10 Tips to Keep Your Calendar Simple and Efficient

How to Keep Your Calendar Clean and Organized


If you look at your calendar, is it clear where you need to be today?

Or is it a jumbled jig-saw puzzle of overlapping appointments and meetings?

Keeping your calendar in check is key to having a smooth and productive day.

Today, I share 10 tips to help you simplify your calendar and keep things organized on your schedule.

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Are You Trying to Do Too Much?

Doing Less Doesn't Mean You Are Less Successful


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I was recently talking with a friend who was drowning in their work.

Too many tasks on their list.
Too many meetings on their calendar.
Too many obligations in their life.

I had to ask, “When is too much… just too much?”

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Are You Guilty of Using Too Many Gadgets?

More Technology Doesn't Mean More Productivity

Too Many Gadgets

The other day, I was with a colleague who was carrying three phones.

Yes, three phones.

I did a double-take (or maybe it was a triple-take) before asking why she was carrying all the devices.

It turns out that one was for business, one was personal, and the third? I am still not sure, but she mumbled something about being in the process of switching across devices.

Maybe you aren’t carrying three phones, but are you guilty of trying to maintain too many gadgets?

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Why You Should Never Skip Leg Day

A Lesson in Balanced Progress and Productivity

Never Skip Leg Day

Leg Day.

If you lift weights, or workout at a gym, you probably dread those words.

No one likes “Leg Day.”

It is one of the toughest workouts in the fitness world. However, skipping Leg Day leaves you unbalanced and stunts your progress. Leg Day is a great metaphor for avoiding tasks that you don’t want to do.

Are you skipping “Leg Day” in your day-to-day activities?

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7 Ways to Stay on Target with Your Work Today

How to Keep Focused on Your Most Important Work

7 Ways to Stay on Target with Your Work

Ever have one project that you needed to get done?

Yet, when you finally reach the end of your day, you discover that you worked on everything but that important project.

Countless interruptions and other distractions have kept you from focusing on your most important work.

Today, I have 7 tips to help you stay on target and ensure you get your most important tasks done.

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How 30 Minutes of Planning Can Save You Hours a Day

Always Plan Your Day Before it Begins

30 Minutes of PlanningHow much time do you spend getting ready for your day… before starting it?

Planning your day is one of the most important things you can do before heading out the door.

In fact, spending just 30 minutes in advance, can save you hours later in your day.

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5 Quick Ways to Write Better Emails

How to Write Better Emails while Saving Time and Effort

5 Quick Ways to Write Better EmailsBad emails.

They seem to be everywhere these days. At work, at home, and on the go.

No one wants to shift through a bunch of long, poorly written and poorly formatted messages. In most cases, bad emails don’t even get read.

If you want to write better messages, read on for 5 quick tips to improve your emails while saving time.

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57 Things to Keep in Evernote

What You Should Put in Your Evernote Notebooks

57 Things to Keep in Evernote

Most people have heard of the note-taking application Evernote.

Many have tried it out online or on their mobile devices.

However, one of the most often asked questions I get about it is, “What am I supposed to put in it?”

So today, I am sharing 57 things that you can capture in Evernote.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Meetings to a Manageable Size

42 People in a Meeting is Too Many


7 Tips Manageable Meeting SizeAre your meetings unmanageable?

Often, it is because the meeting size is too large. Or perhaps, you have invited the wrong group of people.

Inviting too many people is a common meeting mistake that results in confusion, inaction, and wasted time.

How many people should you invite to your meeting?

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