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Are You Stuck in Work Day Pinball?

4 Tips to Help You Play and Win the Productive Day Game Part II

  Part I of this article gave you the first two tips to help you become more proactive and more productive in your work day, instead of being reactive, like the little ball that gets bounced around in a pinball machine. Never played pinball? I played a Read more...

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Are You Stuck in Work Day Pinball?

4 Tips to Help You Play and Win the Productive Day Game Part I

  Have you ever played pinball? When I was younger and played with friends, I remember it being such a fun pastime, trying to keep the ball in play for as long as possible and hitting as many different targets for more points without letting the ball go down Read more...

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Memory Malfunction

Tips for Being More Productive without Relying on Your Memory

  Do you ever get interrupted by someone or something and completely forget what you were originally working on or what you were thinking about just seconds before? Some professionals are proud of how well they can rely on their memory, and maybe you’re Read more...

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Systems Refresh

5 Easy Steps to Be More Strategic with your Work Day Plans

  Do you agree or disagree with this statement? “Following rigid organizational systems and living life driven by a day planner means you're operating with blinders on.” 1 This is from an old article I saved and recently re-read and I actually agree with Read more...

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Productive E-mails

8 Secrets to Make Your E-mails More Valuable and Easier to Read Part 2

  With the high volume of e-mails professionals receive, it’s little wonder you probably open your e-mail and get annoyed on a regular basis. Bu what about when people open YOUR e-mails? Are you guilty of some of the same habits that annoy you? In Read more...

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Productive E-mails

8 Secrets to Make Your E-mails More Valuable and Easier to Read Part I

  You create e-mails day in and day out. You receive tons of them, too. Do you ever look at them critically and wonder why a person typed what they typed? In a world where the volume of e-mail constantly increases, it’s more important than ever to Read more...

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It’s Not What You Think

What I Want You to Know About Your Work Day Productivity Part Two

  Professionals can get stuck in a work day rut using tools and routines that may not be optimal for peak productivity. What they’re doing is not “as good as it gets.” But unfortunately, many professionals don’t know that. For optimal productivity you Read more...

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It’s Not What You Think

What I Want You to Know About Your Work Day Productivity Part One

  For many professionals, chaos and reactivity are ruling their day. Is it that way for you, too? Are you responding to the latest e-mail, despite other priorities waiting in line? Are you taking action from every call, no matter what you were Read more...

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Get Out of the Fog and Into the Clear

What You Need to Know To Be Most Productive

  As a business owner or leader, are you unclear about what you should be doing from day to day in order to really make progress in your job or impact the bottom line of your business? Do you let other people dictate what you’ll work on next? Or let other distractions (like Read more...