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It will be worth looking at Scott Hanselman's take on this - he gives a really good productivity talk 'It's not what you read, it's what you ignore', which is a personal favourite of mine. Particularly relevent for me is the section where he talks about News sites - making the point that if news is important enought, you'll find out some other way...


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If you really want to change, you may need to work on: Knowing why it is important to be on time (intellectual) Understanding how to be on time (practical) Feeling it is important to be on time (emotional) Making it easy for yourself to be on time (environmental) One of the reasons you have not changed already is that the sanctions imposed by your ...


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How do you remember to work off your todo list? . I have a problem with working off my todo list (which is a canonical GTD next-action list in digital form.) The words in bold are the problem source. The problem is that the TODO list is in a file in computer. So it will be before your eyes only when you actually open it. Once you minimize or ...


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Personally I find self-help books to be like religious texts. There are very good reasons why many Christians advocate daily Bible reading. The great things that you can take from a text will not stick forever and what you can get out of a text now will be different from what you can get from it later. If you find the reading of self-help texts to be useful, ...


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Mine was same story as yours. Then I decided this: Read one topic or one page Close the book Read next topic/next page ONLY when you have implemented what you have learned in previous topic This way it helps to remember what you have read & by the time you finish the book, you have actually lived it. That's the best way to get max value for what ...


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The most effective way to retain information after initially acquiring it is using a tool that makes use of spaced-repetition like Anki. While you read the book, create cards for the information that seems most important. Generally, books are written in a way that makes it easy to determine what the key idea of a chunk of text is, but it might take a little ...


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1) The chances are this is also linked to your personnality, and those are the most difficult to change. A good start would be this tool http://habitforge.com/ to get support and encouragement on creating a new habbit of being on time. You will therefore make it fun to be on time with notes from people around the world! 2)Now, it is all about willpower. If ...


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I'm using a combination of personal kanban and the pomodoro technique. The particular program I use is Kanban Flow, although I'm sure this could be done with a physical board and a physical timer. Both Kanban and Pomodoro can be used in conjunction with GTD. While I don't do GTD per se, I do have a color code for Important AND Urgent, and for Important, not ...


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I sometimes find the Pomodoro Technique paired with my GTD lists to be helpful. Working in 25 minute sprints with 5 minute breaks provides a natural point to remind myself to look at the appropriate list before starting the next sprint. This depends on the size of the tasks to be done, of course, but is useful when I notice myself slipping. I will also ...



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