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Carl Sagan’s Best Productivity Tricks
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Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing. Let’s take a look at just a few of his ideas that are useful for all of us.

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How To Create The Last Perfect Time Management System You’ll Ever Use
www.makeuseof.com

J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, through the character of Gandalf, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” If you want to know the secret to creating the world’s perfect time management system, then you need to listen to Gandalf. My own personal road to the perfect…

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Obtain Super-Focus by Switching off Your Brain’s “Fast Mode”
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Slow and steady wins the race.

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Stop Checking Email So Often And Reduce Your Stress
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New research has found that checking email less reduces stress. It provides further evidence that stepping away from your inbox is a good idea not just for the sake of productivity, but also for the sake of your health. So what can you do to make your email habits healthier?

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Solitude Can Be Your Most Powerful Thinking Tool
www.entrepreneur.com

Life can be hectic at times and get the best of us. Find time to be alone with your thoughts and find solutions.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized on a Budget
lifeasmom.com

I’ve struggled over the years with wanting to “organize” all our stuff and get it in nice Pinterest-worthy order. I don’t usually have the inclination or the

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4 Ways to Beat the Resistance and Reach Your Goals This Year
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How to Overcome What’s Holding You Back It’s about that time. Based on the statistics, a large percentage of people who made New Year’s resolutions are thinking about throwing in the towel. Some already have. According to research from the University of Scranton, nearly 4 out of 10 people quit their resolutions before reaching the […]

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My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive
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It’s funny, because many readers seem to think I’m a super productive, ultra focused, uber disciplined guy. I’m not.

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6 Ways to Better Manage Your Focus and Improve Your Productivity
www.entrepreneur.com

Being ‘in the zone’ all the time is tiresome. The brain, just like any muscle, gets tired the more it’s used.

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Reading on a Computer Screen Before Bed Is Killing Your Productivity
www.payscale.com

The blue light in your computer, tablet, or e-reader screen is destroying your sleep cycle and causing the symptoms of sleep deprivation even if you think you slept well at night.

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Get More Out of Evernote for iOS with Drafts and This Guide
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Evernote is great, but it’s not exactly the most minimal, easy to use app on iOS. That said, you can use Drafts, another app in the App Store, to do a lot more with Evernote. Evernote Essentials author Brett Kelley shows off a bunch of tricks for integrating the two apps together for a better […]

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Shifts Manages Your Schedule When You Don’t Work a Nine to Five
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iPhone: You have a ton of options for calendar apps in the iTunes App Store, but Shifts does things a little differently by catering more toward people who don’t have the typical nine to five schedule.

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How to Make the Most of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done
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Momentum is a key force to your productivity. It’s the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically.

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Embrace Discomfort by Pursuing More “First Times”
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Discomfort is an essential part of the learning process, which is why it’s a shame we avoid it so much. Make yourself accustomed to constructive discomfort by finding new “firsts” to engage in.

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Get Better at Saying “€œNo”€ by Considering If You’d Do the Task Today
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It can be difficult to remember that saying yes to something means saying no to something else. To keep this in mind the next time someone approaches you with an opportunity, ask yourself, “If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?”

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Any.do, the Best iOS To-Do App, Comes to Mac
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Mac: Any.do, our favorite to-do app on the iPhone, is now available as a native Mac app. It comes packed with Notification Center integration, badges, and more.

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The Pomodoro Technique — The Ultimate Task Ender
changingminds.org

Here is another great contributed article to changingminds.org.

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Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple’s Focus
www.businessinsider.com

Steve Jobs’ trick to achieve laser focus can be applied to both companies and individuals.

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6 Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You a Better Business Person
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Being your own boss will expose all of your weaknesses, and if you don’t take fast action to fix them, they can bury your business alive. Lucky for you, you can catch all these bad habits and terminate them before they terminate your business. Here …

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Clearing Out Clutter Is Good For You
www.makeuseof.com

Around the beginning of every new year, people start thinking about decluttering and organizing their lives. It’s a great way to start the year feeling fresh, and it gives you a big sense of accomplishment — but there’s more to it than that. Decluttering can really improve your life — and here’s the psychology to…

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Unable To Focus At Work? ‘Driven To Distraction’ Can Help
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Endless demands and distractions have become the norm–but they don’t have to throw you off course. Dr. Edward M. Hallowell discusses ‘Attention Deficit Trait’ and how to win back your focus.

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Give Up These 10 Things To Get Happier In 2015
www.mindbodygreen.com

Ah, the New Year. Cliched resolutions aside, seeing fresh numbers on the calendar does hit the reset button, offering a little push toward whatever would make your life, health and happiness bigger

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Educational Technology Guy

I’m a huge fan and user of Evernote, and lots of people ask me for tips on using it, so I’m starting a series of blog posts on Evernote Tips and Tricks to share some great tips and ideas for using Evernote.

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The Proven Method For Building Habits That Stick
liveboldandbloom.com

Ready to form habits that will stick? In this 3rd video in my habits series learn to build habits that last a lifetime.

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Beat Perfectionism with the Good-Better-Best Goal Setting System
www.infusionsoft.com

Feel like it’s never good enough? Give up perfectionism with Samantha Bennett’s Good-Better-Best Goal Setting System.

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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs
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Visit Inc.com for the latest issue of Inc. Magazine and get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow.

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