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Procrastination fighting technique

Others choose to do the most unpleasant tasks early in the morning in what’s known as the “eat the frog first” strategy. It’s a procrastination-fighting technique that says if you have something unpleasant to do, just get it out of the way first thing. This is good advice if it defeats procrastination,

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How get motivation?

Ultimately, if we aren’t jumping out of bed in the morning excited to tackle our project, it’s because our dreams aren’t big enough. They aren’t motivating enough. And motivation comes down to pain and pleasure. For the tough tasks you always ten...

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Key concepts to managing your life using your calendar

  • First, schedule a chunk of time for everything that is important to you; this is called “time blocking” or “time boxing.
  • Second, important items should be scheduled as early in the day as possible. No matter how muc...

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Beat Procrastination

To beat procrastination once and for all, you have to understand it. You don’t procrastinate because you’re lazy. You procrastinate because:

  • You lack enough motivation.
  • You underestimate the power of present emotions versus future emotions when you set your goals or make your t...

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Jeff Weiner Time Blocks Buffer Time

In Jeff Weiner's calendar, there is a host of time slots greyed out, but with no indication of what's going on. The grey sections reflect "buffers,"

He schedule between 90 minutes and two hours of these buffers every day. It's a system, he developed over the several years...

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I try to reserve the morning for doing "real work." I find I can focus more in the morning whereas it's harder to get focused after having been bombarded by meetings, so I try to save meetings for later in the day.

NATHAN BLECHARCZYK IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF AIRBNB.

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When you master the practice of time blocking, using your calendar instead of your to-do-list. You can literally see your life’s priorities by looking at your weekly calendar.

KEVIN KRUSE

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Use a calendar and schedule your entire day into 15-minute blocks. It sounds like a pain, but this will set you up in the 95th percentile as far as organization goes. If it's not on the calendar, it doesn't get done. If it's on the calendar, it gets done no matter what. Use this not just for ...

JORDAN HARBINGER IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF THE ART OF CHARM

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Higest Productivity Hours

Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics, suggests that most people are most productive and have the highest cognitive functioning in the first two hours after they’re fully awake.

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How successful people think about time

What I discovered is that highly successful people don’t prioritize tasks on a to-do list, or follow some complex five-step system, or refer to logic tree diagrams to make decisions. 

Actually, highly successful people don’t think about time much at all. Instead, they think about values, pr...

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Why not use a to-do list?

The key point is not to use a to-do list as your primary time management tool. Items on a to-do list can sit there forever, constantly getting bumped by things that seem urgent in the moment. And having this list of things that still need to get done is the root ...

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How Highly Successful People Manage Time

  • Highly successful people don’t have a to-do list, but they do have a very well-kept calendar
  • Surprisingly, the simple act of scheduling tasks on your calendar, instead of writing them on a to-do list will free your mind, reduce stres...

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Tom Ziglar is the CEO of Ziglar, Inc.

Invest the first part of your day working on your number one priority that will help build your business. Do this without interruptions—no email or text—and before the rest of the world is awake.

TOM ZIGLAR IS THE CEO OF ZIGLAR, INC.

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Eat the Frog First

“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

Regardless of where this saying comes from, it’s a valuable concept. If you struggle with p...

Put your most important task first

  • Identify your hardest, most important task for the day.
  • Do your most important task first thing in the morning. Don't put it off for later.

This productivity system is known as Eat the Frog. Using this method will enable you to priori...

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