Becoming more productive

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.  William Penn 1644 – 1718 One of the biggest issues people face today is being overwhelmed. Most people complain of having too much to do and too little time; they seem to be unable to manage all of their responsibilities. I often work with people to help them become more productive. The goal is to help them achieve more and still have time for a life. When they first come to me, they mistakenly believe that I can magically create more time, or that I can provide secrets that …
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How comfortable are you?

I don’t like to be out of my comfort zone, which is about a half an inch wide. Larry David 1947 – Most people live their lives inside fairly well-defined boundaries. They determine the scope of their comfort zone and rarely choose to stray beyond those borders. And as people age, their comfort zone tends to shrink: they stop trying new things and spend more and more time on those activities that are the most familiar and comfortable. Unfortunately, you can’t grow as a person when you’re maintaining the status quo. Growth only comes through challenges and change – conditions …
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Hacking your habits

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter, Cheryl, offering her perspective on using technology to form better habits and improve your life. Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes. Mary Martin 1913 – 1990 Most of you have probably heard of productivity apps — electronic tools that use reminders and virtual to-do lists to help you get more done. I’d resisted trying these tools because I wasn’t convinced the time and effort to use them would actually pay off for me. Then I read about people putting these apps to other uses: to foster new habits, encourage self-improvement, and further their …
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