5 Cleanup Tasks You Should Do Before You Leave Work Each Week

Get Peace of Mind by Getting Organized Before the Weekend

You are finishing up your work week. If you can just get that last task done, you can run out of the office for the weekend.

But, what are you leaving in your wake? What messes are you leaving behind that will be waiting for you Monday morning? And what tasks will haunt your brain?

If you spend just a few minutes cleaning up your work, you will have a much more enjoyable weekend.

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7 Tips to Stop Your Phone from Interrupting Your Life

Why You Should Stop Answering Your Phone

The phone rings.

Like Pavlov’s dog, you answer it. It’s a habit that most of us can’t resist.

Yet, if you want to get more work done, you need to remember that your phone is a tool that is meant to help you, not constantly interrupt your day.

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10 Reasons You Have Too Much Clutter

Why You Let Clutter Take Over Your Life

Chances are you have too much stuff.
And by stuff, I mean clutter.

You know that you have too much stuff, but you don’t get rid of it. Instead, it takes over your life until you can’t remember the last time you saw the floor of your office or the top of your dresser.

Simply put, you have too much stuff in your life.

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Don’t Call a Meeting When You Should Send an Email Instead

Better Communication Means Fewer Meetings

Have you ever finished a meeting and thought, “Wow. We could have saved a lot of time if we had simply sent an email to the group.”

Instead, 12 people were summoned to a conference room to sit and listen to someone read their homework out loud to the team.

These “bad meetings” are a big productivity waster in most companies.

Look at your calendar. Could your next meeting be replaced with a simple email?

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10 Reasons You Should Go to Bed Early and Get Up Early

The Early Bird Gets More Rest and Still Gets Up Early

Are you an early bird? Rising before everyone else. Getting a head start before the day begins.

Or are you an night owl? Staying up into the darkness. Working long after everyone else has given in for the day.

I use the early morning hours for writing, planning, and working out. These are my top tasks of the day. And the ones that usually get pushed aside by the hustle and bustle of the day.

By going to bed early and getting up early, you can make sure that put your priorities first.

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7 Secrets to Ending Meetings on Time

Tips to Prevent Long Meetings from Disrupting Your Schedule

We have all been there.

You are in a meeting that seems to go on forever.

It is well past the appointed end time and someone is still talking like they could go on all day.

You have long stopped listening and instead have started worrying about how the rest of your day is going to be impacted. You are already late for your next meeting, and the rest of your day is going to be thrown off schedule.

How do you prevent meetings from going over their time?

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10 Ways the iPhone Forever Changed Our Productivity

Ten Years Ago Today, iPhone Changed the World

Ten years ago today, Steve jobs introduced the iPhone on stage. It is still one of the best keynote speeches of all time. (You should watch it.)

I don’t think it can be overstated that, “The iPhone forever changed the world.”

It flipped so many industries on their head, from telecom to music to software to video games to entertainment to photography.

And of course, it forever change our lives. How we work, how we play, and how we relate to each other.

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Four Steps to Making the Most Out of Your Meeting Notes

Work Your Notes for Increased Productivity

This is a guest post by Steven Ovadia, a writer and librarian. He curates The Linux Setup and is the author of “Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches.”

Everyone knows that feeling of getting out of a long meeting. You just want to get away from it as quickly as possible.

Often this escape means sticking meeting your notes somewhere. Hopefully someplace you’ll find them again (unless you’ve learned to keep them in one place…), but not necessarily depending upon the type of meeting and your state of mind by the end of it.

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5 Productivity Questions to Ask About Your Todo List

Ensure Your List is Making You More Productive

Your todo list should be your best friend when it comes to your productivity.

It is there to catch your todos, keep your priorities on track, and to remind you later when you have long forgotten a random todo.

Is your todo list helping you get more done? Or do you forget about it until it is too late?

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