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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5 Benefits of Going Offline for a Week

Unplug to Get Recharged

This is a guest post by Kate Thora, a Senior Content Specialist for Uphours, an online resource with information about businesses worldwide.

We all want to be a little more productive in our day-to-day activities.

Whether it’s getting more done at work, or finally completing that project that has been on your to-do list forever, increasing productivity is a seemingly endless struggle.

It can be tough to be more productive, and online distractions can be your biggest time waster. Try unplugging for a week. The benefits you will gain from going offline will make you think differently.

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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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