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5 Productivity Lessons Painfully Learned From Running Marathons

A few years back, I decided I wanted to run a full marathon before I turned 40.

I downloaded a training app, closely followed it and subsequently completed my first 26.2 mile distance within the top half of finishers for my age group, all with beaucoup energy and very little muscle or joint discomfort. I followed the same plan for five months and had a similar outcome with my second full marathon.Read more

10 Tools to Help Automate Your Small Business Tasks

As a small business owner, you’re probably looking to save as much time, money and labor as you can. Saving is the name of the game.

However, while it might save you slightly to do certain things yourself, your time is valuable. Certain processes are cheaper, more efficient and effective when automated. Here are 10 helpful tools to get your processes rolling so you can focus on what’s important: growing your business to success.Read more

The 7 Biggest Time-Wasters in a New Entrepreneur’s Day

Being a new entrepreneur is stressful, and that stress is compounded when you start realizing just how little time there is in a day. You’ll be managing more tasks and responsibilities than ever before, and because you’re enthusiastic about the project, you’ll end up working long hours and weekends — willingly — to get it all done.

But, excited or not as you may be, you’ll find that your efforts to fit all those responsibilities into a day’s work are stressful.Read more

Want To Boost Your Personal Productivity? There’s A Guide For That

Here’s the bad AND good news: productivity is not an innate gift. That’s bad news because that means it’s not something that magically happens to you when you need to get things done. It’s good news, however, because it means anyone is capable of learning great ways to better themselves and accomplish their goals.

Productivity requires creating process, workflows, and then constantly iterating on those to find what really works for you.Read more

15 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output–either put in more hours or work smarter. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the latter.

Being more productive at work isn’t rocket science, but it does require being more deliberate about how you manage your time. This post will walk you through 15 simple but effective strategies for increasing your productivity at work.… Read more

A simple activity to define your work priorities

One of my favorite nuggets of wisdom from the book Grit, by Angela Duckworth, has to do with defining our priorities at work. Most of us have a number of priorities that compete for our limited time, attention, and energy. In Grit, Angela proposes a simple technique originally suggested by Warren Buffett as a way to sort your priorities:

“First, you write down a list of twenty-five career goals.Read more

Simple Ways to Be More Productive Every Day

Step 1: Manage your energy, not your time.

If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll probably realize that you are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. What type of energy do you have in the morning? Afternoon? Evening? Determine what tasks each energy level and time of day are best suited for.

Step 2: Prepare the night before.

If you only do one thing each day then spend a few minutes each night organizing your to–do list for tomorrow.… Read more