Category Archives: Efficiency

The Difference Between Rushing and Efficiency

“Be as efficient as possible!” they say. “Oh, but don’t rush.” “Don’t waste time trying to be perfect!” “But measure twice and cut once.” There is a difference between rushing and being efficient, but it can be difficult to figure … Continue reading

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The Simple Secret to Overcoming Procrastination

Have you procrastinated this week? A huge reason we procrastinate is because we see big tasks on our list and assume we don’t have time to tackle them right now. This week, I was faced with a large task that … Continue reading

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How to Write Lightning Fast Emails

What’s the number one time management problem I hear when doing time management trainings? Email management. “My email consumes my day!” “I spend all day answering emails!” “How can I be faster at email?” One way to help cut down … Continue reading

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Is the Extra Mile a Waste of Time?

We grow up hearing that we don’t get far in life without going the extra mile. That going above and beyond the call of duty is the way to be noticed, get ahead, and stand out, but is it really … Continue reading

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Must Focus, Must Focus…Oh Look, Something Shiny!

Do you manage your time like a hyper puppy? You know the feeling. You have a great idea, a sudden surge of inspiration and throw yourself full throttle into a task…until you get distracted by something shiny in a different … Continue reading

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3 Benefits Gained From Backing Away

When we’re committed to finishing an important task by a deadline, working non-stop seems like the responsible option, but it isn’t always the most productive. This week, I took a whole 7 days off from my dissertation. I couldn’t look … Continue reading

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How To Stop 5-Minute Tasks from Taking Over Your Life

The “5 Minute Rule” is one of my favorite pieces of time management advice to keep your to-do list trim. “If it takes less than 5 minutes, just do it now!” However, how do you ensure that your day doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why Santa Claus is an Excellent Time Manager

In a few days, millions of children will anxiously wake up and rush to the Christmas tree to see what Santa brought for them. It’s a good thing Santa is an excellent time manager so he can ensure everything is … Continue reading

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5 Lies We Believe About Time Management

Time management is an essential skill for productive success, so it’s no wonder we all want so badly to be good at it. However, in your quest for time management excellence, don’t let yourself fall victim to these 5 lies … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Speedy Spring Cleaning

I hate spring cleaning, so when we begin that yearly chore, I want it done fast. Try these three tips to streamline your efforts and get rid of that dust and dirt as efficiently as possible. 1. Tackle Clutter First … Continue reading

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