Six Thought-Provoking Quotes About the Seasons

Six Thought-Provoking Quotes About the Seasons

All of these quotes gave me food for thought. If you’ve got a favorite quote about the seasons, please share it in the comments below. . #1: “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” - William Blake . #2: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be...

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The Four Seasons of Productivity

The Four Seasons of Productivity

Our projects go through different stages. Our natural energy levels also wax and wane – not just over the course of a day, but over weeks or months. Your personal “seasons” may not follow the calendar ones at all … but it can be useful to think of your productivity in terms of these: Spring Spring is the season for new life and growth....

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December: Seasons Make the World Go Round

December: Seasons Make the World Go Round

During December, we’re going to be running posts on the theme seasons make the world go round. Different seasons suit different activities. It’s winter for us, which means it’s a good time to stop, take stock, recharge and rest in preparation for new growth in the spring. We (that’s Thursday and Ali) will be writing posts, and as usual, we...

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How to Win the Productivity Game

How to Win the Productivity Game

This is a guest post by Kirsten Simmons. All right, hands up, who loves Hyperbole and a Half? We’ve all had those system failure days, where the pressures of being an adult are just too much. Everywhere we look there’s something we need to do, all these boring, routine tasks like dishes and laundry and groceries. And let’s not even get started on the...

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Should You Work Set Hours as a Freelancer? The Pros and Cons

Should You Work Set Hours as a Freelancer? The Pros and Cons

One of the key advantages to working from home is that, often, you can set your own hours. Even if you’re telecommuting to a regular 9 – 5 job, you probably have a bit of flexibility over the exact hours you work. And as a freelancer, you might well be able to work at any time of the day – or night. So, should you have fixed “work” hours, or should...

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How to Stay Productive When You’re Working at Home

How to Stay Productive When You’re Working at Home

Maybe you’ve got the option to work from home for your employer. Maybe you’re a freelancer, business owner or a student. Whatever the exact circumstances, you’ve got to get productive work done … while at home. You might think that being at home will make you more productive. For instance: You don’t have colleagues stopping by at your desk and...

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November: Productivity at Home

November: Productivity at Home

During November, we’re going to be running posts on a productivity at home theme. Whether you work from home, or simply want to get more done in your personal life, we’ll have posts to help you out. We (that’s Thursday and Ali) will be writing posts, and as usual, we hope to welcome some fantastic guest authors to share their thoughts. Of course,...

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Separating (or Not) Your Personal and Professional Productivity: 4 Views

Separating (or Not) Your Personal and Professional Productivity: 4 Views

For our last post in October (on the theme of Personal vs Professional Productivity), we wanted to give you a few different perspectives from some of the most awesome, fun, productive and creative people we know. Gina Trapani, of GinaTrapani.org Founding editor of Lifehacker and author of four tech books. I work at home, and the most common advice I hear about...

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How Your Personal Life Can Boost Your Professional Résumé

How Your Personal Life Can Boost Your Professional Résumé

When you’re putting together your résumé or applying for a job with a daunting list of requirements, it’s often easy to undersell yourself. Perhaps you’re fresh out of college and you haven’t had a full-time job before, or you’ve been a stay-at-home parent for a few years and you feel like you’ve fallen behind in the marketplace. Alternatively,...

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What Does Productivity Mean on a Personal Level?

What Does Productivity Mean on a Personal Level?

If I say the word “productivity”, you probably have a few associations. Things like: Getting things done (or even Getting Things Done, the book/time management system…) Creating to-do lists or checklists Focusing on measurable metrics Much of this works well in the professional domain. I work as a writer and writing coach, and I tend to have a...

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