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Everything You Need for 2012 is Here

Last week I told you all about my Plan for 2012. I’ve been speaking to quite a few people about it over the course of the last week. I’ve realised that I used quite a few tools, techniques and mental skills that not everyone is confident in using. And yet more of these tools, techniques […]

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Why Is Time Management So Easy For This Guy?

There’s this guy I know. I’ve known him for about 8 years. He can be a bit immature sometimes. But most of the time he’s really impressive. He finds time management, or personal productivity, really easy. For him it is not a discipline, or a chore, or any such hard work. He just flows. He […]

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Be A Blockhead

It’s amazing when you first become self-employed. There’s lots of time. The days are long. This is not because you have nothing to do. It is because you have no trivia to do. The trivia has not had a chance to build up. All the emails, voicemails, post-it notes and things on lists. I got […]

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The Greatest Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Here’s a short and, I hope sweet, Pearl. When you’re going about your job, and you are wondering what to do next, there’s only really one question to ask yourself: What’s the most important thing I can do NOW to move closer to my goals? Now if you’ve been in my presence for more than […]

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Eight Time Management Disasters

Time management remains a perennial issue for us all. There’s too much to do and too much shiny stuff around that screams at us “look at me.” There are a million characteristics of poor time management, but here are eight of the most egregious: Having No Purpose Yes indeed…the old purpose thing. What am I […]

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How To Get More Done – Do Less

I aim to be 50% productive and usually manage it, (15% being the norm). What I mean by that is I aim to spend 50% of my time on high-payoff activities – the activities which, if neglected, will lead to goal failure. Most people are around 15% productive. Strange but true. I spent all of […]

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Three Barriers to Time Management

I’m always banging on about personal productivity largely because I see so little of it and I know it will make the difference to your work life (and more). Further, most people I meet are not satisfied with their own personal productivity, and those I have helped love it and keep at it. So, why […]

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How To Define High Payoff Activities

Those of you who know me will have heard me banging on endlessly about High Payoff Activities (HPAs): the things you need to do to achieve your goals. And if you do not do them, you won’t achieve your goals. HPAs are not facilitatory or merely helpful; they are the critical, core, essential activities without […]

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Is It Time To Fire Yourself Out Of A Cannon?

There’s two guys. Each is standing on a box and holding one end of the same rope. The rope is ten feet off the ground. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get over the rope. How do you do it? (You cannot tickle them to get them to lower the rope.) […]

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How does a Dragon manage time?

Book Review How To Be Smart With Your Time – Duncan Bannatyne This is the fourth book by Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne, a man who didn’t get serious about business until he was 30, but has since spent three decades building his care home and health club empire. This book gives us Bannatyne’s spin […]

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