5 Tips to Overcome Your Time Management Enemies

What Troublesome Tasks Do You Put Off Regularly?

You have tasks that you don’t like to do.

And those are usually the ones that get put off. The to-dos that remain on your lists for a long time.

Those undone tasks create more work for us later, and cause undue stress. You need to deal with these productivity blockers, and the first step is to identify them.

What are your time management enemies?

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7 Habits That Hinder Productivity

Self Reflection Can Show You Where You're Losing Time

Adi Szasz is a musician, writer and editor-in-chief at Groovehunt, an electronic music production blog. He loves to stay on top of his game, produce quality music and make the most out of each day.

Having a day job and several other projects on the side can make one feel fulfilled and active. However, time and energy can become sparse resources and managing them properly is a day-to-day challenge.

My real calling is music, but that doesn’t quite pay the bills yet. I needed a day job and I saw myself with considerably less time and energy to do as much as I did during unemployment. Surprisingly, lack of time made me ask myself if I was truly using it wisely. Self-reflection uncovered some of my issues, and they may be yours too.

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #14 – Ten Tips to Keep Your Desk Clean, Organized and Productive

A Clean Workspace is a Productive One

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #14.

Today’s episode is about keeping your desk clean of clutter.

After all, a clean desk is a productive one. And if you don’t have space to work, you won’t be productive.

Listen to today’s episode to learn 10 tips to keep your desk clean and organized.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Desk Clean, Organized, and Productive

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 Tips to Keep Your Desk Clean, Organized, and Productive:

  1. Designate a Physical Inbox
  2. Have a Trashcan within Reach
  3. Minimize Incoming Paper
  4. Get Rid of Unnecessary Clutter
  5. Schedule a Regular Cleaning Time
  6. Never Put Trash on Your Desk
  7. Take a Picture
  8. When in Doubt, Throw it Out
  9. Scan It!
  10. Clean It Before You Leave It

 

Why You Should Always Keep a Fix It List

Make Sure That Broken Items Get Addressed in Your Life

When you are busy, it can seem there is always too much to do in the day. Urgent items and last minute items can take up the majority of your time.

Fixing things that aren’t working in your life end up taking a second (or third) priority to the tasks in front of you.

Yet, addressing things that are “broken” in your life is an important area that requires your attention. It is these items that can cause you more problems down the road, or even be dangerous if left unattended.

That’s why you need to keep a “Fix It” list.

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #13 – Top iPhone Productivity Apps

The Top Apps that Keep Me Productive on the Go

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #13.

Today’s episode is about the Top iPhone Productivity Apps.

Change things up a little in today’s podcast. Instead of tips, I have productivity tools to share. Specifically, productivity apps that I use on my iPhone.

Listen to today’s episode to learn about my 12 most-used productivity apps.

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The Top 12 Productivity Apps I Use on My iPhone

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 apps in today’s podcast…

Top 12 Productivity Apps That I Use on My iPhone:

  1. Things
  2. Fantastical
  3. Apple Notes
  4. Contacts
  5. Trello
  6. Spark Email
  7. Slack
  8. Messages
  9. Scanner Pro
  10. Habit List
  11. PCalc
  12. Ulysses

 

 

Time Management Ninja Podcast #12 – Ten Life Benefits of Time Management

Managing Your Time Benefits You in All Areas of Your Life

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #12.

Today’s episode is about the Top 10 Life benefits of time management.

When you manage you time, you benefit in all areas of your life.

 

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The Top 10 Life Benefits of Time Management

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…

Top 10 Life Benefits of Time Management:

  1. Less Stress
  2. Get More Done
  3. Less Rework
  4. Reduced Life Friction and Problems
  5. More Free Time
  6. Less Wasted Time
  7. Create More Opportunities
  8. Improves Your Reputation
  9. Less Effort
  10. More Time Where It Matters

 

 

Live Your Life or You Won’t Have One

10 Ways to Ensure You Are Living Your Life to the Fullest

One of the biggest time management complaints I hear is, “I wish I had more time to do the things that I want to do.”

The irony is that we all have the same amount of time in the day. But most people don’t make the most of the time they already have.

Are you living your life to the fullest or just letting it slip by?

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Time Management Ninja Podcast #11 – Ten Reasons Why Confidence Leads to Success

Confidence Leads to Action and Believing That You Can Win

 

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #11.

Today’s episode is all about confidence and how it leads to success.

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Listen to Anchor audio from Time Management Ninja: Craig Jarrow’s Time Management Ninja… productivity, technology, and organization tips.

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 Reasons Why Confidence Leads to Success:

  1. The Drive to Start Things
  2. The Ability to Stand Up for Yourself
  3. The Ability to Say No
  4. Saying Yes to Opportunity
  5. Confidence Overcomes Fear
  6. Confident People Believe in Themselves
  7. Setting the Bar High
  8. Stretching Your Limits
  9. Confidence Asks Questions
  10. The Belief in Winning

 

 

Take Care of the Big Things and the Little Things Will Fit Into Place

Make Sure You Always Do the Important Things First

Does your day become lost in the miscellaneous?

Perhaps, you find yourself doing everything but what you’re supposed to be concentrating on. Before you know it, the day is ending and it feels like you haven’t accomplished anything of consequence.

Today, I want to tell you why you need to do the big things in your life first.

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