because of the major computer security problem known as Heartbleed. While going through this exercise was no fun, there were some good things that happened as a result, too. Managing passwords Most importantly, I’m managing passwords better. As I change them, I enter them into 1Password. It’s one of the many password management tools around — and the one Dave recommended a while ago. Before, I had a few critical passwords in 1Password as an estate organization tool; I could give my executor (and the person with my financial…
  • Estate organization

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    No one likes to think about dying, but disorganization and lack of planning while you’re alive can lead to family disputes and large tax payments after you’ve passed away. The following are a few tips to help you get organized in case of an emergency. List what you own Create a home inventory listing everything you own. Most lawyers suggest you include everything with a value greater than $100. However, if there are sentimental items valued less than $100, list those as well. Non-physical items should also be inventoried. This would include digital music and movie collections and computer…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Baby tooth organizer Since the Tooth Fairy takes teeth away, there is absolutely no need in the entire universe for the Baby Tooth Flapbook. 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Pour some iced coffee on me There are special trays to make frozen coffee cubes and special coffeemakers to make only iced coffee. Seriously. These things exists. I’m not making them up. They’re real. Using timers to improve productivity Timers help you to stay focused and complete tasks — specifically the not-so-fun ones and the ones that have to get done — in reasonable amounts…
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    Ian's Messy Desk

  • Learn to Stop to Keep Going

    ianmckenzie
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    The post Learn to Stop to Keep Going appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Imagine getting behind the wheel of your car and driving continuously, without any thought to refueling or maintenance. It would run along for a while, but sooner or later something would bring the car to a halt. To keep a car going, you need to stop it periodically. Frequent stops are needed to add fuel. Less frequent stops are needed for maintenance and repair. Neglecting these stops will soon turn a new car into a pile of scrap metal. It’s amazing how many people don’t see that same principle at work in their…
  • Use Lists to Manage Your Life

    ianmckenzie
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action. For example, she uses SplashShopper to track all our shopping lists. If we pop into Home Depot to pick up a gallon of paint, she checks to see what other hardware items we might need, saving a second trip. She has lists of gift ideas, quotes for greeting cards, honey-do’s and much more. Lists are the simplest tool or system for managing your life. They…
  • Control your body language for effective communication

    ianmckenzie
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    The post Control your body language for effective communication appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Communicating effectively means more than knowing what to say and when to say it. Communication involves the subtle signals your body language sends to those listening. Over half of the information you provide  as you connect with others comes from your body language. Some body language provides positive information and some negative information. Positive bodylanguage says, “I am interested in what you are saying.” Negative body language says, “I don’t believe…
  • How to Automate Evernote

    ianmckenzie
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The post How to Automate Evernote appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. or… “Put Evernote on Autopilot, Save Boat Loads of Time and Make Your Life Easier (and More Organized)!” If you’re really using Evernote to “remember everything,” you know that you need to be diligent in getting your stuff into Evernote. There are a few built-in features to speed-up the process: a dedicated e-mail addressing for sending items to Evernote or import folders that Evernote where you can save files for automatic import. As well, there are apps that tie into Evernote from…
  • How to Keep a Time Log

    ianmckenzie
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    The post How to Keep a Time Log appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the simplest time-management tools is a daily time log. By selecting a typical week and gathering data on your daily routine, you can find areas where you could improve your use of time. Instructions For Keeping Daily Time Log Gather Data: Keep a daily time log for one week. This will provide accurate information for you to improve your use of time. Be honest and attentive to detail. Analyze Your Use of Time: Working with the data gathered, analyze your current use of time. List opportunities for improvement.
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    Jason Womack

  • What I've seen most successful leaders do by the time lunch rolls around

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    There are only a few things (four of them, as far as I can tell) that the world’s most successful people do before lunch every day.  Successful leaders make a to-do list for tomorrow; yes, before lunch. Successful leaders maximize AutoText, Shortcuts and Signatures in their correspondence. …for the next two, click here!
  • Was it work? Was it a vacation? It was both, and here are 3 things I learned about how the world works

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Good morning from Bali (well, for most of you it’s good afternoon…Right now, I’m 15 hours ahead of California!), This is my 8th morning of waking up to the tropical, cultural experience of Bali. Since arriving here last Sunday night, I’ve learned a lot about religion, meditation, movement, breathing…Oh, and I’ve learned three things that make the world a better place.  All three of these lessons were taught to me while staying at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.  Click here to read these “Living Lessons."
  • Would you know success if you saw it?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    In the middle of the 1990's a mentor of mine asked me a question that changed...Everything. He said, "Would you know a good day if you saw one?" Well, I write about what I did to ensure the chances that what I wanted, what I got, and what I can look back on and talk about now are much more "Ideal." Want to read about it? Click here...
  • My favorite Online countdown timer

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:17 pm
    So, when it's time to get the most important things done, how do YOU do it? Me? I use one of my favorite websites...EVER! It's called Eggtimer ... Just jump on over to http://www.e.ggtimer.com and type in how many minutes you have until your next thing. Then, watch your productivity soar!
  • When you put these two words together...

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:51 pm
    What happens when you see these words together? High Achiever What's your plan for this year to achieve more success at work and in life? Now, when it's time to Get the Right Things Done (thanks to a teacher of mine, Peter Drucker for framing the "ultimate" definition of productivity), are you set up to succeed? This month, GET MOMENTUM members from around the world are studying one particular topic related to Workplace Performance and Personal Productivity. Success, selfish, self-aware… ...each one of those words can get us going, working toward some “end in mind.” GET MOMENTUM…
 
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  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14

    Laura
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Ours was really quiet and relaxed, just the way I like it :)  This week is spring break in our house so my kiddos are home and we are going to try and make the most of it even though we are […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14
  • How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. Spring is in the air! And with so many of us getting together with family this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday, I imagine that some of us will spend a little time reminiscing about family vacations from the past, and […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation
  • Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Hi friends, sorry for the delay getting this post up.  There was a glitch in WordPress with the most recent update but the amazing Cathy over at WordPress Barista, who has been a huge help to me for years, got me up and running again lickety split.  Thanks Cathy! So before I get into my […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!
  • 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living

    Laura
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Is getting yourself and your family organized something you’ve been wanting to make happen for  awhile?  Something you wish you knew how to do or even just where to start?  When you look around a room and see clutter after more clutter, it can definitely be overwhelming.  Rather than give up and do nothing though, […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

    Laura
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, how did last week go for you?  Did you stick to your plan or deviate at all?  We had to switch things around a bit but that happens some weeks, I don’t sweat it.  I love how flexible having a menu plan is.  So my daughter’s 17th birthday last week went really great.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition
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  • 掃除用品のレンタルや清掃サービスならサニクリーン

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    個人・法人ともに無料で見積もりを出してくれるそうなので、レンタルや清掃サービスに興味があれば参考にしてみてください。ちなみに貸出している商品の機能や効果を確かめたい!という人には、無料お試し商品が用意されていますので、まずはそちらを利用してみてから、実際に依頼をしてみるといいでしょう。
  • 二の腕エステの効果についての情報サイトになります

    admin
    9 Nov 2013 | 10:00 pm
    美意識が高い女性は自分のボディが気になることでしょう。二の腕については、スポーツクラブに行かなくてもDVDがついている本などをつかい自宅で体操をしてサイズダウンができますが、これは毎日、続けないと効果がありません。そのため、忙しい現代人には無理な話だと思います。やはりエステに通うことが、二の腕のサイズダウンが期待できる方法でしょう。
  • 小型で手ごろな太陽光発電なら気軽に設置でき災害時も大活躍

    admin
    22 Sep 2013 | 11:00 pm
    地球環境に優しいとして使用されている太陽光発電ですが、災害時にも役立つことをご存知でしょうか。太陽光で発電するので、災害などで停電してしまったときにも自家発電することができるのです。夜に停電したときにも照明器具が使えるだけで安全に過ごすことができ、また真っ暗で心細いということもありません。…
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  • The bells and whistles for home cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Over the last few posts we have talked about creating a simple cleaning checklist and using basic household items to help keep our home clean and sparkling. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the products that infomercials spruik about. You know, those wonderful products that will make our lives easier, cleaner and more organized if we buy “right now”! Let’s start with the popular products we all know: ShamWow.  Reportedly selling millions over the world, the offer claims it holds 10 times its weight in liquid. Have you got one? Does it really absorb as much…
  • Everyday cleaning essentials that simplify your life

    Kylie Browne
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Now that we have a cleaning schedule organized let’s consider what we already have in our households that can help make our cleaning regime simple and organized. You don’t need all the bells, whistles and marvels that late night television spruiks ad nauseum for 30 minutes at a time! Let’s get back to basics and make an inexpensive, practical list of ways to keep our homes sparkling. Vinegar – clean kettles, coffee cups, tea pots, tiles, chrome, fridges, enamel surfaces, washing machines, rust marks. The wonders of vinegar are endless. Here are 150+ uses for vinegar,…
  • A Simple Checklist For Cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s of no surprise that women tend to have a greater responsibility when it comes to domestic chores. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a husband (partner, significant other) or children to help with the load. And for those people I give you a heartfelt “yay for you!”. With my husband on shift work and my children still quite young, I tend to take on the majority of the household chores. And some days, it’s overwhelming! A study published in 2012 by  PLos ONE, researched the connection between domestic work and physiological distress. After studying more than…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home – Yes You CAN Do It!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Not another declutter program? No, not another… this is our most powerful home declutter program! 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home For the third time we will be running 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home online. So whether you’re a first timer or you’re back to refresh your decluttering challenges, be ready to start on Monday 7 April. Unsure about joining? Here’s what people are saying about the program: This program was just the push I needed to start to get my place back in shape – especially after the toll of years of on-and-off renovations.
  • Make Way For Change!

    Kylie Browne
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A funny episode of How I  Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged by a friend who suggested that he didn’t throw anything away because he secretly didn’t think the relationship would work out. Hence,  he would be less  troubled and inconvenienced if the relationship did sour. His life wouldn’t change much. His apartment, his belongings, his…
 
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  • Wrike Named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc.

    Emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’re very excited to announce have been named a 2014 Cool Vendor in Social Software and Collaboration by Gartner, Inc.!*    Every year, leading tech research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. highlights noteworthy "Cool Vendors” and publishes a series of reports on why these companies are innovative and unique.    In the last year Wrike has released more than 30 new features including: @mentioning users, folders, and tasks; “My Team” and custom user groups; instant image previews; custom-branded email notifications; built-in timers; and…
  • Geneva Health Forum: Key Takeaways from the Wrike Workshop

    Emily
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We're back from beautiful Switzerland, where leaders from a range of industries congregated at the 2014 Geneva Health Forum to advance global health issues. It was exciting to be a part of the energy and commitment of 1,000+ attendees all dedicated to making a difference in the world. We're grateful to have been part of the action, helping to facilitate international collaboration as an official Productivity Partner. Our CEO Andrew Filev participated in several activities, contributing to a panel discussion and leading a workshop about the power of online collaboration. He shared his…
  • Productivity Lovers, Build Better Habits for Your Project Team

    Ashley
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ever wonder how successful project teams make it seem so easy? Every team member is engaged, every deadline is met, and every project is a breeze.... Today on Elizabeth Harrin's popular blog, PM4Girls, our CEO and productivity-lover Andrew Filev teaches everyone how to instill new team productivity habits. Read it now and make other people wonder how YOU do it. Andrew's guest post gives us 5 easy steps to move team members from habit denial to habit acceptance as quickly as possible. He writes: "Your team’s productivity habits are the magic ingredients to…
  • 4 Lessons Hockey Has Taught Me About Project Management

    Joy
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Everything you need to know about project management you can learn from hockey. While hockey is simply the greatest game of all time (IMHO), it is also a wonderful teaching tool. If you can look past the pulse-pounding action and glass-shattering collisions, there is actually a lot more to it. Here are some of the key lessons hockey has taught me about project management: 1. Hire Flexible Players In hockey you have six players on the ice and three main positions: Forward, Defense, and Goalie. The goalie is the only one that should truly be a “specialist,” which means the other…
  • Making a Difference at the Geneva Health Forum

    Ashley
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We're currently in the beautiful country of Switzerland enjoying the Geneva Health Forum, surrounded by international thought leaders in the healthcare industry. And what is even more breathtaking than the majestic scenery of Switzerland itself is the energy around us as great minds come together to tackle global health issues. Robert F. Kennedy once said, "The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better," and everyone, from healthcare professionals to human rights leaders, is here to make a difference. If you're here at the GHF with us,…
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  • Implementation of Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    With the implementation of Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird, most webmasters have been struggling to reclaim their position in search engine result pages. Some keywords where they rank higher were dropped but it is to penalize them instead, it is the result of the changes in algorithm that determines your SERP ranking click here for official website. Link building service is a tried and tested tool to have your blogs or sites get noticed and increase its website rankings. There are many different link building tools to choose from. Some are free while others require a small fee. There…
  • Professional and reputable web design company

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    It will lead you to a lot of websites that the organization has designed. Also, it perfectly contains explanation from the designers or app developer about the reasons behind designing a certain website in a positive way as per the requirements of the clients. In other words, it should discuss what the clients needed and what and how it was performed to meet those requirements. A professional and reputable web design company or social media agency would also offer a highly sound post-deliver service – one of the main objectives which will attract its clients to come back to the online…
  • Best 3 Ways to Manage and Boost Your Company’s Online Reputation

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Tiger Woods scandal, 2006 BP oil spill or the 1982 Chicago Tylenol poisonings… what do these three cases have in common? They were all public relations horrors for their respective brands or companies. Chances are if you own a business, you won’t experience big problems on this scale. But with the birth of the Internet and the social media sites, bad press and negative feedbacks are inevitable. Your website or online business is going to handle with an annoying customer who now has a system very able to sending to the millions of web users of your product or service in the blink of an…
  • Effective Steps to Market your Legal Website

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    In every business, time is money. In the legal market you could say that every minute is money. With the opportunities of billing by the hour and getting a portion of the proceeds of a settlement there are many techniques you can make money in law click here for more information. The challenge is, how do you make enough leads and business so that every hour of your day is filled with money making activities? For many lawyers they are brilliant at law, but they contest with legal marketing. While some of the marketing methods can work, it can eat into your NET income very quickly. Launching…
  • Dental crowns used for Dental Improvement Procedure

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    It is almost like cap that is positioned on the top of a problematic tooth in order repair its form and size, increase its strength and to enhance the appearance and functionality. It is very common dental procedure and almost all the dentists of different cities do it regularly. To get yourself a dental crown, all you have to do go to the EG Dental Tijuana and also check Dental crown prices in tijuana. After you find them, you can move forward with the process. The whole process is normally done in two visits. During the first visit the Dental Veneers in tijuana mexico will test and prepare…
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  • How to Treat Bed Bug Bites

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The severity of symptoms associated with bed bug bites varies for each individual. Some people might not even know they were bitten, while others may be so allergic to the bites that they develop a rash and extreme itching. Before you try remedies to treat bed bug bites, make sure a bed bug is responsible. EditSteps EditConfirm a Bed Bug Bite Look at the bites carefully. Bed bug bites commonly resemble other insect bites, including mosquito bites, and so can be very hard to identify. Even a doctor cannot usually diagnose bites simply by looking at them. Watch for the bed bug's unique bite…
  • How to Cook Fresh Cauliflower

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cauliflower is a cabbage family vegetable that consists of a large head (curd) of white, purple, green or orange florets. It has a mild flavor and can be used as a substitute for broccoli or potatoes. Cook fresh cauliflower by steaming, boiling, mashing, roasting or sauteing. EditSteps EditBuying Cauliflower Look for a cauliflower curd, or head, that is tightly packed. The florets shouldn’t have gaps, and the leaves should extend over the top. White cauliflower stays colorless because the leaves cover the florets, keeping them away from the sun. Judge most varieties by how white they are.
  • How to Collect Things

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Collections look impressive, but have you ever wondered how much time it takes to start one? What about effort? Actually, it's easy! EditSteps EditStarting Your Collection Consider why you want to start a collection. People do it for fun, or because the collected item might become valuable. You can make it as narrow or as broad a field as you like. There are three basic categories to choose from: Free. This category often includes sentimental objects like postcards, or fun ones like bottle caps. Inexpensive. This category may include baseball cards or figurines. Expensive. This third category…
  • How to Teach Your Child Phonological Awareness

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Phonological awareness is a listening and oral language skill that does not involve print. It is the ability to hear and produce the individual sounds heard within words. The early stages of phonological awareness emerge when babies and toddlers mimic sounds heard to say their first words. It is an essential skill because it sets the foundation for phonics - the ability to match sounds to their correct letter or letter patterns to read words. The skill increases in difficulty with the addition of letter patterns. For example: the words - cat, cake, team, and sheep all have three sounds.
  • How to Flat Iron Hair

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Straight hair is remarkably quick and easy to get using a flat iron styling tool in the comfort of your home. Ceramic flat irons are generally regarded as the best material that does the least amount of damage to your hair. Professional-grade ceramic irons produce negative ions and infrared heat that seal in moisture as you straighten your hair.[1] By using the proper straightening technique and applying the appropriate hair treatments before and after straightening, you can keep your hair straight all day and protect your hair from heat damage. Follow the steps below to learn how to properly…
 
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  • Involved In Geophysics: Professional Responsibilities

    Adam
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Depending on the specialization (exploration, seismology geophysics and etc.), a geophysicist is responsible for various tasks implementation. Thus, a geophysics specialist can conduct the business in a research laboratory equipped with all the bells and whistles as well as in the field, leaving the comfortable office for site exploration. Geophysicists typically visit deserts, mountains and other unusual and hard to reach places; sometimes they have no other choice but to climb the mountains or cross over wild rivers. Geophysicists are involved in various natural deposits researches, ore,…
  • A Korean-Japanese Discovers The Way For Massive Graphene Production

    Adam
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    A group of researchers from Korea and Japan announced they have found a simple way for industrial scale production of two-dimensional graphene film. The neoteric material is more affordable, transparent and durable in comparison with indium tin oxide (ITO), used as a transparent conductor at the moment. Graphene offers immunity to decay effect and incredible lifetime. The brand-new material represents a carbon layer of only 1 atom in thickness, where carbon atoms form a hexagonal lattice, which reminds of a bee honeycomb. Graphene film was discovered in 2005 by a group of scientists from the…
  • No-Win No-Fee Investment Fund Shut Down

    Adam
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A far famed investment fund with a charging structure functioning under the ‘no win no fee’ principle was shut down as it fails to win over savers. Established in the first quarter of 2011 by Nigel Legge, a proficient and respectable stock picker, The Vinculum Global Equity faces its last days. An affair started by Legge collided with a major finance issue – the former Liontrust headman, the fund has managed to raise as little as 2.5m in euro. Therefore, an economically non-viable enterprise was subjected to a radical measure – shut down. Three years ago, just when the fund was called…
  • The Basics Of Scrap Metal

    Adam
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:37 am
    A solid scrap metal dealer is highly likely to buy virtually any kind of scrap metal; however, if you are looking to plunge into the business, undergoing a basic training is obligatory. Let’s start from the very beginning – the definition. The large class of scrap metals is typically represented by a variety of obsolete metal products, collected for further processing. Scrap metals are subjected to melting procedure, and once this sub-mission is accomplished, the materials enter the manufacturing line iteratively. Generally, scrap metal is characterized by the types of metal it consists…
  • Choosing A Maternity Wedding Dress Properly

    Adam
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Pregnant brides have their own special charm and there is no reason in abandoning the idea of celebration and wearing an elegant wedding dress because of a rounded tummy. Mentioned below is a couple of tips on how to choose a wedding dress properly and enjoy one of the best days in your life. Wedding dress must be comfortable and figure-flattering, plus it should reflect your personality and make you squeal with delight when you wear it. Remember, that your baby will have enough stress when relieving the exciting moments with you, so you should at least make him or her feel comfortable in…
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  • Organizing Overwhelm Cure

    Claire
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    by When you feel overwhelmed by an organizing project or task, it’s often because you’re looking at the entire forest and not each individual tree. You can’t see the trees for the forest, to bend a common phrase. Looking at the big picture is worthwhile, but in order to get down to work and sort through things and organize, you need to focus on each individual tree. The forest will just distract you. I went through tote bags and handbags with a client recently. She has lots, enough to more than cover her dining table. When we dumped them all out, she backed away from the…
  • The Pile-Free Zone

    Claire
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    by Years ago I had a client who was plagued by what she called CHS. That stands for Convenient Horizontal Surfaces. Whenever there was one, she found herself filling it up with something and then had to work to get it free again. Your desk is a prime candidate for attracting piles, especially when there is empty space on it. It’s a conundrum; you want to have space to work at your desk, yet that empty space inevitably calls out to have paper piled on it. To maintain your free space, try creating a DMZ for paper. In this demilitarized zone, you make a treaty with yourself not to allow…
  • Perfectionism or Death

    Claire
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    by Originally posted 2007-12-05 15:52:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhat’s the biggest problem with perfectionists? It’s that they don’t know they have a problem! Perfectionism is a habit that people are proud of, even when it causes them anxiety and trouble. This New York Times article describes how being a perfectionist can lead to mental health problems and even suicide, not to mention garden variety unhappiness and stress. In the areas of time management and organizing, I see people abandoning or not taking on projects at all because they don’t believe they…
  • Not Ready to Get Organized?

    Claire
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    by Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAre you using "I need to get organized" as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it.  Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized? If those boxes were all cleared out of the back closet, if all the Christmas gear were not still on the guest room bed, if those shopping bags of paper weren’t crowding your knees under the desk? After you finish basking in the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, you would realize that you now have no excuse not…
  • What is being organized worth to you?

    Claire
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by More time for fun. More time with family. More time with friends. More time to read. More time to relax. More time to make a dress. More time to drink your morning coffee. More time to be outdoors. More time to smell the roses. More time to take a road trip. More time to cuddle up. More time to pet the cat. More time to dance. More time to send a card. More time to give a compliment. More time to remember a dream. More time to go to the beach. More time to gaze out the window. More time to hold hands. More time to go down a slide. More time for yoga. More time to laugh. More time to rub…
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  • Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net If you are a team mom for a varsity sport, now is the time to get those senior night plans in place. As the regular play season for many sports begins to wind down, this is a very special time for seniors as many of them are facing the end of playing a sport they have dedicated themselves to and loved for as long as they can remember.  It doesn’t matter if the team is moving forward through conference, regional, or state playoffs. Before the season ends, its incredibly important that senior night happen. If it’s your turn as team mom or the…
  • Celebrate Earth Day with Butterflies in the Garden

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Earth Day traditions are a cornerstone for our spring.  Over the years, I’ve noticed I favor gardening activities for this special day and this year, it’s all about butterflies.   I can’t wait for them to return each spring, amazed at their delicate wings and beautiful colors.  How I love the elementary school lessons that involve raising caterpillars into butterflies and the daily updates where children share their scientific observations.  The anticipation of the butterflies’ arrival is a highlight of the spring and the hands on learning and anticipation is…
  • April Beauty Tips ~ Skin Care Short Cuts

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    GO MOM! Skin Care Short Cuts by mygomom featuring sun care When is the last time you took a good look at your skin care routine?  We are mixing it up with our April edition of GO MOM!® Organizing Tips featuring beauty tips and short cuts. Why? Because with the change of seasons, its time to mix up your routine for the Spring and Summer and honestly, if you are going to live like you are moving, when someone else opens up those bathroom cabinets and drawers it can be one of the scariest places in your house! You truly want someone to see only the bare minimum inside, giving the impression…
  • Team Mom Tips ~ Pictures and Video

    Molly Gold
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Today’s Team Mom Tips is all about team pictures and video. Being part of your kids sports experience is a wonderful thing. You get to watch them grow, learn and achieve their goals and really this is what youth sports is all about. But you now as well as I do, we all want to capture those pictures and videos too and that all on its own is a full time job. So I’ve got some great tips for team moms about how to make sure the entire team can benefit from a wonderful season of beautiful pictures and great video. Designate a team photographer See if…
  • Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Family Fun After the Game

    Molly Gold
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    If you are a busy Team Mom trying to decide which tournament will be the one that can offer the most not only for your players but for the families as well, all I can say is check out your options at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  When you attend a Disney Sports Tournament either hosted by Disney or one of the many organizations who partner year round, you have an awesome opportunity to visit Disney Parks as well!  Lets face it.  The life of an amateur athlete who travels is full of hard work and sacrifice and for their families its the same.  Weekend after weekend spent court or field side,…
 
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  • I've Moved -- Please Join Me -- Here is What You've Missed

    Stephanie LH Calahan aka @StephCalahan
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    LAST NOTICE My team and I have bee working diligently to transition my blog to a WordPress site and it is now live!  I'd love for you to join me on that site.  I will no longer be publishing here and we'll be taking this site down soon. RSS Subscribers -- I'd be honored if you would switch your subscription to this feed http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/feed/   5 Tips to Tap Into Your Attitude of Gratitude http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/5-tips-to-tap-into-your-attitude-of-gratitude/   Simple Things You Can Delegate to Save Hours in Your Day…
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  • Boss Magic: how to succeed by influencing your boss

    Robin Dickinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getting ahead involves way more than just doing a great job. You’ve got to know how to lead the leaders and move the shakers. Here are 15 subtle yet powerful tips to help you influence your boss in a way that positions you for great favour and advantage. Be reliable. Be the person who can […]
  • Unbook and get rich: 15 reasons why writing a book is a bad idea

    Robin Dickinson
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Here are fifteen reasons why you should think twice before writing and publishing your own book: Because you’re not a writer. You don’t even like writing. Let’s face it: when was the last time you sat down to write for pleasure? Never? Because no one will ever read it. People buy books but don’t read […]
  • How to increase productivity in three simple steps

    Robin Dickinson
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Here are three simple and practical steps that will immediately increase your productivity no matter what the task: Clearly define the outcome: create a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want Completely detach from the outcome: let go of the emotional attachment to achieving the goal Fully engage in the process: invest your complete […]
  • Business Success: stop deluding yourself and get help

    Robin Dickinson
    17 Dec 2013 | 1:56 pm
    Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who run their own business have trouble coming to terms with the truth about their situation. For example, Hugh Geego from Pinocchio’s Toy Store has become so attached to his ideas and being right all the time that he now has trouble admitting he has problems and accepting solid, commercial […]
  • Business Success: do your homework before working from home

    Robin Dickinson
    19 Nov 2013 | 12:02 pm
    Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who start running their business from home get very little business done. For example, Rich Neverwillbe has just quit his corporate job to run a home-based Internet business. He paid very little attention to the day-to-day practicalities before doing so and now spends much of his time on home duties. […]
 
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  • 4 Ways to Spend Less Time On Your Personal Finances

    Guest Author
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:57 pm
    People don't like to talk about money, and when it comes to creating (and sticking to) a budget, balancing your checkbook, or tracking spending, well, no one wants to do it. You don't need to live in a cardboard box, subsisting on ramen noodles three times a day. Nor do you need to spend every waking minute on money matters. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 4 Ways to Spend Less Time On Your Personal Finances. Thank You! ~ A message from the…
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Mornings a Productive Start

    Guest Author
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    Mornings aren't that easy for most people. Morning means having to wake up early, do a routine, and deal with traffic on the way to work or someplace else. These things can surely make people cranky and hate mornings, which affect their demeanor in doing important tasks for the day. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 7 Ways to Make Your Mornings a Productive Start. Thank You! ~ A message from the Productivity Bits Blog Team
  • Essential Ways To Be Productive When Working From Home

    Guest Author
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes you simply spend your time during the weekends watching TV and some movies to relax. You do not want to think about the things that you really want to do because it is hard for you to be productive when you are working at home. There are just too many things that can cause you to stop working and simply enjoying the company of your friends and family. To overcome those distractions here are some essential ways that anyone can do to be more productive when they are working from home: Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from…
  • 5 Tips On How To Be Productive By Working Smarter

    Guest Author
    20 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    A lot of people think that to get ahead in this world and be productive you have to work hard; and, to some degree, they are right but it is not the only way. There is a better way to the whole work hard mentality and that is to work smarter. What is the work smart mentality? Why is it better than working hard? Working smart is about finding creative ways to solve your problems or concerns. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 5 Tips On How To…
  • How Freelancing Can Help Start Your Business

    Guest Author
    7 Feb 2014 | 11:01 am
    Yes, freelancers do get to set their own hours. And, you're right, they can take a Dorito break any time they want. And, sure, they do get to do all of this while ensconced in their favorite flannel pajamas. But there's more to freelancing than meets the eye. Despite the casual dress code and extremely flexible schedule, freelancing can actually help you succeed as an entrepreneur--building your own business empire. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original…
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    Clear Concept

  • 3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Inbox

    Ann Gomez
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Is your email inbox bursting at the seams? Are you scrolling through page after page to find the messages that you need? Do you need to delete some emails before your server allows you to receive any new ones? If … Continue reading →
  • What is your backlog sweet spot?

    Ann Gomez
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    The Sweet Spot I arrived at my favorite coffee shop this morning and there were three people waiting in line. I didn’t give this a second thought and got right in line with them. After all, I’m willing to wait … Continue reading →
  • What Is Wrong With Having a Backlog?

    Ann Gomez
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:15 am
    When we get busy, our backlog of work inevitably grows. Then we narrow it back down during the slower times. However, sometimes our backlog gets out of control. Now let’s be clear: it is perfectly acceptable to have a long … Continue reading →
  • How to Stop Procrastinating

    Ann Gomez
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    So there I was just over a year ago, at an amazing event, meeting all sorts of interesting people. I came home with a stack of business cards, dropped them on my desk and told myself that I’d follow up … Continue reading →
  • Top 10 Productivity Resolutions

    Ann Gomez
    7 Jan 2014 | 7:58 am
    At this time of year, I can’t help but think about resolutions, regardless of how cliche it seems. I just love the idea of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean and starting out fresh again. So I wanted to take this opportunity … Continue reading →
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    IQTELL Productivity Blog

  • l will teach you how to learn something new today!

    Haim Pekel
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to learn something new today, or every day for that matter? You’ll probably say something like: “Sure, that sounds great! But I can’t because…”. Just about everyone I know wants to learn new skills and habits, but only a select few are able to muster the time and discipline required, why is that? Is it really that time consuming? Do you really need to be a born autodidact to learn new things after a certain age? I beg to differ. There’s nothing holding you back from learning a new skill today. No matter how elaborate your excuse is; it’s still an…
  • How to find what motivates you (and use it time and again)

    Haim Pekel
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    I published a post a few weeks ago talking about unconscious motives and how they can either supply us with heaps of motivation or sap it away. In a comment I was asked (by Brett) if I had tips for people in search of their personal unconscious motives. And as a matter of fact, I do. First of all, let’s begin by explaining what unconscious motives… Unconscious motives refers to hidden or unknown desires that we harbor and are the real reasons for things we do.  The term was first coined by Sigmund Freud who hypothesized that things we do are driven by unconscious motives, he also said…
  • March 2014 – Our iPad Mini and Lifetime Premium Account Winners

    Haim Pekel
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    We are truly honored to have such a great user community.  We sincerely appreciate everyone’s willingness to help spread the word about your IQTELL experience with.  Thank you all for your support! It was quite a challenge to select the winners and again, thanks to everyone who participated! With your feedback and suggestions, we remain committed to developing IQTELL into your favorite productivity application. And the winners are: Winners of iPad mini & Lifetime Premium IQTELL Account Jonathan Prest Rui Rego Justin Sturgis   Winners of Lifetime Premium IQTELL Accounts Joel…
  • The 3 Most Annoying Work Scenarios (and How To Get Out Of Them Unscathed)

    Haim Pekel
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Sometimes, we get into a situation in the office that we wish we could avoid. We get there because let’s face it; we’re not alone there… An office is a hive of people that works toward the same goal. But unlike real hives, there is no central brain that controls everyone’s actions; we’re all responsible for our own actions but we’re still subjected to influences and events that are out of our control. This exposes us to certain situations that are less than optimal (to say the least).  How can you steer clear from these kinds of situations? Here are some situations and…
  • Work with Boredom, Procrastination and Laziness. Don’t fight them

    Haim Pekel
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    Work WITH boredom, procrastination and laziness. Don’t fight them. 1. Many times we find ourselves fighting boredom, procrastination and laziness. Why? Because that’s what we were told… 2. But what if I told you that they have a work around, but you’ll have to be bold? 3. Boredom is the brain’s way to tell you that you should be doing something else. So instead of resisting, pick up a hobby which will make you feel less like a mess. 4. Procrastination is resisting doing what you think should be done. So instead of getting stuck turn your to-do list upside down. 5. And on…
 
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    Next Action Associates

  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Robert Peake
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Have you ever gotten lost in the enjoyment of a task? Chances are it was something you were able to do well, but that also challenged you on some level. This lovely feeling, of being both competent and stretched at the same time, is something I crave, and have sought after both professionally and creatively throughout my life. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it “flow”–the relaxed, focused, and highly creative state where one’s skills are optimally matched to the challenge at hand. His Ted Talk on the subject is worth a look[1]. While attaining this state would, on the…
  • Dusseldorf, Thursday 8th May 2014

    Camilla Ramsay
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
  • How to Prevent World War Z in your Place of Work

    Edward Lamont
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    For reasons way too complicated to get into here, it seems that as a society we have an obsession with the undead – you only have to look at the number of vampire and zombie movies to see that. Personally, I’m more of a zombie guy than a vampire guy. Although I really quite like the idea of having a few hundred years to get through my lists, I’ve never quite understood the vampire thing. Zombie movies, on the other hand, have always fascinated me. I probably watch too many of them (and yes, there is a case to be made for the first one being too many). It seems that when I’m braindead…
  • Want to experience less stress? Create more tension.

    Todd Brown
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    I was working with a client a few weeks ago in a one-on-one coaching session. He works in a creative industry, and has had a very successful career. He brought us in to help him get back in control of his work world, which seemed likely to overwhelm him.  Given his past successes, the phone just doesn’t stop ringing. He has so many potential projects, so many options for his time and attention that he was feeling overwhelmed – we call this kind of situation the “tyranny of opportunity.” At one point in the coaching he was describing a particular arts project that he has on the go. It…
  • White-Hot Leadership

    Robert Peake
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    Pretty much since I’ve been in business, there has been a discussion about leading versus managing. Recently I got to wondering: what, really, is the difference between a “manager” and a “leader”? Great leaders need to manage, at least a bit, and great managers need to lead some of the time. Management has been described as deploying resources to reach objectives, but leading people involves something more. This is because we all know that people, unlike say raw iron ore, produce dramatically different results based on how they think and feel about what they are…
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  • Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

    Jim McCullen
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Here is a great post from Lifehacker on the basics of GTD. If you are new to David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology, this is a great overview. My system Control Your Day (CYD) provides a simple way to implement GTD using Microsoft Outlook. http://zite.to/1ij189h Jim McCullen www.ControlYourDay.net
  • Tips for effective emails

    Jim McCullen
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:59 am
    Hello CYD Followers, I found this Squidoo lens on email. The author put together a quick one pager on tips to write effective emails. Definitely worth the read. http://www.squidoo.com/writing-effective-email  
  • 10 Daily Habits That Help You Manage ADHD

    jmac83
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    GTD can help you manage your taskload if you suffer from ADHD http://zite.to/1qGanqb
  • Successful Collaboration Using CYD – See the article in Productive! Magazine

    jmac83
    21 Nov 2013 | 5:07 pm
    Issue # 15 of Productive! Magazine offers some great insight on ways to improve productivity Interview with Mårten Mickos Mårten MickosOn Moving up – The new challenges of time management. The most important component of your productivity  – What quality determines the success of the projects you run? And how does it affect your actions? Arms full of love and laundry - Productivity is mandatory as a new parent! With my three girls, I have one choice: run my home efficiently, or be run over. Why #iPadOnly? - First chapter of the “#iPadOnly” book by Michael…
  • 10 simple ways to maxinize your productivity

    jmac83
    15 Jun 2013 | 10:19 am
    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-working-long-hours-10-simple-ways-to-maximize-your-productivity/ Are you still checking email all day long?  Stop the madness, read and process your Due Today folder just three times a day. Try it for just one week, I think you will see the benefits pretty quickly
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    Academy Success

  • The Only Three Money Principles You Need to Be Rich

    Cody Wheeler
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    I could easily pull a page out of every other financial blog out there, and toss you up a big list of 72 ways to make yourself rich, but while those articles get a lot of buzz, they’re just too complicated and shallow, and rarely help you think differently about the way you live your life. As you likely already know, I’m not here to pull in billions of pageviews. I’m here to help you behave successfully, and make real tangible changes happen in your life. So as I start to gear the content of Academy Success more towards helping you improve your personal finances this year, I…
  • How to Eliminate All of Your Excuses… Forever

    Cody Wheeler
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Whatever you think is holding you back, there is someone who has done what you want to do with less resources and more obstacles. – Tim Ferriss What if you could eliminate all of your excuses that are holding you back from accomplishing your goals – for good? This doesn’t require a ton of work. In fact, it requires very little work at all. As I channel my inner Derek Halpern, so check it… What eliminating your excuses really comes down to is morphing your mindset towards what you believe you can achieve. Flashback Time Think back for a moment. What significant…
  • Outsourcing Life – The One Critical Question You Must Ask Yourself Before You Begin

    Cody Wheeler
    25 Feb 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Before you can spend every day on the beach while you sit back and watch your money grow (you better believe that will happen) – at some point you’re going to have to get a little bit of work done. You know by now that I’m all about challenging you to think differently, and this post is no different. In fact, even I struggle to think differently in this topic, but I’m actively making it a goal this year. So here’s the deal. There’s only one of you (hopefully), and you can only do so much work until you basically hit a productivity wall, and even become…
  • The Super Simple Secret to Subconscious Success

    Cody Wheeler
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:24 am
    In the book “Connected” by Nicholas Christakis, Christakis reveals study after study that explains how even weak social ties, even people you don’t even know, can drastically influence your behavior. So it’s not that surprising that our closest friends can heavily impact our level of success. A Story of Behavioral Change “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” - Jim Rohn I first heard this quote at a conference when I was in my early 20s. At that point I had studied time management to help build my first business and get through…
  • The Different Path of Academy Success

    Cody Wheeler
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:10 am
    When I started Academy Success in 2012, I promised myself that I would do a few things a little bit differently than the conventional personal improvement sites out there. But it wasn’t just for any reason. It wasn’t because I wanted to be unconventional or because I wanted to be different for the sake of being different. I wanted to do things differently because I frequented a lot of websites that published personal improvement content, and I saw a quite a few things missing from the vast majority of them. They were ad driven content shops – A lot of them were just content…
 
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    Productivityist

  • Simply Podtastic: My 2014 Essential Podcast Diet

    Mike Vardy
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    "An information diet is not about consuming less; it’s about consuming right." – Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet I think it's important to take a look at what you're consuming in terms of content fairly regularly. I've done so when it comes to a lot of the information I consume, be it the websites I read, the apps I use, or the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. I've shared my "podcasting diet" in the past, but it's been over two years since I've done so and the information there is sorely outdated. Now these changes to my podcast diet didn't happen all at once, but…
  • 3 Things To Help You Get More Out Of Your Weekend

    Mike Vardy
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    3 Things is a weekly series posted every Sunday that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. Each of the things also offers an app or product recommendation that can help you take action and move forward. The weekend is a time for rest, rejuvenation, and leisure. Yet for a lot of people, weekends seem all too short to do any of that. The weekend (or days off) are not only ideal times to do household maintenance and chores, but are ideal to spend some time doing the things that you don't make time…
  • Review: Deckset for Mac

    Mike Vardy
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I've been giving more presentations over the last couple of years, and that has meant building more slidedecks. I tend to follow the Garr Reynolds' model of presentation building, and I wind up using the slides as triggers more than anything else. So when Deckset for Mac hit the scene last week, I was very intrigued.Deckset allows you to build slidedecks using Markdown, and I find that incredibly appealing. Why? Because I do almost all of my writing in Markdown, and being able to create slidedecks using the same language allows me to spend more time improving my Markdown skills. To get…
  • Call For Help: The First Two Weeks With A Virtual Assistant

    Mike Vardy
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    In the second part of this four part series, I discuss what happened during the first two weeks I worked with my new virtual assistant. After going with Zirtual as my virtual assistant solution, I decided to outsource some particular tasks to my new assistant. During the first two weeks I decided to start slowly, by giving my assistant only a few areas of responsibility: 1. My "gateway" email addresses I use multiple email addresses rather than filters for a number of reasons, which I discussed in an earlier post. Having a virtual assistant (or Zirtual Assistant, in this case) afforded me the…
  • 3 Things To Do To Get The Stuff You Hate Doing Done

    Mike Vardy
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    3 Things is a weekly series posted every Sunday that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. Each of the things also offers an app or product recommendation that can help you take action and move forward. I'm a big believer in getting the stuff you don't to do out of the way before you tackle the stuff you really want to do. Why? Because I've found that the stuff you hate doing always finds a way to get in the way until it's done, weighing on your psyche and your willpower in the process. One of…
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