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5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

Recently I was sitting in a meeting when my phone lit up with a new incoming notification. Not wanting to be distracted, I closed the notification without unlocking my phone. When I glanced back up I realized that I didn’t hear an important update. I had not even engaged with the notification but in those […]

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Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

In the past when I would evaluate my schedule in an effort to optimize my time, I would consider only the working hours of the day. For me, this is between 7:30a-5:30p. During those hours, I timeblock my schedule including reading/research time, set times to process email, time to plan for the upcoming day and […]

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Increase Your Morning Productivity by Starting the Night Before

Increase Your Morning Productivity by Starting the Night Before

If you’re like me, how you start your day usually provides the foundation for how the rest of your day will go. Sure, things inevitably come up which can steer the day in a different direction. By developing a morning routine and accomplishing your most important tasks first thing in the morning, you ensure that […]

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Shut Down Work Apps at Night to Improve Work-Life Harmony

Shut Down Work Apps at Night to Improve Work-Life Harmony

Are you having trouble achieving the proper work-life harmony? If your primary machine is a laptop, then you are likely using it for your work and personal apps. This means that most of the time you have a blend of apps and websites open. You might have Outlook, Twitter, PowerPoint, Gmail, Facebook and more open […]

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What’s In My Gear Bag: 2013 Edition

What’s In My Gear Bag: 2013 Edition

While there are many benefits to travel, one of the difficulties is staying productive while you’re on the go. Sure, we have technology that enables us to accomplish our work from wherever we are. What takes time to develop, though, is our ideal workshifting set-up. I have logged more miles in airplanes than I care […]

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