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How to determine the highest-leverage activities in your work

How to determine the highest-leverage activities in your work

There are a very small number of work tasks where you deliver 80 or even 90% of your value. These are your highest-leverage work activities.

by × February 18, 2014 ×

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How to tame ‘springy’ life elements, the reason you never have any free time

How to tame ‘springy’ life elements, the reason you never have any free time

You may notice that even when you have less to do, you still have no free time. Springy life elements are to blame, and here’s what to do about them.

by × November 15, 2013 ×

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Want to get more done? Take more breaks!

Want to get more done? Take more breaks!

Over the last few weeks I’ve observed my productivity as I’ve either taken frequent breaks, or not taken any at all. Here’s what I’ve learned!

by × October 17, 2013 ×

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Time hack: Create a ‘mindless’ list

Time hack: Create a ‘mindless’ list

Creating a list of the mindless things you do everyday and doing them at once will give you a huge productivity boost.

by × October 15, 2013 ×

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The quick and dirty 20 Second Rule

The quick and dirty 20 Second Rule

Finding and eliminating distractions that are within 20 seconds of your reach may seem like a small change, but it can have a profound impact on your behaviour.

by × September 11, 2013 ×

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Your to-do list’s sexy, secret lover: The ‘Waiting For’ list

Your to-do list’s sexy, secret lover: The ‘Waiting For’ list

If you find stuff slipping through the cracks and you want to reduce the stress that comes with juggling a million things at once, start a Waiting For list.

by × July 9, 2013 ×

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High-leverage activity: Learn to touch type

High-leverage activity: Learn to touch type

If you’re like me, you’ll spend more than a year of your life typing nonstop. Learning to touch type is one of the highest leverage activities you can do.

by × May 22, 2013 ×

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Time Hack: Start a maintenance day

Time Hack: Start a maintenance day

The idea of a maintenance day is a simple and powerful one: take all of the maintenance-y stuff you do throughout the week and lump them together on one day. It turns out, the effects of doing this are profound.

by × May 15, 2013 ×

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