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 Anchor.fm 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

 

Live in the Now, Not in Your Phone

Your Life Is Up Here, Not Looking Down at Your Phone

If you look around, you’ll probably see people endlessly staring at their phones. It doesn’t matter if you are in a restaurant, at the mall, or even a public restroom, people are staring at shiny gadgets in their hands.

Endlessly surfing the internet, reading meaningless news, or playing games, they are more entranced with the tiny screens on their devices than aware of what is going on around them. (Sometimes dangerously unaware…)

Yet, life does’t happen in a phone. It happens right around you.

The question is, “Are you even paying attention?” Or are you too busy looking at your phone.

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You Have to Do Things Differently to Get Different Results

If You Don’t Change Your Actions, Don’t Expect Changes in Your Results

You do the same things each day.

And yet, you expect different results.

You hope for progress. Yet, hope isn’t a strategy, and those big goals aren’t going to magically do themselves.

If you want to change your results, you have to change your actions.

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7 Tips to Help You Get You Out of Your Inbox

Stop Checking Your Email and Start Checking Your Todo List


Studies show that corporate workers spend about a third of their time checking email.

You know what they aren’t doing when they are checking email? Their work.

It ends up being one long day of email procrastination.

Are you spending too much time checking your email rather than getting your work done?

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #17 – 10 Productive Activities You Can Do on Your Phone

Use Your Phone for Productivity, Not Playing

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #17.

Today’s episode is about using your mobile device for productivity versus playing. Your phone doesn’t have to be a toy, and can be a great tool for your time management.

Listen to today’s episode to hear 10 productive tasks you can do on the go on your phone.

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10 Productive Tasks You Can Do on Your Phone

Don’t forget to add the TMN Podcast to your favorite podcast app. As well, if you download the Anchor.fm 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…

10 Productive Activities You Can Do on Your Phone:

  1. Plan Your Day
  2. Review Your To-do List
  3. Capture Notes and Ideas
  4. Process Your Email
  5. Read a Book
  6. Go Shopping
  7. Listen to a Podcast
  8. Call Someone
  9. Run Your Business
  10. Write in Your Journal

 

5 Tips to Build a Free Time Savings Account

Save Time Today to Use as Free Time When Needed

This is a guest post by Jessica Shields, a college professor and founder of College Study Smarts. Her goal is to take the mystery out of college by showing students how to be productive with study time and stay motivated to keep working towards their degree.

You’ve heard the saying that time is money, but have you ever consider time as an actual asset? Like a dollar, each minute is a tiny commodity that can be spent, saved, or invested.

How we choose to spend or save time today affects the quality of life we have in the future. Spending time right now on a video game may mean scrambling tomorrow to create that presentation last-minute at work. Likewise, spending time today on the presentation can mean some free time before the presentation to relax and grab a coffee.

Are you working paycheck-to-paycheck, always finishing tasks at the last minute and scrambling to make time for what you want to do?

Or are you a saver, banking future free time by working ahead today so that you can spend time at a future date doing what you love?

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #16 – The First 10 Productivity Apps to Install on a New iPad

The First 10 Apps I Installed on my iPad Pro

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #16.

Today’s episode is about the “First 10 Productivity Apps to install on your iPad.”

Listen to today’s episode to learn about my recent experience replacing my iPad, and which productivity apps where the first to be installed on my new device.

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The First 10 Productivity Apps to Install on a New iPad

Don’t forget to add the TMN Podcast to your favorite podcast app. As well, if you download the Anchor.fm 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…

The First 10 Productivity Apps I Installed on my iPad:

  1. Things
  2. Spark
  3. Slack
  4. MindNode
  5. Trello
  6. Kindle
  7. Ulysses
  8. GoodNotes
  9. Spotify
  10. 1Password

 

Time Management Ninja Podcast #15 – Ten Big Differences Between Dreams and Goals

Goals Can Make Your Dreams Come True

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #15.

Today’s episode is about the differences between dreams and goals.

After all, while dreams can inspire you, goals produce real results. Your dreams are powerful, but if you don’t turn them into goals they won’t come true.

Listen to today’s episode to learn 10 differences between your dreams and goals.

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10 Big Differences Between Dreams and Goals

Don’t forget to add the TMN Podcast to your favorite podcast app. As well, if you download the Anchor.fm 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…

Ten Big Differences Between Your Dreams and Goals:

  1. Goals Require Action
  2. Goals Have a Deadline
  3. Dreams Are Free
  4. Goals Produce Real Results
  5. Dreams Are Imaginary
  6. Goals Have a Finish Line
  7. Dreams Can Inspire You
  8. Goals Must Be Focused
  9. Goals Require Hard Work
  10. Both Goals and Dreams Stretch You