Work

Work never killed anyone

“Work never killed anyone,” my mother used to tell me. No doubt her motivation was to get me to clean my room and finish the household chores; but basically she was right. Oh sure, overwork is harmful, and dangerous work might cut your life short, and distasteful work that you passionately detest could very well […]

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Multitasking

A second look at multitasking

There are three types of multitasking. By multitasking, I mean the apparent simultaneous performance of two or more tasks. And since research has confirmed that it is impossible for the brain to fully focus on two things at the same time, all multitasking is not the same. Let’s look at the three types or degrees […]

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Are paper planners making a comeback?

Michael Grothaus, a novelist, freelance journalist, wrote an article for the April 4, 2017 issue of Fast Company titled “What happened when I ditched my smartphone for a paper planner.” Of course he didn’t really ditch his smartphone, but he used a paper planner for recording his tasks and mapping out his intentions and reminders. […]

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Deadlines can become your lifelines.

Deadlines can become your lifelines.  Without deadlines, efficiency decreases and productive results are diminished. Opportunities are missed, projects are delayed, costs are increased, and procrastination is enabled. Without deadlines, Parkinson’s Law takes effect, and the tasks or activities take longer to complete. That’s why I recommend that people should schedule specific periods of time in […]

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Personal-productivity

Efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in your personal life

Any task you do should be done both efficiently and effectively. Efficiency is doing something in the best possible way, while effectiveness is doing the best possible thing. When you do something as efficiently and effectively as possible, you are being productive. In business, productivity is frequently referred to as the amount output per unit […]

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