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By Rudolph Rosenberg | Monday, March 23, 2015

Productivity Tips: Take Control of Your Day in 5 Simple Steps

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Ever wondered how some people stay calm in the face of a massive amount of work and conflicting priorities?

They know how to select from that long list of priorities the very few things that really need doing right away.

Well, I’m not one of those lucky people. There are some days when I feel I just have too much on my plate—too many important-seeming things that require my attention.

When that happens, I use a very simple technique to sort through my true priorities and identify what I should focus on.

Let me show you the simple productivity tips that help me get things done:

By Chris Croft | Monday, February 23, 2015

Want More Free Time? How About a Whole Month?

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Imagine if you had an extra month of free time: no interruptions, emails, or phone calls, and no extra work coming in from your customers or boss.

Just pure time that you can use to think, and to get ahead of the game. You could get SO much done—all those things you haven’t been able to get around to for so long.

Is it possible to get that much more free time? Yep. If you do these four things:

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, January 06, 2015

So You Want to Work From Home: Establishing Routines

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If you’re one of the millions of people who hope to work from home in 2015, we’ve got some tips for you.

Last week, we showed you how to set up your home workspace for maximum efficiency. Today in the second article of our Work From Home series, we’ll help you figure out how to structure your day.

Establishing routines will make all the difference between crazy days in which you get little done and productive days in which you accomplish a lot with few interruptions. Even a company that’s skeptical of work-from-homers has to appreciate productive workdays!

These are the three questions you should ask yourself when setting up your workday routines:

By David Allen | Saturday, January 03, 2015

Reduce Your Stress in 2015 by 'Getting Things Done'

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You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what you’re not doing.

From my experience, a majority of the stress people feel comes not from too much to do, but from broken agreements with themselves. You can fool all the people all the time—but you can’t fool yourself for one second.

When you tell yourself you ought to do something, and you don’t do it, then you suffer the slings and arrows of self-doubt, frustration, depression, and the fatigue of overwhelm.

If that’s true, how do you get rid of the stress?

By Jess Stratton | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kickstart Your 2015 Productivity with lynda.com Learning

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If you’re like most people, then right about now you’re looking at the year ahead and wondering, “How can I get more done?”

You can get started today—in your pajamas, even—by hopscotching through the productivity courses at lynda.com. From time management tips to home gadget recommendations, we’ve got the expertise to launch you into an efficient and productive 2015.

By Scott Fegette | Saturday, November 01, 2014

Don't Panic! Get Organized for the Holidays — with Evernote

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Halloween’s over—which mean’s the holiday season is rushing towards us like a freight train.

Between our busy personal and professional lives, the end-of-the-year frenzy makes it all too easy to drop a few balls here and there.

But if you’ve got a smartphone, it’s easy to alleviate some holiday chaos. Evernote provides a great way to channel your ideas into actions, and help keep your holiday season on the rails.

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Earn Project Management PDUs — Now on lynda.com!

Earn project management PDUs while watching courses on lynda.com

Calling all project managers! Now you can earn PMI® professional development units while you learn on lynda.com.

We’re now a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute, the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession.

That means that as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential holder, you can earn over 90 professional development units (PDUs) from our 50+ qualified courses.

By Tom Geller | Friday, October 24, 2014

Freelancers: Want Regular Pay? Consider a Retainer Agreement

A retainer agreement has its pros and cons

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