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How To Stop Unwanted Emails

Assistant Fail: Is It Time To Break Up?

Ugh… The frustration of unwanted emails. We all have them and we all hate them. You sign up for coupons, discounts, e-books, webinars, and more just to find out that the emails to follow do not provide you value. The idea of taking the time to opt out from email subscriptions seems so much harder than just ignoring or deleting them every single time you receive another email. However, do you realize how much time you waste deleting trivial emails and searching through your inbox trying to figure out what is important? In my experience, people waste at least 12 minutes per day on average being distracted by, deleting, and having to search through and qualify emails as to their importance. Unwanted emails may seem like just a nuisance but they are a productivity killer!

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Stop The Insanity! 5 Simple Email Decisions To Organize Your Inbox

Stop the Insanity! 5 Simple Email Decisions to Organize Your Inbox

Contrary to popular practice, your inbox is not your to-do list. It’s important not to just leave things in there to rot. But don’t aim for inbox zero either. Let me be very, very clear. Your goal should not be inbox zero. That’s because you can get so obsessed with keeping your inbox at zero that you waste valuable time and energy making that happen and not get important work done. Your goal should be taming then maintaining your inbox so you can always focus on the tasks and projects that need your attention.

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

I am a list-making, get-sh*t-done kind of girl. I work from a massive task list that usually has around 200 tasks at any given time. Yep, that’s right! I have over 200 pending tasks on my plate on any given day and do not feel overwhelmed. You may be thinking, “What!?” or “Why!?” or “How!?”

Just the thought of a huge task list may make you feel overwhelmed, but it gives me a great sense of peace because I have all of my thoughts, ideas, and tasks outside of my head and documented in one place that I can access whenever the time is right. My task list allows me the freedom to think past today, tomorrow, and even next week. It empowers me to make proactive instead of reactive decisions about how I invest my time. My task list also enables me to live my life from a place of authority which comes from knowing I’m in control of my day. Ready to gain more control over your life? Start with conquering your task list!

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9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

Are you still writing your to-do list down on a legal pad? Even worse, does your office look like a tie-dyed mess of brightly colored Post-it notes reminding you of upcoming appointments and to-dos? It’s time to step into the era of digitization, starting with your task list! That is a bold statement but you must go digital with your task list to be the most efficient and effective. It’s essential! Unless you’re obsessed with the old school method and could care less about improving your productivity, take advantage of current technology and reap the many benefits of going digital!

Here are nine great reasons you need to ditch paper and go digital with your task list today:

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Supercharge Your Day: The Productivity Diet

Supercharge Your Day: The Productivity Diet

Can what you eat directly impact what you get done in a day? In my experience the answer is a resounding YES!

Productivity is Investing Your Best Time Into Your Best Activities

No matter how many productivity tips, time maximizers, apps and strategies you have in your pocket, none of that matters if you don’t have the energy to work. The infographic The Productivity Diet: What to Eat to Get More Done in a Day is a great reminder that food is not just delicious; it’s a necessary energy source for your mind and body and provides the necessary boost to supercharge your day. You may not have issues with time management, just energy management. Many of my clients feel they run out of energy long before they run out of time. Does that sound like you? If I forget to eat well (or choose not to on occasion), I feel lacking in energy and ambition – oxymorons to being productive.

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Read More: How To Find The Time To Read

Read More: How To Find The Time To Read

When I was a child I hated reading! My Aunt Karen continued buying me books for every holiday though, just in case I ever developed an interest in them. I always opened her gifts last because I knew exactly what they were – books I didn’t want. However, now that I have a son and we read every night, I would give anything to have those amazing books in my possession again. Erik and I could not have been more opposite as children. No matter how tired he is, he refuses to go to bed without reading a book or having one read to him. Often times he’s still enjoying a different activity at bedtime and I ask him to make a choice: keep playing with your toys (or watching TV) for ten more minutes or we can read a book. I’m proudly never shocked by his answer. My guess is that we adults can learn a bit from Erik’s commitment to reading.  We all have the same 24 hours in a day. We do not have time for everything but we have time for activities in which we choose to invest our time.

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The Art Of Multitasking: Friend Or Foe?

025p The Art Of Multitasking Friend Or Foe

Do you embrace the art of multitasking? Perhaps you’ve even found yourself bragging about being a multitasker? Many years ago companies found that skill proudly listed on my resume. As work environments are increasingly demanding it only seems to make sense that if we want to be efficient and productive, we should attempt to excel at multitasking. Well the truth is… multitasking is one. Big. Lie! 

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Why You DON’T Want To Improve Your Productivity

Why You DON’T Want To Improve Your Productivity

I have never met anyone who wakes up excited about improving their productivity. I mean honestly, it kind of sounds like work, a lot of work. But, what if I told you that productivity is simply investing your best time into your best activities? That’s how I define productivity. Chances are you have not actually thought about what productivity means to you. So many people equate productivity with getting more done in less time.

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