wasting time

productivity

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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procrastination

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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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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Get Focused And Eliminate All Noise

Do you get easily distracted as your work on your goals? Print this!

The path towards success can be boring. Once you get intently focused on doing something, you start ignoring a lot of the distractions around you. You become less interested in things that waste your time and your energy. Friends might call you on a whim to go do something fun and you’ll end up turning …

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How To Waste Away Your Soul

How to Waste Months of Your Life, 5 Minutes at a Time

Good morning/afternoon/evening high achievers. I am sure you have heard me talk about being hyper-aware of your time. Here is something I want you to be aware of as you get more focused on your perfect day. There are places on the internet specifically created to keep your attention and waste your time. These places …

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Three Things Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Themselves Every Hour

Entrepreneurs – Always be asking yourself the following questions: Is my current activity one that is moving my business forward or growing my visibility ?Am I being productive or am I screwing around ?How much do I plan to market this week ? There are many things to look at when it comes to running your business. …

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