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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Spending Too Much Time on the Wrong Things

Why You Need to Do Less in Order to Get More Done

You are what you do.

In other words, you are the results of the actions you take and the work you complete.

What are you doing that is taking up your valuable time?

Today, I want you to consider what you shouldn’t be doing.

In fact, what do you need to do less of in your life.

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10 Tips to Help You Stay on One Task Until It’s Done

How to Do One Thing Until it is Completely Done

You are trying to get one task done.

Yet, everything and everyone is conspiring to keep you from getting it done.

It should only take 5 minutes, but you can’t seem to get 5 uninterrupted minutes in your entire day.

How can you stay on task long enough to get that important task to done?

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10 Tips to Get Those Must Do Tasks Done

How to Make Sure Your Most Important Todo Get Done

You start your day and you have those few tasks that you tell yourself that you must get done today.

You know how important they are. Perhaps, you write them down on a piece of paper or post-it note, and you tell yourself that you will get them done… no matter what.

Yet, when you get to the end of the day, you have either forgotten about them or just simply haven’t gotten to them.

Why does this happen and how can you make sure that those “must do” tasks get done?

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5 Tips to Be More Present and Productive

Be in the Moment to Get More Done

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and afterwards you can’t even remember what they said?

It was probably because you were busy doing something else while you were talking to them. Or you were distracted by your phone. Or your email.

If you want to be productive in your activities you need to be present in the moment.

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