10 Ways Patience Makes You More Productive

How Being Patient Can Actually Save You Time

We seem to have lost our patience in our society.

Everyone is rushing around acting like they are so busy that they don’t have a moment to wait.

Lack of patience is commonplace. People won’t wait more than a few seconds. And they feel entitled to lose it whenever they don’t receive instantaneous results.

The irony is that it is this lack of patience that is making them ineffective in their work and lives. Most individuals would be more productive if they just slowed down a bit.

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If You Don’t Take Action, Don’t Expect Change

To Get Better Results, You Have to Change Yourself

You have a goal that you have wanted to accomplish for a long time.

Yet, here you are. Many years hence and you are no closer to that great achievement.

The truth is you probably aren’t that much closer than when you first thought of that big dream.

Why are you stuck?

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Before Going Into a Meeting, Decide What You Want to Get Out

Don't Let Meetings without a Purpose Waste Your Time

Have you ever come out of a meeting and asked yourself, “What did we just do in there?”

Perhaps, you can’t recall what the meeting was supposed to be about in the first place. Or the meeting devolved into a discussion about the boss’s latest vacation. Or maybe the meeting ended up lasting 45 minutes longer than scheduled and now your schedule is totally off for the rest of the day.

If you don’t want to come out of meetings scratching your head as to what just happened, then make sure you are clear before you begin.

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The 4 Key Tools to a Successful Time Management System

One Todo List. One Calendar. One Notebook. And One Address Book.

This article is part 1 of “TMN’s Getting Started with Time Management” Series.

A common productivity question I get asked is, “How do I get started with time management?”

It seems that almost everyone wants to better manage their time. Whether it is to get ahead in their work or to have more time for their personal life, the goal is the same. They want to accomplish more, with less effort, and more organization.

Where to begin?

One of best places to begin to ensure that you have the right tools for the job.

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Why You Should Fix Things Before They Break

How to Prevent Problems Before They Happen

“If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”

We have all heard this advice. And on the surface, it appears to be a good piece of guidance. Yet, taking this cliché as a rule can be counter-productive, even dangerous.

Today, I want to tell you why you should fix things in your life before they break.

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Planning is Good, Preparing is Always Better

How the Power of Preparation Can Make You More Productive in Your Day

If you practice time management, one of the most important habits you can practice is getting ready for your day.

Early morning planning is an important element of most organized individual’s routine.

Yet, planning for your day is only the first step. If you truly want to maximize your time, you also need to prepare for your day.

Doing so, can make everything in your day smoother and more efficient.

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