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13
Jun

The Brave Little Delegator.

Knowing When To Hand Off. The key to being able to hand off your work to an assistant so that you can take a much needed, and well earned, vacation is knowing how to be a good delegator. Delegation is about choice. It’s up to you to choose which items on your list you can hand off to someone who

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9
Jun

Friday’s List: See You Later, Delegator!

It’s not always easy to hand off a beloved pet project, or even a more mundane one. Here are some tips to help you clear your workload in order to free you up to forge ahead.   Release! So, obviously, the first step for you is going to be coming to terms with the feeling of letting some of your

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26
May

Friday’s List: How to List!

A List of How To List Your Lists. Lists. We love them. We hate them. They make things easier while simultaneously frustrating us to no end. Like it or not, they’re a great way of focusing on your productivity, and here is a list of list tips to help you get started! 1. Structural Thinking Have a blank template ready

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23
May

Rethinking Productivity

Measures of Success. Nowadays, companies can’t just gauge productivity merely with data or across-the-board measurements. Higher-level studies have shown that workers display different behaviors in their ways of completing tasks. This reality makes it necessary to deal with each worker’s idiosyncrasies in order to foster productivity. A cookie cutter methodology will lead to missteps. Fitting your delegation style, however, promotes

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9
May

Your Vacation Sidekick

Vacation Wizard. How often have we all wished we could simply magically transport ourselves from our homes to our vacation destination? Sometimes all the effort and anxiety that comes with planning a vacation can just about out balance any therapeutic effects we might have hoped for. That’s where a personal assistant comes in! It’s been shown that people with the

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5
May

Friday’s List: 12 Tips for Preparing a Work Vacation

Summer’s approaching and that vacation time is flying your way. Here are some tips to make sure that you have the best possible recreation time. 1 Be Farsighted:  It’s all very well wrapping up your current workload before you head off for Cabo but don’t set yourself up to get swamped when you return. Checking ahead on your calendar to

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2
May

Anti-Stressing Your Vacation

Time Off is ON! With the coming of Spring and the rapid approach of Summer, it’s time to start thinking about VACATION! Now, while this is usually supposed to be a break from the stresses and drains of our jobs and day-to-day home life, planning and organizing a vacation can sometimes end up being even more of a drain on

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28
Apr

Friday’s List: 25 Tips For A More Focused Work Day

Pick One or Pick A Bunch. After taking a couple of weeks to look at how to bring our minds into focus during our work day, here’s a quick list of things to keep in your productivity tool-box. Feel free to add your own! Take one, quiet, slow breath. Pay attention to the sensation of the breath flowing in and

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25
Apr

A Closer Look At Distractions.

Following up from last week’s entry about how our time gets away from us, we’re going to be looking more closely at what types of things make us lose the most time during our work day. Because whether we are working in a traditional workspace like an office, or trying to get things together around the house, this is one

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18
Apr

Gimme A Break! (Kit-Kat Not Included)

Running Headlong Into a Brick Wall? When it comes to productivity, it turns out that some of the most useful “lifehacks” are those which, when we hear about them, make us go, “Wait. What??” Usually, anything that doesn’t involve phrases like “nose to the grindstone,” or “power through,” makes us instantly suspicious that somehow, somewhere, slacking is going on. But,

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