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How to balance long-term with urgent—one task at a time

Quick, do this exercise. Think of all the short-term tasks you completed yesterday, like: replying to emails, fixing glitches on your web site, answering the phone, updating Facebook status, making lists, and waiting for people to confirm their appointments. All valuable. None pay the bills. In the course of a day most people spend most …

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The four best damn productivity habits high achievers use

I’m a student of productivity. I have to be—distractions are everywhere. And while I know there are hundreds of apps designed to plan, protect, measure, and manage my time, I prefer some died-in-the-wool methods. The good news is you can use them as well and with zero training. First, how are you doing? Are you …

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How to get unstuck and started (even if you love to procrastinate)

We’ve all been there. You have. I have. Stuck. Maybe you need to get your sales up or write a book. Maybe you need to deal with a staffing issue (or you need staff). Whatever the reason…being stuck sucks. The good news is there are hacks that’ll get you unstuck, moving and productive again. Before …

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Video: You Are Where You Are Because Of Your Rituals

If you want to model successful people, the first thing you should be looking at are their rituals. Look at every detail including such minor things as: What do they do every morning when their feet hit the ground? How often do they read? How often do they check email? How much time do they …

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Three Immutable Laws of Discipline That Smart People Live By

Three Immutable Laws of Discipline That Smart People Live By

Plan everything or it will never happen Manage your time as recurring daily, weekly and monthly appointments on your calendar. Most of your calendar should be recurring blocks of time that have you making consistent progress towards your highest priorities. Don’t forget to add in regular blocks for relaxation time, screw around time, family time, …

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