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7 Productive Meetings Habits to Avoid Time Wasting

Does your organisation suffer from time wasting meetings? You are not alone, thousands of hours are squandered yearly in ineffective meetings. Learn some productive meeting habits and say goodbye to time wasting meetings.

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3 Crucial Lessons for Staying in Control When Time Is Scarce

When life gets busy you may feel like you don’t have enough time to fit it all in. Here are the things that have helped me to be able to study, write book number two, work and raise a family all with a smile on my face (even if it is sometimes false!)

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4 Strategies to Help You Become a More Productive Student

The life of a student can be a busy one, it can be difficult to fit it all in and have a life. Matt Murrell from All Day Productivity shares his tips on staying organised and productive.

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Create the Habit of Healthy Eating and Increase your Energy

We know we need to eat more vegetables and less sugar, but we’re really too busy getting things done. Many of us are rushing through a packed schedule every day—working to a deadline, meetings, dropping off the kids, getting to the gym, picking up the kids and there’s just not enough time to cook and eat healthy, Jessica O’Toole of Gzel.global explains how we eat what we are…

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Using The Science of Breaks for a Productive New Year

With the New Year in hand, most of us have ambitious plans and a huge laundry list of things we want to get done. It might consist of writing, getting more organized at work, or whatever you envision yourself becoming this year. But like many of us, as the year goes on those old habits somehow creep back into our lives.

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Will 2015 Be Your Best Year Yet?

What one achievement would make 2015 your best year yet?
That has always been one of my favourite questions.
A question that brings everything into perspective and helps me to focus.
There are so many things worthy of achievement, many goals, hopes and dreams.

But if you could only choose only one?
If that one thing would contribute to making this year one of your best yet, What would it be?

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Setting Goals or Creating Habits?

It’s the time of year where everyone starts to think about change, about giving up bad habits and creating new positive habits. Traditionally at New Year we think about how this year will be different, we are filled with hope, optimism and excitement.

Unfortunately the statistics for New Year Resolution success are poor. Apparently only 18% of people succeed with their New Year’s Resolutions. There are a number of reasons why this happens but mainly because people don’t understand the if there are setting a goal or attempting for form a new habit.

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Trick or Treat? Some Productivity Tricks and a Real Treat

We all have different ways of working, some of our habits are good, some not so good. But do you know which ones are which? Which habits help you become more productive and which habits just trick us into thinking we are being productive? Here are a couple of the Productivity Tricks Trick 1: Email [...]

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How to Make Time for Language Learning et al

My eldest son will be returning home from Spain at the end of the month. He has spent the year teaching English and learning Spanish. He is inspired and enthusiastic about learning the language but he wonders how he will keep it up when he starts college in September. How will he find the time [...]

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A Whirlwind January & Email Overload

A busy January led me to fall prey to the habits I coach people out of. Reacting, fretting, multitasking and lots more. Read on to find out what I did to get back on track.

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