What can you give up and change?

My friend Chantelle on her blog is suggesting a 40 day experiment. In the spirit of Catholics giving up something for lent, the idea here is to do a personal sacrifice which will better yourself and others.  I've taken up the challenge and my sacrifice is to stop being on my laptop or phone one hour before I go to sleep. The more I thought about it, this idea is also a powerful way to change…
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10 tips for productive meetings

I can think of very few people who consider meetings a positive item in their work day. Meetings can be very productive, it’s just we have chosen to let them control us instead of the other way around. Here are 10 tips to help you manage meetings better. 1. Be on time Nothing interrupts the flow of a meeting like when someone shows up late and they have to be caught up. Respect everyone else's time…
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Getting back to the GTD Basics Part 4 – Projects

GTD Part 4 - Projects One of the challenges many people have with GTD is determining the difference between a project and a next action. Many times this line can seem blurry, but it's actually very sharply defined. A project is a series of next actions that leads to a result. For example. “Get snow tires for car”. Many people would just put that into a next action, but is that the next action? The…
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Getting back to the GTD Basics Part 3 – Process the in-tray

This is part three in a series in the essentials of Getting Things Done, the system designed by David Allen. If you are a first timer or you are returning to Getting Things Done I hope this series will be helpful for you. Processing your in-tray (Remember your in-tray can be a physical tray, an email list or a combination, just make sure if you have more than one that you process all of them…
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