Should Your To-do List Be on Paper or in Your Phone?

Is an electronic or physical list best?

A question I get asked often about time management tools is, “Which is better a paper-based or electronic to-do list? “

The short answer is… it depends.

It depends on the person, the situation, and the intended uses. Let’s look at both options and the benefits of each.

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7 Reasons You Are Not Using Your To-do List

Your List Can't Help You If You Don't Use It

Show me your to-do list.

This is a request I ask those who are interested in improving their time management.

It should be a simple question, but often, it results in stressful looks and a hurried search for a “lost list” from several days prior.

If you are using your to-do list to its potential, you need to have it at hand and be actively working it.

Where is your to-do list?

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Deadlines

Are You Creating Your Own Stress and Added Work?

Do you wait until deadlines are upon you before taking action?

If you’re like most, you probably wait until time is running out before starting those important tasks.

Yet, staying ahead of deadlines is a powerful productivity tactic that will make you more productive while reducing stress at the same time.

Today’s post is all about why you should never wait until the last-minute on your deadlines.

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The Most Important Time Management Question

What to Ask Yourself When You Are Procrastinating

You find yourself wasting time.

Maybe you have spent the last hour chatting it up with your co-workers. Or you have been surfing the Internet, reading news, or social media.

The minutes, and then hours, have ticked by… and by.

When this happens, how do you get back on track? How do you snap out of your procrastination streak?

There is one simple time management question you need to ask yourself to bring you back-to-task.

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #18 – 12 Tips for Better Email Communication

Write Better Emails for Better Results


Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #18.

Today’s episode is being more productive with your email. You don’t have to spend as much time in your inbox and can get better results.

Listen to today’s episode to hear 12 tips for better email communication.

May 11, 2018 by Time Management Ninja

Time Management Ninja #18 – 12 Tips for Better Email Communication

Don’t forget to add the TMN Podcast to your favorite podcast app. As well, if you download the app to your phone… you can “call in” and ask me your questions about productivity and time management. I’d love to hear your questions, topics, and feedback.

Here is the list of tips in today’s podcast…

12 Tips for Better Email Communication:

  1. Check Your Email Sparingly
  2. No Silly Subject Lines
  3. The More Your Send, the More You Receive
  4. Write Your Email Backwards
  5. Limit Your Messages to 5 Lines
  6. Use Other Communication Methods when Appropriate
  7. Don’t Copy Extra People
  8. You Don’t Have to Respond to them All
  9. Avoid Fancy Fonts, Colors, and Signatures
  10. Never Read Email Before Bed or Before Breakfast
  11. Don’t Read Your Email, Act on it!
  12. Avoid Playing Email Ping-Pong