Archive for the 'Time Management' Category

Managing Interruptions

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

This is a great suggestion from the Boston Globe article on managing interruptions:

Break tasks into 10-minute segments; when you get interrupted, jot a phrase or cue to bring you back into the task later. When people drop in or call, give them your full attention.

Via 43Folders.

Google Calendar Beta

Monday, April 17th, 2006

google calendar

Now is the time to test drive the new Google calendar. People are raving about the features it offers and the user interface, but one of the coolest things about it is the promise of it being a platform for people to build onto… the open API…

The bigger question is will Calendar be a “hit” for Google or just another so-so product. I do think it’s an advanced user service, in much the same way that Gmail attracts a more sophisticated email user. In that way, it’s a great fit with Google’s target audience of early adopters.

Today You Got One Extra Second

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This was the year of the leap second:

“At the precise moment the display reads 6:59 p.m. (EST), start the stopwatch. When the display changes to 7:00, stop the watch. It should read 61 seconds.”

What 3 Things Will You Do In 2006?

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

What are the 3 Things you are going to get done in 2006?

Every year around this time I start asking myself this question. The exercise of narrowing it down to only three things is actually much harder than it seems. Usually I can come up with a dozen things I’d like to do but of course most of them I never will.

So by really forcing myself to choose only three things I have to think hard about what my priorities are and what I’m going to focus on in the coming year.

Another trick is that all Things are equal in the sense that if I pick one personal Thing (say, spend at least one night a week with my friends) then that can bump off a business Thing (get a promotion). This process of picking and choosing, bumping off good goals for better ones can be agonizing and it always makes me think of that old nugget of wisdom, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”

How do you set your priorities for the coming year?

Whats the Return on your Life?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Bloomberg:

““Spending income on experiences makes people much happier than spending on material goods (beyond a threshold of income). So to increase happiness, concentrate on experiences (diving, safari and concerts) rather than possessions (new house, fast cars or flashy watches).'’”

Eight Crucial LIfe Hacks

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Kadavy has the best list so far for 8 Life Hacks for Health, Wealth, and Happiness : kadavy.net:

“I’ve noticed in my short existence that I tend to do many things differently from most people. Some of those things probably work just as well, whereas others make me wonder “why doesn’t everyone do this?” Here are eight things that may make you feel like you’re cheating the system, too”

I agree with the entire list - especially walk, live small, and under-organize.

Devilishly difficult to let ourselves submit to some of these lifestyle changes and so rewarding if we do.

Daily Affirmations

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Sodawar is on week two of seriously trying daily affirmations as a way to improve personal performance:

“I’m still surprised by just how effective they can be at times, and I often find myself repeating my affirmations if I’m feeling low. They don’t completely remove the negativity, but they certainly make a difference.”

Are You America’s Next “Santa’s Little Helper”?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

santas little helperLifeHacker points out this cute little simulation game for improving your time management skills… so schedule some time to play it, why not?

The Word ‘Lifehack’ Loses to ‘Podcast’ as Word of the Year

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

In a recent declaration, ‘podcast’ has been awarded ‘word of the year’ by Oxford dictionary, leaving many worthy runners-up…

lifehack (a more efficient or effective way of completing an everyday task: “I found a great lifehack for getting a cheap hotel room.”)

Mark Cuban on Success and Motivation

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Mark Cuban picks out his favorite posts how how he became successful:

“I get so many questions about how I got ”lucky” so many times, things I have done that have worked or not. Experiences I have had. This series of entries, written more than  a year ago, I think, bring back some great memories for me and I think are worth sharing again.”

Getting Things Done, GTD, Mac, Personal Productivity, Time Management, Motivation



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