Getting things done is all about focusing on the task at hand.
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Productivity, in a nutshell, is merely the act of producing or creating. This can range from cooking and cleaning in your own household to completing numerous marketing campaigns for your company’s top clients. In either case, simply getting yourself to the point where you are operating at your most productive and efficient levels can be […]
We all share a mutual enemy the 24 hour clock. Considering we each have exactly the same amount of time per day, why do some people generate unimaginable productivity and results while other fall so woefully short? Embrace these best practices, and you’ll get more done in record time.
It is a shootout of the heavyweights, Dropbox vs Google Drive!
If you want to learn any subject well and to create ideas beyond those that have existed before, return to the basics repeatedly. In the book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird share a simple technique to learn anything better, by mastering the fundamentals and going deeper in your […]
Asana’s a popular new team task manager, but it’s so much more than just that. Here’s the basics of getting started with Asana, so your team can kick your email addiction and be more productive.
Need to squeeze more out of your days? Who doesn’t? Here, LinkedIn offers the best productivity tips from its most influential entrepreneurs.
We don’t talk a whole lot about the specific tools of modern productivity here at AoM. We’re generally more interested in principles, skills, mindsets, etc. Every once in a while, though, we come across something so useful, we just have to share it.
Now, while organizing your desktop folders isn’t the sexiest topic we’ve ever brought you, we promise: It’s important. Not only will it make your life easier, it’ll also make you appear more organized and on top of your stuff to your boss and colleagues
Clutter, emails, phone calls, and co-worker drop-bys every 30 seconds – cubicle land is hardly the best environment in which to work. So how can we tune out the office distractions, buckle down, and actually get things done? Here are six easy tricks.
We should have been the last to become fascinated with something called personal kanban.
Elephants and neuroscience. Might sound strange but there’s a metaphor here that can help you understand how your brain really works.
I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task. This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of […]
I have a lot of clothes, and in the dozen or so homes I’ve lived in, many have had very little closet space. Here is 12+ years worth of tips on how to cram your stuff into the minimal space you have. Women may benefit the most from these tips, but men might learn a […]
We all have goals. Some of us even take the steps of writing those goals down and reviewing them once in a while. But when making your plans, take the time to examine your goals to see how they interconnect. You might find great ways to streamline them.
The two-minute rule has its roots in GTD: If you can do it in less than two minutes, do it now (assuming you have no other, bigger priorities at the moment.) Over at the Buffer blog, James Clear adds another rule: When you start a new habit, make your goals into two-minute bites so they’re […]
Gamification is a buzzword that gets tossed around all the time, but the basic idea is simple: if you turn your life into a game, with digital rewards for real life achievements, you’ll be more motivated to do something–or so the theory goes. Does it actually work? Let’s take a look at what we know.
Everyone brainstorms a little differently, but over on the MIT Sloan Management Review they’ve put together a seven step plan that should help make the brainstorming process more fruitful.
When some sudden stress arrives in your life, it’s typically a good idea to walk away before reacting. As productivity blog Dumb Little Man suggests, knowing how to scale that cool down period may be more important than the period itself.
Mac: Command+Tab has long been the easiest way to quickly switch between active applications, but it’s limited in functionality. If you’d like some more options, SuperTab adds all kinds of customizable tools to your tab switcher.
Evernote’s Web Clipper is a fantastic way to save select parts of an article, but it’s not really useful unless you use Evernote. If you’d prefer something far simpler, Gloss allows you to highlight and save text from any site quickly.
Are you convinced that everyone works faster than you? Do you secretly fear that it takes you longer than everyone else to write a report, draft a PowerPoint presentation, or analyze last week’s sales numbers? Are you afraid there might be something wrong with you? Read more…
Experience a technique to quickly de-stress that you can use any time you need it
Maybe this scenario feels familiar: It’s been weeks, months maybe even years since you felt on top of your e-mail. Everyday more comes in and less goes out. It is exhausting. So you decide to do something about it. Read More…
Do you know Miss Perfect? You know who I’m talking about, the person in your office or neighborhood or family that always seems to be ahead of the game…